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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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Does Recovery Ever End?

Drug and alcohol addiction takes a long time to develop for many people. Treatment for it can provide fast results, but the journey is rarely simple. Over time, a person can see improvement in their addiction symptoms, and a day may come when you do not think about addiction. In order to reach that point,…

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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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New Year’s Resolutions that Help Recovery

It’s not uncommon for people to make New Year’s resolutions surrounding recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Yet, in every situation, it is critical to consider what’s right for your unique situation. If you need recovery help and support, choose the right type of resolution for your best outcome. At Serenity House Detox Florida, we…

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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 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,…

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6 Types of People Going Through Recovery

Each person’s path to addiction is unique. As such, detox centers in Florida must develop multiple programs to meet each person’s needs and help them achieve their recovery goals. Therapists must be certified in different types of addictions and mental health disorders to help clients with a wide range of conditions. Treatment specialists must also…

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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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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…

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What Is Medical Detox and Why Is It Important to Addiction Treatment?

What is medical detox, and why is it considered the first step in almost every addiction rehabilitation program? When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, your body grows accustomed to the presence of a substance and its effects. In fact, your body will have trouble operating normally without the substance, and this is true…