Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

It can be hard to know what to do when your loved one is struggling with an addiction, especially when they are intoxicated. You may feel paralyzed when faced with the decision of whether to seek help or try to help them on your own. It’s important to remember in times like these that your first priority should be your loved one’s health and safety. If you see any signs of drug overdose or alcohol poisoning, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention for any reason. It could save your loved one’s life. Call 911. Warning Signs of Drug Overdose and […]

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Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

Drunk on Alcohol or High on LSD: How to Know the Difference

LSD is a psychedelic drug that is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals available. This drug is sold in the following forms: Tablet Capsule Liquid Blotter paper Although LSD most commonly is ingested, it can also be sniffed and injected.1 LSD is a semi-synthetic drug made from a fungus called ergot, which is found on common grains, including rye.2 LSD interrupts the interaction between nerve cells and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes positive feelings. This interaction triggers an altered state that begins within the first hour or two of taking the drug and can last up to 12 hours. […]

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

Man at bar with shot of whiskey

By Wesley Gallagher A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away – that’s what they say, right? Well, maybe that’s not the phrase, but one of the prevailing thoughts about alcohol is that one or two drinks per day is completely harmless. And in some cases, it’s thought to be good for you. Well, new research is showing that may not be the case. A recent meta-study published in The Lancet involving a total of 600,000 participants suggests that even low levels of alcohol are linked with earlier death, and drinking small amounts of alcohol may not have […]

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Mother confronting alcoholic son

Many things are handed down through families, from your dad’s blue eyes or your mom’s musical ability to your grandparents’ antique trunk or cherished set of China. But could alcoholism — or the genetic predisposition toward it — be something else you inherit? Scientists have long researched how significant a role genetics play in determining whether children and grandchildren are at risk of inheriting this destructive disease. And the answer, while still up for some debate, is as complex as the gene pool is deep. Is There an Alcoholism Gene? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, […]

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How to Start the Intervention Process

Stanger, Coones, Plant, Westinghouse

By Patti Richards You see her sliding deeper and deeper into the abyss of her addiction. Each day brings some new disaster. Her job went first, and then money started disappearing. You’ve tried to cover her absence from family gatherings and the children’s events at school, but it’s getting harder and harder to make excuses. And just yesterday, the police called with the news that she was in the hospital after wrecking the car. You know that, if things don’t change, she won’t      survive. You’ve read about families holding interventions in cases like these but aren’t sure where to begin. […]

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Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team