BINGE DRINKING AND COLLEGE STUDENTS - AR44
Orange County

BINGE DRINKING AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Drinking during your college years is frequently glorified on television, and encouraged through the “party culture” that is prevalent at numerous colleges and universities. In this kind of environment, students have a higher likeliness of engaging in unsafe drinking activities, assuming that it’s a rite of passage. However, what many View Article
DO PARTIES AUTOMATICALLY EQUAL DRUG USE? - AR43
Orange County

DO PARTIES AUTOMATICALLY EQUAL DRUG USE?

Parties can be huge triggers for drug use.  Triggers are anything that causes a craving, and anything can be a trigger to our drug use. A trigger can be: Friday nights Anxiety Boredom Fatigue Leisurely time Loneliness Former friends Payday Sexual arousal Stress   Triggers are external stimuli that produce View Article
GETTING RID OF TRIGGERS: KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES - AR42
Orange County

GETTING RID OF TRIGGERS: KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES

So, you’ve managed to be, and stay clean for an ample amount of time and you’re proud of yourself! But, before you know it, it seems as though any and everything that could possibly cause stress and problems in your life begins to surface all at once; now you’re tempted View Article
WHAT ARE STREET DRUGS AND HOW DO THEY WORK? - AR41
Orange County

WHAT ARE STREET DRUGS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Making the decision to use street drugs (also known as club drugs), is essentially making the decision to take a lot of extreme risks. These drugs are very dangerous; typically there’s no way to find out just how potent they are, or what else may possibly be in them. Even View Article
OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS - ar40
Orange County

OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Programs can vary in their expected length of stay, or in the anticipated, active duration of intensive outpatient treatment. Outpatient programs can last anywhere from a few months up to a year, or longer. However, many courses of treatment range from 12 to 16 weeks before people transition to a View Article
USING SWEAT AS A MEANS TO DETOX - AR39
Orange County

USING SWEAT AS A MEANS TO DETOX

Physically, your body produces sweat in order to cool off when hot.  However, in many cultures (Native American, Swedish, Indian Ayurvedic, etc.), sweating is seen as a method that your body uses to eliminate waste and as a sign of purification.  The theory (though not scientifically accepted) is that sweat View Article
HOW ALCOHOLISM CAN BE DANGEROUS - AR38d
Orange County

HOW ALCOHOLISM CAN BE DANGEROUS

Alcohol consumption can be a harmless social activity when done in moderation and at healthy volumes. It can be used for celebratory purposes and poses no threat when enjoyed responsibly. However, many people succumb to the trap of excess; hence the danger begins, also known as, alcohol abuse.    Alcohol View Article
HOW CANNADINOIDS CAN BE DANGEROUS - AR37
Orange County

HOW CANNADINOIDS CAN BE DANGEROUS

Spice is one of the many commercial names or brands for synthetic designer drugs that are meant to mimic THC, the primary active ingredient in marijuana. It is generally a mixture of manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects, and herbs (shredded plant material). These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are View Article
NAVIGATING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS - AR36
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NAVIGATING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Despite all of the joy and good tidings it brings, the holiday season can be a time of stress and unrealistic expectations of ourselves and those around us. The stress that these unrealistic expectations cause often leads many to alcohol and other substances in an attempt to cope. The holidays View Article