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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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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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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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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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Exercise Can Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse

Anything that aids 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 that accompanies …

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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. Once you become dependent on a substance, it’s difficult to see the world without it in your life. You’re trying to “kick the habit,” …

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