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The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab in Tampa

The term “rehab” often brings to mind an inpatient program — for example, checking in for a set amount of time and attending therapies. However, drug addiction recovery and rehabilitation can be done in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Both will require commitment, detoxification, and an individualized treatment plan, but there are unique benefits […]

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3 Reasons Women May Need a Gender-Specific Rehabilitation Program

Treatment for alcohol abuse is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, the ways in which men and women experience and suffer alcohol addiction may vary greatly. Despite often being thought of as a major problem in men, in 2018 over 5 million women in the U.S. over the age of 18 were diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder […]

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The Florida Messenger – September 2020

Program Spotlight The team at Phoenix House Florida consists of master’s level and/or licensed, highly qualified clinicians who complete ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) accredited assessments in order to determine the appropriate services, if any, that are needed for each individual. Download Newsletter

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3 Facts About Drug Addiction Recovery

In 2018, approximately 20.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Despite the high number of Americans living with addiction, the stigma of substance abuse often […]

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Staying Sober During COVID-19 Stress

Sobriety can be difficult when the world is operating business-as-usual, but with the added stress of COVID-19, it can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Loss of jobs, social isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty about the future can add up and chip away at a person’s resolve to stay sober. Furthermore, advertisements, media, and popular culture often […]

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The Florida Messenger – August 2020

Welcome to our new Clinical Director of Residential Services! Dr. Kathleen Pracht, NCC, LMHC Kathy Pracht has a doctorate in social and behavioral sciences from Walden University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida. Throughout her […]

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How to Stay Sober When Surrounded by Drugs and Alcohol

No matter where you are on the path to sobriety, there will always be temptations. Drugs and alcohol have integrated themselves into the fabric of our society. Through advertisements, media, and culture, we are constantly being inundated with reminders of liquor brands and drug trends. Exposure like this can be incredibly damaging to a person’s […]

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Encouraging a Loved One to Seek Treatment for Substance Abuse

As a parent, spouse, sibling, or even close friend of a loved one battling substance abuse, you’ve seen the toll addiction can have on someone. You’ve likely seen your loved one unable to fulfill their school, home, or work obligations because of their substance use. They may have become more secretive or suspicious or even […]

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How Substance Use Disorder Affects the Whole Family

Approximately 2.1 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, and each day, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose. We know the effects that substance use disorder have on chronic substance abusers, from deteriorated physical health to impaired mental functioning. However, we don’t often consider the fact that addiction does not exist within a vacuum. […]

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Overcoming Opioid Addiction During the Pandemic

Opioids are highly addictive. With over two million Americans addicted to opioids, it’s become a national crisis. If a loved one is addicted to opioid use, they may be spending more time alone, avoiding interactions with friends and family, sleeping odd hours, or experiencing an erratic schedule. Many individuals addicted to opioids are experiencing financial […]

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The Florida Messenger – June 2020

Company Spotlight Upgrades to our residential facility grounds We recently made a few upgrades to our residential facility. The grounds landscaping updates included some new plants, new mulch, new wood planks. The new laundry area was created and updated to empower clients to do their own laundry and add a sense of personal responsibility. The […]

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The Florida Messenger – April 2020

Staff Spotlight TONY ALTMAN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS & FUNDRAISING LIAISON Tony brings a dynamic set of skills, with 20 years of combined experience in Sales, Community Outreach, and Recreation Therapy as well as Executive Leadership at a nonprofit organization serving at-risk kids. He graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, where he attended on a football […]

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What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 10.3 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in 2018 — 3.7 percent of the population. An estimated 9.2 million adults aged 18 or older suffered from both a mental illness and at least one substance use disorder in the past year, […]

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What Are the Warning Signs of Opioid Addiction?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 65,000 Americans died as a result of a drug-related overdose in 2018. Opioid-involved overdose deaths accounted for approximately 46,000 of these deaths. This national crisis affects not only the social and economic welfare of our country but also the health and safety of our […]

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What Is an Opioid?

Our country is currently dealing with a drug overdose epidemic, with one drug making headlines due to its addictive and lethal qualities. Of the 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018, nearly 70 percent involved an opioid. But just what is an opioid? And how can people struggling with addiction get the […]

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