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Social Distancing, Isolation, and Staying Healthy

I turn the faucet on and sing "Happy Birthday." Twice. To stop the spread of the coronavirus, I obey the government guidelines- social distancing, isolation, and staying healthy. What I can’t wash off is the most life-changing birthday of my life. The day my husband...

Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and Bondage of the Human Mind

Other than TV, the first time I heard about sex for hire, I was sixteen years old. I had just interviewed for my first job. During the interview, I quickly decided that I was not interested in the advertised role of emptying vender machines....

DISCRIMINATION-MANAGING THESE TURBULENT TIMES

In the wake of George Floyd, I respectfully compose this article. The intent of my article is not to debate or facilitate hate or discrimination. I write this article from a place of genuine concern and with a heavy heart. It is not only...

DRUG CULTURE AND THE CULTURE OF RECOVERY

Historically, the field of substance use treatment focuses on cultures based on language, ethnicity, race, and national origin, with little or no attention to an individual’s drug culture. In turn, this neglect has affected not only the duration of a person’s substance use pattern,...

SLY STONE’S FALL FROM GRACE

Before withdrawing into the inner-city slums, Sylvester Stone had been a transformative musical legend. With his Family Stone, he turned Max Yasgur’s farm into a dance party, traded rock for funk, and was among a handful of acts to emerge from Woodstock as a...

PROBLEM-SOLVING GROUP THERAPY

Problem-Solving Group Therapy teaches a powerful and effective model of group therapy that meets the needs of behavioral health professionals including counselors, supervisors, group members, group leaders, and clinical managers, both in person and virtual settings. This evidenced based group process has evolved fifty years...

RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL ABUSE PAVED THE WAY FOR CANCER SURVIVAL

“New Beginnings Are Often Disguised as Painful Endings” ~ Lao Tzu WHOA! The lump on my throat popped out when I raised my head to the water streaming down on me in the shower 2 years ago. I called my doctor immediately and the whole process of...

POST-ACUTE WITHDRAWAL AND THE FAMILY

If there’s one thing I wish I knew when I was first getting sober, and when my son was getting clean and sober, it’s the information I’m about to share with you about post-acute withdrawal syndrome, also commonly referred to as PAWS. It would...

THE CALL TO CHANGE YOUR ALGORITHM

The topic is phones. “We’re a lot like them,” he muses. “We sleep to recharge, we look for a connection, we can take in a lot of data. But when a phone malfunctions, it can reprogram itself.” He continues, “Our human malfunctions are depression,...

Living Recovery Out Loud

LADY HAPPY IN RECOVERY FACING THE SKY
Living recovery out loud is not something that’s possible for everyone. Anonymity is a personal choice and should always remain up to the individual. I want to make that absolutely clear, since there may be those who will disagree with what I have to...

Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different

Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different
Addiction is addiction – doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, right? Wrong, very wrong. Women are the fastest growing segment of substance abusers in the country. Women who abuse alcohol and drugs endure greater stigma and isolation from family, friends, and outside...

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY
After more than fifty eight years of continuous sobriety, it still bothers me when I’m attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous and I hear someone start talking about “the spiritual part of the program.” I want to drag them kicking and screaming into the Big...

Why Only 1 in 8 People Get Treatment for Addiction

GRAPH WHY SOMEONE DOESNT SEEK HELP FOR ADDICTION
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the nation’s most comprehensive annual survey on key indicators of substance abuse and mental health in the United States. In September of 2018, they released the results from the latest survey, comprised of data collected...

The Pandemic’s Effect on the Family

The Pandemics effect on the family
The Pandemics effect on the family has called upon the parents to perform many new tasks. They are no longer merely their child’s primary caregiver, but they are now serving as their child’s principal, teacher, coach, music teacher, librarian, and a host other positions...

Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety

Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety
Dry January is a thought-provoking experiment that challenged individuals to abstain from drinking for a month-long period. It began in 2013, when Alcohol Concern UK, a British charity, asked people to “reset their relationship with alcohol” and to “ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline...

12 Tips for Parents of College Students Home Due to COVID-19

college student home due to covid-19
Over the past several weeks, I have been thinking a lot about what it is like for parents who suddenly find themselves living with their bright eyed, I know everything, independent college student home due to COVID-19 again. With college campuses closed, Covid 19...

What Family Members Need to Know About Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior

Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior
Not all substance abusers manifest suicidal behavior, but too many do. A CDC toxicology study of suicide victims found over one-third positive for alcohol and just under one-fifth positive for opiates. These substances did not cause these suicides, but they likely added to the...

The Road to Resilience Luncheon

The Road to Resilience luncheon
The Road to Resilience luncheon held on March 12 at the Wycliffe Country Club, which I co-chaired along with Diane and Bob Herzog, was a huge success. We had over 250 people attend, which was wonderful, considering the next day, virtually everyone started to...

LOVE LETTERS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE

LOVE LETTERS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE
How to make your down-time meaningful and fulfilling What if an old fashioned, thoughtful LOVE LETTER changed your life for the better, rekindled the intimacy and connection in one of your relationships, or even helped the world during these chaotic and frightening times? The typical contemporary...

COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS – THE ADDICTIVE ROLLERCOASTER

COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS - THE ADDICTIVE ROLLERCOASTER
Addiction is a chronic and compulsive disease that has an ability of taking over your complete person. While it may start off innocent enough; the compulsive nature of the disease is capable of consuming your life. The compulsion is driven by a desire to...

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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.

Family

GROWING UP STONED – THE IMPACT AND OUTCOMES OF CANNABIS ON...

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

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Codependence In Men

Addiction

ADDICTION & CODEPENDENCY IN THE MIDST OF A NATIONAL CRISIS

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 KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

THE KAVA AND KRATOM CRISIS

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.