If you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction, it no doubt took you a long time to admit your drinking was a problem. If you’ve never been a heavy drinker yourself, you’ve no doubt had some habits that were hard to admit and harder to break. In either case, if you have an alcoholic friend or family member,
While drug addiction is hardly exclusive to teenagers, drug misuse typically begins early. U.S. teens have only a 30% chance of graduating high school without tasting alcohol, and statistics for other drugs aren’t much better: half of high school seniors have tried illegal drugs, and over 20% have misused prescription drugs. And the plasticity of the still-developing brain,
With over 20 million Americans having addiction problems that need treatment, it’s no surprise there are over 10,000 mental-health treatment facilities in the United States, most of which offer drug detox services or referrals. Although supervised medical detox is well known to be the safest kind, planning a stay in a drug detox center can be unnerving.
Although we frequently hear how cocaine increases risk of heart attacks and strokes—health issues associated with the middle-aged-and-older population—young users are by no means safe. Nor are they particularly rare. Monthly-and-more-often cocaine use in 12–17-year-olds dropped noticeably in the early 21st century, but by the end of 2017, still comprised tens of thousands of teens.
Opiates have attracted more and longer-running public concern than any other drug except alcohol. (An online search for alcohol rehab in Los Angeles still returns 8–10 times the results as one for opioid rehab, though few official statistics are available.) Opium poppies were cultivated in the Middle East nearly 5,500 years ago;
For all the attention prescription drug addiction gets, the greatest drug problem still involves “medication” that’s even easier to obtain. Two million Americans struggle with prescription drug addiction involving opiate painkillers—but over 15 million adults and 623,000 adolescents have alcohol use disorder. And despite drinking-age laws, 20.3% of 12–20-year-olds consume alcohol each month.
INTRO: How would you describe what emotional sobriety is?
Even though the term “sobriety” is being commonly used in society, the distinction between physical sobriety and emotional sobriety are not as commonly known. Physical sobriety refers to giving up drugs and alcohol which is a challenging process that involves intensive medical and therapeutic support.
Inland Detox, Inc. is proud to announce that Paul E. Cleary, LCSW, MAC has been appointed as the new Program Director of our residential detox program in Temecula, CA. Mr. Cleary maintains over 30 years of experience treating substance use disorders. Mr. Cleary’s background includes clinical and/or management positions in inpatient, outpatient, residential,
The synthetic opiate methadone, created in Germany in 1939, has been widely used in medical heroin detox since the 1970s. Because a dose of methadone satisfies opiate-effects cravings for 24–36 hours, with less risk of overdose or dangerous behavior, it’s still widely considered a safe substitute. Taking just one small geographic area as an example,
It’s a lot easier to get addicted than unaddicted, as anyone who has survived multiple “just quit” attempts knows all too well. Most people who swear “that’s my last drink” after a bad night give up that resolve when their bodies and emotions start complaining again—which may actually be a safer response than sticking out the full course of “home detox,” which is dangerous if not deadly in most cases.