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Phoenix House Florida Named in America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2021 by Newsweek

Citra, FL (September 14, 2021) — Phoenix House Florida, a provider of both inpatient and outpatient substance use treatment, has been named as one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2021 by Newsweek for its residential facility located in Citra, Florida. Published annually, this prestigious award highlights the nation’s top addiction treatment facilities based on […]

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Techniques for Centering Yourself in Times of Temptation

As you embark on your journey of sobriety, you may encounter social situations where drugs or alcohol may be at the focus. Learning to navigate these experiences is an important part of your addiction recovery journey, and when facing temptation you’ll find it beneficial to learn techniques to ground yourself. Our team at Phoenix House […]

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Tips for Coping with Isolation Due to COVID Diagnosis without Turning to Alcohol

When you’re dealing with a possible COVID-19 diagnosis, or isolation due to COVID-19 exposure, you might experience heightened stress, anxiety, or depression. For many people, this stress can lead to increased alcohol consumption. In fact, according to a recent study from PMC Labs published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes […]

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Breaking Generational Trauma and Addiction

Generational trauma and addiction occur when families experience traumatic events or addictive behaviors that are passed down from parent to child. This can be a tough cycle to break, and studies have shown that trauma in childhood and trauma passed down in families can lead to substance abuse disorders (SUDs). To help you on the […]

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Caregivers and Addiction: How Caring for Others Can Create Addictive Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Being a caregiver to another person of any age is a selfless act. But caring for a child, spouse or elderly person can create an extremely stressful environment for the caregiver which is often ignored. This level of stress can sometimes lead to addictive behaviors, which when left untreated, can create health problems for the […]

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Understanding the Relationship Between PTSD and Addiction

For those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, addiction may be a greater struggle. PTSD and addiction are often linked and may seem impossible to separate, but when you understand the relationship between addiction and PTSD you will be able to change your mindset and find the right help. In this article, we will […]

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Handling Withdrawal from Opioids in Rehab

If you or a loved one are seeking rehabilitation for opioid addiction, you might feel that you are alone in navigating withdrawal. However, opioid addiction is more common than you might think. In fact, in 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids.. Specifically, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers […]

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3 Triggers for Relapse in Alcohol Addiction and How to Avoid Them

When you are in recovery for addiction of any kind, avoiding triggers is important. For alcohol addiction, you may have the unique problem of addiction triggers being ingrained in society and harder to avoid. Alcohol is so widely accepted and common that according to the National Institute on Alcoholism Abuse and Alcoholism: “85.6 percent of […]

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3 Tips to Prevent Relapse & Stay Sober After Rehab

Recovering from a substance use disorder is a long-term process that doesn’t end immediately with the completion of treatment. Even when days in rehabilitation are over and you’re not actively using drugs or alcohol anymore, your day-to-day life can still be filled with triggers, stressful occurrences, and cravings. In fact, approximately 40 to 60 percent […]

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What Is Cross Addiction?

When you visit one of the drug and alcohol treatment centers in Tampa to receive treatment for your substance use disorder, it’s likely that you’ll be warned about the potential for cross addiction to substances that are not your “drug of choice.” For example, if you’re in treatment for addiction to opioids but never had […]

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Overcoming Burnout in Addiction Recovery

When you make the courageous decision to enter rehab and overcome your addiction, you’re beginning a lifelong journey of dedication and commitment. Not unlike many other journeys encountered throughout life, the path to recovery is not simple, nor can it be rushed. Unfortunately, the increased stress levels that accompany the process of recovery can result […]

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Understanding the 4 Stages of Addiction

Although it may feel like it from the perspective of the addicted individual, addiction doesn’t happen overnight. While there are many factors that contribute to drug and alcohol addiction, including genetic and environmental influences, socioeconomic status, and preexisting mental health conditions, most professionals within the field of addiction agree that there are four main stages […]

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Physical vs. Psychological Dependence: Why Both Are Important to Treat

Addiction is defined as compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences and is characterized by an inability to stop using a substance; failure to meet work, social, or family obligations; and, sometimes (depending on the substance), tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction is a disease, and like many other diseases, the underlying cause of the problem can vary. […]

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Ways to Support Your Child When They Are Struggling With Substance Abuse and Addiction

Whether your child is already grown or still in the process of growing up, seeing them struggle with an addiction can be devastating. As their parent, you may become frustrated when they are not willing to find help or disappointed when they relapse, and it can be especially difficult to separate the vision of the […]

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Why Is an Individualized Program Important for Drug Rehab?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, finding the right program is important. Drug and alcohol rehab programs are not one-size-fits-all, and research shows that, in order for rehabilitation to be effective, it must be personalized. But why is it so important to have an individualized treatment and recovery […]

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