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The Difference Between CBD And THC

The Difference Between CBD And THC

In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has gained popularity across the nation. Several states have embraced the legalization of this substance by either allowing it to be purchased for personal or medical purposes. Although marijuana is gaining support across the nation, there are still many who are opposed to the widening availability of the substance. Quite often, the argument comes down to the CBD vs. THC debate. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize that marijuana can be an [...]

Epidemic Levels Of Prescription Drug Abuse In The United States

Epidemic Levels Of Prescription Drug Abuse In The United States

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize an array of addictions an individual can struggle with. Quite often, individuals hear someone speaking about struggling with an addiction and they automatically think of cocaine, heroin, or cannabis. Unless they have abused a substance personally, they are most likely unaware of the growing problem with prescription drugs that individuals are struggling with. Unfortunately, doctors across the country are prescribing addiction on a daily basis. Fortunately, the government has noticed the dramatic increase of individuals [...]

Military’s Need For Better Drug Rehab

Military’s Need For Better Drug Rehab

The Crosby Clinic recognizes the growing problems with addiction and the need for drug treatment among communities across the United States. Unfortunately, the military community is no different. There is a growing problem with substance abuse in the armed forces. A recent Time Magazine op-ed discussed the various substance abuse policies in place for the military. The Institute of Medicine was commissioned by the Department of Defense to study the growing problem of substance abuse within the armed forces [...]

Doctor Shopping

Doctor Shopping

The Crosby Clinic has seen a major increase in drug treatment programs that help individuals battle prescription drug addictions. Battling a prescription drug addiction can force individuals to engage in some questionable activities. One of the most common thing individuals with prescription drug addictions do is go doctor shopping. This is a task that involves individuals visiting several doctors in order to obtain multiple prescriptions for pain medications. Because a lot of doctors and hospitals do not communicate medical [...]

How To Stop Enabling An Addict

How To Stop Enabling An Addict

The Crosby Clinic recognizes the impact addiction can have on families. Not only does the addict suffer, but those closest to them suffer as well. Without substance abuse help, addiction can linger on for months or even years and take a major toll on families. Unfortunately, families often view the dangers associated with their loved one’s addiction as things they may be able to prevent from happening. To avoid homelessness for their loved one, families pay their finances. To [...]

How Opiate Addiction Impacts Depression

How Opiate Addiction Impacts Depression

Various studies have made a strong connection between the use or abuse of prescription or illicit opiate drugs and their impact on depression. Not only does opiate abuse increase a user’s risk of developing depression, but it agitates the chances of worsening symptoms of depression in users who have previously experienced episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts. Individuals who suffer from mental health disorders often turn to substance abuse as a way to self-medicate their conditions.  The Crosby Clinic [...]

Dilaudid Abuse And Addiction

Commonly Abused Opiates

Opiates are a widely popular drug across the United States. At the Crosby Clinic, we treat numerous individuals at our Escondido residential treatment programs for substance abuse. Opiates are some of the most difficult substances to overcome abuse of as the process involves an extremely painful detox and extensive behavioral therapies. In order to understand how opiate addiction impacts users, it is crucial to understand exactly what an opiate is. What Are Opiates? Opiates are drugs derived from the opium poppy [...]

Drug Rehab Treatment and Education

Signs You Are Enabling A Loved One’s Addiction

We deal with endless patients at the Crosby Clinic whose families have lost their homes, stopped paying bills, and took on the burden of their addictions simply to keep them around out of fear. It is crucial to recognize how your actions may be negatively impacting your loved one’s struggle. We often want what we think is best for our loved ones. When it comes to loved ones suffering from addiction, we often blur the line between what is good [...]

Schizoaffective Disorder And Addiction

Methamphetamine Psychosis

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive substance abused by countless individuals across the United States. At the Crosby Clinic, we help patients battling this horrible addiction by providing detox and inpatient rehab where they can learn adequate coping skills to remain substance-free. Unfortunately, a large percentage of individuals who do not get treatment suffer from psychotic symptoms from using this harmful substance. What Is Methamphetamine Psychosis? The term methamphetamine psychosis is used to describe the mental side effects that occur from excessive [...]

Rehab While On Probation

Rehab After A Drug Possession Arrest

Individuals who engage in drug use and abuse often find themselves in trouble with the legal system. Drugs not only have an immense negative impact on a person’s physical and mental health, but they can greatly impact how a person acts and functions out in society. We help patients from all walks of life get drug treatment at the Crosby Clinic that is truly life-changing. Drug Possession Arrests Drug use and addiction can disrupt a person’s life on several levels. Not [...]