Category Archives: OP Treatment

Understanding Drug Relapse in Addiction

Drug Relapse in Addiction Relapse, in the context of drug use, involves the recurrence of pathological drug use after a period of abstinence. There are various types of substances that may cause addiction or dependence, such as depressants, stimulants, or nicotine. Relapse is now often viewed as the rule rather than the exception in addiction…
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Benefits of Sober Living in Recovery

Why choose sober living? You’ve taken the first steps in recovery, which are often the most difficult, and detoxed in an addiction treatment program. Now you may be wondering, ‘What’s next?’ This is a daunting question that many in addiction recovery are faced with. Leaving the safety and security of inpatient treatment to return to…
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What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction

  What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction Alcohol addiction is far more common and dangerous than most people realize. Many people do not consider alcohol to be dangerous because it is legal, but alcohol is said to be one of the most deadly substances in the country. There are more alcohol related deaths than…
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What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Addiction

What is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis treatment, also known as co-occurring disorders, is a method used for a patient diagnosed with both a mental disorder and an addiction. Nearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment was invented in the early 1990's for people experiencing…
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Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery

Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery For the families and friends of an individual in recovery it can be difficult to know the best ways to show your support and love during this time. What do you say? What should you do? Below we have compiled some tips that we think will be helpful for families…
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Understanding Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Drug & Alcohol Programs

What is an intensive outpatient (IOP) program or outpatient (OP) program? After completing a successful detox at an inpatient addiction program patients will often move to an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. An IOP program will typically include individual and group therapies. The therapists in the IOP program will work with the client to continue recovery…
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Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits

Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits When it comes to substance abuse, identifying addiction early has a number of benefits. A person doesn't have to "hit rock bottom" before seeking help for addiction. By identifying addiction early on and seeking treatment before matters get out of control, the individual often has increased chances at long-term…
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Yoga and Addiction Recovery

Yoga and Addiction Recovery At Silicon Beach Outpatient Center we take the approach of treating the entire person during recovery and this is done by treating the mind, body, and spirit. Our team of specialists are involved every step of the way with the ultimate goal of helping clients reach their highest level of mental,…
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Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction Drug addiction or drug abuse can be a touchy topic to discuss. If you’re concerned for a loved one or friend that you worry may be suffering from drug addiction you may be wondering where you should start to find help. Begin by learning about the nature of drug…
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