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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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How to Identify the Signs of Substance Use in Adolescents and Teenagers

Teen drug abuse is a growing problem. In fact, 62 percent of teens in 12th grade have abused alcohol and 50 percent of teens have misused a drug at least once, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. Even more startling, drug use increased in 8th-12th graders by 61 percent between 2016 and […]

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How Is Mental Health Related to Substance Use in Teens?

In adults, there is a clear connection between mental health disorders and substance abuse. You might be surprised to find that the relationship between substance abuse and mental health is equally significant in teens. In this brief article, a team member from Phoenix House Florida substance abuse treatment center in Tampa shares insight into the […]

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3 Ways You Can Support Your Loved One Struggling with Addiction

When you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction, you may find yourself looking for the best ways to support them. It’s likely that you’ll be concerned that your actions could hinder them in recovery, or that their actions leading up to recovery have caused you a great deal of trauma yourself. In […]

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5 Tips for Speaking to Your Students About Substance Use

If you’re a teacher, chances are you’ve been tasked with speaking to students about substance abuse. Although this is often a conversation that starts at home, for some students it may be the first time they are learning about substance abuse and its negative effects. That puts a lot of pressure on you when you’re […]

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