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…

couple celebrates world bipolar day

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. The condition presents unique challenges because it affects approximately 6 million Americans in…

couple deals with the signs of co-dependency

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…

woman on couch learning about Mental Illness Awareness Week

Why Mental Illness Awareness Week Matters

Mental health conditions affect the lives of many people, directly and indirectly. Yet, only a few admit that they have a problem and seek help. This issue is mainly due to the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses. To learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week and how Serenity House Detox Florida can help…

a man sitting in his room wondering what is opiate withdrawal

What Is Opiate Withdrawal?

Opiates are medications that are prescribed to treat pain. Opiates create a sense of euphoria, which can be addictive to some people. That is why many people exceed the recommended dosage. However, long-term opiate abuse can lead to addiction.  In order to treat this addiction, withdrawal and detox are necessary. If you’re asking, “what is…

a woman showing signs of a panic attack

Signs of a Panic Attack

Do you know the signs of a panic attack? For men and women who have anxiety, panic attacks are the cresting of that panic when you feel the worst and lose control. When it occurs, it’s frightening and can create both emotional and physical symptoms, you should pay close attention to as they occur. Unfortunately, it…

a doctor explaining to a patient the benefits of individual therapy

The Benefits of Individual Therapy

For men and women with addiction, finding help is a critical step. Knowing what type of help is best for you, though, can be challenging. Individual therapy is the foundation of most types of care. That is because the benefits of individual therapy can be numerous for most people. Our treatment team at Serenity House…