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 …

Read moreWe’ve Got Your Back: Heroes Treating Heroes

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 …

Read moreIs Treatment Right For Me?

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 …

Read moreTough Love: A Son’s Story of Sobriety

How to Encourage your Loved ones to Enter Rehab

Knowing that someone you care about needs help trying to kick an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be a wrenching experience. On the one hand, you likely want to give them as much encouragement as possible to get treatment. On the other hand, it can be challenging to convince someone they have a problem …

Read moreHow to Encourage your Loved ones to Enter Rehab

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 …

Read moreFlorida Sues Walgreens & CVS for Role in Opioid Crisis

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 …

Read moreAddiction and Suicide