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07
Sep

Eating Disorders and Addiction: What’s the Connection?

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders belong to a category of mental health concerns that affect thirty million people in the United States alone. In fact, eating disorders are the deadliest mental health issue, causing an alarmingly high casualty rate. But did you know that eating disorders and...
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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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26
Mar

Should I Avoid Rehab During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily life for millions of Americans, and Floridians have been especially hard-hit. As businesses close, more and more people are asking themselves: Should I avoid rehab during this COVID-19 pandemic? While we understand your concern, it’s important that you know that attending rehab during the coronavirus is completely safe. In...
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24
Mar

Where Is Christian Counseling Near Me?

Many addiction treatment programs simply remove the drugs or alcohol from the environment, but don’t take the time to heal your mind, which is what took you down the path of addiction in the first place. Our Christ-centered program is based on the idea that a relationship with God can greatly benefit your recovery success....
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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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16
Oct

Why Do Mental Illness and Addiction Go Together?

From the beginnings of addiction to dual diagnosis, Florida is home to countless people in need of help with their mental health and substance use disorders.  Research has shown time and again that there is a strong relationship between addiction and mental health. As one issue worsens, so does the other. But why are mental...
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17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

To ensure accuracy, this article was reviewed by Dr. Jenny Wells. Dr. Wells is a Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years experience, and she received her PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham. Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about...
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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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07
May

Understanding the Link Between Mental Health and Addiction

Most people struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives. May is Mental Health Month, the ideal time to bring awareness to our struggles and to seeking treatment. It’s also an ideal time to explore the link between mental health and addiction. Mental health and addiction 101 Co-occurring mental health and substance...
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13
Mar

How to Manage Anxiety in Recovery: 4 Essential Tips

Anxiety is fear. Our hearts race, our palms sweat and ours bodies release extra stress hormones. No matter how irrational our fear seems to others, it doesn’t change our very real struggle with anxiety. When drugs and alcohol are involved, it adds another layer to ours levels of anxiety. Let’s look at 4 tips on...
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