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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: Addiction and Mental Health News/Events 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: Addiction and Mental Health News/Events 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: Addiction and Mental Health News/Events 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 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 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: 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: Addiction and Mental Health News/Events 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: 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: 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: Addiction and Mental Health News/Events 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: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 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: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 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 on 26 May 2017
Information on the effects of prescription drug abuse... read more...
Category: Prescription Drug Use Disorders 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: 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: 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: 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: Alcoholism 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
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 2016

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