Monthly Archives - February 2019

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

More patients are coming into the Crosby Clinic’s Escondido rehabilitation facilities struggling with prescription medication addictions. More recently, the United States has taken a firm stand on combating prescription drug abuse. One approach that is being enforced more by the government is the use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). These state-run databases are designed to track the dispensing of certain medications, primarily focusing on prescription drugs that are commonly abused. The use of PDMPs can be effective in [...]

About Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT)

About Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT)

The Crosby Clinic implements a non-12 step approach to drug treatment at our Escondido drug rehab. Once individuals leave drug rehab, they often utilize community groups to help them maintain sobriety. Although many people are familiar with the 12-step system or even support groups, sometimes the biggest hurdle is to get someone to agree on going. For this, several areas across the United States implement Community Reinforcement Approach to help convince others to get substance abuse help. CRAFT – A [...]

Fixing Financial Problems From Addiction

Fixing Financial Problems From Addiction

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the dire impact addiction can have on a person’s life. Not only does their health struggle, and their relationships strain, but they often dig themselves deep into debt. A part of overcoming an addiction after inpatient rehab is dealing with all of the side effects from the disease head one. Recovering effectively means to pick up the pieces of the life you once knew so you could begin rebuilding a new one. One [...]

Is There A Cure For Addiction?

Is There A Cure For Addiction?

The Crosby Clinic is dedicated to implementing proven techniques to help individuals overcome their addictions at our Escondido drug rehab. One of the most common questions we are faced with is whether there is a cure for addiction. Unfortunately, cure and quite are two very different words. Although both words signify the end of something, they each have their own meaning when applied to addiction. What Is Addiction? Over the years, addiction has gained recognition as being a disease. This [...]

Hepatitis C Treatment For Former Intravenous Drug Users

Hepatitis C Treatment For Former Intravenous Drug Users

The Crosby Clinic recognizes some of the most advanced problems associated with substance use. Quite often, individuals come to our Escondido rehabilitation facilities after their addictions have taken a major toll on their health. One of the biggest problems associated with intravenous drug use across the United States, aside from substance abuse itself, is the fact that sharing needles often leads to the spread of blood diseases and illnesses. Unfortunately, a large percentage of individuals who engage in intravenous [...]

MDMA Addiction

MDMA Addiction

A new generation is embracing the use of MDMA (ecstasy) to achieve a purer and safer high. Unfortunately, widespread use of MDMA is causing a growing number of individuals to fall victims to addiction. At the Crosby Clinic, we provide adequate drug treatment at our Escondido inpatient rehab that helps individuals overcome their addictions to MDMA and other harmful substances. Unfortunately, a lot of individuals are finding MDMA is not as safe is it was once believed to be. [...]

ADHD Places Individuals At Risk Of Addiction

ADHD Places Individuals At Risk Of Addiction

At the Crosby Clinic, we understand the negative influence underlying mental disorders can have on a person developing an addiction. For this reason, we implement dual diagnosis treatment programs that help individuals combat substance abuse while also helping them deal with their debilitating mental conditions.  Research demonstrates there is a strong connection between individuals who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an increased risk of substance abuse. The University of Pittsburgh conducted a study in 2013 that found individuals [...]

Drug Abuse In The Workplace

Drug Abuse In The Workplace

The Crosby Clinic understands the unfortunate grasp drugs and alcohol have on those who suffer from addiction. For many individuals battling addiction, the pull from the substance is so strong that it far outweighs the desire to remain sober while on the job. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 60% of individuals battling addiction are full-time workers. Approximately 3 million employees engage in drug use while on the job and another 2 million abuse [...]

The Environmental Effect On Addiction

The Environmental Effect On Addiction

Addiction is often considered a family disease. It is deeply rooted in trauma, mental, genetic, and behavioral issues as well as relationships and family history. Studies have found a strong link between a person developing an addiction and the environment in which they live. A person’s school, work, and home atmosphere often play a critical role in a person developing an addiction. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the important role the environment plays in influencing addiction. For this [...]

The Effects Of Co-Dependent Partners With Addiction

The Effects Of Co-Dependent Partners With Addiction

Co-dependency is defined as an emotional and behavioral condition that can impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy and satisfying relationship. Individuals who suffer from this condition often have good intentions, but can take their actions and words to new extremes. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize the dangers associated with individuals who are in co-dependent relationships while suffering from addiction. This is a critical situation that can escalate out of control very quickly without adequate substance abuse [...]