Entries by Phoenix Rising Addiction Center

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How Does Outpatient Rehab Work?

Outpatient Rehab Beneficial for Continuing Recovery Many people are honestly surprised to realize a seemingly innocent experimentation with club drugs or drinking games has resulted in a substance use disorder.   Unfortunately, any genetic predisposition one may have to addiction isn’t known until a certain amount of drug or alcohol use has occurred.  Before long, […]

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Orange County’s Dirty Little Secret

Heroin Overdose Induced Deaths Soared in OC Drug overdose induced deaths soared to a whopping 400 last year in Orange County alone. This is a 6 percent increase from last year, and a 60 percent increase from 2005, just twelve years ago. The culprit? No, not pain killers. It’s Heroin. At least 66 percent of […]

Myths About Substance Abuse Treatment

Punishment Fails, Rehabilitation Works! The Benefits of Substance Abuse Programs On June 11, 2012, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, gave a speech at the Betty Ford Center. Kerlikowske raised awareness and called for a “paradigm shift” of substance abuse, in which addiction would be considered a public health issue […]

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Dangers of Changing Attitudes About Marijuana

Marijuana May Increase Abuse of Other Substances “Marijuana use may increase a person’s risk for abuse of other substances, including nicotine” a new study has discovered. Researchers in this new study cautioned that marijuana users, particularly heavy users, should be monitored carefully for signs of abuse of other substances and referred for treatment when appropriate. The […]