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Benefits of Group Therapy

For people who need help with their addiction issues, the benefits of group therapy are innumerable. At Serenity Lodge, group therapy is one of the treatment options we offer. Breaking an addiction isn’t always easy, but the rewards are worth it. Group therapy offers a therapist-led method to end addiction with the support of peers.…

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How Addiction Affects Families

There are many subtleties when considering how addiction affects families. Addiction can be passed into the womb, or learned socially by children. Addiction shatters marriages and splits up families, and can lead to children being confiscated by the state. There are also darker ways how addiction affects families, including physical and psychological abuse. How Addiction…

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Crack vs. Cocaine

Deaths involving cocaine and similar drugs continue to increase. In 2017, among over 70,000 drug overdose deaths, nearly a third or 23,139 involved cocaine and other psychostimulants. Those seeking cocaine addiction treatment in California should consider Serenity Lodge. Our staff strives to educate clients regarding the danger of substance abuse. For example, it’s important to understand the difference…

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Dangers of Designer Drugs

The Dangers of Designer Drugs Though they may sound glamorous or even high end, designer drugs are anything but. A fancy nickname can’t disguise these substances for what they truly are: harmful, illicit drugs that have serious, potentially life-threatening consequences. The dangers of designer drugs are real — even if they’re legally prescribed, these substances…