Chapters Capistrano Blog

September 4, 2019

Alcohol, Drug Use Increases Risk of Suicide

Suicide is on the rise. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there were 90 suicides a day. By 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health had raised that to 128 per day. Overall, suicide was the tenth–leading cause of death, but it’s much higher for younger people. […]

August 28, 2019

Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic This Labor Day

Many holidays pose a greater risk of drunk driving-related deaths than other days, and Labor Day is among the worst. It never seems to reach the top spot, but it is consistently in the top five. Now, another Labor Day is upon us. In a perfect world, none of us […]

August 21, 2019

Five Ways Not Drinking Alcohol is Good for You

Despite the health benefits frequently ascribed to moderate consumption of red wine, drinking has at best mixed benefits. For one thing, the keyword there is moderate, and not everybody agrees on what moderate consumption is. According to a World Health Organization report, each citizen of the United States, ages 15 […]

August 14, 2019

Opioid Addiction Treatment Blocked by Misinformation, Abuse, Lawsuits

There’s a new obstacle to ending the opioid addiction epidemic. Many pharmacies won’t carry the most effective medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people with an opioid use disorder (OUD). The drug is buprenorphine, better-known by the Suboxone brand name, a formulation that includes naloxone to make abuse less likely. It is […]

August 7, 2019

Best Foods for Alcohol and Drug Recovery

Virginia Woolf wrote, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” While she wasn’t referring specifically about recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, it still applies. If you’re in recovery from alcohol, drugs, or other substances, congratulations. That’s the important first step. Whether you […]

August 2, 2019

Alcoholics Anonymous ‘Cult’ Connection

Alcoholics Anonymous is probably the best known anti-addiction program in the world. Some version of its 12 Steps are incorporated in almost every rehab center, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its detractors. Some even call it a cult. It’s not. It’s a peer fellowship of people with alcohol […]

July 31, 2019

Do People Abuse Levothyroxine

Many people don’t know what levothyroxine is. This is a generic version that is mostly found under the brand name of synthroid. It is a type of synthetic hormone. Doctors prescribe it for the treatment of hypothyroidism. This condition occurs if the thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones for the body […]

July 31, 2019

Do People Abuse Lipitor (Atorvastatin)

Statins are a particular type of medication. Statin drugs block a certain enzyme produced by the liver. Blocking enzymes may help lower a person’s blood cholesterol to healthy and normal levels. While people may have certain cholesterol levels and still be healthy, if their levels are too high, plaque may […]

July 31, 2019

How Whippets, Noz, and Oxide Affect the Body

Nitrous oxide, a substance found in many dental offices for use during dental procedures like extractions or minor oral surgery, is quickly becoming popular as a recreational drug among teens and young adults. Quick, cheap, and legal to obtain, it is often the drug of choice in clubs, at concerts, […]

July 31, 2019

Ritalin vs Adderall: What Do You Need to Know? 

Both children and adults can be diagnosed with ADHD. It is a condition which many people need to understand and have more knowledge of. There are many times that children ages 4 to 6 become diagnosed with the disorder. However, some adults don’t get diagnosed with the disorder until much […]

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