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What Is Medically-Assisted Detox?

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Receiving detoxification treatment is often the first step when checking into a drug and alcohol rehab center. This process is done to remove the toxins from the bloodstream which is often very uncomfortable and has many withdrawal symptoms involved as well. These withdrawal symptoms are capable of being both physical and psychological and can range from mild to severe, or even life-threatening depending on the type of drug that was

Congratulations To Our Scholarship Winner Ronald Pan!

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In Ronald’s submission, he shares an inspiring and beneficial message about mental health awareness and we are proud to award him with the $1,000 Asana Scholarship to help him in his journey to becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). (Submission below) I am passionate about mental health because I almost lost my life to suicide. That said, I deserve a scholarship because my goals are the same as

What To Learn From Your Parent’s Addictions

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If you have ever found yourself uttering these words: we hear you, we understand you, and we see you. Having a parent that struggles with an addiction – whether that be to substances or to a certain behavioral pattern – can be one of the most entirely challenging experiences to shoulder as a child and an adult. The ways in which having a parent with an addiction can influence your

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Alcohol, Alcoholism, and the Impact on Your Health

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A cold beer during a backyard barbecue. A couple of glasses of wine at dinnertime. A cocktail at happy hour with friends or co-workers. Alcohol consumption is as much a part of the fabric of America as apple pie and baseball. While the U.S. does not lead the world in the consumption of alcohol – that distinction goes the Eastern European nation of Moldova – we do drink our fair

Top 10 Books to Read in Recovery

The road to sobriety is more than just the process of healing physically from addiction. It means starting over again and rethinking how you live. Going to recovery requires stepping back from your life and learning how to function without dependence. For some, the journey to sobriety can be lonely and intimidating. Some may wonder if anyone understands what they’re going through and need encouragement. In the age of modern

Can Drug Addiction Run In The Family?

When your doctor asks you for your family history, it isn’t for no reason. Being aware of what health conditions your family members may suffer from may provide the missing puzzle pieces necessary for your doctor to be able to establish sound conclusions about your health for you. The cause of alcohol and drug addiction is rarely reduced to one culprit. More often, it has been suggested that there are

Breaking the Stigma: Addiction and Judaism in Orange County

The addiction epidemic sweeping across the country has taken many by surprise. The young and old, rich and poor are all finding themselves stuck in the cycle of addiction. As it hits Orange County in particular, the members of the Jewish community are especially vulnerable. Myths among the Jewish community deny that addiction is an issue for those of their faith. In fact, some view addiction as a moral failing

How To Approach A Friend Who Needs Addiction Treatment

Watching a friend struggle with an addiction is scary… but deciding to talk to a friend that is struggling with an addiction and encourage professional treatment (such as rehab) can feel like an absolutely insurmountable and terrifying task. It is natural for those struggling with the disease of addiction to be in denial of their disease for a long time, to believe they don’t need addiction treatment, and perhaps even

Tips For Moms With Children In Recovery

A mother’s love doesn’t fade— no matter the age of the child. When your child is battling addiction, you want to do everything possible to help them heal. For many mothers, getting their child into a rehab program is a top priority. But what happens when your child gets admitted into rehab? How do you continue to support them as they recover? These are questions that mothers struggle with, and

Drug Problem Becomes Rampant In Costa Mesa Hotels 

Costa Mesa hotels have a budding drug problem. A high-profile example of this allegedly occurred on May 4th, 2018 . Police were called to a Holiday Inn in Costa Mesa, CA. Once police arrived at the scene, they found two individuals— one of whom was Michael Herman Spence, the mayor of West Covina at the time. He was unconscious and breathing erratically when police arrived. Allegedly, the authorities found heroin