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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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The Basics of Addiction Counseling

Serenity House Detox Florida in West Palm Beach offers clients the benefit of a dedicated detox center. We create a firm foundation for you to move on to addiction therapy. Learning more about addiction therapy can help you make the most of your experience in detox. For more information on what to expect, contact Serenity House…

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When Does Prescription Use Become a Problem?

To determine when prescription drug use has become a problem, you need to look for the signs of addiction. This article can help you understand pill addiction and when it’s time to call the doctor for an evaluation. You could put yourself in danger by stopping suddenly without medical supervision. If you can’t quit using…

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Marijuana Detox Is Good For Casual Users

Although most states have legalized the medical use of marijuana, recreational use is still illegal in many places. Marijuana detox helps casual users clean out their system to prevent addiction or prepare for employment drug tests. Additionally, weed detox can help prevent marijuana addiction for those undergoing withdrawal symptoms. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we…

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What Disorders Can Co-Occur?

Co-occurring disorders occur when a person struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol and has a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have this type of condition, the therapy options available for you must address both conditions simultaneously to ensure long-term recovery. Our team at Serenity House…

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The Stigmas Against Functioning Addicts

There are many stigmas around addiction. There are many situations in which a person feels unable to communicate their need for help. You may not think that you can break away from life and that you need to keep focusing on what’s in front of you rather than your addiction. High-functioning addicts are individuals that…

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3 Benefits of a Family Therapy Program

Drug and alcohol detox programs can provide you with exceptional support to help you stop using these substances. Yet, there is a lot of work under all of this that can also play a role in the healing process. Recovery programs also tackle the damage that has been done as a result of addiction. Family…

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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 to Do for Drug Cravings

One of the main reasons why people revert to drug abuse is cravings. Drug cravings arise from involuntary neural responses to signals that have been connected to drug use through experience. They compel you to keep using drugs even when you know they are ruining your life, relationships, and health. Different psychological and environmental factors…

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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…