12 Step Approach to Recovery

The 12 step approach to recovery is a concept that has been around for over 70 years. Addiction treatment centers in California regularly adopt the 12 steps because of how effective they have been in helping individuals recover from addiction. Each treatment center has its own way of integrating the 12 steps into its programs.…

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Teens

Although drug abuse has declined in the past 20 years (1), teens are using certain substances, like marijuana, more than ever. Mental illness and substance abuse in teens requires treatment, as co-occurring disorders can make it difficult to live a healthy and normal life. While all teens and adolescents experience anxiety, stress, and sadness, some…

Understanding Psychological Dependence

While those who have substance use disorders (SUD) experiencing physical processes that affect their behavior, there is also a psychological component. That means that an addicted individual is mentally dependent on a substance. Psychological dependence describes an individual’s emotional and mental processes regarding SUD or drug addiction. The Signs of Psychological Dependence When you define…

Addiction and Your Physical Health

The risks associated with addiction and your physical health exist on a daily basis. This is true among people that have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), a substance use disorder (SUD) or a dual diagnosis disorder. Some people use more than one drug. If you use alcohol and also use other drugs, the consequences associated…

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Opiate vs Opioid

Opiates and opioids are both pain relievers that are commonly prescribed by doctors across the nation to treat pain. However, despite these substances providing pain relief, both opiates and opioids have an extremely high potential for addiction. Therefore a Hawaii addiction treatment center provides opiate and opioid addiction treatment. Opiate vs Opioid The term “opioids”…

Dual Diagnosis Center

For many people, drug addiction accompanies other health problems. Many people feel surprised to learn they also need help for a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or a personality disorder. Through dual diagnosis treatment in California, you receive the highest quality of treatment for all of your conditions at once. Call rehabs now…