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    Is Addiction Hereditary?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Upon finding out that a grandparent, parent, or sibling has an addiction issue, some people may become worried that they too may succumb to the same problem. Studies indicate that these individuals should be aware of the hereditary connection they have to a particular addiction without becoming overly anxious about it. Extensive research provides a definitive link between substance abuse and genetics. However, this risk factor is only one of several components that may lead a person to addiction. Other elements, such as stress and depression, can influence an individual’s propensity to addiction. As a result, experts recommend that people with a family history of substance abuse be vigilant to avoid situations that may lead to eventual problems with addiction. If these measures are put into place, though, individuals with a genetic relationship to substance abuse can still live long, healthy, and addiction-free lives.

    Are you suffering from alcohol or drug addiction? Let California Recovery provide you with the tools you need to end your relationship to substance abuse. To speak with a representative at our Costa Mesa facility, call (855) 372-0909 today.

    Alcoholism: A Mother's Story

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Alcohol addiction can affect individuals from all backgrounds. This video details the story of how one suburban mother developed a daily dependence on alcohol.

    Due to the pressures of her government job, Tina left the workplace to concentrate fulltime on her family responsibilities. The extreme change in lifestyle led her to alcohol. Tina used alcohol to cope with the boredom and self-esteem issues she experienced as a homemaker. Being in the company of other addicted mothers only made it easier for Tina to slip into substance abuse. Like other addicts, Tina became extremely secretive about her abusive behavior, which damaged her marriage and put her family in harm.

    Don’t let your addiction get the better of your physical and emotional well-being. California Recovery in Costa Mesa can help you rebuild your future with our alcohol addiction services. For more information, call (855) 372-0909.

    Busting Common Myths About Detox

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Detoxification is usually the initial step of substance addiction treatment. As the name implies, it is a measure by which those who are addicted to alcohol or drugs let the substance leave their bodies. This method is necessary, as only when an individual no longer is under the influence of a particular drug can he begin to address the physical and emotional components of his addiction. The following information highlights some of the popular misconceptions surrounding detoxification.

    Detox cannot be successful on its second or third try
    Addiction is a condition with an incredibly strong hold on sufferers. While the goal to leave behind alcohol or drugs may be strong, the support necessary to permanently achieve this goal may not always be available. Many people undergo several attempts at detoxification and drug or alcohol abstinence before they are finally successful at doing so. Initial tries may not be effective due to insufficient time spent in detox or the presence of abuse triggers. No matter how many times an individual attempts detox, he can defeat his addiction even if his first try was not successful.

    An addict can recover from substance abuse without detox
    Having an addiction means suffering from a complex relationship with drugs or alcohol that involves both psychological and physical components. Simply saying that one will refrain from the use of an addictive substance cannot ensure success. Professional substance abuse treatment provides the comprehensive support system that an addict requires when contending with the beginning stages of abstinence.

    Detox is appropriate only once an addict asks for treatment|
    Many people with addictions cannot see clearly the issues from which they suffer. Under some circumstances, the harm that they are doing to themselves and others demands intervention by loved ones. Simply because the addict himself was not the first to notice the problem or seek help does not mean that help will not be successful. Detox can provide the catalyst that an addict needs to recognize the danger of his behavior and the benefits of treatment.

    California Recovery offers detoxification services as part of our extensive substance abuse treatment program. If you live in the greater Costa Mesa community and would like to learn more about our services, call (855) 372-0909. By viewing our website, you can also find additional details regarding our detox program.

    Why Opioid Addiction Is Common Among Chronic Pain Sufferers

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Doctors once thought that patients in pain could not become addicted to prescription opioids. Current data reveals how wrong they were. This video discusses the high rate of addiction among opioid users. 

    Because the medical community believed that addiction was not possible among those in pain, it allowed patients to receive opioid prescriptions in record amounts. Millions of Americans are now dependent on opioids. The ramifications of this widespread addiction are equally significant. Many more elderly people suffer falls because of their medicated states. More newborns have congenital problems due to their mothers’ opioid abuse. The continuing effects of this problem remain to be seen.

    California Recovery provides substance abuse treatment options for individuals in the greater Costa Mesa community. If you have an addiction to prescription opioids, call us today at (855) 372-0909.

     

    How Does Cocaine Use Lead to Insomnia?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Addiction can negatively affect the body in many ways, including its ability to benefit from sufficient and sound sleep. Current research indicates that cocaine abuse in particular can hinder efforts to fall and remain asleep throughout the night. Upon studying the sleeping behaviors of several cocaine users, researchers found that they suffered from insomnia tendencies. This effect may be due to changes in the brain that restrict its capacity to know when rest is necessary. Complicating matters is the fact that cocaine users often believe the opposite to be true of their addiction. They frequently believe that the drug aids their slumber, making them less likely to stop their addiction or request substance abuse intervention.

    California Recovery can help you overcome your cocaine abuse. To learn more about our substance addiction treatment options, call (855) 372-0909. You can also visit our website for additional information on the services we provide to those in the greater Costa Mesa area. 

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