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We’ve Got Your Back: Heroes Treating Heroes

During the pandemic, local paramedics, police officers, firefighters and other first responders have stepped up to the plate, working hard to safeguard our lives, our homes and our businesses. Our state emergency response team is a Florida Division of Emergency Management providing disaster services, including coronavirus monitoring, to FL residents.  These emergency service workers are on …

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Tough Love: A Son’s Story of Sobriety

This National Recovery Month, we wanted to bring you stories from Recovery Team alumni who are clean and sober, truly taking advantage of everything recovery has to offer them. We spoke with Cheaney and knew that his story would be perfect to be published on National Son’s Day, September 28, 2020. Cheaney was born and raised …

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College Students and Drug Abuse

The popular cultural image of college students getting high or drunk is one that’s pervasive. While it can seem like a piece of fiction torn out of a Hollywood script, the reality is that excesses that often lead to drug abuse are very common, and addiction is a serious risk for many college students. A …

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Florida Sues Walgreens & CVS for Role in Opioid Crisis

As state governments nationwide have begun to take aim at the companies that they believe played key roles in driving the opioid crisis, the state of Florida has extended the fight to include Walgreens and CVS. At the center of these lawsuits are accusations regarding efforts to popularize the drug OxyContin along with other widely …

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Addiction and Suicide

The relationship between addiction and suicide is a major driver in efforts, especially by friends and family members, to encourage people to go into recovery programs. There is plenty of overlap between substance use disorders and other risk factors for suicide, such as depression, anxiety, criminal behavior, and traumatic personal histories. Those seeking therapy may …

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Is Drinking Ruining Your Relationship?

Figuring out how drinking alcohol might figure into potential problems in a relationship calls for a great deal of reflection by both partners. Alcohol consumption features in the social lives of many people, and one Pew survey indicated that about 13 percent of married couples met at a bar, nightclub, or similar setting. Even folks who …

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Benefits of Group Therapy

What Is Group Therapy? Addiction therapy and recovery programs often include group therapy components. Generally speaking, it’s a method of therapy in which people who are dealing with similar issues work together to better understand themselves and their circumstances. Group therapy has been around for a long time and offers benefits that one-on-one treatment, even …

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Signs of a High Functioning Addict

The stereotype of individuals with drug and alcohol addictions as being total wrecks leaves a huge gap in how we look for signs of problems and try to treat them. High-functioning addicts are people who defy that social construct. These individuals are able to deal with a number of life’s challenges while maintaining an addiction …

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Wendy Williams on her Cocaine Addiction

Wendy Williams is well-known for her honesty and her open nature. On her daytime talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” she is never afraid to speak her mind. She recently opened up about her diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. She has also been open about other parts of her personal life such as her struggle …

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