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Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction happens when one becomes dependent on a substance to feel “normal.” This can happen with prescriptions prescribed to you or by abusing prescriptions prescribed to someone else. Some of the most commonly abused prescription medications include muscle relaxers, painkillers or narcotics, stimulants, opioids, and more.  How Do People Access Prescription Drugs in Addiction When in prescription drug addiction, people will obtain their substance of choice either on the street or by “doctor shopping.” Doctor shopping occurs when someone

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Marijuana has become increasingly more common, with more and more states legalizing it across the United States each year. In 2021, 35% of adults between the ages of 18 and 25 reported using marijuana in the last year. The substance is often regarded as a “safe” substance for pain management for many conditions. However, just because it has a low chance of overdose does not mean it is not dangerous. We’re here to discuss the million dollar question: is

Benzo Addiction Treatment Programs

Benzo Addiction Treatment Programs

“Benzos” or benzodiazepines are a prescription depressant that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from anxiety to muscle spasms, and have even been known to treat seizures. Benzos are a prescription medication, but they are often accessed through illicit methods including getting prescriptions from multiple different doctors, forging prescription orders, and buying them from sellers off the street. Two of the most commonly abused benzodiazepines are alprazolam (Xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin). Other common benzos are Lorazepam (Ativan),

What to Pack for Inpatient Sober Living in California

What to Pack for Inpatient Sober Living in California

Preparing for inpatient sober living treatment may be something you have never done before. It may feel like you need to overpack, but there are definitely some items you won’t need during recovery. Some facilities are more strict than others, but you can always ask questions if you’re unsure. As a starting point, we’ve compiled our top packing essentials for inpatient treatment and sober living in sunny California. Clothing Items California is a warm climate, so you are going to need to

Recognizing That It's Time for Addiction Treatment

Recognizing That It’s Time for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment can be intimidating, but the phrase “the first step to recovery is admitting you need help” is as true as ever. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, recognizing that addiction treatment is needed is the beginning of a fresh, healthier lifestyle. Many will try to quit their drug and alcohol use on their own, which is often unsustainable and can be quite dangerous. Your recovery journey can start at any moment, and it all

The Value in Different Alcohol Rehab Programs

The Value in Different Alcohol Rehab Programs

Detoxing from alcohol can be difficult, and with your substance of choice being so easily available it can be hard to take initiative and get sober. An alcohol rehab center allows you to take yourself out of an alcohol environment, and focus on getting sober. An accredited alcohol rehab center can help you safely detox from alcohol, and then move to a rehab program that works best for your needs and lifestyle. To get the most value out of your

Basics of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Basics of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment is a wonderful addiction treatment option for individuals who have already undergone inpatient detox and treatment, and need additional support. Although the clients do not spend 24/7 within the treatment facility, they still spend enough time to get support and build the sober living strategies they need to succeed.  What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment? Participating in an intensive outpatient treatment program is not a light decision, it is a major step towards sobriety. Intensive outpatient treatment does not

Staying Motivated During Sober Living; Sobriety Options

Staying Motivated During Sober Living

Choosing to enter sober living can be an intimidating choice, but it’s a step towards a better future. One of the many things people in addiction recovery struggle with in sober living is staying motivated. The sober journey is not linear, and will have bright days and duller moments, but it’s important to keep your eyes set on your goals. We’ve laid out some of our best advice for staying motivated and on the right track during sober living. Take Control

Questions to Ask Your Sobriety Center; Sobriety Options

Questions to Ask Your Sobriety Center

Getting sober is a massive decision to make for anyone, and it comes with many unknowns. Before you enter a sobriety center, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you can reach your full sobriety goals within the facility. Whether you’re inquiring for yourself or a loved one, it’s important that you do your due diligence when selecting a sobriety center. The choice to enter sober living treatment often comes in the wake of hitting “rock bottom,” and

Best Alcohol Rehab Program

How to Find the Best Alcohol Rehab Program

Alcohol is by far the most common substance of abuse in America for a wide variety of reasons. It’s legal, inexpensive, easy to obtain and its use is encouraged in our popular culture. Sobriety Options understands that while alcohol is legal, it is also one of the most dangerous substances of abuse we treat at our 7 different locations. Not only is alcohol abuse common, it’s also difficult to find a well-rounded alcohol rehab program