Addiction Blog

What does it mean to be “California Sober”?

What does it mean to be “California Sober”?

Have you ever heard of the term “California Sober”? It’s a phrase popularized by singer / actress Demi Lovato in a recent documentary that describes her battle against addiction. According to the star, the term means avoiding all addictive substances, with the exception of “soft” drugs like marijuana and alcohol. The practice is rooted in […]

Here’s how to tell your friends and family that you are going to rehab

Here’s how to tell your friends and family that you are going to rehab

Tell your friends and family that you are going to rehab Deciding to seek help with an addiction is not an easy task. The first steps on the road to recovery can be intimidating and overwhelming. Accepting that you need help is certainly one of the hardest parts of the treatment journey, but it is […]

Young adults abuse drugs more than their parents

Young adults abuse drugs more than their parents

A recent study found information suggesting that young people were more likely to use drugs than their parents when their parents were young. The study focused on a wide range of health metrics, including physiological status, mental health, and behavioral health. Unfortunately, health indicators appear to have deteriorated on a number of metrics, suggesting that […]

Drug Addiction, a Growing Crisis in Urban America

Drug Addiction, a Growing Crisis in Urban America

Drug addiction is so widespread that it is a serious problem for both rural America and urban centers. Indeed, rural America saw an unprecedented surge in drug overdose deaths in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Some rural areas were so overrun by drug addiction that much of rural America had higher per […]

Current COVID regulations for travel

Current COVID regulations for travel

On January 29, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the outbreak of a mysterious virus that is spreading in Wuhan, China. At the time, 59 people were officially infected with coronavirus-related pneumonia. To avoid further spread, experts suggested travel arrangements. Four days after the announcement, the United States restricted global air travel and declared […]

Alcohol used as a coping mechanism for Covid anxiety

Alcohol used as a coping mechanism for Covid anxiety

While any type of alcohol use carries some risk of harm, using alcohol as a mechanism for coping with anxiety carries a significant risk of addiction. No one should use alcohol as a method of “managing anxiety”. When people consume alcohol in this way, the conditions are much more likely to get worse. Unfortunately, new […]

Opioid Abuse Rise During Pandemic – Treatment Is The Answer For Addicts Now

Opioid Abuse Rise During Pandemic – Treatment Is The Answer For Addicts Now

The whole world watched many serious events during the 2020 pandemic. The news covered little else. But one event that didn’t make the headlines was the rise of an already serious epidemic – opioid addiction. As Covid-19 spread in the US in 2020, opioid addiction also spread and even found its way into areas that […]

Tips to Help Stop Intrusive Thoughts

Tips to Help Stop Intrusive Thoughts

Every day, we are at risk of experiencing intrusive thoughts. With thousands of thoughts per day, sometimes we don’t even realize they are there. The intrusive thoughts are the ones that are disturbing enough, we focus our attention to them. Our everyday life concerns make up 67% of our thoughts. We experience 18% of thoughts […]

Young people are at increased risk from cannabis use

Young people are at increased risk from cannabis use

Marijuana is perhaps the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Additionally, today’s marijuana is stronger than ever with the risk of potentially permanent negative effects on its users. Marijuana advocates have been given a loud voice through state legislation and legalization rhetoric. In this setting, young people may perceive a minimal risk of […]

Thanksgiving Non-Alcoholic Drinks – Guide to Alcoholic Rehab

Thanksgiving Non-Alcoholic Drinks – Guide to Alcoholic Rehab

Sobriety on vacation Trying to stay sober from Halloween to Thanksgiving to New Years is a huge task compared to the rest of the year. Family celebrations, themed bar events, and work meetings happen several times during this part of the year, and for people with an alcohol disorder, this can be quite a challenge. […]