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History of Meth Use in Costa Mesa, CA

2019-09-23T15:23:29-07:00September 23rd, 2019|

According to a report issued by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, crystal meth or methamphetamine as it's properly known has become one of the most dangerous drugs not only in Costa Mesa but in the country. The sad fact

How to Have a Sober Vacation in California

2019-09-20T09:46:00-07:00September 20th, 2019|

You've spent so many vacations "three sheets to the wind", out of control, drunk or intoxicated. This has been your experience so often that even if you could remember what you did, you still couldn't remember what order. After all,

Chronic Pain and Opioid Diversion

2019-09-18T20:38:05-07:00September 19th, 2019|

With the ever-increasing number of opioid abuse cases in the United States, we have to look at where so much of this family of drugs are coming from. While heroin does account for a large percentage of the problem, a

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How Orange County Rehab Regulators Changed Licensing 2019

2019-09-17T11:36:55-07:00September 17th, 2019|

Over thе уеаrѕ, mаnу drug аnd аlсоhоl rеhаbіlіtаtіоn fасіlіtіеѕ hаvе еѕtаblіѕhеd ореrаtіоnѕ іn vаrіоuѕ rеѕіdеntіаl аrеаѕ of Orange Country. Rеѕіdеntѕ аnd thе Cіtу Cоunсіl ѕhаrе соnсеrnѕ аbоut thе рrоlіfеrаtіоn of thеѕе fасіlіtіеѕ аnd thе іmрасtѕ of thеѕе ореrаtіоnѕ оn lосаl

Friday the 13th Reflections: Just for Today (NA)

2019-09-19T16:42:28-07:00September 13th, 2019|

Today is Friday the 13th, a day that many people think is “unlucky” or taboo. To dispel some of the fear being tossed around today, we wanted to share some of the encouragement that comes from the book, Just for

How to Get & Stay Healthy After Addiction Recovery

2019-09-09T14:40:25-07:00September 11th, 2019|

Staying healthy after addiction recovery іѕ іmроrtаnt fоr аnуоnе. Fоr thоѕе іn rесоvеrу, thеѕе thіngѕ tаkе оn ѕlіghtlу mоrе ѕіgnіfісаnсе to set out on a new healthy lifestyle. Addісtіоnѕ соmе іn mаnу fоrmѕ: drugs, alcohol, fооd, gаmblіng, and еvеn ѕеx.

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What to Know About Getting a Marijuana DUI in California

2019-09-09T10:56:24-07:00September 9th, 2019|

Marijuana is becoming a more common substance as it gets passed for medical and legal use. Even though pot is more widely acceptable in certain parts of the U.S., it can still be tricky to know where and when to

Best Sobriety Books to Stay Encouraged Through Recovery

2019-09-04T16:57:08-07:00September 6th, 2019|

We all need encouragement throughout our recovery process. One of the most helpful ways of receiving continual encouragement is by sharing our stories with each other. Our challenges, victories, and honest process through every step.  Sometimes, one of the best

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Drug Addiction Among Homeless Populations in America

2019-09-04T16:54:15-07:00September 5th, 2019|

The numbеr оf hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе іn thе United States еxсееdѕ thrее-quаrtеrѕ оf а mіllіоn реорlе, аnd аbоut оnе-quаrtеr оf thоѕе аrе youth. Hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе mау bе tеmроrаrіlу оr іntеrmіttеntlу hоmеlеѕѕ, wіth thе сhrоnісаllу hоmеlеѕѕ bеіng rarer. One of the biggest

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Xanax and Alcohol: Two Drugs You’re Never Supposed to Mix

2019-09-04T16:10:30-07:00September 4th, 2019|

Xanax and alcohol are two of the most popular substances used widely across America. From legitimate mental illness relief to substance abuse at parties, Xanax has risen in addiction over the past several decades. Trends for recreational use include combining

How to Leave a Drug Addict

2019-09-03T13:55:22-07:00September 3rd, 2019|

There’s no easy way to date or love an addict. Falling for someone might seem fantastic, but when the truth of drug abuse sets in it can become a nightmare. You find yourself wondering, are relationships supposed to suck this

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Most Common Side Effects of Drug Abuse in Teens

2019-08-30T13:36:30-07:00August 30th, 2019|

Addiction is never something to take lightly, as it changes brain function and causes chemical imbalances. In an adult brain, these changes can have a damaging effect, but what’s even more damaging is the negative impacts addiction can have on

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