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resisting urges in recovery
18
Jan

How to Resist Cravings in Recovery

Resisting cravings in recovery is something that everyone who struggles with addiction experiences. These cravings tend to be tied to memories and can be “defined as an intense, conscious desire, usually to consume.” When you experience alcohol or drug cravings, the “immense neurotransmitter release that is often brought on by the ingestion of drugs is responsible both...
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17
Jan

Opioid Overdose Overtakes Car Crashes as a Leading Cause of Death

The National Safety Council has just released its findings for the leading causes of death in the United States. And for the first time in history, opioid overdose has overtaken the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash. The new report states there is a 1 in 96 chance of an American suffering an...
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codeine addiction
15
Jan

Codeine Addiction: Symptoms and Treatment Options

You or a loved one may have been prescribed codeine to relieve mild to moderate pain. It is commonly used in combination with other medications. It’s been glamorized in pop culture over the last several years as an ingredient mixed with soft drinks and promethazine in a concoction referred to as lean, codeine lean or purple...
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how to manage withdrawal symptoms
07
Jan

5 Tips on How to Manage Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the most challenging parts of recovering from an alcohol addiction is helping your body become accustomed to the absence of the substance. You may be ready to stop drinking, but you may not expect the strength of your withdrawal symptoms. They can last for a few hours up to a few weeks, depending...
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healthy living and drug recovery
02
Jan

3 Essential Healthy Living and Drug Recovery Tips

Overcoming your addiction isn’t just about walking away from substances. It’s about gaining the tools to maintain your sobriety while improving your physical health and your mental health. It includes holistic approaches that blend healthy living and drug recovery. The first step is to face your drug and alcohol addiction head on through comprehensive substance...
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sleep and addiction recovery
28
Dec

5 Tips About Sleep and Addiction Recovery

When you go to sleep, your brain goes to work flushing out toxins and recharging your internal batteries. Getting a good night’s sleep will help you feel refreshed and able to tackle the day’s challenges. But proper sleep and addiction recovery work hand-in-hand to offer something more: a chance at lifelong sobriety. If you’re fighting a...
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Faith-Based Florida Drug Rehab Program
20
Dec

On Staging an Intervention

Interventions allow close friends, family and loved ones to take a stand in the battle against addiction. They are one of the more common ways to effectively and proactively reach out to someone who is abusing drug, alcohol or other vices. We know it can be challenging to put this approach in action. Let’s go over...
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Blackberry Recovery Center of Central Florida - Vance Johnson
19
Dec

Addiction Therapy Central Florida | Vance Johnson | The Blackberry Center

 He is a former NFL star and 3-time Super Bowl player. He is the newly named Recovery Ambassador for Oglethorpe, Inc., the parent company of the newly restructured The Blackberry Center. And he is a recovering addict. Vance Johnson‘s experiences have led him to his life’s purpose: to help others on their journey to recovery. He is on...
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18
Dec

Recovery Center of Central Florida | Look At Us Now!

We’re revolutionizing our level of service! To that end, we’re excited to announce that the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center has become The Blackberry Recovery Center. As a recovery center of central Florida, The Blackberry Recovery Center will become a cornerstone of addiction recovery. We are proud to provide multiple layers of care for patients from our region...
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