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  • Legal Intervention & Treatment Options for Addicted Offenders

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 07-25-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    If you’re facing legal entanglements that are related to mental health issues or substance abuse problems, you’re not alone. Our mental health professionals of Sovereign Health are dedicated to helping people reclaim their health and restore their integrity through treatment programs with solutions that make a difference. If you’ve been ordered to receive addiction or…

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  • Rob Ford Enters Rehab – Finally

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 05-02-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Rob Ford, mayor of the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has made a name for himself, although not for his achievements. Ever since a video of him allegedly smoking a crack pipe emerged in May, 2013, he has been regularly featured in Canadian and United States news and commentaries. He has also been a…

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  • Public Opinion Shifts Toward Treating Drug Abuse as a Disease

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-15-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    A recent report from the Pew Research Center has found a significant shift in public opinion toward treating addiction as a disease instead of a law enforcement issue, and a sense that legalization of marijuana might be inevitable. Sixty-seven percent of 1,821 people across the country who were surveyed said the government should focus more…

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  • The Visual Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-01-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Drug and alcohol addiction has numerous consequences, including legal, social, psychological and physical. Drug awareness campaigns often emphasize these negative consequences, especially the health problems associated with substance abuse. Despite the best efforts of these awareness campaigns, there are still around 23.5 million Americans with substance abuse problems. A new video produced by Rehabs.com humanizes…

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  • Report Estimates Illegal Drug Expenditures at Over $100 Billion Annually

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-19-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    A new report says that people who use illegal drugs in the United States spend approximately $109 billion a year on marijuana, cocaine (including crack), methamphetamine and heroin. While the total figure has been stable over the period from 2000 through 2010, patterns of spending have shifted. In 2010, an estimated $41 billion was spent…

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  • Hormone Blocks Marijuana High

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-03-2014 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Researchers in France have identified a hormone produced in the brain that interferes with the intoxicating action of the affective ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC). They have begun developing new approaches for the treatment of marijuana addiction. The researchers, based at the Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France, published the results of their…

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  • FDA Looks To Enact Tighter Restrictions On Vicodin

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-26-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab
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    FDA Looks To Enact Tighter Restrictions On Vicodin

    Vicodin is one of the most widely abused drugs in the United States. People are hooked on this drug that will either create permanent damage or will kill them. In 2010, Vicodin was the most prescribed pharmaceutical drug in the U.S. with 131 million prescriptions filled. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted recommendations…

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  • Cocaine Addiction Fueled Because Of Emotional Bottoms

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-25-2013 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab
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    Without personal exposure to addiction it can be difficult to understand why people continue using drugs that damage their bodies and their lives. The authors of the book Uppers, Downers, All-Arounders, Darryl S. Inaba and William E. Cohen explain how drug and alcohol addiction can begin: “Let’s not kid ourselves. People initially do get something…

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  • SMART Recovery Meetings

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 10-18-2013 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Smart Recovery Meetings

    Good news for those living in Orange County. Sovereign Health Group is now offering SMART Recovery meetings that are open to the public. Join others in recovery every Thursday night from 6:15 – 7:30pm at Sovereign Health Group: 1211 Puerta Del Sol, Suite 110, San Clemente, California, 92673, as an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and…

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  • Drug Survey Shows Marijuana And Heroin Use Increasing In US

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 09-25-2013 Category: Drug Rehab
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    Drug Survey Shows Marijuana And Heroin Use Increasing In US

    Marijuana is consistently the most abused illegal drug in the United States, year after year, and the most recent drug survey shows that marijuana and heroin use is continuing to increase in the US. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted the survey that asked 70,000 United States citizens, 12 years of…

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