April 19, 2016
a long street that reads recovery

Intravenous Drug Use by the Numbers

Among other risks associated with intravenous drug use, infectious diseases such as STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases), hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) are the more serious. Everyday someone switches from […]
April 18, 2016
a statue mourning

Getting Clean and Grieving: Mourning the Loss of Addiction

Grief is a process, much like addiction and recovery. Famously highlighted by Elizabeth Kubler Ross in the quintessential text, On Death and Dying , grief can be seen to move through five stages: denial, anger, […]
April 17, 2016
chemical structure of naloxone

Exploring medically assisted treatments for addiction

When addictions become too severe and ingrained within people’s lives, professionals often have to wean patients off their dependencies through the use of clinical medication. A number of different treatments are utilized depending on the […]
April 16, 2016
exercise addiction and creating good habits

Exercise Addiction: Swapping vices in Treatment

A healthy habit or exercise addiction? Exercise and fitness are critical components in many treatment programs for addiction and mental health around the world. At Sound Recovery Center in South Florida, we encourage our patients […]
April 15, 2016
Drug Replacement Therapy

Drug Replacement Therapy and Long Term Dependence

Drug Replacement Therapy is an endlessly hot topic in the ongoing discussion of how to treat chronic drug addiction. While innumerable facility and treatment centers offer the option for medically assisted detox and treatment, increasing […]
April 14, 2016
the long road of long-term recovery

Continuing care leads to long-term recovery

Long-term recovery Although more treatment providers and health care organizations have begun to view addiction as a chronic and progressive disorder, many admitted patients leave early after the detoxification process. In order to match theory […]
April 13, 2016
a group of peers bully an individual

Bullied, Bully, Bullying: Who is hurting who?

Bullying hurts. Being bullied by a bully has been proven to have lasting impact on a person psychologically. Contributing to issues of insecurity, trust issues, and feelings of low self-worth, the person on the receiving […]
April 12, 2016
a woman wonder if she is binge drinking

Binge Drinking Problem or Alcoholism?

Denial is a powerful tool that protects one’s alcoholism from being fully confronted. When functionality still reigns, problematic drinking habits are more difficult to designate as alcoholic. One such line that is difficult to focus […]
April 11, 2016
abandonment

Abandonment and the cry for help with many names

Abandonment is a deeply traumatizing experience for anyone who has to go through it. A parent can leave, a pet can die, divorce can occur, loved ones move away…however it materializes itself, abandonment issues begin […]