How Addiction Alters the Brain Mechanism

Addiction isn’t simply a habitual use of something or consistently doing the same thing over again, even when you know it is not good for you. Addiction actually changes the chemistry within your brain, causing you to crave the substance you are addicted to and making it seem necessary for your existence. What starts out as a choice becomes more of a compulsion for some people. That is why rehab is necessary in most cases rather than simply stopping the behavior. Who Becomes Addicted? Addiction does not occur in everybody the same way. There are certain risk factors that increase one’s chances of becoming addicted to a substance. These … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Recent Drug Scandal of Justin Bieber: A New Addition

It seems that Justin Bieber needs to start checking around for the best rehab he can find. He’s back in the news again with yet another drug scandal, this time involving cocaine. His choice of drugs seems to be getting stronger, as is often the case with young stars who find themselves with a great deal of fame in a short period of time. Alcohol and Prescription Drugs One of the first incidents regarding Justin Bieber involved him in a drag racing in Florida. When stopped, Justin’s blood alcohol level was above that required for being legally drunk. He also admitted at the time to taking some kind of … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Shia LaBeouf: The Controversial Alcohol Addict Seeks Rehab

The case of Shia LaBeouf is typical for many child stars of today. Their launch into early stardom can leave them reeling when reality sets in and they find themselves out of work and no longer the charming apple of everyone’s eye. LaBeouf’s decision to voluntarily seek an active alcohol rehab program seems to be a well thought out step in the right direction. How Do People Like LaBeouf Become An Addict? Individuals who feel as if they have been left to their own plans will often take a path of self-destruction without even realizing it. When they are household names, the feelings of being set adrift in a … Continue reading

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Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Alcohol and Energy Drinks Do Not Go Hand in Hand

It has been a long, busy week and your friends want to meet for an evening of drinking and dancing at the local club. You’re tired but don’t want to miss out on the chance to kick back and have a bit of fun. Downing an energy drink, you head out. After a couple drinks, you have an idea to try one of the available alcohol-energy drink combos that seem to be so popular… Stop! Consider the following before you put yourself and others at risk. I’m not drunk Alcohol is a natural depressant and energy drinks a stimulant. While it seems they should cancel out the effects of … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Professional Help to Beat Addiction: An Overview

Drug addiction is complex. The drugs are not the only thing that affects how a person recovers from an addiction. In addition to the physical aspects of addiction, a person must also deal with the emotional and mental factors that go along with it. While the physical symptoms of addiction can be difficult, a person’s mental state can sabotage their efforts to break free from the cycle of abuse. When a person first tries drugs, most feel they will be able to control how they respond. In some ways that may be true, but once the drug manifests itself as a mandatory need, the control is lost and extremely … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Expecting Moms: Recover From Heroin Addiction for Your Baby

Heroin is a street drug also known as smack or junk. It is made from poppy plant seeds and can take the form of a white or brown powder or a black, sticky substance. Typically heroin is injected with a needle but it can also be snorted or smoked. Heroin use can be detrimental to physical health which includes causing severe harm to your baby during pregnancy. What is heroin addiction? Heroin has an effect on the central nervous system and brain functioning. It can make you feel sleepy, itchy or nauseous. Long-term heroin use can lead to a host of health problems including heart and lung infections, other … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation and making New Horizon Recovery one of the leading drug and alcohol rehabs in the area.

Addiction Not Only Breaks You, It Breaks Your Family Too

Many addicts justify their addiction by claiming outwardly “I’m not hurting anyone but myself.” This could not be further from the truth. Addiction hurts everyone around the user. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why: Conflicts With Your Family When drugs take hold, they are often the only thing a sufferer can focus on. When a sufferer runs out of his drug of choice, withdrawal may set it. He or she may become angry, and argue with partners and children, leaving them hurt and confused. Domestic Violence Drugs and alcohol impair judgment. Individuals may become violent and lash out at their partners or children. Alcohol or … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

How to Stay Motivated to Recover From Addiction

Recovering from addiction is a longer process than getting addicted. It takes a lot of willpower to refrain from your addiction and to just say no. Willpower means a consistent effort that is supported by likeminded people and gaining control and power over the addiction. Addiction is a destructive human behavior that affects the body, mind, spirit and the very existence of a person. It takes control over you and dictates your actions. Even the healthiest of people can turn into dust because of an addiction. It is a disease but the nature of it is quite different. Addiction is the only disease from which we can recover through … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

5 Addiction Risk Factors: Know Your Odds

Why does it seem like some people can drink or experiment with drugs and never seem to become addicted? The truth is, anyone can become addicted! It just hits some people a lot quicker and harder. There are several risk factors involved in addiction and the more a person has, the more likely they will be to succumb to the addiction. Know your odds by analyzing yourself in these 5 factors: 1. Genetics If a close family member has an addiction; your chances are six times higher than if none do. A lower amount of endorphins in the body is a contributing factor in addiction, which is hereditary. 2. … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.

Xanax: What You Should Know About the Drug

What is Xanax? Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is one of several drugs classified as Benzodiazepines. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications are also included in this category. Xanax is neither considered to be nor does it have the same properties as anti-depressants. It is considered to be quite beneficial when used to relieve anxiety and other types of panic disorders. When is it prescribed? One in every three Xanax users who enter a drug rehab program is being prescribed the medication for a legitimate medical disorder or condition. Doctors prescribe it for several conditions that have to do with anxiety and stress related health problems, including anxiety-induced depression. Addicted to … Continue reading

About Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the Owner of New Horizon Recovery, a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in Southern California. New Horizon Recovery is a peaceful sanctuary for healing and provides both inpatient and outpatient alcohol drug rehab treatment. Mike makes it his priority to make his patients as safe as comfortable as possible, establishing relationships with everyone to create a tightknit community for successful rehabilitation.