Facing your Addiction | Taking a Step: An Orange County Drug Rehab

I think one of the most powerful and positive actions we can take when facing our addiction is to admit we are powerless, and another one is seeking help in a rehab like our Orange County drug rehab. This admission is not about being powerless, a victim of society, or that we don't have a say in what happens in our life. It's about saying, "Hey, this drinking and drugging doesn't work for me.

An Orange County Detox and the Need to Just Be

I know it is taboo to talk about Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. At the end of most meetings they even state, "what you hear here, stays here." But, sometimes I just can't help myself.

I've been attending meetings and therapy for many years prior to working in Costa Mesa, California at our Orange County detox, and I know better than to talk specifics. So I won't do that, lest it will come back to haunt me in some strange way.

Early Relapse: Orange County Drug Rehab Lesson

When I began my rehab work a number of years ago, well before the other work I do here at our Orange County drug rehab, I paid close attention to what my warning signs would be that might lead to an early relapse. As I did, I watched a number of people in my therapy group use and then come back. Each having their own reason for relapse. The most prevalent feeling I had was that I was missing out on something.

Orange County Detox | Doing the New Year One Day at a Time

Beginning the new year with a safe and sober New Year's Eve is perfect. Maintaining that sobriety can be quite difficult if you haven't planned ahead. A strong determination isn't always enough. One of the best avenues to maintain sobriety is to attend an inpatient or outpatient program at our Orange County detox.

Here are some tips that should be taken in addition to entering a detox and rehab program.

Buprenorphine Treatment: How’d I Get Here?

I know a lot of people, good people, who found themselves addicted to opioid medications like, Vicodin, Oxycontin or other pain relievers. These people either had a surgery; tonsillectomy, appendectomy, knee replacement, or they’ve been suffering from chronic pain due to an accident that occurred many years ago. Either way though, before they knew it they felt they couldn’t live without ‘their’ drug. The fear, pain, and ability to cope with the day to day pressures of life just seemed to be too much.

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