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Fentanyl Overdose Signs

Fentanyl Overdose Signs

There are many different signs of a fentanyl overdose, and they are all the same as any other opiate or opioid. The only difference is that it takes much less fentanyl to overdose than it does heroin, morphine, or codeine to overdose. The signs of fentanyl overdose include shallow breathing, loss of consciousness, slowing heartbeat, and eventually death if the…

Alcohol and Hair Loss

Alcohol and Hair Loss

Many people are unaware of the fact that alcohol and hair loss go hand in hand, especially when drinking becomes excessive. Alcohol has been found to speed up the balding process because it causes severe dehydration. Dehydrating the hair follicles will, over time, cause hair to thin. Binge drinkers are the most susceptible to hair loss because of the excessive…

Travel for Rehab

Should I Travel for Rehab?

A big question a person considering getting clean and sober must ask themselves is, “should I travel for rehab?” I woke up from a 5-day blackout, realized I needed help, and proceeded to ask myself this question, among many other serious questions. In my mind, the benefits of leaving my hometown in upstate New York to come to Divine Detox…

Loving an Alcoholic

Loving an Alcoholic

Loving an alcoholic can be a difficult and daunting task, especially if that alcoholic is not treating their alcoholism. Alcohol is merely a symptom of alcoholism, which means that stopping drinking is only the first step to recovering. When an alcoholic stops their drinking, but does nothing in order to treat the root of the problem, it can be just…

AA Ventura County

AA Ventura County

For achieving lifelong recovery, nothing has a success rate as high as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and AA Ventura County has some of the best groups and meetings available in the country. AA Ventura County encompasses all of the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in and around Ventura County. I love AA, and it has become something I absolutely want to do just…

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program at Divine Detox

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has a lot in common with inpatient mental health programs. With both of these types of programs, you’ll receive the same level of treatment but an IOP is outpatient. Therefore these programs serve as a great stepping-stone for anyone who’s been through detox but isn’t ready to fully integrate back into their home life. They’ll…

Importance of Addiction Aftercare

The Importance of Addiction Aftercare

Once you’ve detoxed from your substance of choice, it’s important to create an addiction aftercare plan. Doing so will help stop you from relapsing and encourage you to build a new life with goals you look forward to achieving. You should include interventions, resources, and activities in your plan to help you cope with your triggers, cravings, and stress once…

Drug Rehab Near Me

Drug Rehab Near Me

One of the best decisions I have made in all my life was deciding to look for a drug rehab near me. I was tore up from the floor up heavily addicted to Xanax, literally on the brink of death. With one foot in the grave, and death sounding evermore the better option to life, I had a brief moment…

Marketplace Rehab Coverage

Marketplace Rehab Coverage

What is the ACA Marketplace?  Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA is a health care law that changed the system’s approach to addiction treatment coverage. The ACA marketplace is the online platform where you determine your eligibility for coverage and enroll in a health care plan.  You can also search by state for insurance…

Drug Rehab Ventura

Drug Rehab Ventura

Choosing Ventura County for Rehab  There are many benefits to choosing our Ventura drug rehab. Our luxury facility is conveniently located in Southern California, primarily hosting clients from the Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Ventura, Woodland Hills, and Santa Monica communities.  But if you live outside of these areas, don’t let that stop you. Staying close to home for treatment isn’t your…

Types of Alcoholics

Types of Alcoholics

What is an Alcoholic  Despite what most movies and TV shows would lead us to believe, alcoholism doesn’t always look the same. Addiction is a chronic disease, not a character flaw or defect in self-control. Close to 18 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder ranging from mild to severe and also there are various types of alcoholics. Every one…

Who Needs Alcohol Detox

Who Needs Alcohol Detox?

I couldn’t have ended 20+ years of alcoholism without the support of my wonderful family. They stood by me throughout my darkest moments, even when they didn’t have to. It took a lot of effort on their part to deal with my nonsense. Lies, lashing out, threats, all the horrible ways that I treated them, and they were still there…

Tips To Deal with Nausea During Detox

Tips To Deal with Nausea During Detox

You are going to deal with a lot of withdrawal symptoms when you are trying to detox. One of the most difficult things to deal with for me was the amount of nausea that I felt during my recovery. I was a longtime alcoholic when I finally entered Divine Detox, and I was very unhealthy. I found some of the…

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