Chapters Capistrano Blog

May 5, 2014

Non-Alcoholic Substance-Free Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

According to Time, Cinco de Mayo is one of the “drunkest” holidays—giving cause to those in addiction recovery to take cover and avoid the celebration. While the holiday has become closely linked to the consumption of tequila and drunken antics, there are many ways to enjoy this holiday and stay […]

May 3, 2014

Substance Abuse among Couples: How Addiction Can Impair a Relationship

Addiction recovery is a perfect example of how people can be a great tool in promoting health and wellness. At Chapters Capistrano, our guests are welcomed by peers and staff that provide an excellent support system—showcasing just how important personal relationships are in sobriety. However, it is also important to […]

April 28, 2014

Addiction Recovery Etiquette: How to Celebrate Sobriety Benchmarks

Once an individual has left any addiction recovery program, the goal is to remain sober, yet stay aware of the heavy risks that exist regarding relapse back into substance abuse. While admitting to an addiction, conquering detox and rebuilding through flexible treatment are all incredible achievements, staying sober is also […]

April 18, 2014

Commercial Alcoholism: Is Starbucks Encouraging Addiction?

The commercial profit from drugs and alcohol is a practice that extends long before the existence of any national chain in the United States—bars, nightclubs and restaurants have all become common places to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly. With comprehensive laws and regulatory compliances, most have come to detract blame from […]

April 16, 2014

Why Religion Does Not Always Work in Addiction Recovery

Recently, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrated the 75th anniversary of its “Big Book”—a guide that has served as a frame of reference for many 12-step recovery programs. While the success and inspiration of the 12-step method is one that many embrace and encourage, this anniversary has also been met by recent research […]

April 15, 2014

Why Trading One Addiction for Another Is Never a Solution for Recovery

At Chapters Capistrano, we believe that addiction recovery should be a comprehensive experience—it should be an opportunity for those struggling with substance abuse, as well as mental health issues, to break free and establish healthy solutions to live confidently in sobriety. Addiction recovery often begins with detoxifying the body of […]

April 4, 2014

Signs Someone May be Lying about Addiction

Although some people may believe that the signs and symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction are obvious, this is not always the case. Oftentimes addicts become very skilled at hiding or disguising their addiction. They may play it off as something different yet not completely unreasonable. Because addiction affects many […]

April 3, 2014

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Wreak Havoc on the Immune System

While immune system protection may not be a major headline with the cold and flu season slipping away and with the dawn of spring, it is still important to recognize the many ways that our actions can impede overall health. Even those who feel entirely healthy on a daily basis […]

March 24, 2014

Defining Drug Overdose: Death Isn’t Always the Result

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 […]

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