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Cycles of Change Recovery is an addiction treatment program focused on healing the mind, body, and spirit of our clients. Located in Palmdale, California our clients learn and grow at their own pace of recovery. Find what you need to make the life-changing decision of finally breaking free from addiction.

Substance Abuse and Overdose Deaths Are on the Rise

Substance Abuse and Overdose Deaths Are on the Rise

Posted by Miki Hunter on  September 20, 2021
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Category: California
The United States has been battling an opioid epidemic for many years.  But, since the beginning of the virus pandemic, substance abuse and overdose deaths have increased significantly.   According to the CDC,  “The disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with substance use disorder hard.  As we continue the fight to end this pandemic it’s important to not lose sight of different groups being affected in other ways.  We need
Recognizing Drug & Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Recognizing Drug & Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Posted by Miki Hunter on  September 16, 2021
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Category: Rehab
Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace has steadily increased since the beginning of the virus pandemic in 2020.  Since then, the number of workers who miss work or perform poorly on the job has nearly doubled.  According to the 2020 Behavioral Health Impact Update, substance use now affects 49% of American workers.   As a result of employee substance use at home or in the workplace, companies suffer expensive consequences.  The losses reach $100 billion
Dangers of Fentanyl: Are they Real?

Dangers of Fentanyl: Are they Real?

Posted by Miki Hunter on  September 10, 2021
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Category: Uncategorized
Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled synthetic opioid that can be addictive and dangerous whether used legally or illicitly.  As a prescription painkiller, Fentanyl helps people manage pain following surgery or due to a chronic illness such as cancer.  But, as a recreational drug, Fentanyl is a deadly substance that has killed many thousands of people.  If you are wondering if the dangers of Fentanyl are real the answer is yes.   You only need to
Stigma: Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Stigma: Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Posted by Miki Hunter on  August 31, 2021
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Category: California
The stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse has prevented many people from getting the help they need.  When family, friends, or society have negative perceptions about mental health or drug use, their beliefs are often based on preconceptions, generalizations, or assumptions.  These preconceived, often unfounded, perceptions are hard to change. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  “Stigma is a set of negative beliefs that a group or society holds about a topic or
How Long Will I Be in Recovery?

How Long Will I Be in Recovery?

Posted by Miki Hunter on  August 19, 2021
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Category: Rehab
The terms recovery and treatment are often used interchangeably.  Although they are related concepts, they are not the same thing.  If you’re wondering how long you’ll be in recovery, you must first understand what recovery encompasses.   Treatment is a part of recovery.  But, recovery involves more than spending time in a rehab facility.  If you’re struggling with substance abuse or addiction, it’s important to have realistic expectations about quitting.  So, let’s explore the key differences