Planning Sober Summer Events | Victorville Drug Addictions & Rehabilitation

Planning Sober Summer Events

Whether individuals have gone through alcohol addiction themselves or know someone who has, a sober party is a good option to remove temptation from the path of those who are most likely to fall back into unhealthy drinking habits. In fact, many people who have overcome alcohol addiction have never let those close to them…

How to Avoid Addiction When Taking Opioids | Victorville Rehabilitation

How to Avoid Addiction When Taking Opioids

Opioids, such as prescription narcotics, are highly addictive. They work on certain receptors in the brain to decrease pain and create a calm feeling while also inducing tiredness. Narcotics are often used as the first line of defense against moderate to severe pain in hospitals and clinics around the world. While behavioral therapies can decrease…

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans | Victorville First Step Rehabilitation

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans

While the opioid epidemic continues to grow across the United States, the group of individuals most at risk are U.S. veterans. Nearly 60% of this group is taking prescription painkillers compared with only 30% of the general population. Of this number, 13 %, which translates to nearly 70,000 individuals, struggle with drug addiction. This number…

Doctor Warns About Meth & Heart Problems | First Step Drug Rehabilitation

Doctor Warns About Meth & Heart Problems

In August 2016, The American Journal of Cardiology published a study headed by Dr. Sasikanth Adigopula that looked at the correlation between methamphetamine usage and a weakened heart muscle known as cardiomyopathy. A previous study had been performed in Hawaii that showed a 40% incidence of meth usage by cardiomyopathy patients, but Dr. Adigopula did…