Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SOBRIETY, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

Depression doesn’t care if you’re rich or famous, poor or homeless. It doesn’t care if you’re young or old, ordinary or superlatively gifted. Depression cuts across social economic status, is found in every culture and in every country...

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS: PREPARE FOR A SAFE LANDING AFTER TREATMENT

After a long flight, most of us welcome the small overhead light that indicates it’s time to fasten our seatbelts. Usually this is followed by the announcement: “The captain has turned on the fasten your seatbelt indicator to...

ADDERALL: WHY IT IS BEING ABUSED AND WHAT WE CAN DO

Modern life bears little resemblance to the lives past generations have lived. Technology has changed, expectations have changed and how we spend our time has changed. In today’s world there is pressure to be the best of the best; not just sometimes,...

IS CAPITALISM DRIVING AMERICA’S DRUG EPIDEMIC?

Andrea was in her 17th day of addiction treatment for opioids when she was called in to the administration office. She had been through so much at this point, 7 days of detox, early morning group meetings, AA meetings, an appointment with...

TAKING TIME OFF FOR MENTAL HEALTH

There has been much discussion lately about whether it’s okay to take a day or two off to attend to your mental health. As a psychologist, I’m certainly an advocate of doing whatever you need to do—without shame or hesitation—to take care...

CELL PHONES: ADDICTION OR ADAPTATION?

It seems like everyone has thought about, discussed or made jokes about cell phone use being an addiction. We began such a discussion. It began with a conversation about social media and moved on to include gathering information and data, messaging and...

LIVING BEYOND – RESIST YOUR IMPULSES AND STAY SOBER

Staying sober should not be about constructing walls to avoid personal temptations, but rather about learning to manage the impulses that lead us to drink. Moreover, the addiction model has long insisted that the addictive issue originates with the personal vice. I...

THE CURSE OF THE LOTTERY

Over fifty years ago, the Beatles instructed America’s youth in financial matters of the heart, singing “Money Can’t Buy Me Love.” Years later, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, while addressing graduates of the University of South Carolina, gave the optimistic students...

MARIJUANA TODAY: CHECKING IN WITH DR. STACI GRUBER

How I Became Interested in Marijuana Research Along with other McLean researchers, I was working on a series of projects designed to look at college students to assess potential differences in cognitive function—mental processes, such as attention and...

FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENCE OF TREATING ADDICTION

It is settled science that compulsory treatment or court ordered treatment is an effective tool in assisting individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) to obtain the help they need. There are a number of studies which conclude...

IS TOUGH LOVE EFFECTIVE?

On the night of Dec. 12, 1994, in Madison, Wisconsin, Theresa J. McGovern froze to death in a snow bank. She was 45 years old and the mother of two young girls. That night she walked out of a facility where she...

GENETIC ADDICTION RISK SCORE (GARS®) SCREENING: COMBATIVE EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION IN FACE OF AMERICAS DRUG EPIDEMIC

INTRODUCTION The current opioid addiction epidemic has become a leading public health crisis worldwide. In addition to the significant morbidity and mortality associated with over use, the financial costs in the US alone exceed $78 billion dollars. The impact of this...

YOU CAN’T CANDY-COAT THIS! THE CATASTROPHIC AFFECTS OF SUGAR AND PROCESSED FOODS IN THE ADDICTION RECOVERY PROCESS

Why is it that nearly every addiction treatment center in the U.S. has candy dishes strategically positioned throughout the facility? You find these little vessels of sugary delights in the reception area, administration office, counselors’ offices, in the residential areas next to...

THE AMBASSADORS OF DREAM GLIDING

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ~ Confucius Over the decades, a framework of theories and humanitarian philosophies have been created by an elite group of progressive thinkers. These timeless messages are...

THE REAL REASONS WHY MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE DYING FROM DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND SUICIDE

Experts break down the top reasons why hundreds of thousands continue to die from these causes with every passing year. In America, a quiet catastrophe is claiming tens of thousands of lives — and in spite of growing...

LIVING BEYOND – WHY STAY SOBER?

WHY STAY SOBER? The struggle of an addict is like non other. For the addict and those intimately involved with the addict, the angst that comes from the addiction is deeper than the deepest sea and higher than the...

CHRONIC PAIN- THE UNINVITED GUEST

When Carmen first contacted me about what happened to her son, she thought it was too late. Her voice cracked over the phone and I could hardly hear her through bouts of uncontrollable sobbing. “Bobby-- my son--...

YOUR BRAIN IS ON FIRE AND HOW TO DOUSE THE FLAMES

In preparing to write this article, a TV commercial from the 70’s kept popping up in my consciousness. I just couldn’t get it out of my head. The commercial was omnipresent, it seems as though it was airing every time I turned...

TEMPLE OF THE NINE: PART II

The suicide deaths of Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, and Michael Hutchence were discussed in the November, 2018 issue of The Sober World. In an article titled “The Temple of the Nine” the lives of these grunge pioneers were examined. The...

IS UNTREATED MENTAL ILLNESS HURTING YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

Depression, anxiety, and substance use may not seem like things that an employer should concern themselves with, but the reality is that mental health can have a critical impact on a company’s bottom line. Think about your workforce....

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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 and Palm Beach County, FL. as well as the future opening of Retreat at Southern Connecticut in New Haven, CT. At Retreat we pride ourselves in providing a compassionate and spiritual environment for those struggling with addiction in a secure and comfortable setting with dedicated and caring staff.

Villa Tranquil is a unique transitional sober living program that helps women continue their path in recovery from addictions in Jupiter, Florida. Following their treatment experience, Villa Tranquil helps women continue their process and lifestyle of addiction recovery. From the first day that individuals join the Villa Tranquil community, they are welcomed into a comfortable home and experience the trust and safety that we have incorporated into every moment of the transitional sober living experience. 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.

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 including equine, art and horticulture therapy, parenting, yoga and meditation. We also have a full-service employment preparation and placement program.

We treat not only the Drug & Alcohol Addiction but also the Mind, Body & Spirit utilizing a unique 3-pronged approach and offering specialty treatments such as DBT, CBT, EMDR, Psychodrama, Hypnotherapy, Relapse Prevention, Yoga, Massage Therapy and more.

Meridian Treatment provides the knowledge and tools needed for successful, long-term recovery for our clients and their families.

Serenity House Detox has treatment centers in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. We offer serene, private environments for addiction recovery.

When you visit Serenity House Detox, we take time to learn your needs. Then, we create a treatment plan that helps you heal and builds a foundation for rehab. Our staff can even help you transition into rehab after detox.

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.

At Beachway Therapy Center we understand that there may not be a second chance at recovery so we strive to be the last treatment program you will need.  By providing a continuum of care, from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) to Outpatient services, we can offer a fully individualized treatment plan that meets the clinical and medical needs of each client.

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.

CenterPointe Hospital, located near St. Louis in the beautiful rolling hills along the Missouri River, 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! For more information call 800-345-5407

Family Center for Recovery treats adolescents, adults and pregnant women for mental health and substance use disorders. In all of Florida, we are the only owned and operated by a triple board certified psychiatrist. We offer residential inpatient care, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient and outpatient care. Transitional living facilities are also provided for patients that advance through our program, along with a free alumni program that includes all kinds of fun events and activities.

Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center offers a variety of programs for addiction treatment including holistic and treatment for substance abuse.

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.  Additionally, The Recovery Research Network Foundation (TRRNF), a 501(3)(c), is active in engaging the local community to reduce the stigma, increase education, and support chronic disease management.

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.

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.

Through this program you can develop purposeful work that saves lives, adds professionalism to your ongoing passion, and is emotionally satisfying. In addition, this prosperous career path can give you a flexible schedule, allow you to develop a sustainable to high income in a high demand field, and allow you to work from home or wherever you are in the world.

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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...

LIVING BEYOND

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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 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.

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.

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.

Futures of Palm Beach is an addiction treatment center located in Tequesta, FL, providing residential and aftercare treatment for those suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders and is the centerpiece of the Futures Recovery Healthcare platform. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life, which is why our fully credentialed and experienced staff provides unparalleled addiction treatment to serve each person's unique journey towards a lifetime of recovery.

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

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. The guiding principles of PAL are confidentiality, respect, acceptance and support. Differences in opinion are embraced without judgment and suggestions are offered in lieu of advice. Members are encouraged to “take what works and leave the rest.” Everyone experiences the journey at their own pace and is supported by the group regardless.

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.  Not only does Dr. Scanlan tailor and closely
monitor each patient's detoxification from drugs or alcohol based on each
patient's particular medical needs, he also helps each patient begin a life
of sobriety by introducing them to the principles of recovery.