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Zero Tolerance Policy

In order to recover from an addiction, abstinence from substance use is necessary. The best treatment centers understand that. That’s why Soledad House has a zero-tolerance policy. This policy is an effective way to help patients stick to their California addiction treatment plans. Understanding the Zero Tolerance Policy A rule of absolutely no tolerance means…

woman leaning against a wall considering how her behaviors fit into the addiction definition

Addiction Definition

Addiction is one of the most misunderstood illnesses that many people don’t actually view as a legitimate illness. As someone who doesn’t have a problem with drugs or alcohol, it’s difficult to understand what’s happening. Most people are capable of recreationally drinking or using drugs without having it affect their lives. There are others who…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive, chronic and potentially fatal condition that impacts tens of millions of Americans annually. The stages of addiction can progress rapidly, which can have severe and damaging consequences. All psychoactive substances can cause addiction, which can lead to physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. Recreational use can lead to abuse and addiction,…