Regarding COVID-19

Response to coronavirus covid 19

We understand there are ongoing questions and concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, and how it applies to you and your loved ones here in our program. Our goal is to keep our clients, employees, families and community partners updated and informed on Miramar Recovery’s response as it evolves. We are […]

Comprehensive Guide to Returning Home After Rehab

Rehab

The biggest test of your sobriety is its sustenance in our daily routine. After 30-90 days of spending time in rehab, you are determined and well-aware of how difficult it is going to be getting back to your everyday life.  There’s fear mixed with hope and a mighty challenge in front of you to rebuild […]

Famous Celebrity Rehab Success Stories

Celebrities are perpetually scrutinized under the limelight of tabloids, online gossip columns, and social media — it’s easy to forget that although celebrities may be living a different lifestyle than most people, they’re still human. A quick Google search for “celebrity addiction” will yield hundreds of results chronicling current, past and speculated addiction among celebrities, […]

Inside the Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

synthetic marijuana epidemic

From Patriots linebacker Chandler Jones to the residents of upstate New York, synthetic marijuana has affected Americans around the country. Lauded for its affordability and ability to remain undetected in most drug tests, the synthetic substance is wreaking havoc on communities from the East Coast to Los Angeles. Unlike its organic cousin, synthetic marijuana is […]

Nature vs. Nurture: The Contributing Factors of Opioid Abuse

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Five million people in the United States are affected by opioid abuse every year. The rise in popularity of opioid medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Opana for the treatment of chronic pain has played a significant role in the current opioid addiction epidemic. The recent influx in opioid addiction that drug rehab centers from […]

Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: A Sobering Look at the Facts

It’s common knowledge for most people that substance abuse during pregnancy can have devastating effects on an unborn fetus. The effects of tobacco alone can result in birth defects, premature birth and in worst cases miscarriage. Yet what are some of the effects of other substances? With more people checking into drug and alcohol rehab […]

Student Athletes and Substance Abuse

It’s no secret that sports can be a beneficial part of an adolescent’s development. With over 8 million U.S. high school students participating in sports every year, the benefits of sports and exercise include improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Yet a startling statistic undermines some of these positive benefits. Recent research has shown that […]

The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

It’s no secret that alcohol can impair your motor functions, speech and thinking while substantially contributing to addictive behavior. The short and long-term effects of alcohol abuse have caused alcohol rehab centers from Los Angeles to New York City to see an influx in recent admits. So how exactly does alcohol affect brain function in […]

Dual Diagnosis: Facts & Figures

More than half of all individuals living with an addiction also have a co-occurring mental disorder. Dual diagnosis at drug rehab centers in the Los Angeles area are most commonly seen with those suffering from depression, anxiety, personality disorders and schizophrenia. While it’s not always clear if the addiction or the mental illness came first, […]