Miramar Laguna Beach Blog

March 11, 2016

Inside the Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

From Patriots linebacker Chandler Jones to the residents of upstate New York, synthetic marijuana has affected Americans around the country. […]
February 18, 2016

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 […]
February 9, 2016

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 […]
February 5, 2016

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 […]
January 21, 2016

The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

After a traumatic incident, many individuals will turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. The problem is more […]
December 27, 2015

Alcoholism Across Demographics

Anyone can be at risk to struggle with alcohol dependency, however there are some factors that have been proven to […]
December 7, 2015

In Addiction, Mental Illness is Both a Cause and Effect

Oftentimes, drug and alcohol abuse are closely linked to mental illness. When a dual diagnosis (both a mental disorder and […]
December 3, 2015

Don’t Let Alcohol Steal Your Christmas–Staying Sober Over the Holidays

Alcohol can be a holiday “grinch”— taking lives, memories and relationships in the process. Knowing who, what and where your […]
November 30, 2015

The Effects of Ritalin Misuse

The stimulant Ritalin was designed to help treat ADHD and narcolepsy, but like many medications, individuals in San Jose and […]
November 27, 2015

The Decades of Drug Abuse in the United States

It seems that problems with drugs and alcohol have been a part of society for decades—which is, in fact, the […]