Thursday, January 24, 2019

HOW TO GET OUT OF A “NEGATIVE SPIRAL”

We all go through trials and tribulations in life. We experience pain, discomfort, sadness and disappointment as human beings. We know what it is like to feel down and in the dark. When we experience these feelings most of us don’t like it. We...

LIVING BEYOND: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – CREATING YOUR BEST YEAR EVER

How do you make the most of the New Year? Do you create a new resolution; revamp an old one; or continue following a resolution from the previous year? Resolutions occur through a firm decision to do or not do something. Resolutions may be personal...

Mental Heath: Eliminating The Stigma

I am so proud to have been a part of the first ever Broward Mental Health Summit held on September 12th, 2018! This was a hugely successful event which brought awareness to the disease of Mental Health. Seeing all of the amazing people at...

LIKE A BAD PENNY – THE RESURGENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE

Some things in life are like a bad penny. No matter how hard you try to shake it, they just keep coming back around at the most inopportune times. That pretty much sums up my sentiments towards methamphetamine, a.k.a. meth and crystal meth. This...

How Did We Get Here? The Evolving Epidemic Of Addictive Disease In The United States

The opioid crisis in the US is part of the larger epidemic of Substance Use Disorder, an equal opportunity brain disease, affecting over 40 million children, teens and adults. Addiction does not respect age, gender, ethnicity, income or zip code. Addictive Disease Through remarkable advances in...

The Crooked Road Of Recovery: Rethinking Relapses And Success In Addiction Treatment And Research

It’s Friday night in West Los Angeles. As Angelenos flock with their entourages to trendy restaurants and night clubs, an eclectic group of recovering addicts attend Shabbat services at Beit T’Shuvah – a synagogue and residential recovery community. Here, current and former residents, ranging...

Denial: The False Harbor That Families of Individuals With Use Disorders Run To Again And Again

Whoever it was that said love would be easy was wrong, especially when the person you love has a use disorder. And it doesn’t matter really which one…alcohol, other drugs, gambling, food, sexual acting out… Use disorders rob friends of companionship, lovers of intimacy, parents...

50% Is The New Norm For Addiction Treatment

Yep, I said it. Truth bomb. I have been in this field for the last 20 years and in recovery as well, and I can say- the field has changed a lot in that time. When I came into the field in early 2000...

After Their Children’s Battles With Addiction, These Parents Rededicated Their Lives To Fighting Substance Abuse

“The question isn’t really, ‘Why am I doing this?’” said Maureen Cavanagh, an activist mom whose daughter is now 18 months sober. “Why isn’t everybody doing this?” These parents are the definition of inner strength. It was 6:20 A.M. on the morning of September 8, 2008,...

DREAM GLIDING: UTILIZING THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” ~Proverbs 29:18 The premise of Dream Gliding is that of predestination. We embark upon a pre-determined journey that ultimately will represent our life’s story. It is the great American novel written in our own hand and spoken in...

Researchers Call for a Unified Approach to Preventing Suicides and Other Self-Injury Deaths

Self-injury mortality (SIM), a composite of all methods of suicide and estimated non-suicide deaths from drug self-intoxication, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, prompting researchers to call for a new unified approach to SIM prevention. “It is...

MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around Rochester, NY. The winters were miserable. The summers were short. Spring and fall...

CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE

Many people live their lives in a state of predictable boredom. There is little spontaneity, little excitement, and little reward. Nothing changes. Everything remains the same. The common complaint of the ‘same old, same old’ reflects a mantra espousing the drudgery and ennui of...

FEEDING THE RECOVERING BRAIN FOR HOLIDAY SERENITY

It is our brain’s job to allow us to cope with stress gracefully, but to do that, it needs to be fed optimally! How can we optimally feed our brains this holiday season so that we can fi nd and maintain joy, serenity, and...

THE MARCHMAN ACT HELPS SAVE LIVES OF SUBSTANCE IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

“Neither the individual nor the family need be residents of Florida to use the Marchman Act. Many clients are out of state families who suggest a visit to Florida to their loved one. Once in Florida, the family or friend can file the Marchman...

LIVING BEYOND – HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ADDICTION: THE EGREGIOUS EXPLOITATION OF OTHERS

There is a reason fairy tales most commonly end with happy endings. It is because nobody wants to face the realization of human depravity. The story would no longer be a “fairy tale” but rather a “nightmare”. It would no longer be a tale...

8 TIPS TO BE YOUR LOVED ONE’S BEST CHANCE AT RECOVERY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Research has shown the family plays a critical role in a loved one’s potential recovery. In fact, in any given situation, family members are either contributing to their loved one’s recovery or contributing to their use disorder. This article will show you how to...

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDERS IN RESIDENTIAL DUAL DIAGNOSIS PROGRAMS AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT.

Several decades ago, a young woman had been referred to me for treatment for complex trauma and dissociation. I was curious about how she had been diagnosed with a Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). At the time, DID was referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder...

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY – MAKE MORE OPIOIDS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST DRUG EPIDEMIC IN HISTORY

Someone once defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ For whatever reason, the phrase stuck with me over the years. It just seems so simplistic, yet the accuracy of the concept is spot on. When...

TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND SOBER DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season— especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of us go into the holiday period hoping for a harmonious time with family,...

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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.

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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.