Chapters Capistrano Blog

June 6, 2014

The Mysteries and Dangers of Designer Drugs

The concept of designer drugs is not new. They have existed for decades but continue to evolve. These illegal drugs are derived from plant-based substances such as cocaine, marijuana, or morphine and are often mixed with other materials. One of the challenges of combating designer drug use is that these […]

May 26, 2014

Redefining What Freedom Means in Addiction Recovery

Memorial Day is a day on which we honor those who died fighting for our country and our freedom.  It is a time to reflect on the past and how far we have come. Freedom means something different to everyone. For those going through addiction treatment, their definition of “freedom” […]

May 21, 2014

Common Triggers For Addiction Relapse

When it comes to addiction recovery, one of the hardest factors that individuals have to face is the possibility that they may decide to abuse drugs or alcohol again. While many see this as a failure, it is important to note that promptly recognizing relapse into addiction can allow individuals […]

May 14, 2014

Recognizing Addiction: The Stages of Cocaine Abuse

Recently, there has been a great deal of research regarding the brain and the dependency it can form to the highly dangerous—and addictive—cocaine. While this research presents subtle hope that addiction treatment may become more targeted in the future for cocaine addicts, findings have also shown what a powerful drug […]

May 7, 2014

Top Signs of Denial: Are You Preventing Your Addiction Recovery?

In order to confidently pursue treatment options in substance abuse recovery, it is essential for individuals to remain an honest stance on their journey. While the actual process of addiction can entail a gradual opening up of one’s experience, no progress can be made without actually accepting the fact that […]

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