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Recognizing Marijuana Withdrawal

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. As it becomes legalized for medical and recreational use in more and more states, it is becoming more socially acceptable. But this does not mean it is harmless; alcohol is a legally and socially acceptable substance, and the destructive nature of alcoholism is…

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5 Benefits of IOP

Going through addiction recovery can require people to set boundaries for their own self-care. For those who have family, social, and work obligations, focusing on recovery may fall to the wayside. An intensive outpatient program in Murrieta, CA, can offer the consistent support needed to maintain recovery outside of rehab. At Solution Based Treatment &…

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How Gender Plays a Role in Addiction

Although stereotypes about addiction may suggest that men are more likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, people of any gender can and do fall prey to this disease. Gender roles and expectations can feel heavy, which drives some people to use drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. Along with societal expectations, physical…

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Benefits of Individual Counseling

Those who deal with addiction, and their loved ones, may already be aware that recovery takes more than just deciding to quit. Therefore, if you’ve already been through rehab and relapsed, this could be something you’ve learned the hard way. The good news, however, is that addiction specialists and psychologists understand much more about addiction…

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The Importance of Family Support

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is often the result of feelings of loneliness and isolation. These feelings may or may not be related to family relationships. Regardless, family relationships are an important source of connection and strength for those seeking recovery. Getting to the root causes of an addiction can take time and patience. People…

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Common Myths About Addiction

Common misconceptions about addiction can have a big impact, both on those dealing with addiction and their loved ones. Clearing up any existing misunderstandings can help greatly to reconnect people to those who can help them most in battling addiction. When addressing addiction, it is important to get the perspective of professionals. At Solution Based…