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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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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. Addiction and suicide: 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 …

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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. Drinking and relationship issues? 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 …

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Exercise Can Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse

Anything that aids cocaine relapse prevention, especially when dealing with a drug as challenging to recover from using as cocaine, is welcome, and scientists have narrowed in on exercise as one aid that’s very worthy of consideration.  A 2018 study conducted at the University of Buffalo demonstrated that the combination of stress reduction and mood elevation …

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Relapse Prevention | Tips to Identify Triggers

To understand issues surrounding recovery and relapse prevention, it’s important to first understand addiction and the components of recovery and relapse. Addiction The American Society of Addiction Medicine provides the following definition: “Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, …

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Coping with Triggers

It’s a fact that addiction can occur to anyone at any time. There are no socioeconomic, ethnic or religious limitations to this disease. It might be affecting your life right now. Learn how to avoid triggers once you are in drug rehab recovery in Fl. Once you become dependent on a substance, it’s difficult to …

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