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Why Do People Go To Florida for Addiction Rehab?

Why Do People Go To Florida for Addiction Rehab?

While Florida is known for pristine beaches, sunshine, and a warm year-around climate, it is also the rehab capitol of the eastern United States. If you’re considering drug and alcohol treatment, you are likely reviewing programs locally. While it’s convenient to seek local inpatient treatment, it will be located near the people, places, and things that […]

How Effective Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

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MAT Saves (and Improves Lives) In a nutshell, research confirms that medication-assisted treatment is clinically effective. Not only do these medicines help patients to avoid relapse and promote patient recovery, but MAT has also been demonstrated to decrease cases of patients contracting HIV and other blood-type illnesses. In fact, most studies find that more than […]

What is Suboxone?

While Suboxone was approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat patients with severe opioid use disorder, the main ingredient (Buprenorphine) was originally developed in 1966. It was intended to be an alternative pain medication for opiate products like Morphine and Dilaudid. The FDA approved buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone for opioid use disorder treatment in the […]

How To Help Someone with Depression

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Depression is a serious but treatable mental health disorder that affects nearly 20 million Americans. It gets in the way of daily life, causing emotional pain that, left untreated, only gets worse. Begin by learning all you can about depression and how to best talk about it with your loved one. But as you reach […]

What Is the Difference Between Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders?

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Substance use disorder can wreak havoc on a person’s life in the form of different mental and physical problems. In fact, associated mental health issues are so common that there are two terms used when two or more disorders are present in the same person: dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. While these categorical phrases may […]

What Are Four Types of Mental Health Treatment?

Treatment and recovery of mental health disorders are offered in a variety of therapeutic   settings. The environs, and level or form of care, will be different on several factors: the seriousness of the person’s mental condition, their basic health, and the type of care specified. The four major forms of mental health care services are […]

PTSD in Veterans: Treatment Options and Resources

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a significant mental health condition that affects many veterans. After experiencing a traumatic event, such as combat, military sexual trauma, or other distressing incidents during military service, veterans may develop symptoms of PTSD. These symptoms can have a profound impact on their

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. It’s characterized by persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of daily life. While occasional worry is a normal part of life, GAD involves symptoms of anxiety that are intense and often interfere with a

What Does Surrender Mean in Recovery?

What does surrender mean in recovery?

Surrender is best explained as giving oneself over to someone or something else. When we consider an active addiction mindset, it’s clear that substance use forces us to surrender; when addiction is relentless, we put our thoughts, relationships, and self-esteem on hold. Moreover, people who suffer from protracted alcohol and drug use typically focus their […]

What Happens at an Intervention?


An addiction intervention is an opportunity to set the right course for a loved one who has stalled in trying to find recovery. Typically, the family member experiencing substance use disorder has not yielded to get help (and has likely been enabled). Simply said, an intervention is where the rubber meets the road, and the […]