Why do people relapse from Rehab?

gambling-addiction-350Many people who have serious drug or alcohol addiction problem had most likely faced a stint at the rehab center to overcome their substance abuse and dependence. While some people have a positive experience during their drug rehab treatment, others often fail in the form of relapse. No one is really able to predict if the recovered addict will relapse or have a successful recovery period. The success of any drug rehab program consists of proper treatment plan, individualized behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling, and most importantly the commitment of the individual with drug addiction problem to stay and remain in treatment program.

Even with the most sophisticated, evidence-based drug rehab program, some patient may suffer a relapse. The cause of relapse is often associates with stress, life’s dramatic events, loss, and depression. During a professional drug rehab treatment program, the individuals learn to cope with stress and issues of life, without using drugs. A behavioral therapy identifies the causes of drug use, and provides the patient with tools to manage cravings and possible triggers.

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What is your best chance for Rehab?

title1A professional Drug Rehab Facility or Center is your best chance to overcome your alcohol or drug addiction.

Many people who have substance abuse problems have made unsuccessful attempts to solve their addiction issues on their own. Quitting drugs “cold turkey” is often not enough to overcome a powerful addiction problem. In many cases individuals are not able to control or stop their drug abuse, and are faced with dangers of overdose and severe health damages as a result of their drug abuse.

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Medical Marijuana: Buyers Remorse in California Reaches New Heights

0828weed07This week, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed to shut down all 900 store fronts selling marijuana for so-called “medical” purposes.” Siding with neighborhood residents and public health experts like the American Medical Association, the Council took a courageous stand against what has become a magnet for crime, nuisance, and addiction. The vote — and the federal court ruling confirming the decision that followed just hours after – signals the major sense of buyers’ remorse Californians are feeling after voting in “medical” marijuana 16 years ago.

In 1996, when Californians passed Proposition 215 allowing for marijuana to be used for “medical” purposes, voters decided that if a cancer or AIDS patient should find relief from marijuana, they should not be arrested. Voters also believed that if the patient was too ill and unable to grow marijuana on his or her own, the patient could buy it from a non-profit group of people growing small amounts for specific users. Read more

Marijuana bundle drops from sky, slams into family’s carport

clone.img_assist_customMaya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep.

Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the U.S.-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground. She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.

Inside was roughly 26 pounds of marijuana – a package that authorities say was worth $10,000 and likely was dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler’s aircraft.

“It’s all right on top of our dog’s house,” Donnelly said of the Sept. 8 incident, which was first reported by the Nogales International newspaper. “It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.”

Living near the border, Donnelly said she assumed the object was drugs. She immediately called her husband, Bill, who told her to call 911.

 The couple said officers who responded told them an ultralight aircraft smuggling marijuana from Mexico had probably let part of its load go early by accident before dropping the rest farther north, the newspaper reported.

Nogales Police Chief Derek Arnson said it’s the first time in his three-year tenure that he’s ever seen a load of drugs hit a building.

Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them,” Arnson said.

Police are trying to determine whether the bundle was transported by an aircraft or a pilotless drone. Such runs usually occur at night.

Maya Donnelly said she thinks it’s unlikely someone will come looking for the drugs, which are now in police custody. Arnson agreed but said police have boosted patrols in the Donnellys neighborhood for now.

The family will have to pay the estimated $500 in repairs, as well as pay for a new home for their German Shepherd, Hulk. But the scenario could have been much worse for the couple and their three teenage daughters.

“Where it landed was clear on the other side of the house from the bedrooms,” Maya Donnelly said. “We were lucky in that sense.”

Friends and family also have gotten a laugh. Several joked that the couple could have profited from the surprise package.

“That’s what everybody says: ‘Why did you call 911?'” Maya Donnelly said. “But how can you have a clear conscience, right? We could have made lots of home repairs with that.”

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Oregon’s Legal Sale of MJ Comes With Reprieve

marijuanac About 15 years ago, when she was in her 20s, Erika Walton handed a bong to someone who turned out be a police officer, and was cited for marijuana possession. She paid the fine, she said, but the violation lingered on, haunting her record.

On a recent afternoon, Ms. Walton was at a free legal clinic here in Oregon’s largest city, filling out paperwork to have that infraction forever sealed. Once the process is complete, she will be able to legally say to an employer, landlord or anybody else who asks that she has never been convicted or cited for any drug crime at all.

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California Set to Regulate Medical Marijuana – Finally

Medical-Cannabis1Nineteen years after voters made California the first state to legalize medical marijuana, lawmakers in the Golden State appear poised to finally pass legislation regulating the industry.

Until now, the state’s medical cannabis providers have operated in somewhat of a legal gray area. Many dispensaries are licensed by municipalities, but none have been officially blessed with a state license. Read more

Calif. Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Med Marijuana

276419-40412-19Lawmakers who have been negotiating a plan to regulate medical marijuana in California said late Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on legislation to be acted on by Friday’s deadline.

The proposal would create a new state office that, along with cities, would issue licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries. Marijuana growers also would face regulations enforced by the state. Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) said the compromise drops a proposed excise tax that would have brought in $60 million for policing and environmental protection.

This package is the end product of countless hours meeting with stakeholders and extensive negotiations with the governor’s office,” Wood said.
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