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The Blackberry Center
13
Feb

Drug Detox in Florida: Getting Sober in the Sunshine State

If you or a loved one are struggling with drug addiction, then you should know that safe, medically supervised drug detox is the first phase in the road to recovery. If you’re looking for drug detox, Florida is the perfect place for you to find care. Remember that detox is not just about helping the...
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29
Jan

What’s My Why: Greg M., Mental Health and Recovery Technician

My name is Greg M., and over the last seven to eight months that I have worked at The Blackberry Center, I have worn multiple hats. I am a recovery technician for the Partial Hospitalization Program, a mental health technician at The Blackberry Hospital, and I help with patient transportation as well!  As a recovery...
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24
Jan

Top 5 Addiction Recovery Goups

Having a stable support system can make all of the difference in the success of someone’s recovery. But what happens to those of us who do not have a support system like family and friends available in the real world? What if you do have a support system, but they don’t understand your recovery journey?...
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15
Jan

What’s My Why: David N., Recovery Assistant

My name is David N., and I’ve been with The Blackberry Center for over four and a half years. I’m a Recovery Assistant (RA), and that means that I facilitate group therapy, help patients get to and from activities, and overall create an environment that’s conducive to recovery. I like to show recovering addicts that...
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13
Jan

Creating an Effective Relapse Prevention Plan

If you’ve recently gotten clean, congratulations! You’ve taken a huge step toward a better life by getting sober. Things are probably starting to look up. So, why do 40-60% of recovering addicts and alcoholics who seek treatment relapse within the first year? In this article, we’ll cover the warning signs of relapse and ways to...
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Medicare
17
Dec

Medicare and Mental Health: You’re Covered Here

If you are eligible for Medicare and you are one of the millions of people who are affected by mental health conditions in the United States, your recovery program at The Blackberry Center may not cost you a dime. Find your guide to coverage and recovery below. Mental Health Coverage To maintain your wellbeing, you...
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holiday sobriety
16
Dec

Sober Santa’s 10 Tips for a Sober Holiday

Staying sober for the holidays can be especially challenging, especially for people in early recovery. From office parties to family gatherings, alcohol—and often, drugs—seem to be everywhere. How can you navigate this festive-yet-stressful time of year without using? Like recovery itself, it’s simple, but not easy. But here’s the good news: millions of Americans in...
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mental health conditions
28
Nov

Different Types of Mental Health Facilities

Deciding you’re ready to seek treatment for a mental illness is difficult, but the difficulty of getting the help you need doesn’t stop there. You have many different kinds of mental health care providers to choose from, but how do you find the best mental health facilities for you? Well, “best” depends on what you...
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recovery from heroin addiction
21
Nov

Surviving Heroin Withdrawals with Medical Detox

This is a personal account from Carissa Sawyer, a woman in recovery from heroin addiction. This story details her heroin addiction, her path to recovery, and the progress she made through medically assisted detox in a clinical setting. I was addicted to heroin for ten years. What started with taking prescription pain pills from my...
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14
Nov

Ways Behavioral Health Services Can Change Your Life

Behavioral health services is a broad term that encompasses many different services provided by social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health care professionals. Unfortunately, this is the kind of medical jargon that makes getting services seem unapproachable to some. What does behavioral health even mean? And when in your life should you think about...
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