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Substance Abuse Statistics in Florida

Florida has made a name for itself over the years for its white sand beaches, high-end nightlife, and being the home of the most magical place on earth — Disney World. Serving as one of the most traveled to and through places in the country, Florida also reigns as one of the top addiction treatment […]

Effects of Opioids

Long-Term Effects of Opioids

Opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and heroin, are some of the most addictive substances in the entire world. Unfortunately, here in the United States, they are abused at rates so high that we have been in the midst of an opioid epidemic since 2011. And as we make our way into a new decade, […]

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The Correlation Between Anxiety and Addiction

The United States is no stranger to mental illness, as about 1 in 5 American adults have one.  Anxiety, in particular, is the most common mental illness, with 40 million adults affected. On top of that, more than 21 million people in the country have an addiction, and many of those people have a co-occurring […]

Drug Seeking Behavior

Signs of Drug Seeking Behavior

More than 15 million Americans are addicted to drugs, with many of them addicted to prescription drugs. Commonly prescribed medications like Xanax, Oxycodone, Klonopin, Fentanyl, and Adderall are some of the most highly sought-after medications in the country. While these medications can be more beneficial than dangerous when used as directed and under the supervision […]

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5 Ways Alcohol Damages the Body

Out of the 21 million people with a substance use disorder in the United States, 15 million of them have alcohol use disorder. Alcohol use disorder is defined as a chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. Those who have alcohol use disorder tend to display symptoms such as continuing to drink […]

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How to Handle Addiction in Your Marriage

The disease of addiction is insidious and pervasive. It is designed to do anything and everything to destroy both the individual directly affected and anyone remotely connected to it. When addiction is occurring within your marriage, you know this to be true.  Watching your spouse battle drug or alcohol addiction can create a complex blend […]

Signs of Codependency

Signs of Codependency

Codependency occurs when a person sacrifices their own needs and general wellbeing for someone other than themselves. They gather their sense of self and purpose from the opinions and behaviors of those around them rather than from within. In relation to addiction, people who are in relationships where one or more members are codependent are […]


What are the Differences Between CBT and DBT?

Research has proven that the most effective way to treat the disease of addiction is through a combination of therapy and medication. In nearly all levels of addiction treatment, ranging from residential treatment to outpatient treatment, behavioral therapies serve as a crux of recovery. Of the most renowned behavioral therapies for the treatment of addiction […]

Alcohol Poisoning

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths per year, or six deaths per day. Thousands more suffer alcohol poisoning but receive treatment quickly enough to prevent death.  What is Alcohol Poisoning? When alcohol is consumed, it alters the function of the mind and the body. The […]

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What Happens When You Baker Act Someone?

Mental illness is one of the biggest topics of conversation in America today. More people than ever before are sharing their stories about living with mental illness in an effort to normalize what was once viewed as being taboo and shameful. This awareness does not change the amount of people who are grappling with the […]

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