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The Types of Staff Members Who Will Help You at Rehab
Going to rehab can seem like an overwhelming event to some. After all, when you choose an inpatient rehab, you are making a commitment to change your life for the better. It is a monumental decision. This is compounded by the fact that there can be a lot of unknowns – different facilities subscribe to different philosophies and therefore employ different models of care. When you’re looking for help either for yourself, or a loved one, it can feel like you are in crisis mode because there is a lot of pressure to find the right one. However, if you understand the types ...

Methamphetamine Abuse, Dependency and Related Crimes Are a Huge Problem in Northern California
Northern California’s Meth Abuse Problem The United States faces a major health risk in the form of epidemic substance abuse. The problem has escalated to the point that drug overdose has become the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Prescription opioids and heroin have claimed the most lives, but each state faces unique challenges with regard to illegal drug abuse. As this tragic development has gained steady momentum over the last decade, it has become clear that Northern California’s most glaring drug problems revolve around methamphetamine. Risks Associated with Methamphetamine Methamphetamine, often referred to as “meth,” has terrorized the West Coast ...

Why Binge Drinking Is Such a Problem on College Campuses
A college has infamously been a time when kids experiment with drugs and alcohol and (hopefully) come out unscathed. We have traditionally looked at these years as a time when experimentation is a rite of passage into adulthood and applauded graduates for surviving. However, by viewing college alcohol and drug abuse in this manner, we have brought forth a new generation of substance abusers who need help. This begs the question: why are college students so apt to dangerously experiment? And furthermore, what can be done to further alcohol abuse prevention? Why Is College a Vulnerable Time for Drinking?  On the surface, ...

The Importance of Working out While in Recovery
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Power of Exercise During Recovery It’s no secret that working out is beneficial for your body and mind – especially during recovery and as you determine a plan to keep from relapsing. Exercise has many scientific advantages for staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Not only will your body develop muscle mass, see an increased production of natural antibodies to combat infection, and create more endorphins for you to feel good about yourself simply, your mind will become more focused and you’ll even feel a sense of calm and well-being in your day to ...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Risk Factors in Placer County, California
Drug and alcohol abuse present a compelling threat to public health. According to the Lewin Group, a leading health policy and consulting firm, the total economic cost of drug and alcohol abuse is about $417 billion annually. Of this, $193 billion can be attributed to illicit drug abuse. Economic costs of drug and alcohol abuse include health care, prevention costs, abuse treatment, reduced work productivity, social welfare, crime, and court-related costs. The American work ethic suffers directly from drug use, particularly with methamphetamine. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention estimates 9.4 million Americans have used the drug at least once. Most ...

How Drugs and Alcohol Affect El Dorado County, California
California has been one of the hardest-hit states in the recent substance abuse and addiction epidemic that has grown exponentially in the nation since 2010. In the mid-1990s, the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) began working with the California Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to monitor drug and alcohol abuse in the county. During recent decades, their findings have facilitated the improvement of drug and alcohol rehab programs, and results have improved monitoring and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. In the face of the worst drug epidemic the world has seen in modern times, it is important ...