Addiction Blog

The Start of Mental Health Classes in Florida Schools

With peer pressure, cyberbullying, and the strong desire to fit in, children and teenagers face a lot of problems that can have devastating effects on their mental health, especially if they do not know how to deal with these issues. To help this vulnerable group cope, Florida is trying something new.

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Signs of Meth Withdrawal & When to Get Help

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive recreational drug that many people become dependent on. When they do not get their fix, whether they are trying to quit or not, the result can be some uncomfortable and sometimes even dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

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A Look Behind Bars: Helping Inmates With Mental Health Issues

For many people with mental health disorders, the problems extend far beyond their mind. These mental health issues can result in many other issues including physical health problems, relationship issues, financial struggles, substance abuse disorders, and even sometimes run-ins with the law.

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The Best Sobriety Apps to Aid in Your Recovery

After your detox and heroin addiction treatment, you are now ready to reenter the real world on your own. While you should have received the tools in treatment necessary to help you with this change, early recovery can still be overwhelming. To help you with the process, we have a list of the best apps for sobriety to keep you on track and keep your sobriety in check.

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“The Facts. Your Future.” A New Florida Drug Campaign

The battle against drugs is a never-ending undertaking, but for many campaigns, that means targeting the youth, a group that is highly susceptible to abusing and experimenting with drugs. Florida policymakers have taken this approach with the “Just Say No” campaign but with the deadly hold that the opioid epidemic and now the vaping trend has had in recent years, many agree that it is not enough.

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The Rise of New Designer Drugs

For some people, heroin, cocaine, and prescription painkillers are not enough. Drug cartels and even your neighborhood drug dealer have turned to chemistry to create new, more power drugs. The result is a series of drug trends centered on new designer drugs that are hitting the streets and wreaking havoc on the country.

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Fentanyl Overdoses in Florida Are Alarmingly High

Fentanyl is a new and powerful drug that has been rising in popularity over more recent years and has also been a big factor in the country’s opioid epidemic. In its wake, there have been a large number of fentanyl deaths across the country with Florida also being hit hard by this dangerous and deadly drug.

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Marijuana Vape Pen Dangers: Is Your Child At Risk?

Vaping is a new craze among young adults. You would be hard-pressed to be on a college campus or at a high school sporting event for long without seeing multiple students with their vape pens. What started as an advertised safer alternative to smoking cigarettes has transformed into another way to smoke marijuana. Although many people believe that consuming marijuana is harmless, vaping marijuana may lead to many unforeseen negative consequences.

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Sad & Sober: Dealing With A Breakup In Recovery

Going through a breakup is tough for anyone, but going through a breakup in recovery can be devastating for the former addict. Not only can a bad breakup make you feel like your world is crashing down around you, but a breakup in early recovery can be dangerous to your sobriety. You already endured the discomfort of an addiction detox program and made it through treatment. Do not let the end of a relationship ruin the progress you made.

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Keeping Your Spirits Up: How to Combat Depression During the Holidays

The end of the year is meant to be a time of joy, but for many people, the holidays are a reminder of lost loved ones, unattainable expectations, family problems, and overwhelming stress. For these people, fighting the holiday blues may seem like a lost cause at the time. At a residential mental health program in Palm Beach, we understand this time of year can be gloomy, so we want to help you learn how to combat depression during the holiday.

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