Thursday, 25 May 2017

Am I an Alcoholic? How to Know if You Are Suffering from Alcoholism

The first step in fixing any problem is identifying it. Sometimes people just don’t recognize a problem even if it is staring them in the face. And so it’s no surprise that people who are abusing alcohol don’t even know that they are doing it. It becomes especially confusing when heavy drinking is associated with […]

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

What is Alcoholism: Everything You Need to Know

Alcohol is viewed so casually by this modern-day society that people tend to forget the huge risk that comes with drinking it regularly: alcoholism. In fact, alcoholism is so often portrayed on television, particularly in sitcoms, as a reliable source of jokes. Alcoholic characters are seen as clumsy and bumbling—and we laugh at their inability […]

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Symptoms of Alcoholism

When drinking casually with friends develops into abuse, you know you have a problem. But when abuse turns into dependence, and becomes full blown alcoholism, you’ve got a problem that requires medical assistance. It’s hard to recover from alcoholism. The fact that the drink itself is addictive is only one thing you have to be […]

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

How to Control Your Alcohol Consumption-Is It Possible For Alcoholics? Spoiler ALERT- NO

Alcoholism is something many people struggle with. It’s just the harsh reality of life. People start out drinking socially, until they find themselves abusing alcohol, and then before they know it they lose control. They become alcoholics. And so this harsh reality must be faced with equally realistic solutions. There are alcohol rehabilitation centers and […]

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Dating an Alcoholic: What You Need to learn from people Who’ve Been through It

Having an alcoholic in the family is difficult. Having a friend who is an alcoholic is difficult. But dating an alcoholic is more difficult. It’s not entirely their fault: alcohol has taken control of their body and they can’t live without it. Withdrawal symptoms will keep them drinking even if they want to quit. By […]

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Monday, 15 May 2017

How long does it take to detox from opiates

Opioids belong to a group of drugs user as a treatment for moderate to severe pain. These drugs are derived from the opium poppy plant. Opioids often referred to as opiates and narcotics. Codeine, morphine, and heroin sometimes referred to as opiates. Meanwhile, the other drugs including synthetic opiates like Oxycontin are referred to as […]

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Friday, 12 May 2017

What is in Suboxone

Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone prescription used to treat opioid addiction. Also, the drug contains one part Naloxone in every four parts of Buprenorphine. Buprenorphine belongs to a group of drugs called opioid partial agonists. It works to relieve the withdrawal symptoms of opiates. Meanwhile, Naloxone is a class of drugs referred […]

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

How Opiates Work In The Brain

Opioids stick to the brain receptors, once attached they send a signal to the brain to block pain. The reaction is referred to as “opioid effect”. These drugs can slow down breathing and creates a calming and anti-depressing effect. The body cannot produce enough opioids to stop severe pain. The drug can activate brain receptors […]

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Beyond Casual Drinking: How to Know if You’re an Alcoholic

Many people enjoy having a drink with their friends, coworkers, and even relatives (do in laws count?). But rarely do they notice the fine line between casual drinking and alcoholism. There are people who suffer from alcoholism who don’t even know it. That’s because they don’t fit the alcoholic stereotype that’s often portrayed in media […]

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Alcoholism in Movies: How Hollywood Depicts the Harsh Realities of the Condition

Hollywood movies may be fictional, but the lessons behind their stories offer insights on things that happen in reality. Sometimes, these messages have an effect on the public’s perception toward important topics. Let’s take alcoholism for example. The use of alcohol is regularly portrayed in various films of all genres. Because of this, many viewers […]

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Monday, 8 May 2017

What are opioids?

Contents1 Opiates Vs Opioids2 How opioids influence the brain and body?3 The Case of Drug Overdose4 Effects of Opiates in the Body4.1 Effect of Opiates in the brain5 Effect of Opiates in the   Respiratory System 5.1 Effect of Opiates in the  Digestive System 5.2 Effect of Opiates in the Nervous System  6 Effect of Opiates […]

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Getting Real with Opioid Abuse: Living a Full Life Without the Addiction

Doctors prescribed opiates as a medical management to treat moderate to severe pain. Even though opiates can effectively relieve pain it can also generate addiction. A person can quickly develop dependency even if they following a medical prescription. Withdrawal symptoms and tolerance can manifest in drug dependency. This can result in the need to take […]

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

3 Week Natural and Healthy No Alcohol Detox Diet: Remove Toxins and Boost Energy with a Body Cleansing Home Detox Plan

This plan is not focused on addicts or recovering addicts. Rather it is aimed at those looking for a healthier version of themselves. Those addicted to alcohol need to seek treatment immediately from a licensed and accredited treatment center. This post will dive into the 3 week natural detox diet. The human body is constantly […]

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Natural Detoxification -Psyllium: The Benefits of the Natural Herb and Fiber Supplement, Psyllium

Pills, drink mixes, meal plans, point systems, shakes, meal bars, and various starvation techniques have topped the lists of weight-loss strategies for generations. The healthiest of these weight loss products are natural detoxification products—natural colon cleansing supplements. Originally, colon cleansing was considered a purely surgical process; gradually into the forefront of the herbal weight loss […]

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Detoxification Herbs: Natural Body Cleansing Treatments

At Detox of South Florida we want our patients to live a healthy fulfilled life. Sometimes we want to write an article not strictly about alcohol rehab or drug addiction. Sometimes we want to write an article on living a healthier life apart from discussing addiction. So without further preamble here is out Natural Detoxing […]

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Natural Cures for Alcohol Abuse: Dietary Changes, Supplements and Vitamins are Key

Alcohol abuse can manifest itself in many variations and degree of severity. It can be the case of the person who only drinks socially, but to excess each time. It can be the person who starts drinking as soon as they wake up in order to “settle their nerves.” Or it can be the person […]

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Withdrawal Treatment for Alcoholism: Methods of Treating Alcoholism Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcoholism is a deadly disease that has claimed many lives and ruptured several happy homes. Liver disease and domestic violence are two of the most common results of alcoholism. When an alcoholic decides to quit drinking, his body must adjust to the change. This process is known as detoxification, where an alcoholic undergoes a series […]

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Treatment for Alcoholics: Drug, Behavioral, and Supportive Treatments for Alcoholism

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that there are 22,073 reported alcohol-induced deaths (not including homicides and accidents) in the United States. It is clear that alcoholism is a societal and personal problem; one that can be treated by utilizing a variety of treatment methods. Contents1 Detoxification Treatment for Alcoholics In Florida 2 […]

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Natural Treatments for Alcoholism: Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Certain herbs, self help techniques, and other alternative approaches are effective treatments for alcoholism. A growing body of research is supporting the use of natural methods to help curb the cravings for drinks and minimize withdrawal symptoms. However, these alternative options should be used in combination with other treatments such as counseling and group therapy. […]

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At Home Natural Liver Detox

The liver is the body’s main organ of purification. The liver filters waste from the blood and sorts out the good food that you have eaten from the bad. It sends the good energy to its proper destination in the body and gets stuck trying to break down and eliminate the bad. When your liver […]

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Friday, 28 April 2017

A Spiritual Viewpoint of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

The Spiritual part is by no means somebody’s religious standing or a New Age concept. The Spiritual aspect is the natural rhythm that all living beings, whether they want it or not, are part of. Contents1 Altering Reality through Substance Misuse2 Separating Themselves From the Community2.1 Indigenous People of Australia2.2 Relating to Others2.3 Twelve Step […]

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Getting Away from Habitual Alcoholism: Steps to Relieve You from this Disease

Overcoming alcoholism may also enhance the quality of life of the individuals you stay with and those who care about you. You reduce the chances of acquiring serious health issues related to alcohol abuse or dependence. You also decrease the chances of causing harm to yourself or other people in alcohol-related accidents. You may also […]

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Oxycodone Addiction and Pain Relief: Oxycodone – The Addictive Painkiller

Chronic pain is treated with a variety of opiates, but a growing number of patients are prescribed oxycodone for chronic pain and subsequently falling into oxycodone addiction. The drug has been proclaimed as one of the best ways to treat chronic pain, but along with the good, oxycodone can trap patients in psychological and physical […]

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Overcoming Addictions: Quit Smoking, Stop Overeating & End Addictive Relationships

Overcoming addictions, whether you can’t quit smoking or stop overeating, may be easier with these 5 tips. Even if you’re addicted to the wrong man or woman, are in an addictive relationship, or can’t stop shopping for expensive clothes – quitting may be easier than you expect. These 5 tips will work with most addictions […]

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Comparing Food Addiction to Drug Addiction

Food addiction and drug addiction have some similarities. Though the drug of choice is different, the outcome is similar. Loss of control and the need to bury emotions are common for those with food addiction and drug addiction. Shelly Mcguire, Spokesperson for the American Society for Nutrition, explains that food addicts develop a higher tolerance […]

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Doctors Appeal to Treat Drug Abuse as a ‘Chronic Disease’

In the United States alone, drug abuse overdose kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. Doctors appeal to the authorities to handle the epidemic as a medical emergency. According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 91 people died every day because of opioid overdose. In 2015, 52,000 died because of a […]

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Drug Addiction: What Really Happens Inside Your Body?

A sense of euphoria is achieved in people who continuously abuse drugs. When over stimulation of neurotransmitters is heightened, the person craves to experience the same effect over and over again. This resulting repetitive behavior is what eventually develops into drug addiction. Substance abuse affects the brain functions through interrupting its communication system, primarily because […]

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Living In Fear With Drug Addict? You May Need To Read This Right Now

“I’m worried that if I leave him, no one will be there to take care of him,” “I feel scared that he’ll/she’ll be abandoned by her parents and friends,” “Where will he live if I turn him away?” and “I don’t think I’ll be able to raise our children all alone”- are these statements running […]

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

True Blue State: A Case of Depression

Millions of American suffers from clinical depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression remains as the most prevalent mental disorder in the country. Proved as a severe mood disorder it greatly affects daily normal routine such as eating, sleeping and working. However, feeling blue is different from depression. Depression varies in seriousness from mild, brief […]

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence: Brain Disease versus Drug Abuse

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Decline in Accidental Pediatric Opioid Poisoning Seen But Still a Problem

Over the past few years, experts noticed a drop in accidental or intentionally ingesting prescribed painkillers. However, even with the decrease of reported poisoning, the problem is yet to be solved, as it still poses a great threat to children. An average of 32 calls a day Recent studies published in Pediatrics on Monday stated […]

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Consequences of Prescription Drug Abuse

Ramifications Of Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States. More than 15 million people in the US abuse prescription drugs, more than all other drug abusers put together. Part of the reason that prescription drug abuse is so prevalent is that most people who become addicted started taking […]

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

What Kind of Medications Are Used in Detox?

According to an estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, more than 9% of people over the age of 12 abused drugs in the previous month, but only 2.3 million of 21.6 million people who needed treatment actually received it. For many people struggling with drug addiction, detox is the […]

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Most Famous Celebrities That Have Died From Drugs

Celebrities are notorious for “living on the edge”. Unfortunately, the pressure to live a wild and crazy lifestyle often means the end of the road for celebrities. From celebs that died from alcohol or drugs, we have lost many greatly talented people. And while many young, bright flames burn out because of drugs, just as […]

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Is It Safe To Detox At Home?

Can You Detox At Home? And Should You? Hint… The Answer is Possibly and (No)  Drugs and alcohol cause tragic consequences for people who become addicted to them. They take a toll on family relationships, promising careers, and self-esteem. Alcoholics and addicts are often to surprise to find that when they want to quit, they […]

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Monday, 10 April 2017

How To Perform An Intervention For Drug Addicts

Nobody wants to stand by and just watch someone destroy their own life through drug addiction. Unfortunately, too many find themselves in this very scenario when they discover a loved one is dependent on a life-altering substance. Only an addict can decide when the time is right for detox treatment, but family members can help […]

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Friday, 7 April 2017

What Do I Need To Know About Detox Going In?

What You Need To Know About Detox Detoxing from a substance is something that thousands of Americans choose to do each year. It’s a brave decision to make a better way of life for yourself. Many alcoholics and addicts go into treatment not knowing quite what to expect. They may perceive treatment as something entirely […]

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

What Is It Like Going Through Ayahuasca Rehab And Detox?

Ayahuasca is a term that many people are not yet familiar with. It’s a substance used by shamans in the Amazon Basin and it is now being used by people in the modern United States to achieve a certain kind of high. If you or someone yo love suffers from this kind of addiction, it’s […]

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Can You Die From Alcohol Withdrawal-Detox?

Can Alcohol Detox Kill You? While many people are at least somewhat familiar with the dangers and difficulty of withdrawing from heroin and cocaine, the truth is alcohol detox and withdrawal can also be dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal can lead to a range of symptoms that may begin as early as two hours after the last […]

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Monday, 3 April 2017

8 Signs Of Alcoholism. How To Tell If You Are An Alcoholic.

No one wants to admit they are an alcoholic. Many people aren’t aware they have a problem until their lives fall apart. If you’re worried about whether or not your drinking has become a problem, there are some warning signs to look for. 1. Hiding Your Drinking Alcoholics tend to hide how much they are […]

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Can You Get Addicted to Opiates?

Prescription drug addiction and death due to overdose has become an epidemic in the United States. Painkillers that doctors prescribed are usually opiate based medications. Opiates are prescribed to patients who have injured themselves or are recovering from surgery. These drugs are very useful in helping patients with acute or chronic pain, but can be […]

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Is EDM Music Contributing To Drug Abuse?

You’re probably familiar with EDM, even if you don’t know what it stands for (Electronic Dance Music, by the way). Its a genre whose instantly recognizable throbbing bass sounds and synthesizer leads have even taken the pop music world by storm. However, in the underbelly of EDM culture lies an intense drug scene that rivals […]

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Most Famous Celebrities That Have Died From Alcohol Abuse

When the topic of drug addiction and detox programs comes up, many people neglect to think of the most widely abused drug in the world: alcohol. Because it is such a common and largely socially acceptable substance, alcoholism often goes unnoticed and untreated. When this occurs, it rarely if ever means anything good for the […]

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

What Does A Cocaine Addict Act Like? Signs of An Addict

What Does A Cocaine Addict Act Like? Cocaine addiction is one of the most serious forms of addiction dealt with in recovery. If you suspect a loved one might be using or even worse abusing cocaine, there are certain signs to look for. When high, they will exhibit certain behavioral cues that might let you […]

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

“Don’t Even Think About It: Drug Addiction and the Dangers That Come With It”

We’ve all heard the horror stories. We’ve all been told countless tales of sorrow from people who’ve suffered through it. We’ve read so many news stories about celebrities that have been caught using and abusing it. We are all familiar with the difficulties, the pain and the struggles that come along with drug addiction. So […]

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Fentanyl Abuse: What You Need to Know

Did you know that Fentanyl is more potent than morphine? And did you know that more than 2 million Americans are addicted to similar prescription opiods? If fentanyl addiction is something you or someone you love is suffering from, then there are a lot more things that you should know. We’ll cover all the basics […]

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Opiate Addiction: How To Successfully Deal With Withdrawal Process?

You might be reading this post because you want to get sober, but you’re afraid of your body’s reaction when you stop using it. You must have heard that opiate withdrawal is severe and you are afraid of what will happen to your body. Addiction & Withdrawal You may know opiates by many names. Vicodin, […]

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Help Your Child Overcome Drug Addiction, It’s Lot Too Late

It’s a hard thing to accept that your child is making choices that put their health and life at risk. If you’ve started looking for treatment options, that means you are ready to help your child make a change, and you are ready to help them on the long road to sobriety. It’s a brave […]

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What Is Heroin, And How Can You Spot Heroin Addiction?

Heroin addiction can’t always be identified at a glance. An addict’s family may think their behavior is just due to stress, tiredness, or social alcohol drinking. Often, even if the addict is confronted about their behavior, they will not admit that they have a problem. Heroin is a drug that is not only illegal but […]

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Im Addicted To Fentanyl- Now What Do I Do?

After realizing that you have a fentanyl addiction, you should seek professional treatment. Since fentanyl is so powerful and its effects are both physical and mental, the treatment needs to address both aspects too. The first step, definitely, is detoxification. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful painkiller. It is also highly addictive and abusing […]

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Fentanyl Addiction: Don’t Wait A Second, Seek Treatment Now!

Fentanyl is an extremely potent opiate narcotic, 30-50 times stronger than heroin and 50-100 times stronger than morphine. It is used for severe pain, most often in breakthrough cancer pain. When sold on the street, fentanyl is often mixed with heroin or cocaine, increasing its already significant potential for danger. Abusing fentanyl, especially mixed with […]

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Fentanyl Addiction (Often) Starts In Seeking For Pain Relief Medication

Chronic pain is more common among women than men, and opioids like fentanyl are often prescribed to them to ease the pain. Many of them, however, abuse the drug by using it for a longer periods of time, way longer than their prescription allowed. In many cases, this prescription drug also falls into the hands […]

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Drug Addiction 101: Acknowledgement Is First Step Towards Recovery

Do you wish that you could stop using a substance, but can’t? Do you feel physical withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop? Do you obsess over how you’re going to get more? You are (most) probably undergoing addiction. Drug addiction is a medical disorder, and sufferers should seek professional help, which may include a […]

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70 Percent of Employers Feel the Effects of Workplace Drug Abuse

More than 70 percent of employers in the United States are reportedly feeling the impact of prescription drug abuse in their workplaces, according to the National Safety Council. According to a survey conducted by the NSC, 71 percent of employers agree that misuse of drugs have a direct impact on the company. This percentage also […]

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Monday, 13 March 2017

The Role Of Genetics In Addition And How Amino Acid Treatment Can Help

How Genetics Affect Our Likelihood Of Becoming An Addict There is no doubt among the scientific community that genetics play a significant role in the likelihood that one person can be more susceptible to addiction than another. There are specific genes and traits that will make someone more likely to become addicted to specific or […]

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Celebrity Rehab Success Stories Show How Substance Abuse Can Hit Anyone

Often enough it’s hard to find that push to check yourself into rehab, or to help give a loved one a nudge in the right direction to help them get their life on track. While there is the image of living life up like a rockstar and doing lines between shows, the best and most […]

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Don’t Let Your Doctor Get You Addicted To Drugs

Most people would be a little alarmed to hear about the high likelihood that is involved when it comes to being addicted to prescription opiates. But there is, in fact, a large correlation between the doctor that treats you, and your likelihood of becoming addicted to prescription painkillers. Harvard school of public health have reasonably […]

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Monday, 13 February 2017

What Makes Our Florida Rehab Center The Top Premier Detox Facility In The Country?

Millions of people across the country struggle with drug and substance abuse every year. Drug and alcohol addiction are a major threat to the American culture although the problem is often swept under the rug and denied the attention it deserves. However, from decades of research, we have learned that the best way to address […]

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Medical detox: How does it help in treating addiction?

When you eventually become addicted to alcohol or drugs, your body becomes fully dependent on the substance and its effects. It will be difficult to operate without taking the drug or alcohol. In fact, you may think the substance helps you perform better in life but in reality, it will be harming you in many […]

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Amino Acids Role In Drug and Alcohol Addiction

I would like to start by giving you the definition of Addiction and Amino Acids according to Websters dictionary… Addiction :  compulsive need  for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined  physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly :  persistent compulsive use of a substance known by […]

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Ireland Sees Massive Spike in Gambling Addiction

The Rutland Centre, an addiction treatment center based out of Ireland has released figures outlining an alarmingly steady increase in the incidence of gambling addiction.  In 2013 only a mere 3% of addiction admissions were for a gambling problem, fast forward to 2016 and the percentage has climbed significantly at around 9.5% as it stands […]

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Is Detoxing At Home Safe

When seriously considering cleaning up your life from long-term substance abuse and drug/alcohol addiction, the tendency is to take it on alone without the help of outside forces.  This has been proven to be the absolute worst approach when attempting to get clean and sober.  Individuals who have been consistently misusing drugs and alcohol for […]

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Inpatient Versus Outpatient Detox Detoxification is a medical procedure used in management of withdrawal from drugs andalcohol that is a medically safe manner with small discomfort. Incorporation of detoxification in an increasingly vital part of continuum care for people undergoing monitored withdrawal from dependency on substances (Spohr, Taxman, Rodriguez, &Walters, 2015). Patients under outpatient detoxification treatment are expected […]

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What Makes Our Florida Rehab Center The Top Premier Detox Facility In The Country?

Millions of people across the country struggle with drug and substance abuse every year. Drug and alcohol addiction are a major threat to the American culture although the problem is often swept under the rug and denied the attention it deserves. However, from decades of research, we have learned that the best way to address […]

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TV Reporter’s Baby Tests Positive for Cocaine

A former television news reporter and her husband have been charged with three felony counts after their 4-month old infant daughter tested positive for cocaine.  Krystin Lisaius admitted to snorting cocaine with her husband Somchai P. Lisaius at a party back in May of this year.  The cocaine was then passed down to the infant […]

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4 Reasons Why Rehab is Your Best Option

Rehab seems to be considered a place of last resort as opposed to a viable option for those looking to escape the never-ending cycle of abuse, shame and guilt that is addiction. The negative connotation behind the word should be examined and rethought due to its ability to save lives and reform people for the […]

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Alcohol Detox : Evaluation and Treatment

The goals of alcohol detoxification is to: 1. Diagnose and treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal 2. To prevent serious events (seizures, delirium tremens, or death) 3. Bridge patients to psychosocial treatment for maintaining long-term recovery. Mild alcohol withdrawal syndrome presents when excessive alcohol drinking occurs for even one week. Withdrawal symptoms in the early phase […]

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The key elements for the best substance abuse treatment center (Rehab) and detox facility for you or your loved one

When you or a loved one are in the throes of an addiction, the world can seem like an overwhelming place. Everyone is speeding by; no one cares about your problems. You need someone to reach out with a helping hand. Detox of South Florida is here to help. Holistic treatment, caring employees and the […]

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Amino Acids Role In Drug and Alcohol Addiction

I would like to start by giving you the definition of Addiction and Amino Acids according to Websters dictionary… Addiction : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by […]

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Marijuana Related Driving Fatalities Have Doubled

AAA: Fatal Crashes Doubled Since Washington Legalized Marijuana Since the state of Washington approved legislation to legalize marijuana the state has seen marijuana related auto fatalities double according to research spearheaded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study implicates the drivers of these accidents as being impaired by the effects of marijuana. Marijuana […]

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Friday, 3 February 2017

How Will Donald Trump’s Presidency Effect Drug And Alcohol Rehab Programs?

With the Centers for Disease Control recognizing that opioid addiction is the number one drug problem in the United States and killing on average 80 people a day, many people have been left wondering what kind of impact Donald Trump’s presidency will have on substance abuse and rehabilitation programs. What many may find surprising to hear is that there is actually a very good chance that President Trump will have a particularly positive effect on rehab centers and the addictions that people might be plagued with. There are a variety of reasons that his policies, stances and history should make this the case.

The Wall And Rehab

One of Donald Trump’s bigger and most discussed campaign promises was that he plans to build a wall along the entire border of Mexico and the United States. At first glance, this might only seem like a way to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants from entering the country, but the DEA is currently looking into ways that Trump’s stance on border control could play a major role in helping alleviate some of the opioid problems our country is fighting so hard to control.  

Illegal Drugs And The Effect On The Mexico Wall

The primary reason that the Mexican border wall and the way that he will likely handle border control in general will have such an impact on opioid abuse is because it has been discovered that around 79 percent of all the heroin in the United States is sourced from or travels through Mexico. This being the case, a strengthening of our southern border should mean a large and direct impact on the availability of heroin to those who have an addiction to the drug. With that being the case, there is a good possibility that rehabilitation centers will become that much more vital to those who end up being forced into a position where they are chemically dependent on opioids but no longer have access to their illegal counterparts.

Trump's Wall May Limit The Flow  of Illegal Opioids

In other words, people who moved from prescription opioids to illegal forms of street heroin won’t be able to find the drug as easily as before, and they will be more likely to seek help through rehabilitation programs. Although the move to build a wall along the Mexican border might be one of the more controversial things that he plans to do and has already made moves to get done, it is hard to doubt that there may be some substantial and very real benefits as far as drug abuse in the US is concerned, whether or not those were part of Trump’s original plan.

Detox And Rehab Centers And President Trump

Another aspect of Trump as the president that will likely have an impact on the way substance abuse and rehab centers are addressed is that his stance on criminalization and damage reduction programs have been found to be far less negative than those of most Republicans. In particular, he believes strongly in states’ rights and has been quoted saying that legalization of drugs would “take the profit away from these drug czars” and that the tax revenue earned should be used to pay for drug education programs.  

Legalizing Street Drugs?

Although it might seem counterintuitive to even think about legalizing street drugs in a time when opioid addiction is at an all-time high, the benefits would easily outweigh the drawbacks. The once-illegal and uncontrollable substances would become highly regulated products, which would mean that using them will be far safer than when purchasing them through a drug dealer or other black-market method.

Drug Addiction Implications

Furthermore, the way that those who are addicted to drugs will be dealt with in a way that will be much more helpful to their substance abuse problems when compared to the current criminal justice system’s method of just locking them up for years at a time, which is particularly troublesome seeing as it has been proven time and again that all kinds of drugs are still readily available in many prisons.

How Will Trump Repealing ACA Effect Detox And Rehab Insurance Coverage?

Instead, those who have been discovered to have a substance abuse problem will end up being referred to rehab facilities where they will receive the specialized care they need to kick their addiction through around-the-clock support, therapeutic sessions, and more. As if that all wasn’t enough, drug education programs around the country would also see a huge and unprecedented level of funding because of the tax revenue distribution that Trump espoused.

Eductional Programs

With the kind of money that these educational programs would end up receiving, they would be able to operate all manner of campaigns that could target every demographic in the country. They would not only be able to easily afford traveling groups and in-school programs, but they’d have the cash to buy media spots on television and radio as well as have a huge presence online through advertisements, video production and social media outreach.

Legalizing Street Drugs- Never Never Land

Still, the legalization of street drugs is probably a pipe dream that will never come to fruition, but there is still hope as far as criminal justice is concerned regarding drug abuse in general. While he was running for the presidency, he has indicated that he might provide a path to more lenient sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders.

Domestic Pharma Stances

When it comes to his stances on domestic pharmaceutical drug and prescription medicine abuse, though, there has been a bit of a lapse of information available to the public thus far. His take on this issue will clarify in the coming months as we get deeper into his administration. Additionally, his goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) brings up many questions about how rehab programs would move forward from there. While this is certainly another grey area in his political promises, he has assured the American populace that he is going to be replacing the ACA with a plan that will be “insurance for everybody.”

Trump's Health Care Plan

A part of his healthcare plan is also the targeting of pharmaceutical companies regarding how much they charge customers for their medicines. Donald Trump said, “They’re politically protected, but not anymore.” Like other policies that the president has announced, this could lead to unplanned or unseen benefits to the rehabilitation industry.

Affordable Medications

Specifically, the move to get pharmaceutical products in the United States to a far more affordable price would mean much lower operating costs for rehab centers and programs. That would allow those facilities to hire more personnel and thereby expand their capacity to help their surrounding communities. This could happen either through outreach or by potentially being able to lower their prices, thereby making rehabilitation that much more accessible all around.

Vagueness And The Repeal of ACA

Nonetheless, even with what many might feel is an abundance of vagueness and confusion regarding the topics of drug abuse and rehabilitation, Donald Trump has actually promised expanded treatment for the country’s opioid problem. Beyond building a wall, lowering prescription drug prices and replacing the ACA with a potentially better option, he has personally pledged to both lower prescription drug abuse and offer assistance to those who are fighting with substance abuse - particularly when it comes to opioid addiction.

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

He has also given praise to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act that was passed by Congress and signed by then-President Obama in July of 2016. The act includes a variety of measures meant to curb the massive influx of painkiller addiction. Trump said that the act was “an important step” in the fight against the opioid epidemic. In October, he further made a promise to make Narcan, a life-saving drug that helps those overdosing on opioid-based drugs and medicines, much more available to first responders. In addition to that, he noted that he would work to give incentives to states and cities for mandated treatment as well as encourage inpatient programs for those who are fighting an addiction.

FDA Involvement

Trump has also asked that the Food and Drug Administration take steps to expedite the approval of painkillers that are designed to deter abuse. He then took his message to the Drug Enforcement Administration and told them that they needed to lower the amount of prescription opioids that are allowed to be produced in the US. To offset this lowered rate of production, he said he would increase the number of people that doctors would be able to provide opioid abuse treatment to.


What is even more promising to those who might need rehab is that Trump has said, “It is tragedy enough that so many Americans are struggling with life-threatening addiction. We should not compound that tragedy with government policies and bureaucratic rules that make it even harder for them to get help.”

Trump's Brother Freddy

The thing that really makes us in the rehabilitation industry believe that President Trump will truly have a positive impact on what we do is not so much the things he has said, though. It is the fact that in 1981 his brother Fred (Freddy) Trump, Jr. died due to a severe bout with alcoholism. As sad as this situation must be for the president, it means that he has had to deal with an addict first hand.

Straight Edge Donald Trump

He then must understand the challenges that those who are combating substance abuse and what their families are going through, especially when you take into consideration just how profound of an effect Freddy’s death had on his younger brother Donald. You see, because of the severe complications and untimely death of Freddy, president Trump has lived his life as a straight-edge teetotaler. This means that he remains abstinent from the likes of cigarettes, drugs and, as you can imagine, alcohol.

Alcohol Addiction

In a conversation with People, Trump noted that his brother “got stuck on alcohol.” He went on to say that, “it had a profound impact and ultimately [he] became an alcoholic and died of alcoholism. He would tell me, ‘Don’t drink ever’. He understood the problem that he had and that it was a very bad problem.”

The Sum Of Trump

If you look at each of the things discussed above individually, they might not seem like they would have much of an impact on drug abuse or alcoholism on their own. The thing is, though, that like any politician, you have to look at the total sum of Donald Trump’s calls to action and the things that he has said and promised concerning addiction and rehabilitation.

Campaign Promises

Should Donald Trump stick to his many promises, which is already something that is proving to be the case, it seems like it will be safe to assume that during his time as President, he is going to have a major impact on the way that non-violent drug abusers and their rehabilitation will be handled.

Trump Strips Miss USA Due To Substance Abuse

An excellent, albeit isolated, example of the kind of approach we can expect to see from Donald Trump on this topic comes from his handling of a situation involving Miss USA winner Tara Conner. After it had been discovered that Conner had a habit of partying hard, which included copious amounts of alcohol and cocaine, Trump fired her from from the Miss USA position by stripping her of her title in 2006.

Reversal And Support

However, in 2008, he set up a meeting with Conner and announced that he would pardon her saying, “I decided it was better to give her a second chance than to destroy her career and ruin her chances in life.” He later said, “She agreed to go to rehab and is now doing fine. She thanked me for ‘saving her life.’”

Trump's Brother's Substance Abuse Hits Home

This episode goes to show us that Trump has a bit of a soft spot as far as substance abuse victims are concerned, which is a little surprising for someone who lost a family member to addiction. In any case, his stances on border control, the announced border wall, getting pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices, legalization of illicit drugs and promotion of drug education should stand as proof that we can expect to see some good advances to rehabilitating those who are in a battle with addiction.

Trump's Brother Passed Away From Addiction

Likewise, the death of his brother Freddy and his forgiving of and direct promotion of rehab for Tara Conner show us that he understands that addiction is a disease that requires treatment far more than it needs to be a punishable offense. While much of this is based on speculation, signs point to Trump being an especially good president as far as drug and alcohol rehab programs are concerned and we look forward to seeing the steps he takes.

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Monday, 30 January 2017

Against The Current: Fighting Off Opiate Addiction and Moving Forward to Opiate Detox

Opiates, though considered as a class of drugs commonly prescribed to treat pain, can cause physical dependency and addiction. Morphine, heroin,  or painkillers like Oxy are opiates.   Taking too much medication of opiates lead to desensitization to the effects. Moreover, prolonged usage of opiate changes the way nerve receptors work in your brain. It also changes the way the brain responds to stimuli and disrupts the pleasure and reward centers of the brain.   One indication of opiate dependency is if you become physically sick after a sudden halt of using opiate medication. Withdrawal symptoms depend on the level of withdrawal you are experiencing.   Other factors also dictate the intensity and length of time a person will experience the symptoms of withdrawal. Thus, withdrawal symptoms differ from one person to the other.   There can be symptoms of complication during the process of opiate withdrawal such as anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and vomiting. Another symptom would be diarrhea. Diarrhea can cause the heart to beat in an abnormal manner, which can lead to circulatory problems and heart attack.   Joint pain and muscle cramps can also be present during opiate withdrawal. Above all these symptoms is an overall mental anguish with depression and physical suffering. Support is available for the person facing an opiate withdrawal, support that can make the withdrawal experience tolerable.   Several kinds of treatment and detox options for the removal of opiate from the body vary, and some may provide a more complex treatment than others. A patient may consider undergoing a self-detoxification or cold turkey opiate withdrawal - that is, unassisted, without medication.   Few succeeded, some go back to opiate abuse while others end up attending medical detoxification after all. Withdrawal is a hard process that will power alone cannot sustain for many people.   It is preferable and necessary to attend medically monitored detoxification in any qualified detox center in order to withdraw from certain addictive substances safely. Medications used will differ depending on the substance abused.

Medications used In Opiate Detox

Medications used in opiate detox include suboxone, clonidine, Subutex, and methadone. When it comes to inpatient treatment settings, methadone is most typically used. Though it does not contradict withdrawal symptoms completely, it helps a user get off and resume a relatively normal lifestyle.   Medical detoxification includes psychological and pharmacological treatments in order to get rid of the harmful chemicals and toxins in the body while under the supervision of health specialists. Such treatment assures a safe and secure way to attaining successful results.   Again withdrawal symptoms cannot be eradicated during the process, but through medical detoxification, the patient may be able to feel less pain and discomfort. Moreover, under medical detoxification, the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs can be closely checked and monitored through medications to regulate brain and body functions.   Medical detoxification is a means to an end. It provides the stepping stones to what seems to be a complex process of recovery. The whole process of recovery and renewal is a struggle because temptations may occur; temptations to intake again substance in order to lessen the withdrawal symptoms.


Relapse is common for individuals struggling with addiction who seek relief from all the symptoms by returning to drug abuse. The pleasure of such relief is so strong that it gives the patient a doubting mind. Nevertheless, if the patient can resist to those temptations, good result are just around the corner!   Within a certain period of not using drugs, tolerance to a specific level of drugs may be reduced. However, there is still a risk of relapse after detox, and it can be especially dangerous as it may increase the risk of a fatal dosage. The whole recovery and renewal treatment doesn’t stop after detoxification.

Holistic Approach

Opiate Detox in Miami is followed with continuous counseling, education, individual therapy, full support from family, friends and other support groups can help an individual stop using drugs and maintain a healthy and wholesome life.   Participation of friends and family can do a positive effect on the whole process of recovery. Since after the detoxification treatment, individual therapy and counseling comes next, the support and care of the family give a big impact on it.   Though at times, people around you wouldn’t be able to understand fully what you are undergoing, the desire to change for them becomes a driving force. It may seem hurtful and unsatisfying at times, but the result of such hurt can provide motivation to stay the sober course.  


  Asking and seeking help for an opiate addiction will improve your overall health and reduce the risk of accidental overdose, relapse and other complications related to opiate addiction. It may be a tough decision to consult and ask help from professionals, but it is the first step to achieving a healthy and fulfilling life.   You must be diligent enough to talk to any health specialist or healthcare provider about the needed treatment for such addiction. The overall reward on the physical and mental health improvement and the attainment of a lifelong drug-free and sobriety is worth the effort and pain of withdrawal. Contact Detox of South Florida to learn how you or your loved one can start the path to recovery!  

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Withdrawal symptoms: How detox helps

Medical detox is a process that helps people withdraw from addicting drugs safely and systematically under the close supervision of a medical professional. Alcohol and drug use over a long time makes your body completely dependent on the drug or alcohol. A person with this type of dependence will suffer from withdrawal symptoms when he or she stops using the substances. Detoxification is designed to cure the immediate bodily effects caused by a sudden cessation of drugs or alcohol use and to eliminate toxins left behind by chemicals in the drugs or alcohol. Detox is quite useful in preventing unpleasant or even fatal consequences caused by sudden cessation of use. The first stage of detox can be quite intense for most patients which is why it is important to have a medical or psychiatric professional close at hand to give the patient all the necessary care and support he or she requires.

Withdrawal Symptoms

The most common withdrawal symptoms that develop after cessation from drug use include:
  • Mood disturbances which are characterized by irritability, mood swings, and constant agitation.
  • Insomnia or lack of sleep despite the body being constantly fatigued
  • Physical problems such as chills, sweating heavily, shakes and tremors, and flu-like conditions such as running nose, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Strong craving. The patient will naturally go through a period of intense craving for the drug of choice to relieve the withdrawal unpleasantness.
Different types of drugs have different types of withdrawal effects in addition to the ones listed above. A few substance-specific withdrawal symptoms include the following: These two drugs have similar effects on the body. Withdrawal symptoms after cessation of use include anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, seizures and tremors. Withdrawal symptoms for opioids include aching muscles, pain in joints and bones, high sensitivity to pain, and gastrointestinal distress.
  • Stimulants such as methamphetamines and cocaine
Withdrawal symptoms for cocaine and meth can cause mental issues such as depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Marijuana
Most people are misled to believe marijuana is not addictive but it is and cessation of use can cause withdrawal effects such as aggression, depression, fever, sweating, and stomach pain among others.
  • Bath salts or synthetic cathinones
A person going through detox from bath salts experiences withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, depression, sleep disturbances, and paranoia.

Importance of a detox facility

No matter which type of drug you are addicted to, detox should always be done at a medical facility. This is the safest option you have especially when the resulting physical and mental effects are an issue. In some occasions, withdrawal effects can cause serious health issues that will require immediate medical attention. For instance, withdrawal from meth and cocaine can cause serious depression or suicidal tendencies. In such cases, inpatient detox at a facility run by professional medical experts with experience in treating withdrawal effects is highly recommended. Do not attempt to detox at home. A good detox facility such as Detox of South Florida will provide you with a 24-hour medical attention and monitoring to ensure your detox procedure is as painless and less strenuous as possible.  

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Understanding addiction as a disease rather than a taboo

People with drug or alcohol addiction problems are often characterized as hopeless social misfits living a dysfunctional life. Today’s society views drug addicts as nothing more than bad dangerous people who do not deserve help or sympathy because they are getting what they deserve for allowing themselves to become addicted. These inhumane and ignorant perceptions are derived from the lack of knowledge and a belief that addiction is just but another form of irresponsible behavior. While it is true that some addicts engage in criminal or anti-social behavior due to desperation, most of them are hardly in control of their mental faculties due to the damage caused by the drugs on their brains. What most people fail to understand is that the addict is actually someone’s child, a sibling, and a nice person suffering from a terrible disease.

Is addiction a disease?

Leading medical associations including the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association define drug and alcohol abuse as a disease. Even the Affordable Care Act has included substance abuse and addiction as one of the essential pillars of good health which means addiction is classified as a disease and is part of their insurance plans. From a medical point of view, addiction is a complex disease that adversely affects the brain and the entire body. It is a disease because it adversely affects brain regions that are responsible for motivation, reward, memory, and more importantly judgment. Addiction damages not just body systems but has adverse effects on families, interpersonal relationships, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Addiction corrupts the substance user to a point where the craving to use more and more of the substance supersedes every other basic human need. Just like other lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, addiction is a disease resulting from a combination of factors including behavioral traits as well as environmental and biological factors. There are even genetic risk factors which in fact account for 50% of the likelihood that you can become addicted. If left untreated addiction results in more severe mental and physical disorders that are disabling and life threatening. Our society, unfortunately, fails to understand how and why a person becomes addicted. Many people have the misconception that an addict simply lacks moral principles and willpower to abstain from taking drugs or alcohol anytime they wish to. In reality, addiction is a complex disease and stopping substance abuse takes more than will power and good intentions. Many drug users in Miami wish to quit but the damage caused by the drugs in their brains make it extremely difficult to quit.

Addiction can be treated

Many addicts are people who lived honest lives prior to using drugs. They are people who never dreamed of robbing or stealing from people at any time in their lives. They only engage in anti-social activities after the drugs have taken control of their mental faculties. The good news is that this disease can be cured if the addict is taken to a rehabilitation center. Addiction cannot be cured through punishment and abandonment of the victim but by helping the addict find professional treatment and care. With long-term care and treatment in a well monitored and supportive environment, this disease can be cured. If you are looking for the best treatment for addiction, call Detox of South Florida today and start your recovery journey today. Find our services Near You: Rehab Miami Rehab Orlando

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Medical detox: How does it help in treating addiction?

When you eventually become addicted to alcohol or drugs, your body becomes fully dependent on the substance and its effects. It will be difficult to operate without taking the drug or alcohol. In fact, you may think the substance helps you perform better in life but in reality, it will be harming you in many ways. However, when you stop taking drugs or alcohol, you’ll often suffer from withdrawal symptoms which can be quite discomforting and sometimes even fatal.   Every comprehensive drug or alcohol rehabilitation program begins with the process of medical detoxification. This is a systematic process that treats withdrawal effects when you stop taking the addictive substances. Detoxification removes all the toxins left in the body after a long usage and dependency on drugs or alcohol. It is a medical procedure that ensures that you do not suffer from unpleasant or even fatal consequences after a sudden cessation of drug or alcohol intake. Detox is a crucial process in any abstinence and recovery program.   There are basically two types of detox facilities namely inpatient and outpatient detox centers. Outpatient detox is conducted in a variety of health facilities such as mental health centers, private clinics, and addiction clinics. In this type of detox, you’ll undergo the drug or alcohol cleansing session and allowed to go home until your next appointment. Inpatient detoxification is usually provided in residential drug recovery centers or at a hospital. These are centers where the patient is closely monitored for withdrawal symptoms. You’ll actually stay at the treatment facility until you are completely healed.   Outpatient detox is generally less expensive than inpatient detox. It is also less disruptive to your life as you can still go to work and report for your treatment sessions. However, it is not as efficient as the inpatient program in helping you overcome the addiction. You’ll still be exposed to what triggers your drug use when you go back home while still vulnerable to addiction. Another great advantage of inpatient detox programs is the fact that you are closely monitored 24/7 for any complication that may arise due to drug or alcohol withdrawal.   There are many detox centers across the country. Most of the drug and alcohol rehab centers have their own in-house detox facilities while others make arrangement for their patients to undergo detox at nearby clinics or hospitals. It is highly recommended to check into a rehab facility that has its own detox facilities where you’ll be monitored and cared for all around the clock. The best detox center will have a strong focus on long-term treatment through stabilization and detoxification. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that after stabilization, the detox process should then focus on monitoring and supporting the body while it gets rid of the drug while managing the unpleasant withdrawal effects that come after the patient stops taking drugs or alcohol. Addiction is both physical and psychological. Detoxification should, therefore, be complemented by a psycho-therapeutic treatment that addresses cravings and other changes to the patient’s brain after being exposed to harmful substances for a long period of time. The patient will require further psychological treatment to overcome relapse in future. Detox of South Florida, located in the warm and welcoming sunny Florida, provides the best combination of detox and psycho-therapeutic treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction.  

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

South Florida Regional Demographics

Perhaps even those who know little about America certainly heard of Florida. The State of Florida is located on the east coast of the United States, situation on a large peninsula. Vacations in Florida earned an immense popularity among tourists since late 70s. It seems like everything here is made to ensure that every visitor would want to come back again and again. The territories of South Florida are for the most part occupied by tropical jungle and vast marshes. South of Miami you will find the Evergleyds National Park - a habitat of various species of waterfowl, as well as manatees, alligators, cougars and other animals.   Today we will carry out an analysis of the demographics in South Florida. The analysis will outline the growth, mobility, changes in composition, and increasing spatial integration.   In 2010, the personal income of South Florida residents was $41,844, higher than the State of Florida by $3,634 per capita, and by $1,908 than the national average.

South Florida Income per Capita Between 1990 to 2010

  best detox and rehab center in florida   Poverty rate in South Florida rose from 13.8% to 16.8% between 1999 and 2010.

Percent of population below poverty level in 1999 and 2010

Source: US Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census and 2010 American Community Survey.   The chart above represents the percentage of the population in the region that lives below the poverty level, with the average being at 10.4% in the 1999 and at 13.2% in 2010.  

South Florida employment between 2007 and 2012

rehab center data Fl Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity   The greatest portion of unemployment was experienced between 2009 and 2010. However, the employment rate between 2010 and  2012 has gradually increased by 3.3%.

South Florida unemployment rate between 2007 and 2012

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity   In 2011, the Census Bureau estimated a population of 6.3 million in South Florida, with Miami-Dade being the 7th largest country in the United States. In the past 10 years South Florida added 452,000 residents through natural growth. Only 32.2% of South Florida residents were born in Florida, 33.0% were born elsewhere in the United States, and 34.8% were born outside of the country and immigrated between 2000 and 2010. An astounding 87.2% of foreign residents in South Florida came from Latin America. Factors such as immigration growth, economic recovery, affordability, weather instability and sea level rise, may be the factors affecting the future growth of the region.      

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Is It Dangerous To Detox At Home? Drugs And Alcohol

Danger of Home Detox

Detox or detoxification is a fairly common topic in health circles today. It is a word frequently used in television, newspaper, and online advertisements for all types of products that promise to get rid of toxins from your body system. Many people have been led to believe that detox is a simple process without risks or side effects. However, detoxing from alcohol is a completely different procedure and potentially riskier than a simple colon cleanse aimed at losing body weight.

What is drug and alcohol detox?

Drug or alcohol detox is a complex procedure used in removing alcohol or the drugs from the body of an addicted person. It is usually the first step in recovery from drugs or alcohol dependency. There are many methods of achieving detox from simply deciding to stop on your by going “cold turkey” to home-based herbal kits and entering a residential medical rehab center. You may be tempted to simply go cold turkey and stop abusing drugs or alcohol on your own at home without the support of medical practitioners but unfortunately, this is a risky decision because drugs and alcohol have severe and sometimes life-threatening side effects when one suddenly stops using them.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abuse of drugs and alcohol alters the chemical circuitry in your brain. Continuous use of these substances creates a physical dependence on the substance. Without the drug alcohol in your body, the brain has to struggle to find its natural balance which leads to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, chills, sweating, intense cravings, uncontrollable shakes and tremors, irregular heart rate, lack of sleep, irritability, hallucinations, anxiety, agitation, fever, muscle aches, depression, suicidal thoughts, and even death in severe cases. The severity and the length of time these symptoms take depends on factors such as the type of substances abused, the duration of abuse, the dosage last taken, and the level of dependency. When you try to detox at home you are likely to suffer from relapse and subsequent use of higher levels of the drug or alcohol. Detox at home could also lead to drug overdose, medical complications, and mental health problems. For example, alcohol withdrawal causes headaches, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, loss of concentration, body aches, irritability, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. According to the Annuls of General Psychiatry, between 5 and 24% of people who withdraw from alcohol addiction suffer from a potentially fatal withdrawal condition known as delirium tremens. This is a severe withdrawal symptom characterized by seizures, fever, hallucinations, and confusion. Without proper medical attention, delirium tremens can be fatal.

Detox at a licensed medical facility

When you stop taking drugs or alcohol suddenly after a long period of usage, you end up shocking the body which results in unpleasant painful reactions. It is highly recommended that you give your body a slow and controlled weaning process that reduces the dosage levels with time. The detox process should be monitored closely by qualified medical professionals to avoid any health issue that may arise. There are medications given to patients in management of intense withdrawal symptoms, the medications also help to reduce intense cravings for drugs or alcohol after prolonged use. Attempting to detox at home without the help of a medical professional is dangerous given that you do not have an idea of how severe or disabling the withdrawal symptoms can be. Detox is only successful when conducted in a licensed detox center under 24-hour medical supervision and support. Detox of South Florida is a premier detox center that has helped many overcome alcohol and drugs dependency.  

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Best Detox Centers You Can Rely on For Addiction Recovery

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is often difficult, if not impossible, to overcome without the professional assistance of a detox and rehab center. These centers exist to help people suffering from addiction to regain control of their lives by providing the necessary medical and educational addiction recovery programs. Here are a few factors to look for in the best detox center:

  •  The facility should provide a constant 24 hour on-site care
  • The center should have well trained and experienced staff
  • It should provide relapse prevention education through individual or group therapy sessions.
  • It should also be in an environment that promotes abstinence with zero tolerance for substance use and have a controlled visitation policy.
On the basis of the factors mentioned above, here is a list of top drug and alcohol detox centers that you can rely on for recovery.

Detox of South Florida

This is by far one of the most reliable drug and alcohol detox centers in the country. It is accredited by the Joint Commission for its high success rate, professionalism, and the highest level of treatment and care among other things. Detox of South Florida has the most updated certification for different programs on substance abuse and is staffed with professionals with experience and knowledge in addiction issues and their treatment. The center provides detox treatment as well as individual and group therapies aimed at empowering patients against relapse. The facility accepts a wide variety of insurance covers. For the best confidential help, reach out to Detox of South Florida today.

Sober College

The sober college specializes in providing addiction treatment for young adults aged between 18 and 26 years. It is well known for treatment programs that combine college coursework with alcohol and drug addiction treatment. They also accept a wide variety of insurance coverage.

Seasons in Malibu

Located in a serene environment in Malibu, California, Seasons is a premier drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. It is famous for its high-quality addiction treatment programs and a high success rate. Many individuals from different parts of the world have benefited from this center’s addiction recovery programs.

United Recovery Project

United Recovery Project is one of Florida’s top substance abuse rehab centers. It is known for providing drug and alcohol addiction programs tailored to each individual’s unique needs. They offer a wide range of amenities to help you recover from addiction and regain your hope and confidence in life.

New Life Addiction Treatment

This is a premier addiction treatment center owned and run by an experienced neurologist. It is a popular addiction treatment center that provides a wide array of services from detox to inpatient and outpatient services.

Serenity Malibu

Malibu, California is known for its beauty and peaceful environment. Serenity Malibu is located in this serene city. The center welcomes people suffering from substance abuse of all ages. They have a variety of treatment and rehabilitation programs including individual and group therapies. They even provide intensive outpatient rehab programs for busy individuals. It is a great rehab center with a holistic approach to drug and alcohol treatment procedures that go beyond the traditional 12-step method.

Retorno International Rehab

Founded by a rabbi way back in 1989, Retorno International Rehab is another reliable substance abuse treatment center. It has different programs for every type of addiction including drugs, alcohol, and even sex addiction.  

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