Passages Malibu Out-Patient Center

Passages Malibu finds pleasure in helping people to seek inner peace. Hence, it came up with the idea of an out-patient center as well, to limit addiction as much as possible. There are different types of patients out there to be treated for their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Not all of them have the…

Inpatient alcohol rehab

Inpatient alcohol rehab Knowing you have an alcohol problem and deciding to address it is an important milestone, but how should you follow through? What will your treatment in an inpatient facility consist of and should you choose inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment? The answer lies in your level of addiction as well as your…

New Beginnings: Marijuana Addiction Treatment

What is Marijuana Addiction? Marijuana refers to extracts from the plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. It is known as pot, weed, hash, grass and cannabis. Although the use of medical marijuana is a growing in the United States, it is a topic of great debate….

New Beginnings: Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol addiction is a long-term chronic disease. Over 30% of Americans report having an alcohol-related disorder some time in their life. Alcohol addiction is a gradual disease where it takes time to build a tolerance to ever increasing amounts of alcohol. This eventually turns into the addict needing larger and larger quantities of alcohol to…

Road to Recovery: Alcohol Addiction Treatment

What Is Alcohol Addiction? Overcoming an alcohol addiction can be extremely difficult. Not everyone who consumes alcohol becomes addicted. Alcohol addiction refers to psychological and physical dependence. Today much research has been done on genetics and alcoholism, many scientists and doctors agree that some individuals are more susceptible to alcohol abuse. Alcohol stimulates the part…

Sober Living Homes: Getting Your Life Back

Addiction has far-reaching effects on lives, and quitting drugs or alcohol at a rehabilitation or recovery center is only the first step towards getting your life back on track. After-care and support are all part of recovery. Those looking for a supportive environment to prevent relapse, or who are concerned that re-entering their previous living…

Conquering Substance Abuse: Opiate Addiction Treatment

What Is Opiate Addiction? Opiate addiction is prescription or illegal drug dependency. Opiates are morphine like drugs that include sedatives, narcotics, and painkillers. Initially many of these drugs are prescribed to a patient to control pain. Opiates are used to ease severe pain and therefore, cause a euphoric like sensation which can create dependency. This…

Conquer Your Addiction: Heroin Addiction Treatment

What is Heroin Addiction? Heroin is a dangerous addiction. It’s said that even one dose can lead to addiction. Unlike other drugs heroin use can usually be identified by just looking at someone. It takes a serious toll on your body. Most heroin addicts have dark circles under their eyes, sunken cheeks, gray complexion and…

Benefits of Non 12 Step Treatment

With so many treatment options available, and with no two cases being alike, one may struggle in deciding which option is best. The traditional approach to treating alcoholism and drug addiction has been through the use of 12 step programs.   12 Step programs focus on group discussions and peer support. They teach the individual…

Cocaine Addiction Treatment: The Beginning to A New Life

What is Cocaine? Cocaine has been around for thousands of years. It is known as one of the oldest known psychoactive substances in the world. In the 1900’s, purified cocaine was used as the main ingredient in medicine that was used to treat various illnesses. On the other end, cocaine is a powerfully addictive substance….

An Alternative Road to Recovery: Non 12 Step Rehab

Making the decision to attend rehab is a difficult one, to say the least. It takes will power and emotional support to get the help that you need. It is important to know your options, as choosing the right treatment program can prove to be difficult. There are many important factors to consider for the…

A Way Out: Drug Addiction Treatment

What is Drug Addiction? Drug addiction is a chronic disease which can be life threatening. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. The most common used drugs are marijuana, tobacco, painkillers, and cocaine. Addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and the body. Drugs excite the part of the brain that causes…