Monthly Archives - January 2019

Opiate-Induced Hyperalgesia

Opiate-Induced Hyperalgesia

Across the United States, more patients are being prescribed opiate medications to treat chronic and short-term pain conditions. The major increase in patients has caused numerous individuals to experience adverse reactions from long-term use. One of the most notable side effects in individuals who use opiates long-term is Opiate-Induced Hyperalgesia. This condition occurs when patients experience aggravated preexisting pains as the results of opioid use. At the Crosby Clinic, we see numerous patients in drug rehab suffering intensified pain [...]

Gender And Addiction

Are Sober Living Homes Effective?

A sober living home is a transitional facility for individuals who are fresh out of the Crosby Clinic’s Escondido inpatient rehab but not yet ready to re-enter society completely. These facilities often serve as a small community for several residents. They share a living space within a home and are all charged with performing chores and up-keeping the home. For a lot of patients, sober living homes are an effective transitional method that helps them get back on track. Sober [...]

The Truth About Ultram Abuse

Mental Health And Addiction

Individuals who suffer from mental health disorders can see immense improvement by making certain beneficial lifestyle choices. With great care, even individuals with pre-existing mental health disorders can experience improved mental health and quality of life. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the negative impact substance abuse has on individuals suffering from mental health disorders. Unfortunately, numerous individuals with pre-existing mental health problems suffer an array of negative consequences from engaging in substance abuse. The Impact Of Substance Abuse On [...]

Coping With A Drug Overdose Death

The Alarming Rate Of Drug Overdose Deaths

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the devastating impact drug abuse can have on families. Families across the country are experiencing the negative impacts of drug use first-hand. Children, parents, sisters, and brothers are falling victims of substance use daily. Unfortunately, not every person battling addiction gets the substance abuse help they need to combat their addiction. In fact, there is an alarming increase in the number of addicts who suffer fatal overdoses each year. Overdose Statistics In The United [...]

Oral Health And Substance Abuse

Oral Health And Substance Abuse

Maintaining a healthy smile is a critical part of the daily routine for most people. Several studies have found a strong connection between oral health and overall health, which makes the efforts to protect the teeth and gums all the more important. Unfortunately, individuals who are battling addiction often suffer from poor oral health, which leads to damaged teeth and gums. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the importance of providing early intervention in an effort to prevent more [...]

The Spiritual Aspect Of Recovery

The Spiritual Aspect Of Recovery

At the Crosby Clinic, we understand the immense fight individuals in treatment programs go through in overcoming their addiction. Struggling with substance abuse can be daunting. Going through addiction and treatment programs alone can be especially hard. Going through drug treatment and recovery has a major impact on a person’s mental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. Spirituality has an extensive history in the recovery process. Focusing on spiritual wellbeing during recovery can improve a patient’s success as they [...]

Emotional Recovery After Addiction Treatment

Emotional Recovery After Addiction Treatment

Addiction takes an immense toll on a person. Not only do they suffer physically, but they often suffer overwhelming emotional responses. At the Crosby Clinic, we provide patients with treatment programs that focus on improving both their physical and mental health so they can live happier and healthier lives. Unfortunately, a lot of individuals realize that they need help, but they are unsure of how to pursue drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Once they break through the barrier, they are [...]

Identifying Triggers

Identifying Triggers

Recovery from substance addiction takes a lot of patients, diligence, and restraint. Individuals are courage in seeking drug treatment, following through with detox, and making all the necessary changes while at inpatient rehab to maintain their sobriety once they reenter society. One way we help patients at the Crosby Clinic is by helping them identify their triggers. Identifying triggers effectively is a critical part of developing a healthy response plan for dealing with them. Common Relapse Triggers As individuals go through [...]

Is It Possible To Develop A Vaccine For Addiction?

Is It Possible To Develop A Vaccine For Addiction?

At the Crosby Clinic, we are constantly implementing various treatment programs to help individuals combat their addictions. Endless addicts often wonder if there will ever be a magical tool that can provide more instant hope to them in combating and overcoming their conditions. Quite often, individuals throw up the term “vaccine” in hopes of establishing a preventative measure for helping those who suffer. Across the world, endless vaccines are constantly being offered to combat various illnesses and conditions. If addiction [...]

Opiate Addiction Withdrawal

The Opiate Epidemic’s Influence On Pain Management

Millions of Americans rely on opioid medications to treat chronic and short-term pain conditions. Unfortunately, the fact that opioids can cause dependence in users and develop into addiction is having a major impact on accessibility. We offer drug treatment to patients at the Crosby Clinic who are battling opioid addictions and help them manage pain conditions differently.  The number of individuals battling opioid addiction caused the CDC to declare an epidemic, resulting in former President Obama allotting $1.1 billion [...]