The Effect of Heroin and Opioids on the Brain

Opioids and heroin have specific effects on the brain that can make them particularly difficult drugs to detox naturally. According to research, there are a few natural opioids produced by the body including endorphins that effect specific protein receptors in the brain to give a feeling of wellbeing. This is the reason why physical activity often gives you a buzz or ‘high’ feeling.

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How Human-Animal Interactions Can Assist Recovery

As evidenced by the millions of people all over the world sharing their lives with pets, the bond humans have with animals is widely considered life-enhancing. It’s perhaps no surprise that animals can have huge benefits for someone going through alcohol and drug detox and that animal-assisted therapy in recovery is becoming more commonplace.

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The Science behind how Addiction Works in your Body

Derived from Latin, the word ‘addiction’ means to be ‘bound to’ or ‘enslaved by’, which will resonate with anyone who has experienced addiction issues or tried to support someone else with a problem. This is because addictive behaviors have a powerful influence on the brain and in cases of prolonged substance or alcohol abuse is manifested in three very distinct ways.

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How to Curb Cravings in Detox and Beyond

Resisting the cravings for a substance or alcohol when you’re on a detox and rehab program can be one of the most difficult obstacles on the road to recovery. Here we take a look at some simple changes you can make to your daily life to help you deal with inevitable cravings, without risking relapse.

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Myths about Addiction: Debunked

Addiction is something that affects millions of individuals and their loved ones throughout the world. In the US, addiction is a declared disease according to all well-respected medical communities, and yet there remains a perception in society that addiction to drugs or alcohol is a sign of moral weakness. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery want to help end the stigma.

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How to Live with an Addict without Enabling Them

When someone is struggling with addiction issues, they are not the only ones to suffer the consequences. Family members are also plunged into feelings of pain, fear, loss and weariness and everyone close to the addict is affected. Learning how to live with an addict can be difficult because it requires knowing the difference between helping their suffering and enabling their addiction.

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How Stress Affects Addiction Recovery

It is important to remember that despite seeking drug and alcohol treatment, it doesn’t guarantee you a life of sobriety.  Living with addiction becomes habitual to sufferers and represents a comfort zone they are reluctant to leave, but once committed to rehab and recovery; these issues can seem less overwhelming.

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5 Signs You are Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Addiction to prescription drugs is becoming an increasingly large problem in the US and that’s mainly because what initially starts out as a necessary course of medication for genuine pain management can easily trigger damaging and unhealthy behaviors in people. The issue is further clouded by the fact it is almost an enabled addiction, as these are not street drugs or narcotics but medications that are commonly and legally used in daily life.

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De-Stress this Summer at the Beach

If you’re looking for a great way to rid yourself of stress this summer near Lake Forest, CA, you can’t beat enjoying some de-stressing activities at some of the beautiful beaches that are within a short drive of our residential detox facility, Capo Canyon Recovery, in Laguna Niguel, CA. Here we give you some suggestions on where to go and some of the great stuff you can do to take the weight of the world (or detox) off your shoulders.

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The Importance of Honesty During Intake

Honesty is integral to successfully detoxing from alcohol or drug abuse and it starts being important from the moment professional help is accessed. When you’re completely honest about how much it is you are drinking or using, the best treatment program can be created for you and that’s crucial to your recovery. By being honest from the start of your journey, you are less likely to self-sabotage during your addiction treatment.

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Signs You Might be Ready for Drug or Alcohol Detox

You can work out for yourself when something is wrong in your life, but can you recognize when your life has come to a point where you should seriously consider checking into rehab? If you are having trouble making that decision, you’re not alone. Research shows that there are around 22.7 million Americans need treatment for alcohol or drug abuse every year but less than 1% successfully go on to receive it. 

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Holistic Practices that Positively Impact Detox

Whether you are in the middle of or have completed a detox program, you are more than likely looking for positive ways to improve your lifestyle as a person in recovery from addiction. This is where holistic services play a big part in your overall health and wellness in this transitional period into recovery. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery firmly believe in the power of holistic services and offer many.

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How to Choose the Right Detox Facility

If you or a loved one needs detox from drug or alcohol addiction, finding the right facility can be a very daunting task. Can you afford it? What should you look for? Is it a residential facility or not? Has the staff got the right credentials for the job? There are so many questions you want answers to that it can seem like an impossible task. We here at Capo Canyon want to arm you with the tools you need to pick the right facility:

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Three Healthy Habits to Adopt After Detox

You’re much more likely to be successful on your recovery journey if you change the routine of your life to reflect a new, healthier you. It’s not just about taking up a hobby and hoping it sticks, we’re talking about altering your lifestyle significantly to include habits that are better for your mental health. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery can help you determine and explore new hobby and habit options, but for now, here are three ideas for you to consider:

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Support Your Child through Detox While Supporting Yourself

Everything negative thing your child goes through – no matter what age they are – parents tend to feel responsible. That can make it even harder to help your child when they face addiction issues and so it’s important to bear in mind that there is always help and support for you both at hand.

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How the Joys of Spring Can Help Detox and Recovery

There’s something magical about the season of spring that refreshes the soul. Perhaps it is the new growth in the ground as it starts to burst into colorful life or maybe it’s simply the improved weather and longer days. Spring is one of the best times of year for your state of mind, feelings of positivity and your well-being, which can be extremely helpful in combating addiction issues.

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Why Addiction is a Family Affair

When someone has issues with addiction, they are suffering from a disease which can often tear families apart as they try to understand, support, and help their relative. It’s never a case of being just the addict that goes through addiction because everyone else in the family are usually pulled into the situation, even if the addict has moved away. 

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Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse on the Body

Nearly all pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants, and tranquilizers available by prescription are potentially addicting and those abusing them often require prescription drug detox for rehabilitation. Detox and withdrawal can be complex and is individual to every person, so it’s essential to seek qualified recovery and detox for your successful recovery from addiction, like the detox program offered here at Capo Canyon Recovery. 

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Top 5 Reasons Why Addicts Struggle with Early Recovery and Detox

 In the early days, months, and even years of recovery from addiction, there is a time of readjustment to live without alcohol or drugs. Maintaining sobriety can be every bit as challenging as achieving it in the first place and illustrates just how the journey to recovery is a lifetime commitment.

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