Addiction in Women

Addiction affects people differently depending on circumstances that include the environment, mental health, physical shape and other factors. However, gender also affects how addiction can alter one’s body and life. Even in co-ed facilities such as Authentic Recovery Center, it is important to understand these differences to properly treat men and women. Understanding addiction in…

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Kratom: A Legally Addictive Drug

“He had been drinking it as a tea to help with anxiety and ultimately ended up in the school’s student health center in acute opioid withdrawal” -Marianne Chai M.D. Dr. Chai first encountered kratom when treating a teenage boy for addiction. Like many therapists and addiction medicine clinicians, Dr. Chai was surprised to learn about…


Alcohol Consumption On the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online partying, Zoom happy hours, “quarantinis”, alcohol delivery and to-go margaritas are becoming a massive hit during this COVID-19 pandemic. While many industries have financially struggled due to the stay at home orders and business closures, alcohol consumption and sales have skyrocketed. More people are stuck at home, have been laid off from work, and…

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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Opioids are a leading source of addiction and overdose deaths in the U.S. Understanding the opioid epidemic requires understanding what opioids are, the effects and consequences of opioid addiction, and important treatment information. The Authentic Recovery Center professionals have the experience to provide treatment for individuals with opioid addiction. Understanding the opioid epidemic, and utilizing…

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What is an Addictive Personality?

Addiction is a difficult challenge for many people. Ask anyone who is struggling with this problem, and you’ll likely to hear them say that they never meant to have an addiction problem. Furthermore, you may hear many people say they feel like they don’t have control over their actions. People with substance use disorder may…

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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms That You Must Know

Every year, thousands of people die due to heroin addiction. This problem needs to be stopped, but so many people fear heroin withdrawal symptoms. This anxiety is understandable because withdrawal is excruciating – and even deadly. As a result, it is essential to not only understand these symptoms but how to manage them to beat…

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Alcohol Tolerance

Alcohol tolerance refers to the body’s response to prolonged exposure to liquor, its ability to both metabolize liquor, as well as its ability to rebound from its effects. Tolerance is a physical phenomenon that increases incrementally as consumption of liquor continues over a period of years. What emerges along with the increasing tolerance is the…

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Medical Detoxification Los Angeles Detox Center

If you need medically-managed detoxification, contact us now or seek medical attention immediately. The Authentic Recovery Center provides medically-managed residential detoxification services in Los Angeles, California. If you would like to learn more about our private detox center, please call us! While some Los Angeles rehab centers do not offer any type of medical detox,…

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Drug Rehab

What is Drug Rehab? Drug rehab is a shortened term often used in place of drug rehabilitation. Traditionally, enrolling in a drug rehab program was for a single purpose. That purpose was to rehabilitate a person exhibiting signs of addiction. Although our understanding of addiction has advanced significantly in the last century, many programs have…