Drug and Alcohol Facts

Sober Living by the Sea has been treating addiction and eating disorders since 1986 in Newport Beach, California.

Since 1998 we’ve been educating people via our website about various drugs and our experience treating chemical dependencies at one of the most successful treatment communities in the United States.

If you are looking for information about the various drugs (either prescription drugs or illegal narcotics) that we’ve treated men and women for in our 25-year history, then you are probably concerned about a loved one (or your own) substance use. We have found that every person is unique and requires an individual assessment to determine the level of abuse and if treatment is necessary. We are happy to provide links to our informative pages about addiction and alcoholism, but we also encourage you to pick up the phone and call us for an anonymous conversation with someone who has years of experience screening and treating men and women who have slipped into chemical dependence on any of the below substances.

If it is a family member or loved one you are concerned about, it can be difficult to know what to say to a loved one who is abusing drugs or alcohol. We have a special page dedicated to the families who suffer greatly and need advice on how to approach a drug user. You may also benefit from having your loved one take one of our addiction quizzes:

  • Alcoholism Quiz
  • Drug Addiction Quiz
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Quiz

Ecstasy Facts and Treatment Information

Ecstasy (also known as XTC, extasy, ecstacy, and extacy) is a popular party drug that has a misleading reputation on the street for being less dangerous than cocaine or methamphetamine.

Marijuana Facts and Treatment Information

Marijuana (also known as pot, weed, bud, and reefer) has been progressively decriminalized in the United States in recent years. Our treatment team has seen evidence that marijuana is commonly the first illegal narcotic used by men and women who eventually become hopelessly addicted to more dangerous drugs like heroin, cocaine, meth, and OxyContin.

Detoxification Facts

Sober Living by the Sea has been helping people detox from a variety of drugs and alcohol for over 23 years and has become a leader in the industry. We have recently started providing suboxone detoxification for a more rapid and painless detox.

Methamphetamine Facts and Treatment Information

Methamphetamine (also known as crystal, meth, speed, tweak, and crank) has recently become a widespread epidemic in the United States. Our team of addiction professionals has developed special programs to reach and effectively treat the meth addict.

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Information

Alcoholism is still the most common addiction in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans.

Prescription Drug Facts and Treatment Information

Prescription drug abuse and addiction are the most alarming trends we’ve seen in recent years. These trends have not received appropriate attention in the health care industry or media. We have dedicated a lot of time and expertise to treating this “silent epidemic” and have information about various specific prescription drugs:

  • Opioids Facts and Treatment Information – a class of prescription drugs that includes highly addictive opiates like Vicodin (hydrocodone) and OxyContin (oxycodone)
  • Vicodin Facts and Treatment Information – one of the more recognizable prescription drugs that has hooked millions
  • OxyContin Facts and Treatment Information – OxyContin is the brand name for oxycodone which has turned into one of the most abused prescription drugs in the United States
  • Percocet Facts and Treatment Information – Percocet (also known as Percodan) is a painkiller that controls the lives of thousands who have become dependent on it
  • Adderall Addiction Treatment – Adderall is often abused and recently we’ve seen many people (particularly young adults) who come in with an addiction to adderall.
  • Ativan Addiction Treatment – Ativan is a benzodiazepene drug that is administered for anxiety but can definitely become addictive.

Cocaine Facts and Treatment Information

We have been treating cocaine addiction and crack cocaine abuse non-stop since 1986.

Hallucinogens Facts and Treatment Information

Hallucinogens are less addictive than many other illegal street drugs but can have long-lasting and potentially disastrous effects on the user, even after the first use.

Inhalants Facts and Treatment Information

Inhalants are ingested from household products. An extremely serious class of drugs, inhalants can leave the user dead or permanently brain damaged.

Sober Living Recovery Blog

Sober Living by the Sea’s blog will give you insight into the latest trends our team is witnessing in the field of addiction treatment.