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Drug Rehab Centers in Florida | Signs That Its Time to Go to Rehab

When you’re trying to deal with substance abuse, the first step to recovery is participating in a proven treatment process for permanently overcoming addiction. There are various drug rehab centers in Florida that offer various treatment programs that are tailored to cater to the different needs of every individual battling [...]

2019-10-18T19:38:50+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Blog|

Why is an Effective Opioid Addiction Medication being Restricted?

Buprenorphine, found in the popular drug Suboxone, has been proven to be effective for opioid addiction treatment. So why is it increasingly harder to get? Doctors and pharmacists alike run into problems when prescribing the drug for opioid addiction treatment. Restriction on both doctors and pharmacies keep the drug hard [...]

Do I Have a Technology Addiction?

From the toddler gripping the colorful screen of a tablet, to the teen locked in their room attached to a computer, to the adult with their eyes glued to a phone during social interactions; we are aware of the pervasiveness of technology around us. Although technology addiction is not presently in [...]

2019-08-23T15:09:00+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Addiction, News, Teen/Young Adult|

Can there be a Cure for Addiction? 4 Reasons It’s Not That Simple

We live in a society of quick fixes. Historically, people have always sought the miracle cure, but often found it to be more complicated than previously thought. We do have new and useful solutions like the so-called “cocaine vaccine” for overdose, but the roots of addiction go deeper than just [...]

2019-08-17T23:42:25+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Addiction, Blog|

Is there an “On Switch” for Addiction?

Is there such a thing as an “addiction switch?” Recent scientific studies have identified DeltaFosB (ΔFosB) as a driving factor for addiction in the brain. This “molecular mechanism” is created in the brain by prolonged exposure to addictive drugs or compulsive behaviors. Over time, ΔFosB can cause addictions to become [...]

2019-09-08T15:40:16+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

5 Reasons Why People Continue to Use Drugs

Why do people continue to abuse drugs and alcohol despite the negative consequences? Why would a person continue to use something that can inherently harm them? One explanation is that addiction is a consequence of falling victim to decision failures. An addicted person simply overvalues pleasure and undervalues consequences. While [...]

2019-07-22T01:01:08+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery|

Is There an “Alcohol Gene?”

Is there such a thing as an "Alcohol Gene?" How responsible are your genes for a predisposition to alcohol abuse? How responsible is your surrounding environment? Simply put, there is complex relationship between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to Alcohol Use Disorder.  Genetics and heredity are very closely linked. [...]

2019-07-20T16:25:06+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction|

5 Reasons People Leave Treatment Early

Leaving addiction treatment early is never a good idea. Unfortunately, some who seek help for their addiction find reasons not to see the program all the way through. Addiction treatment can be challenging in the beginning, but completing a program is the best way to learn how to stay sober. [...]

2019-06-13T01:14:09+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Signs of Opioid Addiction

More than 2 million Americans abuse opioid pain medication and nearly 90 people die daily from an opioid overdose. Misuse of pain medication in the U.S. is second only to marijuana use. Opioids make your brain and body think you need them for survival. They are very powerful in their [...]

2019-04-14T20:52:49+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery|

Suboxone Addiction

The drug Suboxone is designed to help opioid addicts stop using drugs by tapering them off gradually. Opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, and pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are incredibly addictive and cannot be stopped cold turkey. Suboxone works to stop opioid addiction, but not become addictive itself.  The [...]

2019-04-11T10:10:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|