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How Alcohol Addiction Can Impact Your Mental Health

Alcohol is a depressant, which means it works to slow down the function of the central nervous system. It is also addictive, which means it can rewire the brain, causing it to become dependent on this substance. This issue can lead to a range of changes to mental health. Alcohol addiction amplifies existing conditions and…

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Most Common Mental Health Issues in Florida

Mental health disorders can be debilitating. They impact every area of your life. It is not uncommon for our therapists to uncover underlying mental health disorders in men and women with addiction. During the detox process, it can become evident that there’s an underlying condition that needs treatment. The good news is, treatment can be…

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What Is National Public Health Week?

National Public Health Week could be the perfect time for you to take a stand to help yourself or others facing addiction. This week runs from April 5-11, 2021, and creates the ideal opportunity for people to learn more about substance abuse, such as the heroin epidemic. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida, we’re here to…

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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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Maintaining Mental Health During the Winter

Seasonal depression can cause extreme sadness at certain times of the year. This condition often happens in winter when there are fewer hours of light. Seasonal affective disorder or SAD may trigger drug or alcohol abuse to avoid the negative feelings of anxiety and depression. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida in Jupiter, our…

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How Bipolar Disorder Perpetuates Addiction

If you have bipolar disorder, it may serve as one of the underlying causes of addiction. The intense mood swings that occur with bipolar disorder can take over your life. Unfortunately, many people who have co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders choose to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida, we…

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The Role of Mental Health in Detox

Detox is a trying process. While many people recognize the physical symptoms of detoxing, such as the withdrawal symptoms you have, some do not understand this process’s mental health aspect. As you work through detox, your body starts to process those drugs and remove them from your system. Your brain starts to function normally, which…

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How the Seasons Affect Substance Abuse

The seasons can affect many of the things a person does, but it also impacts the way people interact with each other and feel emotionally. Though many do not recognize the potential risks, conditions such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can play a role in your need for help. With substance abuse, the sooner you…

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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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Is Meditation Really Effective for Recovery?

There are many components of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Every situation is vastly different, but when you embrace therapy with Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida, you’ll gain access to a wide range of treatments that can help you. Meditation therapy is one of them. Is meditation the only thing you need? In most cases,…