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addiction treatment
Downers
10
May

Downer Drugs: Central Nervous System Depressants in 2021

“Downer drugs” is a slang term that can encompass a variety of legal and illicit drugs. Downers are central nervous system (CNS) depressants that act to slow down the body and the brain. While downer drugs can be helpful aids in managing many conditions, they can also be dangerous if misused. Learn more about downer...
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Fake Pills
08
Feb

Fake Percocet Is Still in Florida in 2021, What Are the Risks?

Opioid medications are frequently prescribed for pain management. And during the opioid epidemic that swept the nation in the 2000s, the state of Florida became an epicenter for these prescription pain pills. Florida’s pill mills were so loosely regulated that pill seekers from other states would visit Florida with the only intention of obtaining an...
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what happens when you quit drinking
11
Jan

Addiction Recovery Support from Rehab to Lifelong Sobriety

With a sigh of relief, we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to a fresh start with 2021. This is the time that we often set our sights on changing for the better by committing to choices that are healthier both physically and mentally. If substance use crept into your life in 2020 and you...
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Medicare vs Medicaid
14
Sep

Medicare vs. Medicaid: Covering Mental Health & Rehab

When it comes to choosing the right mental health treatment, you might be wondering exactly which services will have you covered. But how do you know if a treatment center accepts Medicare or Medicaid? And which one will cover the services you need? Here, we explain Medicare vs. Medicaid so that you can receive the...
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lean drug
27
Mar

What You Should Know About the “Lean” Drug
Lean is a highly addictive drug that people drink to get high.

You might’ve heard of the highly addictive substance called lean in famous hip hop songs, like Lil Wayne’s “Me and My Drank.” But what exactly is it, and how many people suffer from lean drug addiction? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions and discuss the long-term health problems that come with lean drug abuse....
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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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faith-based addiction treatment
02
Oct

Faith-Based Rehabs in Florida: Does God Make a Difference?

Many Florida rehabilitation centers are now offering faith-based programs to help people enter and stay in recovery. Of course, this leads to a question: Does God make a difference in recovery? The short answer: yes. The longer answer is that faith-based rehabs provide key addiction recovery elements that secular programs lack. Patients feel that when...
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family therapy
25
Sep

The Benefits of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Many people have labelled addiction a “family disease.” That means that people’s alcoholism and/or drug abuse is most likely affected by their family. It also means that people’s substance use disorder can affect their family in negative ways. Their acts may even cause what appears to be a permanent break, where the family is permanently...
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Depression and Addiction
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

Oftentimes, depression and addiction go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 320 million people around the world struggle with varying degrees of depression. That’s a lot of people struggling with a treatable disorder. Unfortunately, only 50% of these people across the world will seek treatment, bearing in mind differences across countries, cultures,...
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Faith-based Trauma and Addiction Care
28
Jun

Healing from Trauma and Addiction Through Faith-Based Programs

A vicious cycle exists between trauma and addiction. Trauma often causes its victims to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, this leads to addiction and further trauma. For this reason, it’s essential that rehabilitation treats not only the addiction but the trauma that may have created it in the first place. More and more research...
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