Continuing Your Recovery Journey in 2021

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Though 2020 is behind us, the pandemic and its isolating effects remain. Fortunately, there are many ways to find treatment and continue your recovery in 2021. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, causing stress, isolation, uncertainty and fear throughout the U.S. and across the globe. Many people have developed mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression as a … Read More

Teletherapy Innovations Help Floridians with Addiction Recovery Process

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Millions of people struggle with addiction and mental health disorders each year, but only a small amount receive treatment. In 2019, 20.4 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder. However, only 4.2 million received any type of addiction treatment. Additionally, 13.3 million adults with a mental health condition believed there were unmet needs for mental health … Read More

Supporting Your Recovery During Holiday Travels

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The holiday season can be a difficult time. The stress of shopping, budgeting, traveling and gift-giving can be overwhelming, and the holidays can often stir up emotions like loneliness, grief and bittersweet nostalgia. It’s such a common phenomenon that it’s often called the “holiday blues.” On top of the holiday blues, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people the entire year. … Read More

Improved Access to Mental Health Teletherapy in FL

Telehealth is now covered by insurance in FL

Telehealth is a term for virtual or phone-based medical care. It wasn’t new when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, but it did become rapidly more utilized because of social distancing and stay-at-home measures. Even without social distancing, telehealth is valuable because of the flexibility and convenience it provides to both patients and providers. In a recent survey, 81% … Read More

Mental Health & Addiction Treatment During COVID

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health and addiction treatment services more important than ever. Unfortunately, coronavirus’s contagious nature means that treatment can be harder to come by in some areas. There’s always been a noticeable gap in treatment, even before the pandemic struck: Only 12.2% (2.6 million) of Americans who needed treatment for substance use (21.6 million) received it … Read More

Sober Halloween Events Around Orlando

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Sober Halloween Events Around Orlando Halloween is one of the biggest celebratory nights of the year, but it can be challenging for people in recovery. You may feel that Halloween triggers certain memories or emotions. Perhaps you’re not sure how you can spend the evening having fun without the temptation to use drugs or alcohol. Luckily there are options in … Read More

Sober October in Central Florida

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This year could be the perfect time to participate in Sober October in Central Florida. Many people are still limiting their social activities because of the pandemic, so why not make it a time of personal growth and challenging yourself?  Alcohol use, even if you’re not concerned about your use, can have catastrophic consequences. For example, according to the Centers … Read More

Florida Team Develops Online Group Therapy for Residents

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While millions of Florida residents struggle with the stress created by the current pandemic, one team is working to provide much-needed support for mental health. A University of North Florida-based group composed of students and counselors came together in April to create Florida Calm — a free mental health support group. For some people in Florida, mental health services are … Read More

National Recovery Month

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“Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections” is the theme of this year’s National Recovery Month celebration. Recovery Month: Promoting Addiction Awareness in Central Florida September is National Recovery Month, an occasion that was created to promote mental health and addiction awareness as well as support the entire recovery process. Recovery Month provides an opportunity for anyone involved in the … Read More

Free Online Meeting Platform for Recovery Support Groups Now Available

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Orlando Recovery Center remains committed to the health, safety and long-term recovery of our patients and community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Meeting regularly with a support group of peers in recovery is an essential part of addiction treatment aftercare due to the numerous benefits for lifelong healing. To better support people in recovery who may also be practicing social … Read More