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Prescription Drug Abuse is Fueled By Ease of Access

by Rich, March 25, 2014

In addiction recovery, one of the most frequent thoughts that individuals revisit is what factors led them toward substance abuse. While the road to addiction is often a unique one, many will find that their substance abuse is brought on by overall access to drugs. Often, when drugs are made … Continue reading

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Defining Drug Overdose: Death Isn’t Always the Result

by Rich, March 24, 2014

The risk of drug overdose—particularly among those who are dependent on substance abuse—is something that has always been a present factor in encouraging addiction recovery. With the recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, more people have turned their attention back to the lingering threat of drug overdose. However, while many … Continue reading

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Addiction and Stress: An Ongoing Cycle of Risk

by Rich, March 23, 2014

At Chapters Capistrano, our trusted staff has found that success in addiction recovery is not just correlated to care in detox, but also in treatment for mental health. With dual diagnosis gaining greater recognition in the addiction recovery community, it is becoming clearer that those seeking treatment are also invested … Continue reading

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How to Address Addiction Problems in a Loved One Before Turning to Intervention

by Rich, March 22, 2014

Addiction is a disease that impacts not just the person using, but also their family and friends as well. The effects can be far reaching and interfere with relationships, education, employment, health, and other aspects of their life. Addiction presents itself in many different ways, but the sooner it is … Continue reading

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Really the Answer? Why This 75-Year-Old Model Isn’t Working

by Rich, March 21, 2014

If someone is battling alcohol addiction, one treatment option that is often suggested is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). This 12-step program is widely recognized by many people, as it has been in existence for decades. Many believe that by following the prescribed steps and complying with the changes required, they can … Continue reading

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Awareness Ads Can Help Prevent Substance Abuse and Encourage Addiction Recovery

by Rich, March 20, 2014

There is considerable argument that the desire to experiment with drugs or alcohol is often prompted through popular culture—namely, through advertisements. Although there has been progressive measures taken to advertise alcohol and cigarettes as substances to “use responsibly,” there is still large concern that marketing can encourage individuals to partake … Continue reading

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Justifying Rehab: The Ultimate Costs of Ongoing Drug and Alcohol Addictions

by Rich, March 19, 2014

For many facing addiction struggles, substance abuse begins with what seems to be a harmless exploration into drugs or alcohol. Although many advocates for recovery are working to raise awareness about treatment options, a large number of those struggling with dependency do not receive the help they need. As a … Continue reading

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Is Addiction Negatively Impacting Your Career and Potential?

by Rich, March 18, 2014

One misconception that some people have about addiction is that many addicts are homeless, unemployed, or poor. This is simply not true. Drug addiction affects people from all walks of life. It does not discriminate based on age, race, career, social status, or anything else. There are many people who … Continue reading

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How to Tell People That You Are in Rehab

by Rich, March 17, 2014

Drug and alcohol rehab facilities have the ability to save lives. They can help people to overcome addictions that are destroying their lives, their health, and their future. And yet there are still stigmas that exist surrounding rehab. Some people may feel embarrassed or ashamed to admit that they need … Continue reading

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What Drives Creative Types to Substance Abuse and Addiction?

by Rich, March 16, 2014

In our previous post, we explored the possibility that many turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape reality or see life from a new perspective—only to discover a road to addiction. While we covered some of the ways that individuals can see life from a different angle … Continue reading

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