12 Step Approach to Recovery

The 12 step approach to recovery is a concept that has been around for over 70 years. Addiction treatment centers in California regularly adopt the 12 steps because of how effective they have been in helping individuals recover from addiction. Each treatment center has its own way of integrating the 12 steps into its programs.…

Dangers of Fentanyl

The Dangers of Fentanyl are Worse Than Heroin The dangers of fentanyl stem from its origin as an opioid drug, a synthetic substance based on the natural compound morphine. Other opioids include heroin and prescription narcotic painkillers like hydromorphone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Legal, prescription opioids like fentanyl are used most often to manage pain. Most…

Benefits of Aftercare

According to a report published by the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), nearly 139.8 million Americans ages 12 and older used alcohol within one month of the 2018 survey. That report further indicates that, during 2018, nearly 20.3 Americans 12 years and older suffered from SUD (substance use disorder). In this guide,…

Opioid vs Opiate

Understanding the substance that has taken hold of your life has therapeutic and personal value. Because the more you learn, the better you can understand how to escape a life of addiction. At Authentic Recovery in West Los Angeles, we provide hope and treatment to clients who’ve walked away from opioid or opiate use. Learn…

What Are Opioids?

Are you asking the question, “What are opioids?” Opioids are highly addictive drugs that you can obtain both in prescription form and illicitly. It is also one of the most worrisome of all types of addiction because of how common it has become. The real risk comes in the form of overdose. Every day, an average…