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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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Health Insurance and Its Role in Addiction Treatment

At Phoenix House Florida, we strongly believe that nothing should get in the way of a person seeking substance use treatment, including treatment costs. Too often, addiction sufferers forgo potentially life-saving treatment thinking that it’s outside of their budget or insurance coverage.  Below, we discuss your rights under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity […]

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The Florida Messenger – March 2020

COVID 19 SUPPORT DURING DIFFICULT TIMES As a leading provider of behavioral health services, Phoenix House Florida has taken and will continue to take, steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is keeping our patients and employees healthy and safe… Download Newsletter

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A message from our CEO

As we face a time of unprecedented health challenges in our communities, I want to ensure you that Phoenix House Florida is dedicated to continuing our mission of healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Our top priority is for our patients, families, loved ones and staff […]

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The Florida Messenger – February 2020

Program Spotlight QUILTING IN RECOVERY The Women’s program began a project in December 2019, with each one of them decorating and personalizing their own quilting square!! By the generosity of a local supporter, a nice sewing machine with all the accessories, was donated for the women to use to put… Download Newsletter

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The Florida Messenger – January 2020

Company Spotlight WE ARE IN NETWORK!! Phoenix House Florida is in network with most insurance providers, including those listed below. Call or email our Welcome Center today to schedule your appointment at FLAdmissions@PhoenixFL.org or (813) 881-1000, option 1. In addition, we accept Medicaid for our outpatient program: Medicaid (Outpatient Services Only) Medicaid MMA’s (Outpatient Services […]

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