Tag Archives: California Drug Rehab

Why Volunteer Work Helps with Addiction Recovery
It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways for a person to deal with their own problems is to volunteer. This is especially true for those who suffer from substance abuse. Addiction is a condition that promotes selfishness. Those who are wrapped up in addiction become increasingly self-centered, often cutting ties with friends, family members and activities that they used to do with others. Volunteering helps bring balance back to a person’s life. Here’s how. The Therapeutic Power of Volunteering There are four key ways in which volunteering benefits clients recovering from substance abuse. Takes Focus off One’s Own Problems When all a person ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Addiction Intervention
There are few things more painful than watching a loved one’s life being destroyed by addiction. When efforts to help are either unsuccessful or, even worse, inadvertently enable the addiction, it’s natural to feel helpless and at a loss as to what to do next. Do you give up on trying to help and hope that at some point they “hit bottom” and decide to turn their life around? Do you keep doing what little you can to help them stay fed and housed while trying to turn a blind eye to the substance use? Do you try an intervention? You’ve probably ...

How to Choose a Legitimate Holistic Drug Rehabilitation Program
When it comes to choosing a treatment center for drug or alcohol addiction, selecting the right facility for yourself or a loved one is critical. Not only must the program deliver high-quality treatment, it needs to be a place where the individual feels safe and comfortable while going through detox and recovery. There are many rehabilitation centers that claim to have holistic programs, so it’s worth exploring those claims a bit further. What does “holistic” mean? Is holistic treatment really important, or simply a perk? Is holistic care better than traditional treatment? We’ll answer these questions and more, and provide the information ...

Drug Abuse, Trafficking and Addiction in California’s Central Valley
California’s Central Valley stretches from Bakersfield in the south to Redding in the north. The Valley encompasses a great deal of the state’s interior, and includes major cities including Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Visalia and Bakersfield. Though it is not as densely populated as the major cities of California, the valley’s substance abuse and addiction rates are well above those in the metropolitan areas. Drugs are Abundant in California’s Central Valley Though much of Central Valley is still made up of rural areas and agricultural centers, the availability of drugs throughout the valley rivals the access found in cities such as San Diego, ...

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 ...

The Rising Opioid-Related Death Toll in California
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have officially announced the misuse, abuse, and overdose of prescription medications as a national epidemic. In the United States, more deaths result from prescription medication overdoses than car accidents. Despite serious risks of addiction and overdose, physicians today prescribe opioids for more than just short-term pain – they prescribe them for chronic pain such as backaches or arthritis. No surprise why California leads nation in opioid-related deaths. As the sale of opioids such as morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone hit an all-time high, so does the number of opioid-related deaths. Prescribing opioids for ...