Alumni Outlook: Benefits of Continued Therapy in Recovery

Why you should continue therapy after rehab

Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a life-long process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy.  Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other mental health disorders…. Read More

Managing Stress Without Turning to Substances

one of the most challenging hurdles for an alcoholic/addict in early recovery is overcoming the curse of walking through life with a distorted perception.

One of the most challenging hurdles for an alcoholic/addict, in early recovery, is overcoming the curse of walking through life with a distorted perception. Stress is the perception that more is being demanded, of an individual, than he/she can manage. Stress can be rooted in many areas such as work, finances, family conflict, interpersonal relationships, health, legal consequences,… Read More

Alumni Outlook: Reconciling Regrets in the Search for Self-Acceptance

Alumni Outlook - How I reconciled regrets in my search for self-acceptance

“…we can fortify and cheer ourselves by remembering what A.A. experience in this Step has meant to others. It is the beginning of the end of isolation from our fellows and God.” (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions pg. 82) For as long as I can remember, I always found a way to turn any disastrous trauma into utter… Read More

Alumni Outlook: A Woman’s Take on Grief, Loss and Emotional Trauma

Womans take on grief loss and making amends

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy January 6, 2013, was just another day, seemingly like any other day. After battling (what we all believed to be) the flu, I remember it was the first… Read More

Finding Happiness in Recovery: How the Ultimate Hype Girl Turned Her Life Around

Testimonial for recovery - finding happiness in recovery

My addiction gracefully led me down many roads. More often than not, I found myself in complete isolation and I reveled in the chaos ruling my thoughts. When the noise became intolerable, I’d be sure to hang out with the “trainwrecks”. A sick satisfaction and justification came with hearing the stories of the people, I felt, were far… Read More

‘Tis the Season: How I Turned Grief into Gratitude

How I turned grief into gratitude - Alumni testimonial

Florida House Alumni Patricia reflects on her experience in rehab and it’s meaning during the holidays. Patricia explains how she was able to finally deal with unsettled resentment with lost family members. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The holidays are supposed to be filled with lots of family, tidings, and good cheer. For the addict… Read More

FHE Alumni and Broward Partnership

The Broward Partnership - FHE Alumni Volunteering

At FHE Health, we understand our role in improving the lives of members of our community in South Florida, and we realize that many of the people that come to us for help may be struggling with more than just addiction or mental health disorders. Homelessness is a problem in South Florida, especially in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties…. Read More

2 Former Heroin Addicts Share Their Stories of Recovery

Project Unbroken

Childhood Friends From Delaware Offer Positive Inspiration for Beating Addiction Greg Morrison and Matthew Miller were childhood friends who became addicted to heroin and eventually became clean. Now they are sharing hope to others through a new project. Greg and Matt were best friends growing up. The type of friendship where when one of them was there, people… Read More

What Being Sober Really Feels Like

addicts-letter-to-parents

The Feeling of Sobriety While you’re in active addiction, the life you imagine without drugs seems awful. Depending on who you are looking at, sobriety seems to be hard work, impossible, boring and glum. It may also seem like you have to take a few backseats in life in order to live sober. I thought this before, and if this… Read More

Testimonial of FHE Health Parent

September 7th, 2011 Since my son was 15 years old, drugs ruled his life. After attending multiple rehabs where they glossed over the intrinsic pathology of a drug addict, multiple relapses followed. At 28 years old, my son continued to spiral down a dark, deep tunnel where death’s hands were holding on tightly. He brought addiction to heights… Read More