How Telehealth Solutions Bridge Addiction Treatment Gaps

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While telehealth solutions are becoming more widely used as a way to deliver healthcare services, some providers are reluctant to embrace them for the delivery of certain addiction treatment services such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued some materials reminding providers that telemedicine can support traditional treatment approaches in several ways. Medication-Assisted … Read More

How Does Court-Ordered Treatment Work?

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Addiction often leads to some unpleasant consequences. If you have been misusing drugs or alcohol, you run a higher risk of health issues, relationship problems, and getting into trouble with the law. If you get a DUI or are arrested for some other violation, you may be lucky enough to get court-ordered treatment. While this might not sound like a … Read More

Common Barriers to Addiction Treatment in Florida

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Professional, comprehensive addiction treatment works. One of the biggest reasons for high rates of drug addiction, in Florida and elsewhere, is that accessing addiction treatment can be daunting—particularly for someone acting on their own behalf from a place of debilitating pain and discouragement. Excellent Florida drug rehab options exist, but there are often barriers between people with addiction and the … Read More

HIV in Miami: A Drug-Induced Ticking Time Bomb

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When most people think of HIV, they remember the heartbreaking epidemic that hit this country in the 1980s. Despite popular belief, the crisis has not passed. Due in part to this nation’s opioid epidemic, there are still rising numbers of new HIV cases. The hardest hit city in the country is Miami, Florida. The Spread of HIV in South Florida … Read More

4 Ways Al-Anon Helps Florida Families Heal

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When a loved one goes away to a Florida addiction treatment program, you trust that he or she is getting the help needed to address a substance use disorder. What about family members who have been affected by addiction for so long? There are support groups for addiction, but there is one for loved ones as well. Al-Anon is a … Read More

FDA Approves Non-Opioid Drug to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

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One of the most significant barriers to recovery for an opioid addict is the fear of withdrawal. Opioids are such powerful drugs that going without them for just a short period can cause significant discomfort for someone with an opioid use disorder. Fortunately, there are medications that can help and the FDA just approved a new one – the first … Read More

Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder in Florida

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Just because you enjoy food or occasionally overeat, that does not necessarily mean that you have an eating disorder. However, if you regularly eat large quantities of food and are unable to stop yourself from doing so, you might have a binge eating disorder. This is a relatively new eating disorder by definition, but it is more common than many … Read More

What Florida Residents Should Know about Mixing Meds

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More than 64,000 Americans die from drug overdose deaths each year, which drives home the dangers of substance abuse. A little-known fact is that many of the people who lose their lives to overdoses have more than one drug in their system. When you mix two or more drugs, which is referred to as polydrug abuse, you are also increasing … Read More

Fighting Food Addiction in Florida Rehab

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There are a lot of reasons to love food. It is fuel for the body that keeps you healthy and strong. It tastes delicious, so it is an instant reward. The problem emerges when food controls you instead of the other way around. If your food choices revolve around unhealthy things, a love of food can turn into a full-blown … Read More

7 Reasons You Should Seek Addiction Treatment

Often, an individual in active addiction is the last to realize or admit to having a problem. Family members or friends may notice and try to interfere, telling the individual to get help. But sometimes that’s not enough. It often takes the individual hitting rock bottom and coming to that conclusion on their own terms.  If you identify with items … Read More