Not all addictions are the same. Some people might be addicted to heroin and find that they have lost everything as a result. Others might be addicted to Adderall but haven’t suffered any consequences of their abuse just yet. Since addictions can range in severity and consequence, not all treatment programs are the same. And while the disease of addiction presents itself the same throughout everyone, what happens after that
In a desperate effort to stop fentanyl-related overdoses, the state of California is offering to pay people to test their drugs for fentanyl. One of the many reasons for doing this is because fentanyl-related deaths in California tripled between 2016 and 2017. Fentanyl is a highly potent opioid substance that is commonly used to treat physical pain. When prescribed by a doctor and taken exactly as directed, it can be
When you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, you are not just experiencing physical side effects like vomiting and cramping, nor are you just living with psychological effects such as disorientation and poor cognition. You are also struggling with the effects that your addiction has caused on your spirit. The presence of addiction can make it so everything that once defined your spirit has vanished. For example, you might have
Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome Timothy W. Fong, MD to our center on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. He will conduct a special presentation on cannabis, mental health, and addiction; all of which are common topics of discussion and concern in today’s world. Hailing from UCLA, Dr. Fong serves as the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior on the UCLA campus.
With addiction being one of the most prevalent health concerns in the United States today, it is no wonder that there are several different forms of recovery options available to those who abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Most commonly, individuals in need of addiction treatment turn to inpatient programs, outpatient care, or even the likes of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Every one of these forms of treatment has
Throughout today’s culture, people are abusing drugs at an increasingly alarming rate. Some of the most commonly abused substances include heroin, morphine, codeine, and prescription painkillers. In fact, in 2015, the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reported that two million people had a substance use disorder including prescription painkillers, while another 591,000 had a substance use disorder including heroin. And, drug overdose, which occurs when an individual consumes
12-Step programming is viewed by many as the core of addiction recovery. Developed in 1935 by Bill Wilson, known through the program as Bill W., the 12-Steps came to be when Bill finally defeated his own bout with alcoholism. Upon overcoming this troublesome disease, Bill put together the 12-Steps as a guideline based on how he was able to achieve sobriety. By 1939, Bill had published the Big Book for
The Netflix original movie 6 Balloons, starring David Franco and Abbi Jacobson, offers audiences an insider’s look into addiction and how it impacts everyone who is touched by it. The premise of the film centers on a brother and sister who are extremely close to one another, despite the fact that the brother is addicted to heroin. Seth, played by actor David Franco, is a young man who is continuously
When an individual is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, he or she is at risk for suffering several different consequences of their use. Many of those consequences can be psychological, meaning that the abuse of specific substances can lead to changes in the way the brain functions. As a result, an individual can begin struggling with everyday things such as cognition, motor skills, memory, and concentration. In some cases, drug-induced
While there are numerous mind-altering substances known to be addictive and highly damaging to the body, methamphetamine — also known colloquially as crystal meth — is often cited as one of the most dangerous of all. It’s a substance that’s considered far more addictive than even opioids, and it results in profound damage to and deterioration of the body. In an effort to highlight the damaging effects of crystal meth
[Shelly Sprague] did an amazing job with [Seth Binzer] and he’s here and alive because of you, frankly. And that’s the truth. You took the punches and I appreciate it.
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Shelly the Shark, she always has the answers to everything. I want to thank you for being so tough on me
Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Ricco Rodriguez
It’s truly been a miraculous journey for me and I remember how hopeless I felt during my early days of recovery at PRC. Bless you for all you do.
I am doing great, still sober. My wife now trusts me with my kids even alone…Life is much better today for me. I took a new role at my job that I absolutely love! I am grateful for PRC and the tools shown to me.
I learned more during last nights Family Program in the 1 hour and 45 minutes than I did in the 30 hours I spent at another Centers Family Program. If I knew then, what I know now we would have been at PRC first