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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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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 …

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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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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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How to Maintain Sobriety After Residential Care

Making the decision to get professional help for your substance abuse issue will be the best decision you could ever make. During residential addiction treatment you learn a lot about yourself, and you can truly recover from any addiction that is present. The recovery process is a journey that is long-lasting, and there will be …

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How Alcohol Awareness Month Can make an Impact

How Alcohol Awareness Month Can make an Impact Jeanne is 19 and just started college in her hometown at Ruralville Community College. She’s a bright girl, pretty and sweet, but she has a secret. Jeanne is an alcoholic. A few of her close friends know she drinks, but none to the extent she does except …

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Preventing Another Parkland Shooting Tragedy

The tragedy that occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, resulted in the deaths of 17 students and staff as well as the injury of 14 others. Once again, the eyes of America and the world were turned toward the problem of gun violence. Everyone has the same question on their mind: …

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