Chapters Capistrano Blog

November 8, 2014

Ways to Cope with Pain without Medication

Prescription drug abuse (and drug abuse in general) has become a growing concern when it comes to addiction. People may begin to rely too heavily on these medications for relief and improper or prolonged use can lead to substance abuse or addiction. In addition, those who are in recovery may […]

November 4, 2014

Are Doctors Overprescribing Legal Drugs and Contributing to Addiction?

Prescription medications can be a beneficial way to manage certain medical conditions and provide patients with relief. However, when patients begin taking multiple medications it can lead to harmful interactions, dependency, and possibly addiction. In some cases, doctors give in to the demands of patients seeking a quick fix rather […]

October 29, 2014

5 Myths About Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is surrounded by many myths and misconceptions. These often add to the stigma and can impact a person’s decision to seek help. People may be misguided as to what alcoholism is and how it is treated. By taking a closer look at these myths and becoming more educated […]

October 26, 2014

Abuse vs. Addiction: Is There a Difference?

When it comes to substance use, many people confuse substance abuse and addiction as one and the same. While there are similarities between the two, there are also some notable differences. For instance, just because someone misuses drugs or alcohol, this does not necessarily mean that they are addicted. Substance […]

October 3, 2014

Tips for Preventing Relapse in Addiction Recovery

Successfully completing a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program is a significant accomplishment. It means that not only did you recognize that you had a problem; you took the steps to overcome it. During treatment you learned many strategies to support a substance-free lifestyle and resist temptation. Effectively implementing these […]

September 22, 2014

Strategies for Coping with Stress while Maintaining Sobriety

Everyone gets stressed out from time to time. It is how you deal with this stress that is important. For those in recovery from addiction, their previous coping mechanism may have been to turn to drugs or alcohol. Now that they are substance-free, they must make changes and create healthier […]

September 20, 2014

Why Forgiving Yourself is a Necessary Step in Recovery

The decision to admit that you have a problem with addiction and need help is a big step. It means that you are taking control of your future and making a conscious effort to make positive changes in your life. When entering addiction treatment, many people begin to see how […]

September 17, 2014

Dangers of Driving While Under the Influence

From the time they are young, people hear about the danger of driving under the influence. And yet it is still a significant problem throughout the country. Many people think that because they feel fine, they are safe to drive. However, the effects of drugs or alcohol may not be […]

September 7, 2014

Why Having a Strong Support System is Essential in Recovery

Recovery entails more than just abstaining from substance use. It is creating a drug-free lifestyle and incorporating changes that benefit your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Making the choice to overcome addiction is a difficult step, but the first in a journey to improving your health and wellbeing. It […]

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Chapters Capistrano strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

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