Addictive Resources Library

Glossary, Drugs of Addiction, Additional Treatment Info


We’re available.

Call Now: (626)-921-0113

Dedicato Treatment Center Information Library

Man on the mountain peak looking on mountain valley

What Are the Warning Signs of a Relapse?

After undergoing a drug and alcohol treatment program, it is important to remember your addiction is not cured. Addiction is a life-long struggle to use what you learned to help remain clean and sober. However, relapse is also a common side-effect some people experience when past triggers, stress, anxiety, major

Read More »

What is Addiction?

 According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Addiction is also characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite

Read More »

What is Valium Addiction

Valium is an addictive drug that not only poses a serious risk to physical health, but also puts your cognitive health at risk and poses the very real danger of addiction. Addiction can rob you of all that you care about in life and without treatment can go on for

Read More »

What is Suboxone?

While not everyone has heard of Suboxone or knows what it is, there are many people who are addicted to this powerful drug and who are in need of help to overcome Suboxone addiction. While there are many people struggling with Suboxone addiction, there are plenty of others for whom

Read More »

What is Xanax Addiction?

Xanax is a widely prescribed benzodiazepine that is addictive and easily abused. Because of its mind and mood-altering effects, it has become popular as a recreational drug among teens as well as adults. Xanax addiction is often minimized among its users, a common problem with prescription drugs. People often have

Read More »

The Dangers of PCP Addiction

Addiction is a powerful disease that affects people all over the world. It is recognized as a disease because it is chronic, progressive, and deadly. It can be overcome with help, and a recovering addict can go on to lead a productive, healthy, and happy life. Some people believe that

Read More »

What is MDMA addiction?

MDMA, or “Ecstasy” is a popular club drug most often used by the younger crowd. Although new “designer drugs” have come along since and risen in popularity, MDMA continues to remain an addictive, dangerous drug. As with so many other drugs, people who begin using it don’t realize the risks,

Read More »

Alcohol Addiction

Although drinking alcohol is legal, it is not always safe. Millions of Americans abuse alcohol every day. Alcohol consumption is responsible for countless deaths every year. These deaths are a result of health problems, alcohol poisoning, and accidents. Alcoholism doesn’t just affect the lives of those who drink, either. Accidents caused

Read More »

Is Marijuana Addictive?

 When it comes to talking about drugs and addiction, there are few topics more controversial than marijuana. People are extremely divided when it comes to this drug, more so than alcohol, cocaine or opiates. Most people don’t hesitate to admit that alcohol can become a problem, or that opiate painkillers

Read More »

Prescription Drug Addiction

Today, prescription medication addiction has become a problem of epidemic proportions. A combination of conditions seems to have created this problem, mainly over-prescribing and the overall popularity of opiates. The fact that prescription drugs don’t carry the same stigma as “street” drugs such as heroin or cocaine also seems to

Read More »

What is Heroin Addiction?

If you’re struggling with Heroin Addiction, it can feel like there is no way out. Heroin is a growing problem, especially due to the increasing cases of prescription drug abuse. Many people who are using heroin right now started out by taking prescription opiate painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Heroin

Read More »

What is Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine addiction is a serious problem that affects over a million Americans a year. It causes devastating consequences to both the user and their families and friends. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is highly addicting.  Most cocaine use star­ts as occasional, recreational use. Some people can use cocaine recreationally

Read More »

What is crack cocaine addiction?

There are few drugs that have had the impact that crack has in such a relatively short period of time. The speed with which people became addicted, and the level of devastation that came with it have been unprecedented. Although much of the crack “hype” has died down, especially in

Read More »

5 Most Abused Party Drugs

When we think of drugs, there are some drugs that immediately come to mind that are thought of as inherently dangerous or very bad. Drugs such as heroin, meth, and crack are often thought of in this light. However, there are other drugs that many people take on a recreational basis

Read More »

6 Tips for Staying Sober in Early Recovery

Have you successfully completed a drug treatment program and are ready to come back home? Getting clean and sober is a tremendous achievement, and you should be tremendously proud of that accomplishment. While you look forward to resuming your day-to- day life you will soon realize that the real work

Read More »

Find Help For Prescription Pill Addiction

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Over the past few years, the growing epidemic of prescription pill addiction has consistently made front page news. While truly effective when used as prescribed an as part of an overall care program, many prescription pills have a high potential for addiction–and many end of abusing them

Read More »

We accept most insurance plans