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  • Stop Vaping. Start Talking. - It’s been years since the world has been exposed to something as deadly as the e-cigarette movement. As of October 2019, 33 deaths have been reported across the United States associated with vaping. Like the popular Juul, many companies are trying to eliminate the issues surrounding its harmful effects. But the truth is, as of… Continue Reading
  • Marijuana: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly  - In California, the topic of medical and recreational marijuana has tempted the minds of many. Is it a gateway drug? Are there health risks involved? Could I become addicted? The truth is that there is still much to be learned about the effects of frequent marijuana use and the role it plays on drug addiction. … Continue Reading
  • The Importance of Medically Supported Detox and Residential Treatment - Every person deserves the chance to be happy and live well. Life’s sweetest recipe is made with love, support, and careful guidance through the murky waters of partying and drug abuse. Clinical Addiction Specialists, such as the ones staffed at Ridgeview Ranch, are trained to conquer the most difficult obstacles when it comes to detoxing… Continue Reading
  • 5 Must-Knows For Getting Through The Holidays During Recovery - For some people, the holidays are a time to let loose and celebrate. However, for those recovering from addiction, it can be tough to watch as family and friends indulge from the sidelines. Remember, everyone’s path to healing is different and your strengths rely on your ability to stay sober, even through the hardest (or… Continue Reading
  • Why Our Bodies Are Prone to Addiction - According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Chronic being the key term. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be treated and maintained but it cannot be cured. Why? The Science Behind Addiction Excessive drinking and drug… Continue Reading
  • The Problems at the Core of the Opioid Crisis - Our country has been battling an opioid addiction crisis for nearly 30 years. In the early 1990s, public officials had some justification in blaming patient-prescribed pills as the source of the problem. During that time, physicians increased the number of prescriptions to compensate for undertreatment of pain in patients, and in 1996 Oxycontin was released… Continue Reading
  • How Families Can Help Addicts After Rehab - The post-rehab period for recovering addicts presents its own challenges. Not only do they need to continue staying sober, but they also have to do it without the constant professional attention they had during treatment. Because of this significant change in their environment, support from family is critical. However, it’s common for family members to… Continue Reading
  • Staying Sober After Rehab - Recovering from addiction is a great achievement, but it’s also the beginning of a new process. After sobriety has been reached, maintaining it presents yet another challenge. Though treatment centers teach strategies to help recovering addicts deal with difficult situations that can trigger cravings, some fear relapse after leaving rehab. They worry that without the… Continue Reading
  • Links Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction as an Adult - The recently released Elton John biography film Rocketman has quickly gained wide acclaim from critics and audiences. One of the highlights of the movie is its treatment of his alcoholism and drug addiction resulting from his childhood experiences. Some have declared this aspect of the film as one of its greatest triumphs when compared to… Continue Reading
  • America’s Two Drug Epidemics - In recent years, public health officials have focused on rising opioid use among Americans. However, it is only one of two drug epidemics that have been spreading in the U.S. The other is methamphetamine use, which is growing rapidly in the western part of the country. The result is a two-front battle against different substances… Continue Reading

 

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