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5 Tips for Sobriety in Stressful Times

Stress creates a high risk for relapse in men and women with addiction. It impacts mental health, worsening underlying disorders but also just making life harder to manage. Stress and addiction go hand-in-hand, which is why it is so important to take steps to protect your mental health. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we offer…

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How Long Does It Take to Become Sober?

Sober living does not happen overnight. Those who want to break the chains of alcohol addiction should understand that getting sober takes time, focus, and professional help. While the detox process is the beginning of the sobriety process, it is by no means the end. In fact, addiction is a chronic condition, which means you…

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How to Drink Less in Social Situations

Social drinking may seem normal to some people. You may be one of the many people around others who are drinking over dinner, in a conversation, or at that big corporate event. If you are focusing on sober living and you do not want to drink, you shouldn’t. You also should not feel pressured to…

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How Family Therapy Is Different from an Intervention

Family therapy is a very different level and type of care than what intervention is. If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction or have a loved one battling addiction, you must get into the right treatment programs to support you. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we offer a range of options to meet…

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What Really Causes a Relapse?

A relapse occurs when a person who is no longer using drugs or alcohol engages in it. Unfortunately, relapse does not just happen, but it often progresses from thoughts of drinking to actual use. It’s critical to invest in relapse prevention strategies that can help you stay sober longer at every stage. Protect your sober…

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How the Holidays Influence Sobriety

The holidays can be a stressful time during recovery. Whether you are in the middle of treatment or have recently completed your addiction treatment plan, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve can challenge your sobriety. You may experience triggers that generally don’t affect you. Alternatively, you might decide to spend time with certain…

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Foods That Can Harm Your Sobriety

One of the things you may learn in your nutrition therapy program is the relationship between certain foods and sobriety. While some foods can reinforce your diet regimen and recovery efforts, other foods can harm your sobriety. Foods that are high in sugars, additives, caffeine, and refined fats can trigger an imbalance in your brain…

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Holiday Gifts for Someone in Recovery

In the past, you may have bought a bottle of wine or whiskey for a loved one who was known as a heavy drinker. However, those days are long gone, as that same person is now in recovery after completing their addiction treatment plan. Now that alcohol is out of the equation, you may be…

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Maintaining Mental Health in Times of Stress

Today, more Americans are stressed-out than ever before. The current political climate, economic downturn, pandemic, and unstable job market has created uncertainty, causing more people to suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic disorder, and addiction. In essence, stress has taken its toll on individual and collective mental health. Dual diagnosis treatment centers in Florida have…