Jake G

Jake is a co-owner of Bay Area Recovery. He has spent the last 15 years in the drug and alcohol rehab industry. He regularly works with MD's, Nurses and psychiatrists in forming plans of actions for patients and rehab programs. From outpatient to inpatient he has done it all.

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What Are Some Common Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

According to a study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7% of all adults in the United States admitted to heavy drinking in the past month. Heavy drinking is defined as having five or more drinks on the same occasion on five or more days in the past month. A more startling finding is that an...

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The Importance of Human Connection in the Recovery Process

As the rate of loneliness creeps upward in the United States, there has been an increase of research exploring the connection between isolation and substance use, as well as the power of human connection to aid in recovery. The Correlation Between Loneliness and Substance Abuse A national survey conducted by Cigna in 2018 found that nearly 50 percent of survey...

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What to Know About Seeking Drug Treatment While Pregnant

Many states have recently enacted laws to crack down on mothers who expose their unborn children to illicit substances, but the consumption of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy remains relatively common. As recently as 2012, nearly six percent of expectant mothers reported using illegal drugs during their pregnancy, along with another eight and a half percent who used alcohol. However, this same study...

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Tips On Holding An Intervention

Interventions allow friends and family members to proactively reach out to someone in trouble. And statistics show that they work. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 90 percent of people get help following an intervention. These tips can help your family stage a life-changing intervention for someone you love. Choose Participants Well When asking others to participate, select people...

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How Childhood Experience Impacts Substance Abuse

A number of studies link childhood trauma to addictions in adulthood. Trauma disrupts brain structure and can make addiction more likely for those impacted.  In the Adverse Childhood Experience study by Kaiser Permanente and the CDC, researchers found that 17,000 patients who experienced trauma in childhood later had substance abuse and impulse control challenges. How is Childhood Trauma Tied to Addiction? In the...

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Reality Of Unintentional Drug Poisoning In The U.S.

Almost any drug can become lethal poison when accidentally ingested or taken in amounts that exceed healthy limits. Another cause of unintentional poisoning is found when the elderly mistakenly take the wrong drug to treat a chronic condition. But, of all the accidental overdoses, opioids are causing the largest increase in accidental overdoses that lead directly to death. Unintentional Drug...

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Strength in Numbers – Your Sober Support Team

Individuals that are on the path towards living a clean and sober lifestyle will find it very useful to put extra effort into creating a sober support system before living an in-patient treatment center. Upon leaving a substance abuse treatment program, the structure at home and work can be stressful to a recovering addict or alcoholic. And it is certainly advised...

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Facing Grief And Loss In Recovery

Facing the loss of a loved one while in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction can be a powerful relapse trigger, especially for those in the early stages of recovery.  Loss and grief are a normal part of life and powerful emotions of sadness and despair can occur after the death of a family member or friend, the loss of a relationship,...

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The Dangers of a Codependent Drug Abusing Relationship

Codependency in a drug abusing relationship is characterized by the sober partner fixated on helping the addict meet their needs, to the detriment of their own. It's a family issue that is very common, fueled by the emotional fact that is difficult for anyone to watch a loved one spiral out of control. As the codependent partner focuses on helping the...

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Is Drug Abuse Sending More Babies Into Foster Care?

A heartbreaking trend of more infants and toddlers being thrust into foster care has child welfare professionals on high alert. Many experts are drawing links to the opioid and methamphetamine addiction crisis that has devastated families across the country. With the nation’s welfare system already strained, rampant drug addiction continues to force more young children into foster care and pushing...

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