Chapters Capistrano Blog

September 5, 2014

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility

When it comes to recovery from addiction, the facility that you choose can have a significant impact. Not all facilities are the same; they may tailor to different clientele or have different approaches to treatment. Finding one that you feel confident in and comfortable with can make a difference. It […]

August 28, 2014

Protective Factors that can Reduce Drug Risk

Substance abuse education and prevention should start at an early age. The more educated and supported children are in making healthy choices and saying no to drugs and alcohol, the more it can benefit them as they get older. Researchers have identified several risk and protective factors that may contribute […]

August 22, 2014

What is SMART Recovery?

When it comes to treating addiction, there are many different approaches that may prove beneficial depending on the client and their situation. Many people are familiar with 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. While some clients find success with these methods, others prefer alternative options. There are […]

August 20, 2014

Social Factors that can Encourage Substance Abuse

There are many different factors that contribute to substance abuse. 5 factors that contribute to substance abuse include genetics, environment, family history, occupation and social factors. These are some of the most common factors that contribute to addiction. How one relates to and interacts with others can influence their risk […]

August 8, 2014

Pros and Cons of Starting Fresh in Addiction Recovery

The choice to enter addiction treatment can be a challenging one. It means that the person recognizes that they have a problem and need help. This is a big step to take. As they are making this decision, they may be weighing the pros and cons of undergoing treatment. There […]

July 30, 2014

Dangers of Recreational Drinking

Many people believe that addiction is a choice made by an individual, and the development of dependency is not something that everyone plans for. However, every individual has the capacity to develop addiction when engaged in recreational substance abuse, including social drinking. One of the best ways to prevent addiction […]

July 20, 2014

Common Reasons That 12-Step Addiction Recovery Programs May Not Work

While 12-Step addiction programs remain one of the most popular options for Americans struggling with addiction, reports over recent have revealed that this treatment plan does not work for everyone. In fact, some statistics have shown that popular models—such as AA—only offer recovery rates as small as five percent. 12-Step […]

July 16, 2014

How to Help a Suicidal Person Struggling with Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is a significant form of self-harm; even if an individual does not have the express intent to hurt him or herself. However, the potential for self-harm increases significantly among addicts who also have a history of suicidal behavior or interest in inflicting pain upon themselves. How […]

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