Addiction

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Understanding Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism treatment is rather simple, but the terms and levels of care and treatment options can become confusing. This article will seek to explain the importance of alcoholism treatment as well as the types of care available.  Alcoholism: A Growing Problem According to the National Institute of Health, more than 5% of all Americans have …

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The Importance of Alcohol Detox

The Importance of Alcohol Detox

Alcoholism is a dangerous problem that affects the lives of millions around the world. In this article you will learn all about the importance of alcohol detox, and common withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one are struggling with an alcohol problem, life in recovery can be in your near future. Oftentimes, the most …

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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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Is Treatment Right For Me?

Addiction is a condition of compulsive substance use despite the possibility of harmful consequences. It’s a chronic disease that may progressively get worse over time, especially if you ignore the problem. Sadly, there is a definite stigma attached to substance use disorder with many people being ashamed or afraid to seek treatment.  According to SAMHSA’s …

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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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