Why Is a Low Staffing Ratio at a Rehab Center Important?

As you begin your search for a rehab center that will meet your individual needs or the needs of your loved one, there are a variety of factors that you need to consider. One of the most important but commonly ignored factors is the staff-to-patient ratio. Although this may seem like a minor detail, having […]

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing is a form talk therapy or counseling that uses collaborative conversation to improve Sacramento residents’ motivation and willingness to change. Motivational Interviewing follows a person or patient-centered counseling style in order to get the individual to create change on their own terms. By exploring and resolving the individual’s ambivalence, a therapist can use […]

Stress Management for Chronic Pain

Managing the stress of chronic pain is an ongoing struggle for many Sacramento residents who suffer from pain-causing conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis, cancer treatment, chronic back pain, and pain from lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune disorders can require round-the-clock medications for pain relief. Learning to manage the stress of chronic pain can decrease the risk […]

Recovery Challenges Facing Single Mothers

Being a single mother and trying to adequately provide for and raise young children can be challenging especially when struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. It can be challenging for single mothers in Sacramento to find adequate work in order to provide for their families. Having to pay all the fees of childcare, transportation, and […]

How Does Drug Compounding Put Users at Risk?

Despite the innumerable medications available for physical and psychological conditions and illnesses, some people have specific needs that cannot be met mass-produced drugs. Drug compounding is the practice of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to tailor prescription or over-the-counter medications to suit individual needs. Because these drug compounds are not readily available, they are not […]

Effects of Racism on Addiction

Addiction is a disease that thrives on deception, misunderstanding and ignorance. Any errors of thinking that make addiction seem like a smaller problem than it is, or make it appear to be a threat to some people but not to others, make it more dangerous. Racism and racist ideas are one way in which dangerous […]

Defining Recreational Drug Use

Recreational drug use is practiced by Sacramento residents who are seeking to enhance an experience individually or with a group of people. This type of drug use generally aims to make moments more pleasurable. Recreational drugs use does not satisfy any medical purposes and is commonly for personal enjoyment within a social setting. Recreational drug […]

Am I Guaranteed Confidentiality during Addiction Treatment?

Privacy is often a major concern for individuals seeking addiction treatment. Sacramento residents seeking addiction treatment want to feel comfortable knowing that their information will not be shared with others and their identity will be protected even from friends and family. Licensed rehabilitation facilities and other treatment centers are required to adhere by the Health […]

What Should I Do If Friends Pressure Me to Use Drugs?

No one wants to separate themselves from their friends, but if your friends encourage you to engage in risky behavior such as drug abuse, you should always say no. It can be very tempting, especially if your friends continue to ask you to use drugs, but if you abuse drugs, you may eventually become addicted. […]

Physical Disability and Addiction

Individuals with physical disabilities must cope with their limitations every day. Whether resulting from a chronic illness, injury, or other physical conditions, disabilities cause not only physical pain, but emotional pain as well. Many people in Sacramento with disabilities use drugs to escape both physical and psychological pain. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

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