How to Know if Your Loved One Uses Meth

Methamphetamine is a potent illicit stimulant drug that can be very dangerous to addicts and to those surrounding them. When someone is addicted to meth it can change who they are and that affects their entire community. The drug effects the addict’s central nervous system, their dopamine and serotonin receptors. With long term use, meth can do all… Read More

Opioid Addiction in Pregnant Women Increasing

Between 1999 and 2014 the rate of pregnant women addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers more than quadrupled. This alarming fact was reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. A Rising Problem Opioid use during pregnancy can negatively affect the health of both the mother and child. Consequences can… Read More

Depressants And The Myth of The Functioning Addict

The term depressants is used to describe the category of drugs that inhibit the functioning of the Central Nervous System. Broadly speaking these substances lower the user’s ability to experience and process their environment, diminishing sensory experiences and relaxing the body and mind.  Alcohol, barbiturates, opioids, and benzodiazepines all belong to this category. Many of them have useful… Read More

Smoking Tobacco Is A Drug Addiction Too

Smoking is an addiction too. It is sometimes allowed at drug rehab centers in South Florida, so you may not have had to deal with quitting when you were dealing with drug detox and withdrawal. Maybe that was a boon to you. Particularly if you were dealing with Opiate withdrawal. Florida’s heat and humidity, coupled with the temperature… Read More

Faithless but in Alcoholics Anonymous

When you’re going through rehab you might hear people talk about their “higher power”. You’re not really religious or spiritual. You didn’t grow up in a church and you don’t really hold to the idea of an ultimate creator. Or maybe you were raised in a faith tradition. You sang the songs and went to church, maybe you… Read More

Withdrawal Symptoms Experienced When Quitting Amphetamines

Amphetamine addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s physical and psychological wellbeing, not to mention wreck their relationships and career. Amphetamines are sometimes taken as a means of advancing people’s productivity in school or work, but it’s a slippery slope from the moment speed is advancing your career and you’re careening off the cliff of addiction. But don’t… Read More

Signs You May Have a Drug Addiction

If you’re worried that you may be suffering from a drug addiction, you may feel scared, ashamed, guilt ridden, or like it’s all hopeless. The good news is, you’re here reading and have an openness for healing. You don’t need to be ashamed. Many people deal with addiction, and the hard part is asking for help. Here are… Read More

When Your Child’s Other Parent Goes to Rehab

Families are complicated and they come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter if you are married to your child’s other parent, or if they have joint custody. No matter what the situation is, if your child’s other parent has had the courage to get the help they need and are going to go… Read More

Addiction-onset Insomnia Solutions

So many people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction have a dual-diagnosis. Depression and Anxiety drive people with addiction to drugs or alcohol and and then their addiction drives them back to feeling depressed and anxious. All of this can lead to some pretty intense insomnia. You’ve been there, right? You go to bed at the normal… Read More