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Obesity: A Major Health Crisis

As the most affluent country in the world, America should know better. We are suffering a decades-long health crisis that is, bite by bite and pound by pound, killing us. We are gorging ourselves to death like zombies lined up at the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. Obesity...


“The entire family is in recovery. Every person in this room is in recovery. The sooner you accept this truth and begin to focus on your own growth and recovery process, your own personal change, the better chance your loved one will have for...

Are we doing our best in the addiction treatment industry?

The question of whether we are doing our best in addiction treatment, is an issue of decency and human kindness. It cannot be addressed in facts and figures, spreadsheets and pie charts. It cannot be found in the bottom line of business profits or...

Seven Reasons Addiction and Trauma Are Related – A Strong Relationship

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The field of addiction is becoming more and more aware of the connection between addiction and trauma. This relationship is a vital one. Research has proven this. Studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between addiction and post effects of a traumatic...


Many individuals with addiction to alcohol or other drugs also suffer from co-occurring depressive disorders. When someone has both disorders independently of the other, each is considered a “primary disorder.” Alternatively, addiction can result in depressive symptoms that will improve with abstinence and recovery,...


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm. COVID-19 is a member of the coronavirus family, which has never been detected in humans before. There are seven known strains of coronavirus (CoV). Coronaviruses are derived from a variety of animals. The...

Addiction Alongside Other Mental Health Disorders

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Addiction to drugs or alcohol often coexists with one or more other mental health conditions. A 2018 study found that nearly 48% of American adults with a substance use disorder had at least one other psychiatric disorder. Among adults aged 18 or older in 2018: ...

Codependent? Reclaiming Our Losses Step by Step

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You may have seen the cartoon of a person reflecting, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” As a codependent, I know that of all the things I’ve lost during my lifetime, I miss my childhood the most. It’s true....

Chronic Pain: Implementing A Physical Therapy Plan

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Chronic pain is one of the leading reasons many people become addicted to opioids. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 21 to 29 percent of people who were prescribed opioids for chronic pain abused those drugs. The prevalence of patients with chronic...

Substance Use and Risk-taking Behaviors – What Parents Need to Know

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“It could be the ugliest person in the world; someone we wouldn’t think twice about if we were sober, but we’d go to bed with if we were high or intoxicated.” These are the words of Veronica, a young woman with HIV, from our...

Alcoholic Hell: One Drink Too Many

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Channeling writers William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, and Philip K. Dick, Josh Brolin, in a brutally honest Instagram rant, described his passage into alcoholic hell: Drunk: when you think you’re having a rip roaring time and the next morning you wake up and your brain...

Escaping The Prison Of Negative Thinking

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Negative thinking is capable of penetrating the healthiest of minds. It knows no allies or friends. While it may be fostered in the mind of an individual; it can become a pandemic. It is like a virus that can spread without warning or probable...

Find a Therapist: How to Choose the Right Mental Health Professional for You

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Finding a therapist that’s right for you can be an important step in addiction recovery. There are many things that you can do on your own to improve your mental health. Getting sufficient sleep, exercising, eating well, and meditating...

New Year’s Resolutions and Self-control

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New Year’s is the time when many of us make resolutions to replace questionable habits with better ones. We decide to lose weight, eat healthier, drink less, or change countless other nagging and maladaptive behaviors. The New Year’s is symbolic of a...

What is Love? Identifying Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

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What is love? There are a variety of ideas, philosophies and beliefs around the concept of love.  Love is romanticized in the movies, novels, and on Broadway. Love has a flowery and poetic way about it. We are all aware of the...

The Truth About Why Your Brain Drives Your Behavior and Addiction

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Richard, 38 years old, had gone to twelve addiction treatment programs and failed every one of them. He really wanted to quit. He went to AA but was so impulsive he was unable to stop himself from drinking. When he had his...

Traumatic Events- Their Effect on Thinking Behavior

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Trauma victims disassociate or compartmentalize traumatic events in the subconscious mind. How can we unlock those sequestered trauma memories that reproduce negative or even life-threatening situations or activities? Years ago, I had a patient referred to me for self-harming; she was hitting...


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Friedrich Nietzsche said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Trauma consists of reactions to an overwhelming danger or an inescapable chronic threat which, particularly if it happens in childhood or adolescence while the brain is still developing, is an...

Relapse Prevention – The Question of When

Relapse Prevention is important in addiction recovery. People who learn relapse prevention skills have a lower risk of relapse, and a better quality of life during periods of recovery. If they do relapse, many are able to stop quickly before serious consequences...

Is Alcoholism More Difficult to Treat than other Diseases?”

Alcohol can certainly be more challenging to treat than other substances for several reasons. One is that it there is a longer continuum that is affected by genetic and environmental factors; many young people start out drinking socially - - responsibly and...


Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers offers addiction services from medically monitored detox, residential rehabilitation and outpatient aftercare services, providing a full continuum of care. We work with most commercial insurers, offer 24/7 admissions and complimentary ground transportation. We have locations in Lancaster County, PA, Palm Beach County, FL. And New Haven, CT.

Sunset House is a licensed, residential Treatment Program classified as a level 4 transitional care house, according to DCF. This includes providing 24 hour paid staff coverage seven days per week.

The popular Be A Loving Mirror (BALM) Family Recovery curriculum has become the go-to program for families looking to get their lives back AND help their loved ones get and stay in recovery. Our two-prong approach will help you move from obstacle to chief support using powerful research-based tools.

The BALM Family Recovery Life Coach Training Program provides 164+ hours of training, experiencing, and being immersed in the world of BALM and Family Recovery Life Coaching. This program is the first and only full, supercharged ICF-ACTP (International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program to focus on family recovery!

“MARSTE Training Services (MTS) has agreements with CCAPP and CADTP which accept the academic hours toward Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) counselor certification. MARSTE is a vocational school, also known as a trade school, which teaches job specific skills.  In this case, MARSTE focuses on education for counselors who wish to enter the SUD field. In addition, MTS is an approved CE provider for AOD and BRN continuing education hours.”

What Is the Beit T’Shuvah Difference:

  • 31-years of Trailblazing Holistic Care
  • Wraparound Services
  • Long-Term Residential Treatment
  • Integrated Treatment Teams
  • Helping Residents Discover their Purpose

Wayside House in Delray Beach has since 1974 offered residential and outpatient services, plus day/night services for women 18 and older suffering from addiction and co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders. In addition to therapeutic services, we provide a wide range of holistic programs.

The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

CenterPointe Hospital provides a full continuum of addiction treatment at our Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center including detox, 4 weeks of residential treatment, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, family support groups and aftercare for life. Our dedicated and highly trained staff provide treatment that addresses the complexities of addiction as well as underlying mental health issues that often accompany addiction such as depression, anxiety, trauma and other emotional issues. Let this be your changing point in life!

The Recovery Research Network (TRRN) is a licensed outpatient adult substance use disorder treatment facility in Lake Worth, Florida. TRRN has developed a treatment platform that includes a health outcome tracking evaluation software to individualize treatment in order to mitigate relapse and support long-term recovery.  TRRN offers comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, including medication to support recovery as appropriate.

Joe Considine has practiced law in South Florida since 1983. His practice is limited to family law and addiction related law including the Marchman Act. Joe works extensively with families whose loved ones have substance abuse and mental health problems as an attorney.



In part one, we culled the scientific literature and presented the best available research to bring forth the facts amid the current controversy. Framing...


Codependence In Men



We are a nation in crisis. There is hardly a family that has not been affected by addiction. The statistics on the matter of...


The recovery industry is experiencing faster changes today than they have ever experienced in the history of addiction. These changes and challenges will undoubtedly create an industry that does not look anything like it does today. I am Jeffrey Lynne, and I have been advocating for the rights of those in recovery since I began working in private practice.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The Delray Center is one of the most advanced outpatient treatment centers in the United States. The Center incorporates the most effective evidence based psychological and medical therapies to provide comprehensive outpatient treatment of Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Addiction.

Bluff Plantation Augusta, GA
Positive Sobriety Institute Chicago, ILL
Malibu Beach Recovery Centers Malibu, CA

Emotionally Naked is a growing village of changemakers focused on all the taboo subjects no wants to talk about: mental illness, addiction, suicide, and grief. The site is in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers who died by suicide 6/5/2015 in Richmond, Virginia. He suffered from depression and addiction

Not All Aftercare Programs Are The Same! We will help you build a foundation tailored to your specific needs that will support and promote your recovery with evidenced – based and scientifically proven therapies. Help in just one phone call away 786-271-5732.

We are a national organization- with meetings throughout the U.S. Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). Meetings are held around the U.S. and are expanding monthly. PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. 

Palm Beach Outpatient Detox specializes in the personal and direct
treatments for the detoxification of opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines.
Our success is based on treating both the physical and psychosocial components of addiction.  

Villa Tranquil is a unique transitional sober living program that helps women continue their path in recovery from addictions. Following their treatment experience, Villa Tranquil helps women continue their process and lifestyle of addiction recovery. Our program is rooted in the 12-step recovery process, where clients and their families will feel the support of the fellowship of the program. We value the importance of creating a community where respect and healthy relationships guide the culture.

First Step is a detoxification center providing personalized care and assistance for patients dealing with various types of substance abuse. Our team has many years of experience helping people successfully recover using proven protocols to detox.

“Community Counseling for People and Families” Dr. George Stoupas, licensed mental health counselor and addictions specialist, offers individual, couples, and family therapy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Serving Palm Beach County families since 2009. Dr. Stoupas specializes in Family Conflict Resolution, Young Adults, Men's Issues, and Addiction Recovery. Evening and weekend appointments available.