substance abuse

April 11, 2017

Grieving Your Addiction

Addiction treatment and therapeutic recovery involve a lot of grief work. Grief is often repressed in many people due to significant losses in their lives. Unable to cope with the pain and many emotional stages […]
June 21, 2017
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Synthetic Marijuana is Still a Thing We Need to Talk About

It seems as though unless a drug is making national headlines regularly, as are opioids in regards to the opioid epidemic, they aren’t considered seriously. Right now, America is facing another drug crisis nobody seems […]
July 3, 2017
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The Truth About Flakka, South Florida’s Favorite “Zombie” Drug

On May 26, 2012, a naked man was running around downtown Miami. Rudy Eugene was caught bare bottom in an act of cannibalism on the MacArthur Causeway which connects downtown Miami to South Beach. An […]
October 18, 2017
The Cyclical Seasons of Recovery

The Cyclical Seasons of Recovery

After fighting through detox and rehab to get away from substances and active addiction, recovery is the next phase. You may believe once you get away, life will be much easier and addiction can never […]
October 26, 2017
The Real Truth About Gateway Drugs

The Real Truth About Gateway Drugs

There’s a lot of information out there in the media and online about marijuana being a gateway drug. Once people use a gateway drug, it’s thought they are more likely to use other drugs but […]
November 7, 2017
Why Don’t I Feel Better Right Now?

Why Don’t I Feel Better Right Now?

As the old saying goes, ‘I never promised you a rose garden.’ Sometimes in recovery you will just feel miserable, cranky and frustrated. You’re living a different life now than you’re used to, fighting temptations, […]
November 21, 2017

Drug Expiration Dates are a Myth – Here’s Why

That old box of prescription medication that sits in the back of the closet may not be the best thing to take for what ails you. The actual shelf life of drugs is kind of […]
December 3, 2018
These 6 Substances Are Commonly Misused By Older Adults: Here’s Why

These 6 Substances Are Commonly Misused By Older Adults: Here’s Why

Older adults are susceptible to drug abuse and substance use disorders the same as any other population. Increasingly, older adults over the age of 50 are using illicit drugs. Learn more about the substances they […]
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