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How Drug Rehab Helps Embrace National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a month to highlight and bolster the vital work of substance abuse prevention. Substance abuse takes a devastating toll on the American population each year, making prevention an essential part of public health. One of the most important prevention measures individuals can take is understanding how substance abuse…

Benefits of long term residential treatment

4 Benefits of Long-Term Residential Treatment in Northern California

For some people struggling with addiction, short-term rehab options or outpatient treatment are sufficient to address their needs. For many others though, a more intensive approach is necessary. For people whose addiction has proven resistant to treatment or who are continually struggling with relapse, a long-term residential treatment program could be the ideal choice to…

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How We Treat Addiction to Alcohol

Alcohol addiction occupies a unique place in American culture since alcohol is one of the few mind-altering substances that is readily available, heavily advertised, and glorified in the media. Despite how often alcohol addiction is overlooked, alcoholism is a serious disorder that affects millions of Americans each year. Fortunately, alcoholism is very much treatable. At…

Nonbinary Gender Affirming Care

Research indicates that addiction occurs at an approximate rate of 30% in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. This is primarily due to social stigma that still exists for LGBTQ people in society. Traditionally, gender is defined as either “male” or “female” and is referred to as the binary gender system. There are numerous nonbinary identities that…

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What Are the Different Types of Residential Addiction Treatment?

Inpatient addiction treatment is a core component of an addiction treatment program. It paves the way to a successful recovery by providing those who suffer from addiction with a daily schedule of individual and group counseling, education, health and wellness activities, as well as time to focus on oneself and one’s problems. The structure and…