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Press Releases from Pacific Bay Recovery (9 total)

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment: Which one is right for you?

Inpatient residential and outpatient rehab are the two most commonly offered addiction treatment options. But how do you pick the one that is right for you? The Need for Drug Rehab Addiction is a progressive disease that makes the user unable to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This could be accompanied by impaired emotional and behavioral control, cravings and denial. Like many other chronic diseases, addiction often involves relapse. Without treatment or

Treatment Options for Addicted Youth

Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and experimentation and unfortunately for most teens, this means experimenting with alcohol and drugs. While some teens don’t end up addicted after their first few encounters, plenty of others do… leading to a lifelong struggle. Common Substance Addictions in Teens • Marijuana or weed is extremely popular among teens. Most teens don’t consider marijuana as addictive or harmful. • Alcohol is the most readily available and

The Importance of Detox in Recovery

The long-term alcohol or drug abuse leads to physical dependence. When you try to stop taking these substances, it would lead to acute withdrawal symptoms. This is why detoxification is extremely important. Drug detox is especially designed to rid the body of the substance and treat the physical effects of withdrawal. It is a systematic process conducted under medical supervision and is followed by a complete recovery process. For someone who is

5 Signs your Employee uses Drugs

Employees are an organization’s most valuable asset and resource. If an employee is struggling with addiction, it can have a big impact on how your organization functions. Apart from costing you time and money, it may be counterproductive to the overall functioning of your organization. This is why you should be aware of the signs of employee drug use within the organization. It will enable you to help an employee

Addiction Can Change Your Personality

Addiction has been classified as a chronic brain disease. It can’t be cured but controlled with systematic, comprehensive treatment. Left unchecked, over a period of time, drug and alcohol abuse can change critical brain activity. It can even fool the brain into prioritizing the abused substance over everything else. As the brain is consumed by drugs or alcohol, the individual's personality undergoes drastic changes. Personality changes may include: • Hiding or

Are you a Student who uses ‘Study Drugs’?

Many school and college students don’t abuse drugs to simply get high and have fun. Many are using them to boost their efforts to excel in academics. The tremendous pressure to succeed is making them turn to ‘Study Drugs’ that are illegal, dangerous, addictive and even fatal. Study Drug Study drugs are usually medications that act as stimulants and are often prescribed to treat ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Since

3 Types of Painkillers that make you Vulnerable to Addiction

Many different types of painkillers are available today – from the safest ones that are available over the counter, such as aspirin to the most powerful painkillers that contain opiates. Here is a closer look at some of the most addictive painkillers in the world – the opiates. Oxycodone Oxycodone is a painkiller that can change your perception of pain. It interrupts CNS (central nervous system) communication to reduce the sensation

Why is Dual Diagnosis Important to Addiction Treatment?

You may have heard about drug or alcohol addiction coinciding with anxiety or depression. When a person is diagnosed with both a mental illness and addiction, it is termed ‘Dual Diagnosis’ or ‘Co-Occurring Disorders’. A large percentage of people diagnosed with addiction are also dealing with some mental illness. Mood and personality disorders, anxiety or depressive disorders and many other mental illnesses are often associated with addiction. When the two –

Are you living with Dual Diagnosis?

Mental health disorders and substance use disorders often coexist. More than half of those individuals who suffer substance abuse are likely to have at least one significant mental health condition. The co-existing disorders are known as “dual diagnosis.” 8 common mental disorders that exist with substance abuse disorders among dual diagnosis patients are – * Major Depression * PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder * Bipolar Disorder * Obsessive Compulsive Disorder * Borderline Personality Disorder * Anxiety Disorder *