Alcohol Detox

Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics gathered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a little more than 86% of adults in the US have used alcohol at some point in their lives. Over 70% have had a drink within the last year, and 56% have [...]

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like a joyous theme park ride, but instead are terms invented to hide the fact that mixing lethal drugs or mixing drugs with [...]

5 Ways to Support Someone Going Through Detox

As a treatment facility that specializes in medically-supervised detox from drugs and alcohol, we’ve seen firsthand what makes a detox truly successful: support. We want family members and friends to participate in their loved one’s detox by encouraging them to get there safely--and letting the [...]

What Will Detox Do For You?

Will 2018 be the year you finally get clean and sober--for good? Detox is a vital step toward overcoming any drug addiction. But what is it, and what will it do for you? If you’re considering treatment for yourself or a loved one this year, [...]

What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a functioning alcoholic? Many are under the impression that alcoholics are easy to recognize.  They assume that the average alcoholic just wanders about the streets while muttering to themselves with a bottle grasped in hand. That they can’t hold down a job; can’t [...]

2019-11-26T16:52:42+00:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

4 Things to Look for in a South Florida Detox Facility

For many people, detox is the first step toward recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism. But not all detox centers are the same. Credentialed programs with a proven history of positive outcomes increase your chances of lasting recovery, and below average programs can put you [...]

2019-11-26T16:37:46+00:00April 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Is It Safe to Quit Drugs or Alcohol Cold Turkey?

For many people who struggle with substance use disorder, quitting abruptly, or “cold turkey,” is appealing because it offers a fresh start that immediately separates a person from the people, places and other reminders of substance use. However, quitting so suddenly poses serious health complications, [...]

Study suggests link between alcohol and glutamate

Researchers at Indiana University have discovered a link between the neurotransmitter glutamate and alcohol cravings, relapse and addiction, warranting more research into the development of more targeted treatment. Nearly 30% of Americans have dealt with alcohol use disorder (AUD) at some point in their lives, [...]

2019-11-26T16:23:57+00:00March 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

8 Signs of Problem Drinking

Problem drinking doesn’t necessarily indicate full-blown addiction, but it’s a slippery slope. If you think you’re OK because you’re succeeding in your career or earning good grades, you should reconsider. It can be hard to be honest with ourselves when you or someone you have [...]