Signs of Alcohol Problems: Alcoholism Treatment in Orange County

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Alcohol is a powerful drug that has the innate ability to change the way the brain works. When a person is addicted to alcohol, they aren’t being willfully irresponsible; they’re suffering from a chronic brain disease that inhibits their ability to drink responsibly. The effects of alcohol (and drugs) are so powerful that nearly 22 […]

Ten Activities Around Orange County to Help You Keep Sober During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact America, drug use is on the rise. In fact, Kipu Health reported that the number of opioid overdoses in large cities has risen by 54 percent in 16 states. The link between opioid addiction and COVID-19 is a serious issue that those in addiction recovery should be aware […]

Veterans Addiction Programs in Orange County

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Many veterans, particularly those who’ve seen combat, struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions once they return home. It is not uncommon for these men and women to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with their symptoms. In fact, more than 20 percent […]

Mental Health Best Practices During COVID-19

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For the last seven months, people everywhere have been trying to cope with the life-altering reality of a global pandemic. COVID-19 has changed everything from the way we shop to the way we interact with each other. Masks are commonplace, hand sanitizer is the latest accessory, and we’re at home more often than ever.  How […]

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


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 […]

What Drugs do to Your Body

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The sad truth is that drug abuse is very prevalent in our world today. Whether it’s to alter one’s mood or fit in with the crowd, more and more people are using drugs for recreational purposes. Abusing drugs can lead to addiction and often times the only way to escape the grasp of addiction is […]

Study Explains Why Teens are More Prone to Cocaine Addiction

Research shows that developing brains are more responsive to drug-related cues leading experts to conclude that teenagers are more prone to drug abuse than adults. In a study conducted at the McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric facility, researchers have found that younger brains are more prone to stick to drug-related stimuli. This particular […]

Ads contribute to alcohol consumption of teens

The Department of Media and Communication of the University of Leicester have found links between teenage drinking and advertising. The direct link has not been fully established, but there is very strong evidence that the volume of ads and the volume of alcohol consumption among teens are related. Several factors About one out of two […]