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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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3 Signs Your Child May be Struggling with Addiction

We often see noticeable signs of addiction in adults, but many people miss the symptoms of addiction in teens and young adults. What is sometimes passed off as normal teenage moodiness and exhaustion can actually be a symptom of a greater problem. In this brief article, a team member from our alcohol addiction treatment in […]

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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Substance Use Among Adolescents?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults have struggled with addiction at higher rates, but does this extend to adolescents as well? If you’re among the parents or families of a teen who is struggling with substance abuse, you’re not alone. In this brief article, our team with drug and alcohol treatment centers in […]

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3 Ways to Manage Depression Without Turning to Substance Use

Around one-third of adults who suffer from substance abuse and addiction also suffer from depression. The symptoms of depression can often mirror those of addiction, with changes in eating and sleeping patterns, feelings of guilt and fear, a lack of energy, trouble concentrating, and even suicidal ideations. And for many who struggle with depression, self-medicating […]

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Understanding the Relationship Between Mental Health and Substance Use

Studies consistently show that those who struggle with mental health issues are statistically at higher risk for substance abuse. Making the connection between why people with mental health issues have a higher likelihood of substance abuse and addiction can help people understand damaging patterns and break the cycle of abuse and mental health issues. To […]

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How is Addiction Related to Undiagnosed ADHD?

It may seem unrelated to struggle with addiction and undiagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, but the connection is more common than you may realize. According to a recent study, it’s estimated that more than 25 percent of adolescents with substance use problems fit the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Another survey found that nearly triple […]

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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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