Dual Diagnosis – Depersonalization Derealization Dissociative Disorder and Substance Abuse

Depersonalization derealization dissociative disorder is characterized by a person observing themselves from an outside perspective, or outside of themselves. It is similar to the idea of an out of body experience. The person suffering from depersonalization derealization disorder feels like they are living in a dream, a surreal existence where they may even feel as if they aren’t… Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders and How They Change Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Dual-Diagnosis) a dual diagnosis, otherwise known as a co-occurring disorder or a comorbidity, is when an addict suffers from both chemical dependency on a substance, be it alcohol, prescription medications, or lllicit drugs, as well as some form of mental illness, both disorders at the same time. It doesn’t matter… Read More

“I’m So Excited, I’m So Excited, I’m So…Scared” Stimulants Explained

If you’re old enough to remember the popular television show “Saved By The Bell” then you more likely than not remember the classic episode where the brainiac character, Jessica Spano gets hopped up on caffeine pills while studying for her big test. The classic moment is when Spano is paranoid and obsessively going on about the test. She… 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

Cocaine on The Brain

Cocaine can sometimes seem like just an edgy party drug, but addiction to cocaine can ultimately be life threatening. That’s why it is important to seek out treatment programs in Florida or near you, as soon as you become aware of your own or your loved one’s addiction. Cocaine causes all kinds of physical problems in the body… Read More

Wake Up and Smell the Better, Sober Living

It’s hard to get on a schedule. It takes a lot of discipline and consistency. But here’s an idea of a way to ease into a more structured way of living. Start with the bookends of a schedule. Instead of trying to upend your life and force yourself to adhere to an entire schedule shift at once, start… Read More

Compassion First – A Habit that Does More than You Think

The most effective way to restructure your life after you’ve asked for help and gone through alcohol addiction recovery in Florida is to put in place sustainable habits that support your new sober life. One of the most important habits you can cultivate for yourself is a practice of compassion.   Compassion First A habit of successful people… Read More