Addiction Treatment Plan

3 Tips for Making an Addiction Treatment Plan

An individualized addiction treatment plan is crucial for your recovery since your addiction struggles will be somewhat different from those of your recovery peers. The strength of your addiction treatment plan can determine how successful you are in overcoming addiction for good. Consider the following tips for making an addiction treatment plan that works for…

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Tips for Controlling a Meth Relapse

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition, and you shouldn’t feel any sense of shame for experiencing a lapse in your sobriety. The truth is that staying clean is hard work, and relapse is often a part of recovery. If you’ve decided you need help managing your substance use, contact the professionals at Serenity House Detox & Recovery…

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A Quick History of Alcoholism

How much of a problem is alcohol addiction? Has it always been a problem? The effects of alcohol on society are far-reaching, and cause problems on many levels. First, there’s the social level where people become addicted to alcohol and can slip into a state of constant drunkenness. While affected by alcohol, all manner of…

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Brain Function Altered by Underage Drinking

Doing some partying and binge drinking while you’re young doesn’t do much harm, right? In fact, the side effects of excessive and underage drinking can become severe. According to a recent study published by Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, binge and underage drinking can actually damage your brain well into adulthood. A young adult detox…

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Mocktail Ideas for a Sober Holiday Celebration

The holiday season can be a trying time when you’re dealing with a substance use disorder. With all of the alcohol and stress accompanying these celebrations, you may want to forego them altogether. However, you don’t have to, and you won’t need to if you get alcohol addiction help. A sober holiday celebration is doable.…

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Holidays Offer So Many Addiction Triggers

Triggers for substance abuse can happen anywhere, but the holidays offer so many addiction triggers that relapse is common during these periods. Although holidays represent the happiest times of the year, many people experience pitfalls due to holiday stress and other factors. The best way to support relapse prevention for addiction triggers during the holidays…

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Successful Techniques for Relapse Prevention

Going through detox and recovery treatment takes courage and personal strength. Avoiding relapse takes even more of these qualities. Therefore, it’s crucial to learn relapse prevention techniques before you leave your treatment facility. Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida understands that setbacks are part of the process, but having prevention techniques in your sobriety tool belt will…

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Can Recovered Addicts Ever Go Back to Casual Use?

Is complete abstinence from all substances the only way to live life after addiction? Most of those in recovery ask that question at some point in their sobriety journey. It’s difficult for people who’ve become accustomed to using some type of substance every day to think about living the rest of their life without ever…

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Observing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, otherwise known as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. It is a time to appreciate the vital work done by those in the mental health and substance use treatment fields and celebrate people in recovery. Just as we respect people with health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes to…

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Self-Diagnosing Alcoholism

If you’re struggling to control your alcohol intake, you’re likely asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” In recovery, there’s an old saying that if you suspect you have a drinking problem, you probably do. Of course, that’s not always the case. It is best to get a professional diagnosis for any health issue, including substance…