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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
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
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
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
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 Prevention 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
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
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
Addiction is defined as brain disorder, not behavior issue. read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 14 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
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
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
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 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
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
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Category: Addiction Treatment on 24 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
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
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
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
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
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
SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA is an agency within ... read more...
Category: Addiction Treatment on 13 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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