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Rehab, Recovery and Behavioral Health News
29
Feb

Christian-Based Drug Rehab Center | How Does Addiction Affect Loved Ones?

Addiction and substance abuse take a toll on your mental and physical health. In addition, it also affects your friends and family as they see you struggle. Caring for your loved ones is one of the many reasons to seek treatment and fight addiction. Learn all about the effects addiction can have on those you...
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28
Feb

Christian-Based Drug Rehab Florida | The Spice Epidemic

One of the newest drugs to make an appearance on the streets of America’s poorest communities is synthetic Marijuana, known as “Spice.” This synthetic smoking herb is dangerous because it contains artificial ingredients that can have negative effects on the brain. Many people become addicted to this drug for fear that they may be arrested...
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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 Groups

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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22
Jan

What’s My Why: Tina K., Residential Advisor

My name is Tina Kelly, and I have been a Residential Advisor at The Blackberry Center for three years. As an RA, some of my job duties include  Talking to patients during the admissions process to gather their information  Maintaining a healthy and safe environment in the villas that our patients live in during recovery ...
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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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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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