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Recognizing World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day creates a unique opportunity to increase awareness about a debilitating condition that impacts our valued community members. This mental health awareness day takes place on March 30 each year and helps focus support on people dealing with bipolar disorder. During the month of March, millions of people around the world participate in…

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How Anxiety Triggers Can Lead to Addiction

People use substances for a number of reasons, but self-medication is one of the primary drivers of addiction. That’s why anxiety and addiction can often go hand in hand, and a dual diagnosis addiction and anxiety treatment program is necessary for many clients. If anxiety and addiction have taken over your life, contact Serenity House…

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How to Control Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that affect millions of Americans. In fact, it is the most common mental illness in the United States, with approximately 40 million adults suffering from the condition. While anxiety is treatable, only a small percentage of people with this condition seek viable anxiety treatment and addiction in Ft.…

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Can Seasonal Depression Trigger Addiction?

When the seasons change, it can cause sadness and isolation and trigger negative emotions. These feelings can add fuel to the proverbial fire if you’re currently handling a substance use disorder. Managing seasonal depression and addiction on your own can feel unbearable, especially if you don’t have a support system around you. We offer our…

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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed in October. The World Federation for Mental Health created this holiday in 1992, and annual events supporting this vital cause and mental health treatment programs continue today. The mission of WMHD is to advocate against the social stigmas and misunderstandings attached to mental illness. It also builds awareness…

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How To Help an Addict

It’s hard to admit to being addicted to substances. If you suspect a loved one in your life is abusing substances, you are probably wondering how to help an addict without causing more harm. Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida understands the importance of getting an addict to understand that help is necessary to detox from substances.…

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Most Common Mental Health Issues in Florida

Mental health disorders can be debilitating. They impact every area of your life. It is not uncommon for our therapists to uncover underlying mental health disorders in men and women with addiction. During the detox process, it can become evident that there’s an underlying condition that needs treatment. The good news is, treatment can be…

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The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, you are also at a higher risk for abusing drugs and alcohol. Because bipolar disorder means you experience extreme low periods along with manic high periods, you might begin using drugs and alcohol to either retain the euphoric feelings of the manic period or to make these extreme…

Does Childhood Trauma Lead to Addiction?

For years, doctors have looked for connections between childhood trauma and substance abuse. It is not uncommon for those dealing with mental health disorders to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. People dealing with depression or anxiety may abuse substances in an attempt to forget about their struggles. This trauma is often the first step to…

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Signs of Codependency

Codependency can be a complicated component of addiction. Though it can happen in relationships where addiction is not present, it is quite common for one person to have an addiction and another person to try to help them. Codependency occurs when one person with an addiction relies on the other partner to have their needs…