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Marijuana Addiction is Gaining Recognition – Can You Recognize Your Dependence?

by Rich, June 28, 2014

As more states begin to approve marijuana use for medical purposes and some even allow recreational use, this raises concerns about the increased potential for addiction. With increased access and fewer regulations, more people will gain easier access to this drug. Prolonged use, whether medically or recreationally, could lead to … Continue reading

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Americans Recognize Addiction Risk in Painkillers – What Other Dangers Can These Drugs Present?

by Rich, June 27, 2014

Many people turn to painkillers to ease discomfort. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are often used for minor ailments such as headaches, muscle aches, swelling, or sprains and strains. When pain is more severe or chronic, prescription medications may be used. As addiction to painkillers has risen and more attention has been … Continue reading

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

by Rich, June 26, 2014

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 … Continue reading

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Should You Stop Smoking Cigarettes if You’re in Addiction Recovery?

by Rich, June 25, 2014

It is not uncommon for those entering substance abuse treatment programs for drugs or alcohol use to also be smokers. According to an article on, “Almost 85% of people who are in recovery from alcohol are also smokers, compared with 21% of the general public.” They may use smoking … Continue reading

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Top Reasons People Put Off Addiction Recovery

by Rich, June 24, 2014

In addiction recovery, the sooner an individual decides to face his or her substance abuse and seek help, the better it is for their overall health. Although it is common for many to seek recovery as soon as they are able to confront their addiction, a great number of individuals … Continue reading

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Chapters Capistrano Responds to ‘Accidental Addiction,’ Encourages Intentional Recovery from Painkiller Dependency

by De'Meko, June 24, 2014

New reports define “accidental addiction” in connection to individuals who use painkillers and develop dependency; Chapters Capistrano looks at this trend. San Clemente, CA, June 23, 2014— Among America’s drug addiction and alcoholism patterns, painkiller dependency has remained particularly a top concern for patients, practitioners and addiction recovery professionals. According … Continue reading

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Why It Is Important to Address Why Addiction Happens

by Rich, June 23, 2014

When it comes to facing addiction problems, many are able to understand the fact they are dependent on drugs or alcohol; however, many are left to question why the problem occurred in the first place. This is a main reason inpatient residential recovery can be of great benefit, as this … Continue reading

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Building a Career After Completing an Addiction Recovery Program

by Rich, June 22, 2014

Proper addiction recovery is not just beneficial for helping individuals achieve sobriety; it is a process that can also open up opportunities for recovering addicts to explore mental health challenges and gain better self-understanding and appreciation. Part of the addiction recovery journey typically involves setting up new goals for a … Continue reading

Why Are More Women Getting Addicted to Painkillers

by Rich, June 21, 2014

According to a recent ABC News report, more women are becoming trapped in the grip of painkiller addiction. At Chapters Capistrano, we believe it is essential to highlight this trend as a way to demonstrate that addiction can impact anyone—even those who are not intentionally engaging in substance abuse. With … Continue reading

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