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5 Myths About Addiction And Treatment

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There are many myths about addiction and treatment but there are five in particular that are most pervasive – and harmful. Fortunately, society has come a long way in how we treat and view addicts but there’s still more that can be done to overcome biases. By shining a light on these misconceptions, we hope that you or someone you love will be encouraged to seek treatment and break the cycle of addiction.   Myth 1: Addiction Is A Choice  A common response to addiction is that it’s a choice and if addicts really wanted to quit, then they would
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Choosing The Right Rehab Center

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Unfortunately, not every addiction treatment provider has the client’s best interests at heart which can make it hard to tell the good ones from the bad. With a little research and the right questions, however, you’ll find it much easier to identify a reputable alcohol and drug rehab that fits your needs. This guide will teach you what to look for in potential treatment centers to find the right match. (At the end of this guide, we have a handy checklist of questions to ask a drug and alcohol rehab center.) Here are four principles we recommend following when searching
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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Sobriety

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Most people know that staying sober is good for them but there are some benefits of sobriety that aren’t as obvious. Sobriety affects all aspects of life from health and relationships, to financial and safety – see how getting clean can help you live your best life. Look and feel healthier Save money More time/energy to do productive things Build or rebuild relationships with family/friends More robust social life Ability to help others get sober Lead a safer life with no more high risk behaviors or situations (needles, unprotected sex, crime, sexual assault, violence) Beating yourself up over past mistakes
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Going To Rehab Instead Of Jail

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If you’ve recently been arrested for a drug-related crime, one option the courts may consider is going to rehab instead of jail. Before we dive in, please note that the advice given in this article isn’t a “how to” on gaming the system to avoid jail time and in no way is intended as legal advice.  If you have been arrested and seek legal advice you should speak with an attorney. Our aim is to provide information and resources to help you overcome your addiction to live a better life and not be in this position again. We spoke with
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Joint Commission Drug Rehab | What Our Accreditation Means

There are thousands of places where you can get treatment for alcohol or opioid addiction but not all of them have Joint Commission Accreditation. With so many options for addiction treatment, finding a program that will provide the quality care you or your loved one need to treat specific addiction issues can be challenging, overwhelming, and frustrating. Joint Commission Accreditation helps make the process of finding the right addiction treatment facility easier since it’s only earned by the best. Learn more about the accreditation and how it holds us to our promise of providing the strictest standards of client treatment,
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Best Rehabs in Florida | Can I Go to Holiday Parties?

Turning down every party invitation during the holiday season is unrealistic. This is a season meant for celebration and spending time with family and friends. Consequently, there will be some special gatherings you will want to attend. You don’t need to be afraid of going to these events. Instead, simply choose which holiday parties you will attend wisely. What Should I Consider When Accepting Invitations? The Spirit of the Season There will be gatherings you wish to be present at where alcohol will flow freely. If you choose to attend a party where there will be alcohol or drugs, ask
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Best Rehabs in Florida | How Do I Open Up During Rehab?

Starting rehabilitation at treatment centers in Florida is a big step, and acclimating to new surroundings and personalities can be difficult. As a result, communication is crucial. Whether it is with counselors during individual therapy, relatives during family counseling, or others in treatment, opening up about your addiction can make all the difference between an unsuccessful and successful treatment experience. How Do I Talk to Others in Treatment? There will be people in treatment that you especially get along with. These individuals become a support system that understand you and your struggles with addiction. Once you’ve built up a support
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Best Rehabs in Florida | How Can Adventure Therapy Help Me?

Have you ever considered adventure therapy? If not, it might be time that you do. Adventure therapy gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in exciting new environments, while also learning valuable skills for coping with addiction. Although it may sound difficult, adventure therapy is designed to give you the personal strength and focus that you need to achieve lifelong sobriety. As a result, finding a Florida addiction treatment center that provides this therapy can not only give you the strength to finish your therapy, but can also help you create a perspective to overcome obstacles in recovery. How exactly
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Best Alcohol Rehab Centers | Can I Detox Alone?

Detox is the crucial first step of treating alcohol addiction. However, alcohol detox can be very dangerous and no one should detox alone. Rather, all detoxes should be supervised by medical professionals. People who have been drinking heavily for weeks, months, or years can be affected by a condition known as Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. This illness is potentially life-threatening and can occur when someone addicted to alcohol stops or significantly reduces their alcohol consumption. This is why supervision from alcohol rehabilitation facilities in Florida is essential for a safe detox from alcohol. Not only can alcohol rehabs provide you with
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Preventing Relapse in Substance Abuse

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Even if you go to the best drug rehab center in Florida, relapse can happen. It isn’t uncommon for addicts to fall back into destructive patterns during their paths toward clean living. Successfully completing rehab is just the first step of your journey. It is important to remember that if you relapse, you can still come back from it. However, cause for relapse can be mental, physical, or emotional, and there are ways to try to prevent it in the first place. Avoiding Mental Relapse To avoid slipping into a relapse state of mind, try creating a busy schedule to
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