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How Do I Know If My Teenager Is Taking Drugs?

Your beautiful, delightful, clever, outgoing teenager has changed. They have become moody and introspective. They won’t talk to you anymore. If they do answer your questions, it’s only a surly one-word answer. Is it teenage hormones that are raging as they grow and learn to [...]

2019-11-26T16:43:40+00:00April 19th, 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: , , , |

How to Detox From Heroin Safely

When opiates like heroin, codeine, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone are taken for extended periods of time or in excessive amounts, it alters brain chemistry and can lead to dependence or addiction. Heroin’s impact on the brain causes an overwhelming dependence on the substance. Attempting [...]

The 6 Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

Recovery requires a total lifestyle change, but for a person or loved one of someone who is considering treatment or is early in recovery, a life free from addiction may feel like a million miles away, especially if you’re unsure what to expect throughout the [...]

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, [...]

The Continuum of Care: An Addiction Treatment Overview

Recovery is not a one-step process, but rather a continuum of care, comprising several parts. Some clients begin their recovery journey with detox and progress into the most intensive residential treatment program, while others can succeed in a less intensive setting. Treatment is dynamic, and [...]

New study finds that duration, not dosage, poses greater risk for opioid misuse

As a nation ravaged by an opioid epidemic, much of the discussion is centered around how dosage leads to addiction, but a recent Harvard Medical School study published in the British Medical Journal suggests otherwise. The study found among surgery patients with no history of [...]

2019-11-26T15:57:37+00:00February 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

5 Books to Read When You’re New to Recovery

In recovery, there’s a lot of free time, especially if you’ve just begun detox. For example, Boca Detox clients participate in a temporary blackout period where they abstain from communication with loved ones, so they can fully immerse themselves in the recovery process. We encourage [...]

Give Yourself the Gift of a Sober Holiday

The holiday season is here, and life is about to take on a whirlwind pace. Decorations, gift shopping, parties and family gatherings will occupy your mind and your time. On the outside, you may look ready for the celebrations—but if you’re facing your first sober [...]

2019-11-26T15:50:36+00:00February 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

7 Hacks for Healthy Holiday Eating

Eating healthfully takes resolve any time of year, but the holidays present a new set of challenges. When you are invited to celebration after celebration with friends and family, it's easy to forget the role that quality nutrition and proper portion control play in aiding [...]

2019-11-26T15:48:21+00:00February 15th, 2019|Tags: , |