Chapters Capistrano Blog

July 12, 2014

Substance Abuse and Weight Issues: How Addiction Can Contribute to Weight Gain

There are many benefits to breaking free from addiction; some may rebuild relationships, save their lives from fatal overdose or prevent spending money on substances. However, the most important benefit associated with sobriety is a greater protection of personal health. Through addiction recovery, many find solutions to not only improve […]

July 10, 2014

Addiction + Anger Management: How Substance Abuse Increases Anger Issues

Anger is a natural response among human beings, but there are many situations in which aggression—whether externalized or internalized—can be harmful to people and those who surround them. Anger management issues can be exacerbated by substance abuse issues—particularly if an individual has fallen into deep patterns of addiction for quite […]

July 7, 2014

1 in 6 Returning Soldiers Prescribed Opioids, Chapters Capistrano Says Those Who Defend American Freedom Deserve Freedom from Addiction

New data reveals one in six returning soldiers use opioid medications. Chapters Capistrano points out the addiction risk these prescriptions pose. San Clemente, CA, July 7, 2014— As the Fourth of July holiday weekend comes to a close, addiction recovery center Chapters Capistrano notes that many Americans may still be […]

July 7, 2014

Addiction Myth: I Only Drink Beer, I Can’t Be an Alcoholic

As the Fourth of July weekend comes to a close, many Americans may be looking back on what things they consumed throughout the holiday. Understanding that drunk driving is a major concern on Independence Day, it is likely that many Americans will be regretting the amount of beer they consumed. […]

June 29, 2014

Recognizing Compulsive Behavior and the Subsequent Risk of Addiction

Although some people may use compulsion and addiction somewhat interchangeably, there are some major differences between the two. Just because a person has a compulsion, does not mean that it is an addiction. It can, however, lead to addiction if it is not properly handled. Whereas an addiction is typically […]

June 26, 2014

OCD + Substance Abuse: A Time to Consider Dual Diagnosis Addiction Recovery

Struggling with a mental health condition is difficult, but when these issues are compounded by substance abuse, the challenges can be even more difficult for one to overcome. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one mental health challenge that increases the risk of addiction in an individual if either issue goes […]

June 18, 2014

Rehab Myth: Detox Is Enough to Get Clean and Stay Sober

Apart from coming to terms with drug or alcohol addiction and making the steps to seek help, detoxification is incredibly important to establishing a strong path toward sobriety. While an individual may make the decision that he or she is ready to “come clean,” the truth is that many substances […]

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