Friday, August 25, 2017

How Do I Know If I Am Drinking Too Much?































For those of us who have gone through a treatment center for alcohol, we had at some point asked ourselves if going was the right choice.

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 How Do I Know If I Am Drinking Too Much?

7 Criteria For Substance Use Disorder






























Not sure if you have a substance use disorder, then take this simple anonymous quiz to find out. Addiction to drugs or alcohol can typically be diagnosed if a person can apply at least 3 of the 7 substance abuse dependence criteria within the same year.

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7 Criteria For Substance Use Disorder

A Medical Detox Alone Will Not Treat Drug Addiction






















Two common myths that surround recovery from addiction are that either detox is enough or a 28-day drug rehab stay is enough. 

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 A Medical Detox Alone Will Not Treat Drug Addiction

Chasing Heroin: Helping Addicts, Instead Of Shaming | Video
































Now that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in America, we as a society are starting to approach drug addicts and their illness much differently. 

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Chasing Heroin: Helping Addicts, Instead Of Shaming | Video

Marijuana Addiction Is Real































The truth is that pot can be just as addictive and harmful. You may be asking “how or why?” Well, where are going to answer just that. Here are some facts you should know about marijuana addiction.

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 Marijuana Addiction Is Real

#MondayMotivation: Trust Your Instincts | Weekly Meditation
































Just for today, I am going to trust my instincts. I will be still so that I can hear my inner child’s message.

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#MondayMotivation: Trust Your Instincts | Weekly Meditation

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What If I Can’t Recover From Addiction?



































There is so much information on the internet about addiction and yet there isn’t a lot about recovery – especially how to achieve long-term recovery. Many people who are suffering from drug abuse or alcoholism may be asking themselves, “What if I can’t recover from addiction?” 

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 What If I Can’t Recover From Addiction?

What Is Patient Brokering?
































South Florida’s treatment providers and the surrounding recovery community are under fire. After the recent arrests of several individuals who were running sober home and addiction treatment scams, the reports of rampant insurance fraud, prostitution, and deaths have left a large black mark on an otherwise inspiring community of people in recovery.

Learn more about patient brokering here.: 
What Is Patient Brokering?

Monday, July 24, 2017

#MondayMotivation: Stress Less | Weekly Meditation































Breathe and stress less. The amount of energy it takes to stress, you could be enjoying and living your life to the fullest. Stress actually brings on depression, anger, physical illness, and more stress.

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#MondayMotivation: Stress Less | Weekly Meditation

Monday, July 17, 2017

#MondayMotivation: Bondage Of Self | Weekly Meditation

































Whether we like to believe it or not, many of us block our purpose and happiness through bondage of self. We get so wrapped up in our old ideas and beliefs that we don’t let go of control. Somehow we believe that if we continue to control this person, place, or thing, it will work out in our favor. 

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#MondayMotivation: Bondage Of Self | Weekly Meditation

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Father’s Day: Letting Go & Healing






























It can be a difficult time for some as we approach Father’s Day, especially when addiction is involved. You may either be struggling with your dad’s addiction, you may be the father of an addict, or you may have lost them all together.

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Happy Father’s Day: Letting Go & Healing

DEA Releases Full List Of Drug Slang For 2017


































The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Intelligence Report has released the 2017 drug slang list, or drug slang code words, for law enforcement, community officials, and the public. This list could help you identify drug abuse and drug sales in your community.

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DEA Releases Full List Of Drug Slang For 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

#MondayMotivation: Hakuna Matata | Weekly Meditation

































Just for today, I will accept my life on lifes terms and I will implement “Hakuna Matata” when I feel alone, scared, or unsure. I will believe in hope and I will believe in miracles because even if my beliefs are shaken up, I know that my faith will help carry me through. Just for today, I will let go and let God.

Full #MondayMotivation Blog here.:
#MondayMotivation: Hakuna Matata | Weekly Meditation

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I Support Mental Health Awareness Month






























May is Mental Health Awareness Month! There’s no better time to spread awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigmas associated with them.  Suffering from a mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. 

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I Support Mental Health Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Going To Rehab: How To Control Anger & Recover


































Here are some suggestions for how to control anger and get the best out of your treatment experience.

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Going To Rehab: How To Control Anger & Recover

Opiate Withdrawal Timeline: What To Expect
































Opiate withdrawal can happen after prolonged use of an opioid drug. Some people experience withdrawal because of abuse or addiction to the medication, while others may have just been on it a little longer and their body became dependent. 

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline: What To Expect

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump Budget Cut: Could This Stop Non-Addictive Opioid Research




































The new Trump budget cut of an estimated $6 billion to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that was proposed recently could have disastrous results for Scripps Florida and their non-addictive opioid drug research project.

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Trump Budget Cut: Could This Stop Non-Addictive Opioid Research 

Self-Sabotage: 5 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Recovery































It is often said that recovery “works if you work it”. But what about the people who can’t seem to figure out why they, or their loved one, can’t stay sober after addiction treatment?

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 Self-Sabotage: 5 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Recovery