Substance Abuse in the Elderly

Of the approximate 55 million older adults in the US, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) nearly 1 million adults over the age of 65 live with a substance use disorder (SUD). Unfortunately the issue…

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Signs of Codependency and How to Combat Them

What is Codependency? Codependency is a term used to describe a dysfunctional relationship where an individual’s self-esteem and emotional needs are dependent upon one person (caretaker). This relationship also enables the other person to continue their toxic behaviors…

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Levels of Addiction Treatment

A person who needs treatment for a substance use disorder should always be admitted into a level of addiction treatment that is reflective of the severity of their condition. But, sometimes factors such as living environment, finances, and…

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Orange County Opioid Crisis and Addiction Statistics

Since 2011, the United States has been trapped in the midst of a raging opioid epidemic. Countless individuals have lost their lives to opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and heroin over the past decade. The Orange County Opioid Crisis…

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NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE SOBER

How do you navigate the workplace sober? Fear affects all of us to some degree, no matter how outgoing or confident we seem on the outside. Long after substance abuse has crossed from the realm of pleasure into…

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How Do Drugs Smell?

Approximately 70 percent of all students attending high school have used alcohol by the time they are a senior. Roughly fifty percent have used an illegal drug. Over 20 percent have used a prescription drug for no medical…

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Finger Clubbing and Cancer From Smoking

Of all the negative side effects of smoking – both regular cigarettes and marijuana – the last thing you’d probably consider a warning sign is problems with your nails. Clubbing refers to changes in your fingernails or toenails….

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