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A treatment focused on stimulating healing, massage therapy provides individuals struggling with addiction a way to relieve stress. At Florida Center for Recovery, massage therapy is offered as a complementary healing component to promote relaxation... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 9 July 2019
Being involved in providing addiction recovery since 2002, we at Florida Center For Recovery know it is important to incorporate holistic and recreational activities into a discharge planning to keep those on the path to recovery motivated. Although for many people, this thought conjures up concerns regarding cost, convenience, and effectiveness of such activities, holistic and recreational activities... read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 2 July 2019
Since the turn of the century, the number of opioid overdose deaths has escalated more than 400% with tens of thousands of lives now being lost every year. But many deaths can be prevented with a life-saving treatment: naloxone. When given right away, naloxone can work in minutes to reverse an overdose. read more...
Category: Addiction Information on 20 June 2019
There are six stages of change in addiction recovery according to authors Prochaska and DiClemente in their book Changing for Good. Continue reading... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 18 June 2019
Are you struggling to get your spouse into addiction treatment? Finding that line between saving the loved one who is struggling with addiction and saving yourself isn't always easy, and that becomes an urgent matter when the loved one is your spouse. read more...
Category: For Friends and Family on 13 June 2019
The rising number of people in the United States who have been killed by alcohol in the last decade has been obscured by the opioid epidemic. As opioid overdoses killing about 72,000 people a year has grabbed America's attention, the slower moving epidemic of alcohol accelerated, especially in Southern states and the nation's capital. read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 11 June 2019
The majority of addiction treatment facilities treat both men and women. However, the two genders experience different emotions and react differently to drug abuse and their addiction. Therefore it is understandable that the treatment effectiveness is increased when performed in gender-specific group therapies which allow therapists to focus and dedicate their efforts in providing guidance specific to a particular gender. For instance, ... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 6 June 2019
As a family member, you can tell when something is wrong with the behavior of a loved one, especially when the behavior starts changing. I'm sure you've heard many times before that if your gut feeling is telling you something is wrong, trust your feelings. When it comes to drug abuse, time is of an essence, start asking questions and looking for evidence as soon as you get the feeling. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 4 June 2019
Individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction often share the same concerns when contemplating getting treatment. Following is a list from Florida Center for Recovery indicating the most common concerns reported by clients. Learning about how others, that may be in the same shoes as you or loved one is, can help ease the apprehension and provide the extra support to encourage one in need, to get help for treatment. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 30 May 2019
It is not a secret that many families complain about the facility they have trusted to provide addiction treatment to their loved ones, to have poorly qualified individuals on their staff. The complaints are about those providers without any professional training in human psychology or medicine but who are hired right after completing their addiction counseling training and the fact they have suffered from addiction themselves and are in recovery. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 28 May 2019
Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different about how drugs affect a person’s body and brain. Learning the difference is important. read more...
Category: Addiction Information on 23 May 2019
Admissions to treatment facilities for meth are up 17%. Hospitalizations related to meth jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015. And throughout the West and Midwest, 70% of local law enforcement agencies say meth is their biggest drug threat. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Related Laws on 16 May 2019
First and foremost when seeking professional addiction treatment help, it is important you feel respected and understood and that you have a feeling of trust that this person, group, or organization can help you. Remember, though, that relationships with doctors, therapists, and other health professionals can take time to develop. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 14 May 2019
May is Mental Health Awareness Month which provides us the opportunity to talk about mental health conditions and addiction. The rate of co-occurring mental conditions is higher among individuals who suffer from drug addiction than those who suffer from alcoholism at an estimated 72 percent and 45 percent, respectively. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 7 May 2019
Regardless of race or how financially secure one is, alcohol abuse and addiction problem do not discriminate. Often times, an alcohol addiction... read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 2 May 2019
The greatest difficulty faced by individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction is to go through the first days of recovery outside the safe environment that a rehab center has to offer. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 30 April 2019
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information research paper, Ecstasy, also known as molly or MDMA, is believed to be the third most commonly used illicit drug, following marijuana and amphetamines. Ahead of cocaine, Ecstasy has an estimated consumption of over 28 million tablets yearly. read more...
Category: Drug Information on 25 April 2019
It is important to determine if an individual struggling with substance addiction has more than one diagnosis. The reason is short and simple – without having multiple diagnoses recognized and treated, the individual will likely go through the whole process of rehab with the underlying condition which has contributed to the disease of addiction still in place. This substantially increases the possibility of relapse. read more...
Category: Co-Occurring Disorders/Dual Diagnosis on 23 April 2019
Developing a self-care routine is an essential part of addiction recovery because by tending to basic physical, mental and emotional needs individuals in recovery become better equipped to manage relapsing triggers and stress. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 18 April 2019
First responders (which include active duty and retired members of the armed forces, firefighters, EMT’s, paramedics, law enforcement, correction officers, dispatchers, nurses, medical professionals, and teachers) are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of our society. read more...
Category: Specialized Addiction Treatment on 16 April 2019
Success in addiction recovery does depend on the quality of a treatment program, and often the length of the time one stays in treatment. Yes, the right treatment for individuals struggling with addiction can increase their chances of recovery, but... read more...
Category: Recovery on 9 April 2019
Although an important part of treatment to relieve moderate-to-severe pain using prescription opioids can come with serious risks. According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 4 people receiving prescription opioids long term in a primary care setting struggles with addiction. Know your options before starting on these medications. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 4 April 2019
List of most common prescription opioid with its generic and brand names read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 2 April 2019
Besides having to manage triggers and cravings, often times individuals in recovery have financial concerns and family relationship conflicts to resolve. When not addressed, these stressors alone can lead to relapse if they are not properly managed. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 28 March 2019
Judges often time order a substance abuse assessment if a case involves drugs or alcohol. Read our blog to learn about circumstances or convictions where a judge might require a Substance Abuse Assessment and Evaluation. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 21 March 2019
Although Xanax a well-known brand name for Alprazolam was introduced in the US market in 1981 it was not until 2006 that FCR started to notice the rapid increase in the number of clients admitted for Xanax addiction treatment in Florida and elsewhere in the country. Since then FCR has... read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 12 March 2019
The most addictive prescription drugs fall under three categories: Opioids—Painkillers, Central Nervous System Depressants (CNS Depressants) and ... read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 5 March 2019
When it comes to alcohol detox, we at Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) know that the sheer number of options available make the decision making process rather difficult for those looking for treatment for themselves or their loved ones. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 28 February 2019
Need an alcohol rehab in Florida for you or a loved one? Florida Center for Recovery a private alcohol rehab in Florida may be the right fit for you. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 26 February 2019
The chemical makeup of synthetic opioids is similar to the naturally-occurring chemicals found in refined opium leaves, but ... read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 21 February 2019
Treating addiction and healing trauma with clinicians and trained specialized trauma therapist is imperative for a successful recovery. At Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) when clients screen positive for trauma-related symptoms co-occurring with substance abuse disorder, they are referred to our trauma specialist Dr. Jon Connelly. Founder and developer of Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Dr. Connelly’s... read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 19 February 2019
Valentine’s Day is a special event for many people, but if you or your loved is in early recovery, celebrating this special event may not seem an option for you. Below are some suggested approaches for those who want to celebrate this day with their loved one. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 14 February 2019
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious and often hard-to-treat condition. It can affect the lives of Soldiers and their loved ones severely and can interfere with daily life. Finding the right treatment can greatly improve a Soldier's quality of life. read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 12 February 2019
Facts issued by SAMHSA, NASMHPD and the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC). read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 7 February 2019
Misuse of prescription drugs means taking medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria (i.e., to get high). The term nonmedical use of prescription drugs also refers to these categories of misuse. read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 5 February 2019
Types of addiction range from everyday drugs like alcohol and cocaine to behaviors like gambling and stealing. Some types of addiction are specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) while others are more controversial and have been identified by some addiction professionals. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 31 January 2019
If addiction is treated and healing from trauma is not implemented during treatment, a person is likely to relapse to use drugs or alcohol to deal with emotions caused by trauma. read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 29 January 2019
Researchers have been studying the connection between trauma and addiction in order to understand why so many drug and alcohol abusers have histories of traumatic experiences. Considering the frequent link between trauma and addiction, anyone working on recovery from substance abuse and addiction will benefit from an assessment by a skilled addiction treatment therapist, to determine if there are underlying issues that should be addressed. read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 24 January 2019
10 AA sayings that hit the nail on the head. These AA sayings are good to have in your possession no matter how much time you have in recovery as they can help you out when things get tough. read more...
Category: Recovery on 22 January 2019
A variety of effects can occur after a person takes opioids, ranging from pleasure to nausea and vomiting, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and overdose, in which breathing and heartbeat slow or even stop. Opioid overdose can be due to many factors. For example, overdose can occur when read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 17 January 2019
In case you or your co-worker need assistance with substance abuse, mental health and other problems that affect job performance, reaching out to a workplace program can help. While the programs in place may vary by industry, below is an overview of the Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that may be available and helpful to you: read more...
Category: Substance Abuse in the Workplace on 15 January 2019
Some myths about drug and alcohol addiction are not just false, they are downright destructive. Knowing the facts can help you or someone you love save a life. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 10 January 2019
The thought that “Relapse is part of recovery” echoes off the walls in most addiction treatment programs, recovery rooms and group meetings. Although this thought holds some truth for many recovering individuals, knowing what to do if it happens will prevent the problem from spiraling out of control. read more...
Category: Relapse/Relapse Prevention on 8 January 2019
During recovery, it’s common for recovering individuals to have temptations of using again. This mental relapse is normal but if not addressed can lead to physical relapse. read more...
Category: Relapse/Relapse Prevention on 4 January 2019
A big part of a new sober life is learning to be successful at work while keeping a focus on recovery. Living a sober and fulfilled life requires some planning. Happy hour is not so happy for those of us in recovery and a life of nothingness can easily cause someone to relapse, as William Shakespeare once said: “Nothing will come of nothing.” read more...
Category: Recovery on 2 January 2019
Individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction have a tough time deciding to quit, but for many as the New Year approaches they start thinking about “what if”. WHAT IF I COMMIT TO MY RECOVERY? WHAT IF I DO MY BEST TO MAKE IT WORK? WILL I RECOVER? read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 28 December 2018
When someone is in addiction recovery, “sponsor” is the word often heard in association with that person's recovery. For those of you who are not familiar with this word, sponsor is a senior member of AA or NA who has been in recovery for at least a year. Sponsors help individuals in early recovery to navigate membership, answer questions, work on the 12-steps, and offer accountability. A sponsor is also a confidant who understands where the person in recovery is coming from, mentally and emotionally. read more...
Category: Recovery on 26 December 2018
The holiday season often brings many temptations and social pressures to individuals in recovery. The added pressure to drink is a bad combination which brings unpleasant memories that makes the holidays extra challenging. Although it can be difficult to manage the stress brought on by situations that can derail the efforts to maintain sobriety, having a plan can help you through. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 20 December 2018
If you or a loved one is looking for a drug rehab in Port Saint Lucie area, Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) may be a good fit for you. Providing affordable and effective drug rehab treatment through inpatient programs since 2002, FCR is an accredited Joint Commission (JCAHO) facility. Our individualized drug rehab programs are offered to individuals 18 years of age and older who are seeking intensive treatment services to address their current substance dependency. read more...
Category: Drug Addiction & Treatment on 18 December 2018
Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) is a rehab center that treats addiction and related mental health conditions through our inpatient programs. Treating both conditions at the same time helps safeguard the individual’s recovery which if ignored, the underlying mental health disorder can be the cause of future relapses. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 13 December 2018
We all have defense mechanism that helps us through life. This mechanism is responsible to save us in dangerous situations. So it is not a surprise that we use them when we feel we are facing danger or an attack. However the problem arises from the fact that the perception of danger we cultivate in ourselves through the time changes from one person to another. For example jumping from a high bridge in a bungee jumping adventure is fun for one and an unacceptable dangerous situation for another. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 11 December 2018
In any drug or alcohol addiction treatment, group therapy will be part of the overall treatment program. Participating in group therapy is an essential component of any addiction treatment program, but it is not to be compared to... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 6 December 2018
Awareness of addictions in the Jewish community is becoming increasingly prevalent. Study shows that it took years before my tight-knit community started accepting the reality that addiction has no boundaries and that yes, any one can be affected by the disease of addiction. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 3 December 2018
Although the twelve-step groups have helped many individuals around the globe to achieve and maintain sobriety, their focus on surrendering to a higher power has been an obstacle for many individuals seeking recovery. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 29 November 2018
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that results from alcohol exposure during the mother's pregnancy. FAS is characterized by ... read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 27 November 2018
Thanksgiving for recovering individuals have a special meaning. Those who have overcome addiction understand better than anyone else that nothing can be taken for granted. The steps taken to reach sobriety may have been endless but it was worth it. Even if the progress has not been perfect take pride on the effort put forth so far. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 21 November 2018
Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction by Ester Nicholson unlocks the code of dependence as it manifests in substance abuse, relationship, and behavioral addictions, among others. In her book she shares her inspiring journey that has ultimately led to a new life of wholeness, fearlessness, and power. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 20 November 2018
Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS), also known as Dry Drunk Syndrome, is the process in which the brain adjusts to the chemical damage caused by alcohol after heavy drinkers stop drinking. PAWS symptoms include dizziness, slow reflexes and ... read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 15 November 2018
According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), "The chronic nature of addiction means that for some people relapse, or a return to drug use after an attempt to stop, can be part of the process, but newer treatments are designed to help with relapse prevention. read more...
Category: Relapse/Relapse Prevention on 13 November 2018
You can motivate and empower yourself. Instead of blaming heredity and environment for your addictive behavior problems, why not empower yourself with the kind of beliefs which research has shown to be effective? read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 8 November 2018
Whether your drink of choice is beer, wine, or hard liquor like bourbon, tequila, or gin, what you don’t know about alcohol could hurt you. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 6 November 2018
Attending Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment is an important component of recovery. In fact, research shows that behavioral health treatment that includes family therapy gets better results than treatment that does not. As a result, when combined with individual treatment, family therapy can help reduce rate of relapse, reduce psychiatric symptoms, and relieve stress. read more...
Category: For Friends and Family on 1 November 2018
The 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Related Laws on 30 October 2018
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other similar self-help support groups have certainly helped millions of people to change their lives around. And there are certainly people who start attending 12-step meetings and find that the support and information they find there is enough to help them start and stick with a clean or sober life. Having said that, for the majority of individuals struggling with addiction, they find it is very tough to quit without medical detox and a structured addiction treatment program. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 25 October 2018
If you believe you are drinking excessively, or your family and friends have called you out on your drinking related actions or if you have reasons to believe that your drinking is causing problems —then it is time to realistically start thinking about how you want to make some changes in your life and your life style. read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 23 October 2018
When it comes to addiction and recovery, giving up is never an option. Although we all know it is easier said than done, you should remind yourself that dealing with your loved one’s addiction requires a different attitude that does not come naturally to most people. If you have been living with an addict it is common to feel you are at the end of your rope. You have lost your patience, lost your trust in him or her and feel all your offers of help and your attempts to change things have failed. Experts say that at this time, you need to seek help for yourself. read more...
Category: For Friends and Family on 18 October 2018
There are two different hurdles facing most families trying to help a loved one in need of addiction treatment. read more...
Category: For Friends and Family on 16 October 2018
For those individuals who do want to attend a formal rehab program and or want to seek a different way to manage recovery there is SMART Recovery®, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 11 October 2018
Simply wanting to stop using drugs or drinking is not enough for someone to go from addiction to sobriety. Going cold turkey or only receiving medical detoxification are approaches that often fail, because besides the severe and uncomfortable physical withdrawal symptoms caused by the absence of drugs or alcohol, there are also psychological issues that must be identified and treated through psychotherapy. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 9 October 2018
Sometimes it might be difficult to tell if you have a drinking problem. You might just see yourself as a social drinker who occasionally over-indulges. However, there are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not you may have a drinking problem. Short of an admission, the best way to know if there is a drinking problem is to identify the existence of a pattern of drinking related issues. Patterns can be psychological (i.e. on-going cycle of quitting followed by drinking and remorse for failure) or physical (incidents of legal or family problems resulting from drinking). read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 4 October 2018
Florida Center for Recovery's comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment offers an array of specialized programs and therapies such as: co-occurring mental health disorders treatment, trauma treatment, pregnant women addiction treatment and 21 Day Relapse Treatment Program. Treating the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the disease of addiction our specialized treatment plans provides Individuals struggling with addictions with the most appropriate treatment options that ensure the best treatment outcome possible. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 2 October 2018
For many recovering individuals who regularly attend meetings, the 12-step philosophy is something they’ve come to rely on to get them through their darkest hours. For those of you who are not familiar with this treatment approach, you’ll see below how the original 12-step philosophy is founded on a dozen consecutive processes (each step building on the one(s) before it): read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 27 September 2018
September 25, is National Psychotherapy Day – a day when therapists, academics, policymakers and many other interested parties are encouraged to talk about their experience or involvements with therapy and contribute to community health clinics or share therapy effectiveness research with their colleagues. All are encouraged to wear turquoise to show support and start the conversations. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 25 September 2018
Many are aware of the "seasonal mood changes", the condition that seems to be following the calendar. This is especially true for individuals in recovery experiencing the “winter blues”. If you are one of those people, this is the time to tune up your inner strength and re-supply your recovery coping skills “tool box”. read more...
Category: Recovery on 20 September 2018
National Yoga Month takes place in September along with National Recovery month. This occasion provides an opportunity to talk about the profound healing benefits of yoga in the addiction treatment process and beyond. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 18 September 2018
Yes, a heroin overdose occurs when a person uses enough of the drug to produce a life-threatening reaction or death. When people overdose on heroin, their breathing often slows or stops. This can decrease the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, a condition called hypoxia. read more...
Category: Heroin Addiction & Treatment on 13 September 2018
When looking for an addiction treatment program in rehab centers, the type of treatment offered at an Inpatient Rehab Program should be on the top of all questions. Although there are a variety of treatment approaches offered by different rehab centers, the list below points to a few commonalities found within treatments offered by all reputable drug and alcohol rehab centers. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 11 September 2018
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 6 September 2018
Recovery month is held every September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to educate Americans about substance use and Mental Health disorders and how treatment services can enable those who are struggling to live a healthy and rewarding life. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 4 September 2018
Please tell everyone you know about International Overdose Awareness Day. Help put an end to this epidemic. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 30 August 2018
Untreated PTSD can contribute to chronic pain and depression undermining addiction treatment efforts. With Rapid Resolution Therapy, Florida Center for Recovery has helped many individuals struggling with addiction successfully recover. read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 28 August 2018
This article explores each of the four topics referenced in the H.A.L.T. acronym. read more...
Category: Recovery on 23 August 2018
The best way to see which states have the worst opioid problems is to look at the rates of overdose deaths. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 21 August 2018
10 Most Common Triggers of Substance Abuse Relapse read more...
Category: Relapse/Relapse Prevention on 16 August 2018
Addiction is defined as brain disorder, not behavior issue. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 14 August 2018
Goals can be important for individuals in addiction recovery for a number of reasons including: read more...
Category: Recovery on 9 August 2018
The lines below come from Merimée Moffitt’s blog “The 30 things I learned with Dr. Robert D. Waterman. According to her blog what she heard from Dr. Waterman was instrumental in helping her move forward with her life during challenging times. We choose to share a few of those words because they might resonate with some of our readers who are struggling with addiction or experiencing some tough challenges on their road to recovery. read more...
Category: Recovery on 7 August 2018
Why Is One on One Counseling Important? By utilizing one on one drug counseling a therapist can get to the root problem of addiction by navigating the inner workings of the patient’s mind. While many recovering individuals may be able to reflect on and discuss their lives in a meaningful manner, they are often not able to figure out what went wrong and what caused them to resort to drugs or alcohol for feeling better in the first place. It is during individual therapy that many recovering patients have a chance to have an honest look at the situation that caused their addiction, plan their path for recovery and find a new way of living to sustain that recovery. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 2 August 2018
There is a lot to consider when trying to determine the cost of treatment for drug addiction. At Florida Center for Recovery, we believe the real cost lies, first and foremost, in not getting treatment. The true value of receiving professional treatment for a drug addiction cannot be counted or fully understood by any but the recovered addict, in terms of the new life and opportunities in that life that becomes possible with sobriety. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs, treatment options, and services to determine whether we indeed provide the opportunity for you or someone you love to get back the life that they once had. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 31 July 2018
On the average, fifty percent of the people who need addiction treatment don't get the help they need thinking that it is beyond their financial means. The perceived cost of rehab keeps many from getting treatment, but there are options available that can make treatment possible. read more...
Category: Rehab on 26 July 2018
Addiction treatment is experienced differently by each individual as everyone’s substance use disorder is unique. Rehab centers differ on treatment approaches in that some utilized medicine while others utilize a more holistic approach to the treatment process. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 24 July 2018
Stopping drug or alcohol use immediately after getting into a treatment center is generally what happens to anyone entering rehab. It is not so much forcing individuals to stop using their substance of addiction, but it is well understood that once a person commits to undergo treatment stopping the drug use is the first step he or she must undertake. read more...
Category: Drug Addiction & Treatment on 19 July 2018
Many who develop substance use disorders are also diagnosed with one or more mental disorders such as depression. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 17 July 2018
While there is far less stigma associated with addiction these days than there ever has been, individuals struggling with substance addictions are often worried about what family and friends will think if they learn about it. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 12 July 2018
What are prescription opioids and how it can impact your health. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 10 July 2018
The five (5) categories or schedules of illegal substances and prescription drugs classified by the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential. read more...
Category: Drug Information on 5 July 2018
Come 4th of July, recovering individuals have a better reason to stay sober. Celebrating our country’s freedom and, with it, celebrating freedom from addiction. Yet, it is vital to realize that holidays and celebrations are common triggers for relapse. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 2 July 2018
The reasons why substance use disorders and mental disorders often occur together are not clear, and establishing the relationships between these conditions is difficult. Still, three possible explanations deserve attention. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 28 June 2018
Heroin has a high relapse rate in part due to its highly addictive nature. Most heroin overdose deaths occur when a person relapses – partly because after staying sober for a period of time, the user’s tolerance level has dropped. Whether or not the user is aware of it, the body and brain have been reset back to a lower tolerance level than what it was at the high dosage use. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 26 June 2018
When choosing between different addiction treatment options, inpatient rehabilitation facilities have been shown to be the preferable option. A quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility provides recovering individuals with the supportive environment, comprehensive treatment, professional support and the aftercare programming needed to establish a successful recovery. Additional benefits of an inpatient rehab program include: Additional benefits of an inpatient rehab program include: read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 21 June 2018
Recovering individuals going through withdrawals are treated differently from those who still go through some withdrawal symptoms but have already completed detox. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 19 June 2018
Individuals who are taking prescription medication and or over-the-counter (OTC) medications should consult their health care provider for the safety of using their medications in combination with other substances including alcohol. There are a number of factors such as type of medication, dosage, and the individual’s general health that influence the safety of taking medications when other substances are involved. read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 14 June 2018
Individuals struggling with drug and or alcohol addiction who are seeking treatment for the first time often do not know whether or not they need medical detox, rehab or both. The same goes for those looking for treatment facilities for a struggling loved one. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 12 June 2018
Learning about substance abuse and addiction allows one to understand and help someone who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and mitigate issues related to an addict's behavior. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 7 June 2018
Understanding what happens to one's body and how it feels when an alcohol dependent person stops drinking is an important part of any successful alcohol recovery. Often the question asked by individuals who, for the first time are going through the process of addiction recovery is: How Long Alcohol Withdrawal Last? read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 5 June 2018
Holistic drug and alcohol rehab program approach addiction treatment by treating the physical, emotional and spiritual health of their clients. A good comprehensive rehab program utilizes both: the traditional model of addiction treatment which focuses on psychotherapy, 12-step programs, and support groups, and the holistic model, which focuses on improving and maintaining all three areas of health working on the mind-body-spirit connection. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 31 May 2018
You can expect an effective inpatient addiction treatment program to last up to 90 days. However individuals actively working on their recovery continue, on average, another 6 to 12 months in outpatient treatment. Short-term inpatient rehabilitation usually lasts 28 to 30 days, several of those first days dedicated to detox. Addiction recovery facilities have different programs and it is helpful to understand their treatment approaches and programs so the treatment program that best suits one's need can be selected. read more...
Category: Drug Addiction & Treatment on 29 May 2018
Addiction Recovery - The Fear of the Unknown read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 24 May 2018
Many individuals addicted to prescription opioids and heroin wonder if they need medical supervision when going through detox for substances such as Codeine, Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Methadone, Meperidine (Demerol), Fentanyl, Morphine, Oxycodone (Percocet or Oxycontin) and Heroin. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 22 May 2018
More than three decades of scientific research show that addiction treatment can help individuals struggling with addiction stop substance use, avoid relapse and successfully recover. Based on this research, 13 fundamental principles that characterize effective addiction treatment have been developed. These principles are detailed in NIDA’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 17 May 2018
Most Common Misused Medications read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 15 May 2018
May is Mental Health Month and you can help National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) spread the word to about dispelling an existing stigma. #CureStigma . read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 10 May 2018
Time is a crucial component of any successful treatment and addiction treatment is no exception. In case of addiction treatment, the appropriate length of treatment for each individual varies, depending on the type of substance abused, the length of the abuse, presence of any co-occurring mental health disorder(s), such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, and the intensity of the patient’s addiction. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 8 May 2018
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s has issued an Alert on Synthetic Cannabinoid Products for Indiana and Wisconsin after individuals have reported experiencing severe bleeding after using these products. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 3 May 2018
Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We at Florida Center for Recovery take part of this month’s observance by sharing information related to mental health and its association with substance abuse and addiction. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 1 May 2018
Dual diagnosis in mental health is the term that refers to someone who has been diagnosed with both substance abuse and a concurrent mental health disorder. Also referred to as co-occurring disorders, they generally are the underlying cause of addiction which are often overlooked and untreated for years. Research shows that individuals battling drug and/or alcohol addictions are more likely to suffer from at least one mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder simultaneously. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 26 April 2018
Accepting addiction as a disease is often the initial step to family recovery. Families need to understand that they have not caused their loved one’s addiction and that they can’t control or stop him or her from using drugs or alcohol. Fellowships suggest that when families feel guilty or ashamed about their loved one’s addiction, they should remind themselves: “I didn’t cause, I can’t control, and I can’t cure it”. These simple words contain the wisdom earned over many years by countless family members who have a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol. In understanding the dynamics of the three Cs (cause, control & cure) about addiction, family members and friends will put themselves in a better place to help the impaired individual in the recovery process. read more...
Category: Recovery on 24 April 2018
The “Florida Model” for addiction treatment which has been adopted in many other states, is based on blending of certain features of clinical substance use disorder treatment (The Medical Model) into a well-defined model of delivery of peer-supportive, recovery-oriented housing (The Social Model). read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 19 April 2018
Family and friends living with individuals struggling with addiction often spend all their time and energy focusing on the destructive behavior and the chaos brought upon due to their loved one's actions. Communicating with individuals suffering from addiction means more than talking to them. It means stepping back to learn and understand the disease of addiction and its cycle, and finding how you as a family member can be part of the solution. read more...
Category: For Friends and Family on 17 April 2018
A common concern for individuals struggling with alcohol or drug addiction is health insurance and the cost of treatment. Unfortunately, many who need treatment will not seek it because of lack of knowledge about cost and insurances coverage. What Types of Health Insurance Can You Access in Florida? read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 12 April 2018
Most alcohol treatment programs are voluntary and although there are court penalties if an individual that has a mandate from the court system leaves a treatment program, that alone can’t prevent him or her from leaving if they choose to. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 10 April 2018
Last week Florida first responders started warning residents about the rising threat from cocaine cut with deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, which they say is becoming “widespread.” read more...
Category: Cocaine on 5 April 2018
Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by reaching out every April to the public with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 4 April 2018
There’s often a fine line between giving a drug addict your support and enabling self-destructive behavior. How do you know when you’re enabling instead of helping? read more...
Category: Rehab on 29 March 2018
If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they could exhibit a few or all of the following signs and symptoms: read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 27 March 2018
One of the most common slogans in addiction recovery is “One Day at a Time.” But what does it really mean? What is it about this slogan that can help someone in recovery gain perspective and hope? read more...
Category: Recovery on 22 March 2018
Although there are as many approaches to alcohol and drug addiction treatment as there are rehab facilities in Florida, the primary objective of any attempt at addiction recovery should be the definitive and sustained recovery. To that end, we have compiled a list of crucial components that you should look for when looking for a drug or alcohol rehab program. read more...
Category: Rehab on 20 March 2018
An important decision for individuals seeking addiction treatment for themselves or their loved ones is whether to stay close in their own town or to travel to another state. read more...
Category: Rehab on 15 March 2018
SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA is an agency within ... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 13 March 2018
Recently we got a post on our Facebook account from someone that was raising a red flag about the rehab centers, sober living homes, half-way houses and pretty much every place and organization with any connection to drug rehab industry in the whole state of Florida. Yes, every drug rehab related place in the entire state of Florida. If this may sound a bit over reaching and irrational, it is exactly that. This might be the classical definition of the rhetorical statement “painting with a wide brush”. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 8 March 2018
Nowadays the words “opioid” and “opiate” have been used interchangeably; however there are differences between them. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 6 March 2018
Practicing yoga during addiction recovery and beyond can support recovering individuals bringing them to a restorative inner state that integrates mind, body, and spirit. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 1 March 2018
It is difficult to overcome drug or alcohol addiction without comprehensive treatment offered at treatment centers licensed for inpatient/residential programs. For individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction while maintaining a regular job, it is natural to fear the possibility of being fired for taking time off for treatment. The concern is often about the financial hardship they may face if left with no job after treatment. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 27 February 2018
Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month is celebrated each April since 1987. Created to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues 2018’s theme is: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage.’ ” read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 22 February 2018
Alcohol directly influences excitation of myocytes (cardiac muscle cells), and therefore provokes arrhythmias and possibly, sudden cardiac death. So in short, alcohol can cause a heart attack when it is consumed in large amounts. In addition excessive long-term use of alcohol can increase the risk of developing an array of heart problems which may also lead to a heart attack. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 20 February 2018
Alcohol poisoning occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions—such as breathing, heart rate, and temperature control—begin to shut down. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 15 February 2018
Based on available scientific evidence and different references provided by a variety of public health authorities, below are guidelines on amounts of drinking and what is considered a low-risk and heavy or at-risk drinking pattern. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 13 February 2018
Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any other year on record. Forty percent (40%) of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. While we are all still in the process of learning more about opioids in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones from opioid abuse, individuals who have become impaired by opioids, and their loved ones, are having a difficult time sorting out how and where to get treatment for this debilitating addiction. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 8 February 2018
It can be difficult to tell if someone is experiencing a substance-induced high or an overdose. The following is some information on how you could tell the difference. If you’re having a hard time telling the difference, it is best to treat the situation like an overdose by calling 911– it could save someone’s life. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 6 February 2018
“Coco Loko” is a snortable chocolate powder which was designed and marketed as an alternative to dangerous street drugs. The company which manufactured “Coco Loko”, Legal Lean, received a letter from the FDA this past December, as a warning against introduction of unapproved new drugs for sale, after parents, doctors and government health officials raised concerns about the product. read more...
Category: Alternative Street Drugs on 1 February 2018
It’s very difficult for friends and family to watch their loved one suffer through an addiction. Especially if their loved one refuses to get help. The Florida Marchman Act allows friends and family to petition the court to obtain court-ordered assessment, short term and long term treatment. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 30 January 2018
The FDA has recently approved NSS-2 Bridge (NSS stands for “Neurostimulation System”.), an electric stimulation device that has initially been approved in 2014 to relief chronic and acute pain to be now utilized in the treatment of opioid addiction to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. With the opioid epidemic affecting millions of Americans each year, finding innovative ways to improve the outcome of therapeutic treatment is paramount. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 25 January 2018
We live in a world where words such as "addiction", "substance abuse" and "overdose" are quite familiar, even if they don't directly impact our lives. But how many people truly understand what they mean? It's almost impossible to fully understand relapse or recovery unless you've walked a mile in those shoes. In an age of myths and misunderstandings chemical dependency remains a mystery to many. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 23 January 2018
Have you ever wondered about the real benefits behind the music many of us so passionately listen to? Whether we jam to pop, country, rock n’ roll, jazz, Latin or even create our own music, we can’t deny that throughout history music has been a big part of society. We have come to learn that music is more than just entertainment and social connection; it improves mood and mental health and in the context of addiction and it can help individuals in their recovery process. read more...
Category: Recovery on 18 January 2018
Recovering from an addiction may be one of the hardest endeavors to take on. Some people go into rehab and stay sober for years on end and others may need to go into rehab several times and try different programs and methods before finally succeeding. The important thing to remember is that even if you’ve failed many times in rehab, there are many benefits to giving it another go. read more...
Category: Rehab on 16 January 2018
Recovering from an addiction is one of the hardest endeavors a person can endure. But for even if rehab is successfully completed returning to everyday life can be daunting. It’s difficult to go back to the life you had before rehab when so much has changed for you. Many people worry about relapsing and the fear of that can cause a lot of anxiety. If someone has experienced relapse they may think it’s the end of the world and lose confidence in continuing their journey to sobriety. Here are some reasons why relapse does not mean you’ve failed at a chance for a sober life. read more...
Category: Recovery on 11 January 2018
Nowadays, there is an array of prescription drugs to manage pain, treat sleeping disorders and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and ADD. Although for the most part these medications are needed and are used as prescribed, addiction has unfortunately developed in many instances. Needless to say that the majority of individuals who developed an addiction to the above mentioned prescription drugs were individuals who primarily used and/or abused opioid painkillers and depressants such as Xanax. As popular as these prescription drugs may be in treating a variety of health issues, how different are from each other are they and why are they so often abused? read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 9 January 2018
Whether you’re the CEO of a company or just a regular employee, watching a colleague suffer through an addiction can be particularly difficult to witness. While employers can fire an employee whose work is suffering due to the employee’s alcohol or drug issues, many want to help by means of a substance abuse treatment program. read more...
Category: Recovery on 4 January 2018
While substance abuse and addiction is detrimental to anyone’s health women struggles with alcohol and drugs are from the onset of the abuse and addiction to the treatment process, very different from her male counterpart. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment for Women on 3 January 2018
It's no secret that we live in the golden age of social media. These days we're able to connect with each other on a whole other level compared to ten years ago. The different platforms we use to communicate with each other has allowed us to connect with others of similar likes, dislikes and even behaviors bringing forward different types of relationships. But what exactly does this mean for the individual struggling with addiction? read more...
Category: Recovery on 26 December 2017
The holidays may seem like a time of cheer and family gatherings full of laughter but it’s not a jolly old time for everyone, especially for people in the process of recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction. For recovering individuals, the holidays can be very stressful as it presents a new set of issues and worries, the most important being the fear of relapse. This is a valid concern and if a plan of action with a strong support system is not in place, recovering individuals can find themselves at loss and vulnerable to drug or alcohol seeking behaviors. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 20 December 2017
Happy Holidays to all reading this blog present, past and prospective clients. We all know that the holiday season is particularly tough for individuals in recovery, but applying the skills learned during treatment can help you in keeping your sobriety intact. Yes, you can make till January and beyond. Just prepare yourself by planning your sobriety strategies. Here are ten tips to help you stay sober during the holidays: read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 18 December 2017
More people should know that drug and alcohol abuse is a disease and not just individuals who have no will power in controlling their drinking and drug use. While addiction can't be cured, there are ways to manage it. The road to recovery is full of twists and turns but having a plan can help avoid pitfalls and possible relapses. Here are some important factors to consider in order achieve a successful recovery: read more...
Category: Recovery on 14 December 2017
The road to recovery after drug addiction is hard and requires a lot of personal strength. There'll be good days and bad, ups and downs and even if you have plenty of emotional support there will be days you'll think of giving in. During addiction treatment you may have learned that breathing exercises can help reduce stress and anxiety, which in turn can help you along your recovery process. read more...
Category: Recovery on 11 December 2017
The most obvious and surefire way to avoid overdosing on drugs and alcohol is to avoid using drugs and alcohol. But it's not that simple for a great number of people. Alcohol and drug addiction is a disease and since there is no known cure, it must be managed as best as possible. Part of managing this disease is to understand the effects of misuse, particularly overdosing. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 7 December 2017
The holidays are just around the corner and many people are busy preparing for the hustle and bustle of reunions and get-togethers. While enjoyable for the most part, for many people it's a time of stress and chaos which can bring about unhealthy behaviors. Drugs and alcohol play a big role in the recreational aspects of the holidays and it's easy to get into trouble if you don't have the facts. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 4 December 2017
There are many factors that contribute to addiction. A problem in one area of our lives such as health, work or school, can lead to problems in other areas and as a coping mechanism many people turn to drugs and alcohol. The shame that follows such behaviors can also be a factor in the increase of substance abuse. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 29 November 2017
It takes a lot of courage and resilience to recover from drug abuse. While in rehab, you will have the opportunity to connect with mental health professionals to help guide you through this journey. One of the most important steps in recovering from a drug addiction is the treatment plan where you have the opportunity to work with a professional to devise a set of strategies to get you started in your recovery path. But what happens after rehab and the time comes to re-enter the real world? read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 27 November 2017
We, at Florida Center for Recovery (FCR), wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with the special joys that you have rediscovered in your recovery. . Although Thanksgiving Day started as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, it has evolved and has become a day to get together with family and friends and be mindful of the happiness that comes from sharing time through a meal and laughter with others in our life. So enjoy your get-together with friends and loved ones, while making memories and celebrating life and love. After all, life is all about love and happiness. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 21 November 2017
Getting sober is not easy and staying that way is where the real challenges lie. Learning to master your new life and enjoy it again will be a trial-and-error process that will take months of practice, lots of time and courage. The first 3 to 6 months are the hardest and until you find your rhythm sticking to the four S’s of RECOVERY will help you through this challenging time. read more...
Category: Recovery on 20 November 2017
Despite the fact that in this day and age a plethora of high quality treatment options exist for the treatment of substance abuse with a co-occurring mental illness right here in the United States, a high number of people still do not seek treatment. While there are people who have succumbed to their illness and do not pursue recovery, the majority of people who avoid it do so because of unfortunate barriers that stand in their way. The strongest of these barriers is the stigma attached to mental illness, as many people view mental illness as a plague on the society and avoid confronting the issue. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 16 November 2017
For most individuals leaving rehab can be a terrifying thought as establishing a routine can seem difficult, but by starting the recovery process with a positive mind can help in easing this process. Remember that, One Step at a Time it is. Routine and planning are your friends and can guide the way to a fulfilling life packed with adventures and excitement. Here are some tips on how to rediscover the adventure that life can offer after addiction. read more...
Category: Recovery on 13 November 2017
Many brave men and women have served and protected our country for a great number of years. They brave the frontlines and dream of life post-war away from the chaos and heartbreak. But many people who return to life after war have to deal with post-traumatic symptoms which leave them feeling isolated, anxious and scared leading to the use and abuse of different substances. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 9 November 2017
With the national crisis of opioids addiction in United States, there comes an unlikely institution to help addicts stop their dependency on drugs. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 3 November 2017
Staying sober and staying disciplined can be a very difficult task as opportunities to use or drink are much higher during this time of the year. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 31 October 2017
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 23 October 2017
In today's society we are run by the concept of success and failure. Even as children we were taught to believe that no matter what we do we will either fail or succeed and failing means you're not good enough. These beliefs can cause fear of failure and fear is what prevents so many people from trying in the first place or giving up when they hear "no". As the great Albert Einstein famously said, "You don't fail until you stop trying." read more...
Category: Recovery on 19 October 2017
For successful visualization, it is said that the key is to visualize what it is you want and to feel as though you already have it. read more...
Category: Recovery on 11 October 2017
Take the Pledge: Learn About Mental Illness read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 1 October 2017
50 quotes collected by Cathy Taughinbaugh to celebrate recovery! read more...
Category: Recovery on 28 September 2017
When the late George Bernard Shaw quoted, "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future," perhaps he did not realize how important those words could be for someone recovering from a drug addiction. read more...
Category: Recovery on 22 September 2017
Many people assume that a lack of willpower is what prevents a person from achieving the thing they set out to achieve. It is often said that someone who struggles with being overweight most certainly lacks willpower in controlling their eating habits and people who suffer from any type of addiction must simply "will" themselves to stop pursuing their drug of choice if they want to recover. read more...
Category: Recovery on 14 September 2017
Being called selfish is not usually considered a compliment. As humans, we have acclimated to the idea that we need to understand and adapt to our surroundings to survive. Our ancient ancestors knew that in order to provide for and sustain the well-being of their families they needed to take care of themselves first. Nowadays, the idea of being selfish is frowned upon in most societies but when it comes to recovering from a debilitating addiction, it could be the difference between life or death. read more...
Category: Recovery on 7 September 2017
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 1 September 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 31 August 2017
The steps involved in responding to an OPIOID overdose follow the SAVE ME acronym you see on the image above. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 30 August 2017
Addiction recovery is characterized by extreme emotions and requires major lifestyle changes. Although recovery is filled with ups and downs, the bumps on the road can often feel overwhelming and spur a relapse. Even those individuals with the best intention of avoiding relapse at all costs can find themselves relapsing and becoming frustrated as their efforts to stay clean and sober fail. But no matter what, there is always hope. To increase your chances of a successful recovery here are 10 things you can do to help you stay on track. read more...
Category: Recovery on 23 August 2017
Celebrate the power of recovery and support those who are struggling. Join us this September for Recovery Month 2017! read more...
Category: Recovery on 23 August 2017
When you suspect your loved is addicted to heroin it can take time until you understand what is happening, and you may feel powerless as you watch him or her struggle. It’s important not to get discouraged and to know that you’re not alone. Knowing to recognize the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction and having appropriate information about treatment options can make a world of a difference in providing timely treatment interventions. read more...
Category: Heroin Addiction & Treatment on 15 August 2017
In the context of addiction treatment there is substantial interest in the benefits of mindfulness, as its practice has proven to be effective for managing stressors and coping with other psychological issues, which are often the major reasons why some people turn to using drugs and alcohol in the first place – that is, to relieve stress and cope with issues. Additionally, mindfulness is a practical skill for dealing with cravings as recovering individuals who practice mindfulness learn to observe the cravings without automatically reacting to them and following through with the urge to use. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 11 August 2017
Sometimes even the best therapeutic treatment and medicine is not enough for an individual to fully recover. For individuals in addiction recovery or dealing with a major life change, positive thinking exercises can make all the difference and speed up the recovery process. Below are 100 positive-thinking exercises to help channel negative or angry thoughts into a happier and more productive positive outlook. read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 4 August 2017
FCR has worked to provide women with the most effective addiction treatment in a nurturing and safe environment helping them recover with respect and dignity. FCR women’s rehab program takes into account the gender-specific challenges that women often face, such as, eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, sexual assault, pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and family caregiver. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment for Women on 28 July 2017
Florida Center for Recovery attended this week the 5th Annual Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE) Conference on Amelia Island, Florida. read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 21 July 2017
SMART Recovery is based on scientific knowledge, and is intended to evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. The program uses principles of motivational interviewing found in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and techniques taken from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), particularly in the version called Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as scientifically validated research on treatment. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 14 July 2017
As we now understand more about opioids we realize that the opioid epidemic is not solely about illegal drugs, it is actually about legal prescription painkiller drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and Fentanyl. Now, an everywhere problem, affecting virtually anyone and every community, opioid overdoses are considered to be the leading cause of shortened life expectancy in the U.S. read more...
Category: Opioids & Opioid Addiction on 7 July 2017
Florida Center for Recovery salutes all of you recovering individuals, and your friends and families who work hard to support you through the difficult and challenging journey of your sober life. read more...
Category: Recovery and Festive Celebrations on 4 July 2017
Behavioral therapies can help individuals dealing with addiction engage in drug abuse treatment, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances and environmental cues that may trigger intense craving for drugs and prompt another cycle of compulsive abuse. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 30 June 2017
"Evidence-based medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values." (Sackett D et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, 2nd edition. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2000, p.1) read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment Therapies on 23 June 2017
Rapid Resolution Therapy - Training Conference in New York read more...
Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction News on 16 June 2017
Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) is a type of treatment for healing from trauma. Developed by Dr. Jon Connelly, RRT is designed to help individuals permanently overcome the negative effects of trauma with a fast and relatively painless approach. The process – which often takes as few as 1 to 3 sessions – helps individuals get their lives back on track practically effortlessly. read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 9 June 2017
Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness (S. Res. 481). read more...
Category: Trauma and PTSD Info and Treatment on 2 June 2017
Many things happen during addiction treatment. “Feeling your feelings” might not be so comfortable at times, but being around other people that share the same experiences... read more...
Category: Wellness & Recovery on 26 May 2017
Information on the effects of prescription drug abuse... read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Addiction on 19 May 2017
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 12 May 2017
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 5 May 2017
May is Mental Health Awareness month and Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates across the country are educating people about mental illnesses, which is as real as other physical illnesses, and that they can be treated effectively. read more...
Category: Addiction and Mental Health on 28 April 2017
Individuals with or in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUD)s continue to be viewed with stigma. By changing the language of addiction, it is possible to help remove barriers that continue to hold back too many people from the lifesaving treatment they need. read more...
Category: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) on 17 April 2017
Alcohol Use Explained read more...
Category: Alcohol Information on 10 April 2017
NCADD sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. read more...
Category: Alcohol Addiction & Treatment on 3 April 2017
Steps an individual in recovery needs to take to ensure a successful recovery. Planning, taking action and structuring a future that includes a career path that express your passion. read more...
Category: Recovery on 14 March 2017
Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is held every year during the month of March throughout the United States. read more...
Category: Gambling Addiction & Treatment on 1 March 2017
Guiding Principles of Recovery: Hope, Person-Driven, Many Pathways, Holistic, Peer Support, Relational, Culture, Trauma Addressed, Strengths/Responsibility, Respect. read more...
Category: Recovery on 8 February 2017
SAMHSA’s working definition of Recovery. read more...
Category: Recovery on 4 January 2017

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