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New Year’s Resolutions that Help Recovery

It is not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions surrounding drug and alcohol addiction recovery. However, it is critical to consider what is right for your unique situation. If you need help and support to succeed with your resolutions for addiction recovery, you must work together with professionals to design an effective addiction…

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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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How Long Does it Take to Recover from an Overdose?

Nearly 100,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, that tragic loss only tells part of the story. What happens to those who survive? Toxic brain injury is the most severe chronic health problem seen in individuals who have repeatedly experienced…

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5 Signs of Physical Dependence to Drugs

Many people get sucked into drug use after trying them in a social setting. Because drugs like heroin and methamphetamine produce quick highs, it doesn’t take long for users to develop a physical dependency. People become consumed with the idea of getting their next fix, letting their responsibilities fall by the wayside. It’s painful and…

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Importance of a Support System During Recovery

Deciding to give up drugs and alcohol for your new sober lifestyle often means cutting off those who enabled your substance abuse. Recovery is an individual process that’s often lonely. Getting well means confronting parts of yourself you may have long ignored. You learn more about what drives your addiction and what might trigger you…

Most Common Mental Health Issues During Recovery

Managing a substance use disorder can be a complex process. Mental health and addiction often go hand in hand. Many individuals receiving treatment through addiction treatment programs have an untreated mental health disorder that may exacerbate their abuse of drugs and alcohol. If you’re having trouble overcoming your addiction issues and have noticed signs of…

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3 Things to Consider When Searching for Addiction Rehab

With so many options around, you might have trouble choosing from different addiction rehab centers. You want to make the right pick, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. Focusing on the qualities most important to you can help you pick from different addiction rehab centers in Florida. Knowing what you want ahead of…

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4 Common Risks of Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction can impact people from all walks of life. It occurs when the body and brain become dependent on the substance. It can also happen when a person feels compelled to use the drug and often does so outside of their prescribing doctor’s recommendations. Unfortunately, it can happen to those using a prescription…

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Why Quarantine is a Good Time for Recovery

COVID-19 put many people at risk not just for the virus itself but for worsening mental health disorders and addiction. If you find yourself struggling with addiction right now, quarantine may be the right time for you to get help. Our team at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida can provide you with that support. You just…