Heroin Addiction

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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Losing A Loved One To Addiction: What To Do Now

In 2017 alone, there were 70,237 drug overdoses in the United States.1 These are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, cousins, children, coworkers, aunts, and uncles all lost to an overdose, an unnecessary and preventable death. When someone dies from an overdose it is sad no matter who they are, but when you are the one losing a loved one to addiction, it can be devastating.

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Sober & Ready to be Wed: How to Have a Dry Wedding

After hitting rock bottom, you went to an alcohol detox center in Florida. You made it through a grueling treatment, and you left the facility sober.

Now that you are still in recovery, you have found the love of your life and are now engaged.  With that rock on your finger, you get to start planning your wedding, but especially if you are thinking about a dry wedding, you may not know where to begin.

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California Launches Mental Health Line

Mental health has always been a cause for concern, but in recent years, more and more people are coming forward about their battles with mental health.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year.1 That is a large percentage of the population who struggle, and many may not be getting the help they need. It was found that less than half of these adults actually received treatment in 2018.1 As a behavioral healthcare center in Florida, we find the number of people getting help alarmingly low, but California is doing something about it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Gateway Drugs

Many addicts start out using a drug that they believe to be harmless, but often this bad habit can build into a much more troubling concern.

Many addicts start out using a drug that they believe to be harmless, but often this bad habit can build into a much more troubling concern. A few puffs here and there with your buddies could later lead to a crippling addiction and eventually hitting rock bottom. If you think that this couldn’t possibly happen to you, just remember that many addicts have thought the same thing. Unfortunately, our detox center in Palm Beach sees this happen all of the time and gateway drugs may be to blame.

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Cocaine High Effects: What Does it Feel Like?

In 2017, an estimated 29% of American adults used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.1

In 2017, an estimated 29% of American adults used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.1 While some people may only try it once in college because of peer pressure, others are frequent users who can’t help but use it on a regular basis. Even though it is illegal, cocaine has some people coming back for more and many others just want to try it. So, what does taking cocaine actually feel like and what are the effects?

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Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

In 2006, the number of people who started using heroin in the United States was 90,000; by 2016, this number nearly doubled to 170,000.1

With such rising statistics, there is cause for concern. At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we work with people who have decided that enough is enough and have chosen to undergo a heroin detox and get professional heroin treatment.

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How Depression Affects the Brain

Watching a loved one or a friend struggle with depression can be tough.

Even if you struggle with depression yourself, you may feel frustrated that you can’t seem to pull yourself out of it.  While it can be tempting to think that someone can simply snap out of their depression, depression is so much more than a bad mood. A person who is depressed is not just feeling sad. In fact, the chemical and physical makeup of their brain is being affected by their depression as well.

As a residential mental health treatment center in Palm Beach, we see plenty of patients struggling with the emotional effects of depression, but we know that there is a lot more going on below the surface.

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