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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

Filled under : Addiction , Chapters Blog , Drug Abuse

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

Steps to Establishing an Addiction Relapse Preparedness Plan

by Rich, April 10, 2014

One of the most troubling realities that those facing substance abuse must face is that there is no “cure” for addiction as of yet. For many, this obstacle is rather discouraging; however, at Chapters Capistrano, we aim to help individuals realize that they can enjoy independence in sobriety without always … Continue reading

Dual Diagnosis: Recognizing Addiction in Eating Disorders

by Rich, April 9, 2014

Dual diagnosis is a very important aspect of addiction recovery that has gained greater attention in recent years. This term refers to instances where an individual struggling with substance abuse is concurrently experiencing mental health challenges. For instance, Chapters Capistrano offers flexible treatment options around dual diagnosis to help those … Continue reading

The Hidden Signs of Stress and How They Encourage Substance Abuse

by Rich, April 8, 2014

At Chapters Capistrano, our professional team does not just focus on helping individuals enter addiction recovery through comprehensive detoxification and flexible treatment options. We are also committed to helping our clients understand how building a path toward whole health can help create a more stable environment for sobriety. This process … Continue reading

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Happy World Health Day! How Does Addiction Recovery Promote Wellness?

by Rich, April 7, 2014

Today is World Health Day and we at Chapters Capistrano are excited to join others across the planet in an ongoing mission to improve overall health and wellness for years to come. Health can mean a lot of things, and for every person the definition of “good health” is different. … Continue reading

12-Step Programs Lose Validity, Chapters Capistrano Offers Addiction Recovery Alternatives

by De'Meko, April 7, 2014

New criticism of the 12-step program from Dr. Lance Dodes is encouraging alternative forms of addiction recovery, such as those offered by Chapters Capistrano. San Clemente, CA, March 25, 2014— In the alcoholism and drug addiction circles, recovery has often hinged on the infamous 12-step program; a systematic structure that … Continue reading

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Chapters Capistrano Takes Fresh Approach to Addiction Recovery and the Changing Definition of Alcoholism

by De'Meko, April 7, 2014

As the addiction recovery community becomes more familiar with the expanding definition of alcoholism, Chapters Capistrano works to deliver clarity.  San Clemente, CA, March 18, 2014— With many adults taking off on Spring Break vacations this time of year, the dangers of binge-drinking are becoming more apparent, underlines Chapters Capistrano. … Continue reading

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