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

Orlando Recovery Center Joins the Aetna Insurance Network

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Orlando Recovery Center is now an in-network provider with Aetna, expanding coverage and access to drug and alcohol treatment programs for people in need of rehab and recovery. By partnering with insurance providers like Aetna, we can widen the network of care to reach more clients who want comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for addiction. Becoming an in-network provider for Aetna members … Read More

Inside the Lawsuit: Opioids Burden on Florida Hospitals

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Since the turn of the century, the opioid overdose death rate in Florida has tripled, and in 2016, there were 4,672 deaths attributed to drug overdoses according to data from the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. In 2017, Governor Scott and the state surgeon general announced a statewide public health emergency related to the opioid epidemic. Now, … Read More

The Recovery Village and Orlando Recovery Center Have Been Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center

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To help patients suffering from substance use disorders find facilities that deliver quality treatment and care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recognizes facilities that meet strict standards for excellent patient care as a Blue Distinction® Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery (BDC Substance Use Treatment and Recovery). The Recovery Village in Umatilla, Florida and Orlando Recovery Center in … Read More