Alcohol

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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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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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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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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Relapse Prevention | Tips to Identify Triggers

To understand issues surrounding recovery and the prevention of relapse, 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 …

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How Addiction Affects the Family Unit

Addiction can completely take over one’s life. The pain and suffering not only affects the addicted individual, but the loved ones as well. Addiction is a family disease, and there can be a lot of deception and anger present in the entire family unit. At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Florida, we understand that …

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