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Benefits of Residential Inpatient Addiction Recovery Programs

by Rich, April 29, 2014

Once an individual has faced the realization that he or she is struggling with substance abuse, the next step is finding out the best options for help. Those looking at addiction recovery programs will likely come across a diverse range of options—some of which may be confusing, too limited or … Continue reading

Addiction Recovery Etiquette: How to Celebrate Sobriety Benchmarks

by Rich, April 28, 2014

Once an individual has left any addiction recovery program, the goal is to remain sober, yet stay aware of the heavy risks that exist regarding relapse back into substance abuse. While admitting to an addiction, conquering detox and rebuilding through flexible treatment are all incredible achievements, staying sober is also … Continue reading

Commercial Alcoholism: Is Starbucks Encouraging Addiction?

by Rich, April 18, 2014

The commercial profit from drugs and alcohol is a practice that extends long before the existence of any national chain in the United States—bars, nightclubs and restaurants have all become common places to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly. With comprehensive laws and regulatory compliances, most have come to detract blame from … Continue reading

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The Power of Detox: What Happens to the Body

by Rich, April 17, 2014

When a person enters a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, one of the first processes that they will go through is detoxification, or detox. This is a step that many people find frightening because they are not sure what to expect. They may have felt the symptoms of withdrawal and … Continue reading

Why Religion Does Not Always Work in Addiction Recovery

by Rich, April 16, 2014

Recently, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrated the 75th anniversary of its “Big Book”—a guide that has served as a frame of reference for many 12-step recovery programs. While the success and inspiration of the 12-step method is one that many embrace and encourage, this anniversary has also been met by recent research … Continue reading

Why Trading One Addiction for Another Is Never a Solution for Recovery

by Rich, April 15, 2014

At Chapters Capistrano, we believe that addiction recovery should be a comprehensive experience—it should be an opportunity for those struggling with substance abuse, as well as mental health issues, to break free and establish healthy solutions to live confidently in sobriety. Addiction recovery often begins with detoxifying the body of … Continue reading

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Signs Your ADHD Medication Use has Turned into Dependency

by Rich, April 14, 2014

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects many children and adults alike. It affects their ability to focus and pay attention, and often these people are more impulsive than others. While some people with ADHD choose not to take any medication, a significant number do turn to … Continue reading

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Drug Addiction Myth: If It Is Natural, It Is Safe

by Rich, April 13, 2014

Nature is often an awe-inspiring, mysterious part of our world; its facets give us life and with the appropriate balance it can deliver harmony. However, nature can have a dangerous side that humans are not always immune too—including the illicit substances it can produce. As of 2007, one report revealed … Continue reading

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Tips for Preventing Painkiller Addiction

by Rich, April 12, 2014

The risks of prescription drug abuse—particularly opiates—are becoming quite clear in America, as overdoses rise and more painkiller addicts transition to using other illicit drugs such as heroin. While the addictive qualities of painkillers are obvious, these drugs are easy to obtain. In fact, recent reports reveal that most “high … Continue reading

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Alcoholism and Pregnancy – A Health Concern for Two

by Rich, April 11, 2014

As the addiction recovery community has grown and developed over the decades, it has become increasingly clear that substance abuse is a problem that not only impacts the user, but also the individual’s family and friends. Chapters Capistrano takes a comprehensive treatment approach, including our family program, to ensure that … Continue reading

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