We’ve all heard about how addicts often use alcohol and drugs to alleviate their emotional and physical pain. But why do so many addicts self-medicate?
The Kratom tree is an evergreen in the coffee family that grows in Asian countries such as Myanmar and Thailand. So far, the FDA has found no medical uses for Kratom. This Schedule I substance is quickly getting more popular for recreational drug use.
A Brief Introduction to Cocaine and Cocaine Addiction Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug, powerful and illegal. While it has limited medical purposes, most people use it recreationally. On the street, cocaine appears as a fine white powder or small chunks known as “crack cocaine.” Drug dealers often mix the drug with powder such… View more
Alcohol Abuse & Addiction A Brief Introduction to Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse People use drugs for a variety of reasons. Nowadays, a lot of us face stress that overwhelms both mentally and emotionally. Because of this, there’s been a steady rise in substance abuse. This includes alcohol abuse, which is the most widespread substance use… View more
Fentanyl Addiction A Brief Introduction to Fentanyl and Fentanyl Addiction Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug that is typically used as an anesthetic. It can give users feelings of euphoria, relaxation, pain relief, and comfort. It is extremely addictive, as is heroin, and it is a cheaper alternative to some of the more expensive opioids. Some… View more
Silicon Beach Treatment Center’s men’s rehab and recovery residence provides an upscale and modern sober living home for men in our program. We have space for twelve residents in our recently remodeled house. Comfortable common areas provide space to watch TV or hang out. Choose to relax in a recliner while the game is on… View more
Silicon Beach Treatment Center’s beautiful women’s recovery residence provides an upscale and spacious sober living home for women in our program. We have space for nine residents in our quiet and sunny house. The large common areas provide plenty of room for activities, hobbies, and socializing. In addition, an updated kitchen provides a modern space… View more
Anger Management and Anger Disorders What is Anger Management? Anger is an intense emotional state as opposed to a clinical diagnosis. Anger Management refers to a set of skills and coping mechanisms utilized to help individuals better manage their anger or frustration. This anger, aggression, and frustration is especially difficult to control when it comes… View more
Panic Disorder A Brief Introduction to Clinical Panic Disorder According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, clinical Panic Disorder is determined by the presence of recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. Recurrent means that the individual experiences more than one panic attack. Unexpected refers to the panic attack being seemingly unprovoked, that is,… View more
Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental illness with features of Schizophrenia concurrent with either Depression or Bipolar Disorder. Schizoaffective Disorder is often misdiagnosed because it shares properties of multiple disorders.