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Amphetamine Detox Centers in Florida

Amphetamine abuse can be dangerous and lead to severe withdrawal symptoms if the person using the drug stops cold turkey. Amphetamine detox may be best completed in a medical facility or with the support of a medical professional. Amphetamines are highly addictive, so those who take them may find it difficult to quit. Fortunately, an intensive meth detox…

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How To Help an Addict

It’s hard to admit to being addicted to substances. If you suspect a loved one in your life is abusing substances, you are probably wondering how to help an addict without causing more harm. Serenity House Detox Florida understands the importance of getting an addict to understand that help is necessary to detox from substances. While family and…

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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Also known as K2 or Spice, some people see synthetic marijuana as a safe and legal alternative to marijuana. For a long time, Spice was an unregulated substance that was often marketed as a natural herbal incense, which could be smoked in order to mimic the effects of marijuana. However, Spice became a Schedule I…

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What Mental Health Issues Lead to Addiction?

A large percentage of people who have mental health disorders use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. These substances can effectively hide the symptoms of mental health conditions, making it difficult for anyone to recognize what’s happening. A person struggling with mental health disorders needs treatment for this condition and their addiction to heal. At Serenity…

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Obstacles in Rehab to Overcome

Going through rehab is a tough process. Many rehab stays will last roughly 30 days. Depending on the severity of the addiction, it can last much longer. During that time at rehab, many people will have to overcome different obstacles in rehab. These can be anything from mental hurdles to the initial detox process. The…

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How to Stage an Intervention

If someone you love is experiencing issues with addiction, it may be time to stage an intervention. However, most people haven’t experienced an intervention before. Therefore, they do not know how to stage an intervention. If you go about staging an intervention the wrong way, your friend or family member could become resistant. Sometimes it’s…

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Do I Need to Go to an Alcohol Detox Center?

Alcohol addiction is an all too common problem in the United States. Alcohol is a depressant that goes quickly into the bloodstream and affects all organs of the body. When someone is intoxicated, they feel more talkative, confident and have fewer inhibitions. When individuals abuse alcohol over a long period or routinely binge drink, they…

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What Is PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)?

Post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) is a condition that occurs in substance abuse patients who have already gone through detox and treatment. PAWS is a whirlwind of emotions that arise periodically, without warning, and generally lasts several days. Episodes of PAWS can continue to occur for up to two years after treatment. Recognizing these symptoms can help…

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How Can Drug Detox Centers Help Me?

Perhaps you’ve been battling addiction for a long time. You want to escape substance abuse, but you’re afraid. You’ve heard about the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that often accompany detox, and you really don’t want to experience these symptoms for yourself. That said, you know that if you continue down the path you currently find yourself…