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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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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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