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…

a woman thinking about the differences between physical dependence vs addiction

Difference Between Physical Dependence Vs. Addiction

Substance abuse affects the lives millions of Americans every year. Many people are diagnosed with a substance abuse problem but are unaware of what they truly mean.  Is there a difference between physical dependence vs. addiction? It is very common for people to say someone is addicted to a drug. Physical dependence and addiction can…