hands holding pills unaware of dangers of substance abuse

Dangers of Substance Abuse

Many people experiment with drugs and alcohol. They try different things due to peer pressure, curiosity, and other reasons. But you don’t have to let those experimental moments turn into something more serious. If you find that you’re starting to use substances, it’s time to get the help and support you need to break your…

man pouring pills into his hand one of the types of drug addiction

Types of Addiction

At Serenity Lodge, we aim to help those seeking relief from substance abuse disorders in Lake Arrowhead, California. As part of this mission, we believe that the more our clients know about addiction, the better their chances are for a life free of drugs and alcohol. There are many types of drug addiction, from alcohol…

deadeyed grungy woman holding a heroin needle suffering from teen drug abuse

Teen Drug Abuse

Drug use, abuse, and addiction can affect all age groups. However, male teens may be at greater risk because of hormonal changes, life changes, susceptibility to peer pressure, and experimentation. Learn how to spot the signs of teen drug abuse. Knowing how to identify a teen drug problem means you can get the teen help…

desperate person in hoodie covering face with hands, types of addiction

Types of Addiction

When discussing the various types of addiction, most people immediately make a mental list of drugs. Examples might include cocaine and heroin. Keep in mind, however, that the substance abuse is just a symptom of other underlying problems. For more on how substance addictions affect Americans, check out the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use…