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Parents, Watch Out for Dangerous Fentanyl Pills Disguised as Candy

The holidays are a fun time filled with all kinds of special treats, but awareness of the potential tricks that you could encounter this holiday is imperative to keep your child safe. While you may have heard about tampered candy for years, a new threat may expose your child to dangerous substances without your knowing. […]

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Mental Health Matters: Tips & Tricks to Combat Seasonal Depression

Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes and the changing of the leaves, but for 10 million Americans, it also brings a common mental health condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is more common than you think, and it can impact anyone at different levels of severity.  This time of the year should be enjoyed. […]

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Stories of Recovery: 5 Famous People Who Fought Substance Use and Won

Substance use can impact anyone, from your neighbor down the street to celebrities in Hollywood. It can be easy to forget that every person is going through their own unique journey, and sometimes, unbeknownst to others, this journey may be one to recovery. Keeping in perspective that anyone can go through alcohol abuse treatment in Tampa […]

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What Are 5 Common Causes of Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH) reports that addiction is a complex disease, with most drugs creating a euphoric experience that rewards people to repeat the behavior of drug use due to the temporary “happy” feelings created. While positive feelings can make it easy to understand how the cycle of addiction continues, it can […]

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Combating the Nationwide Opioid Epidemic

Overdose deaths due to opioids have increased 500% in young adults over the last 20 years. Even more alarming, 2 in 10 high school seniors has taken a prescription drug for a non-medical purpose, and Tampa Bay’s opioid overdose rate is 50.5% higher than the national average. Parents are often the first to notice changes […]

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The Importance of Community in Teen Substance Use Recovery

According to the National Library of Medicine, access to substance abuse recovery support in the form of a community can help those with a history of substance use find long-term wellness and success within recovery. There is no exception when it comes to teen substance use recovery. While the path to recovery for teens may […]

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Where Can I Find Affordable Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Tampa?

If you are in the Tampa, FL area and struggling with alcohol use, you may be wondering how you can take the first step to recovery. There are a lot of options, all with various pros and cons, as well as different costs. Phoenix House Florida, a treatment center in Tampa that offers alcohol abuse treatment, has […]

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3 Signs Your Teen May Be Using Substances

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a survey conducted in April revealed that more than 40% of 18 year olds reported experiencing at least two symptoms of substance use disorders. At this alarming rate, it is time to stop making assumptions your child could never be impacted by drug use. As a parent, you […]

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Can My Insurance Help Me Pay For Substance Use Treatment?

Navigating drug addiction recovery can be an unknown territory. It can seem like the answers are not readily available during a time the process should be straightforward to allow for focus on yourself and your journey.  If you are seeking alcohol rehab in Tampa and you are concerned about the cost of treatment, keep reading to learn […]

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3 Reasons We Treat Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Together

While mental health and substance use may seem like two different worlds, being diagnosed with both a mental health condition and substance use tendencies is very common. It is often called a dual diagnosis. In fact, one in four adults who struggles with substance use is also diagnosed with a mental health condition. So, with statistics like […]

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Insurance Can Help You Access the Substance Use Treatment You Need

If you are ready to start your substance use recovery journey, understanding how your insurance can help you pay for treatment will ensure successful first steps towards sobriety. It also gives you the power to understand your treatment from beginning to end. The following article from our team at Phoenix House Florida, which specializes in drug […]

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I Think My Teen is Using Drugs. What Should I Do?

Overdose deaths due to opioids have increased 500% in young adults over the last 20 years. Even more alarming, 2 in 10 high school seniors has taken a prescription drug for a non-medical purpose, and Tampa Bay’s opioid overdose rate is 50.5% higher than the national average. Parents are often the first to notice changes […]

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When Is the Best Time to Begin Substance Use Treatment?

If you’re struggling with substance abuse, the best time to begin treatment is today. The next best choice? Tomorrow. You may be concerned that there is a specific window of time when treatment will be most effective, or concerned that if you enter treatment during a particularly busy season of life that it won’t stick. […]

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3 Ways You Can Support Your Teen Through Addiction Recovery

When your teen is struggling with addiction, you might feel helpless while they begin their journey to recovery. It would seem the hardest part is behind you once your teen has gotten help for their addiction, however, many parents find themselves struggling to connect with their teen or know the right way to support them […]

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3 Commonly Asked Questions About Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment through a rehab facility is often shrouded in mystery. You likely have read about celebrities entering rehab for their battle with addiction, or you might know someone who entered a rehab facility due to court orders. But, if you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, you might have […]

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