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The Opioid Epidemic Cost U. S. Economy Trillions of Dollars

The Opioid Epidemic Cost U. S. Economy Trillions of Dollars That is a lot of damage, not even mentioning the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their lives due to opioid overdoses. Most Americans today know for a fact just how much heroin, fentanyl and...

Are Sober Bars a New Thing?

Are Sober Bars a New Thing? In sobriety we are told to stay away from temptations, especially in early recovery. We have already changed our “persons, places and things” so going into a club or bar is not something we would think would be a good idea so early on. For...

Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

Staying Sober Through the Holiday Season: 7 Tips to Write Down Ugly sweater parties, seeing family and friends, and all the traditions that go into the holiday season can be a trying time to those in recovery. We want to go into this next whole decade (2020) the best...

Seasonal Depression and Addiction

The Relationship Between Seasonal Depression and Addiction This past weekend, we set our clocks back. Now we get to experience the evening darkness an hour earlier than what we have been used to for the past six months. For those who suffer from a seasonal depressive...

Cleveland Browns Take Initiative in NFL to Combat Drugs

The Cleveland Browns, First to Take Initiative to Fight Alcohol and Drug Addiction The NFL team, the Cleveland Browns are taking initiative to combat drug and alcohol addiction by offering proper addiction treatment to their players who are struggling. This is a...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week 2019 There was a big push for drug addiction and abuse awareness, crack-cocaine came on the scene and shook up America, heroin was also a growing concern. In 1988, to combat the drug epidemic the National Family Partnership created what we know today...

Replacing Drugs and Alcohol with Adrenaline

Replacing Drugs and Alcohol with Adrenaline Adrenaline is created in our own bodies naturally, it is sort of a key component in a “fight or flight” situation. Our bodies are amazing functioning machines, so awesome we can make our own chemical reactions within our...

Does Moderation Work After Sobriety?

Does Moderation Work After Sobriety? For anyone who has went to rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol, we at The Beaches Treatment Center teach complete abstinence. This is what most treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction treatment teach. The method of...

The Dangers of Polydrug Use

The Dangers of Polydrug Use What does Polydrug use mean? Polydrug use a term used when a person is under the influence of multiple drugs at once, or also is using multiple substances in a row for varied effects. An example would be adderall to wake up and then xanax...

The NOMA: Discovery Room

The NOMA: Discovery Room NOMA stands for Not One More Alabama, it is a program to support families who have had their lives greatly impacted by the disease of addiction. Not One More Alabama mobilized to support, educate and inspire those impacted by the disease of...

Overdose Deaths in the North East Still Rampant

Overdose Deaths in the North East Still Rampant Everywhere else too, for that matter We know many of our treatment center clients come from the North East, there is a drug problem all throughout our nation and it is a fact that many are coming down to South Florida...

Enjoying Craft Drinks Minus the Booze! With Recipes!

Enjoying Craft Drinks Minus the Booze! With Recipes! Foodies are everywhere in the millenial and gen z generations. We all love craft everything from our soups to our coffee! A new fad is also craft cocktails. When transitioning back into your new life of sobriety,...

7 Things Addicts Wish They Could Tell Their Parents or Loved Ones.

7 Things Addicts Wish They Could Tell Their Parents or Loved Ones. People of all ages walk through our doors on a daily basis, broken down, hurting and lost. We encourage all parents and loved ones to become involved in the recovery journey starting at Day 1. With...

Meet Our Clinical Director

Meet Dr. Laura, our Clinical Director at The Beaches Treatment Center What brought you into the field of addiction treatment? I came into the field of addiction treatment through my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist earlier in my career. I am focused on caring...

Hep C Treatment In Rehab

Hepatitis C Treatment While Recovering from Opioid Addiction. If you are familiar with the recovery industry, or deal with intravenous drug users you are probably quite aware that Hepatitis C affects quite a number of recovering addicts. When an individual goes into a...

5 Things to Look for in Sober Living

Five Things To Look For in a Sober Home In early recovery, it is crucial to be surrounded by those who are on the same journey as yourself. A great first step is finding a sober living facility before heading back home, or to transition you back into society slowly....

Top Communities Hit by Opioid Crisis

Top U.S. Communities Hit by Opioid Crisis According to a recent USA Today article, the opioid epidemic is on-going in the United States and recent litigation has been headline news in recent months. There are over 2,000 cities, towns and counties suing over two dozen...

State Troopers Drug Seizures PA

State Troopers in PA show Impressing Numbers for Drug Seizures According to Pennsylvania State Trooper reports there has been over 100 lbs of fentanyl and heroin seized between April 1st and June 30th across the state of Pennsylvania. The second quarter of 2019 has...

Tech and Addiction

Tech Employees Nationwide are Abusing Painkillers One out of ten working individuals in our country abuse drugs, but did you know that some industries are more prone to abuse than others? There are many professions that seem prone to addiction. Many service industry...

Why Are Smarter People More Likely to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

Why Are Smarter People More Likely to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol? Most people would assume the more intelligent a person is, the less likely alcohol or substance abuse or addiction would be an issue. In reality this is quite the opposite. Why would someone who is...

Children of the Opioid Crisis

Children of the Opioid Crisis Children are suffering in every state throughout our nation due to the opioid epidemic. One in eight children in this country are abused or neglected before the age of eighteen. After a decade of decline in foster care numbers (less...

Opioids on the Brain

Opioids on the Brain How the Brain Functions Before Heroin Rehab Opiates are prescribed to treat pain to millions of people around the world. Common legal opiate drugs include morphine, meperidine, codeine, hydrocodone, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, oxycodone, and...

The 5 Most Commonly Abused Substances other than Alcohol

The 5 Most Commonly Abused Substances other than Alcohol Substance abuse and drug addiction continue to be national scourges, killing tens of thousands every year. Many more lives are left shattered in the wake of addiction. Try to imagine this statistic: more...

Sober Support, A MUST!

Sober Support: A Must! People. Places. Things. Three things we are constantly hearing in the rooms. In early recovery all three of these concepts change. Typically one of these aspects lead to the reasons behind how your life was unmanageable and in the downward...

Addiction Treatment Require Higher Power?

Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power? Many don’t realize that a higher power in recovery isn’t just a product of faith or religion. But seeking a higher power is geared towards empowering the recovering addict to introspect and take responsibility for their...

Opioid Relapse Rates

Why Are Opioid Relapse Rates So High? The percentage is downright discouraging, pushing upwards of 90%, this is the percentage of people who are receiving addiction treatment for opiates and heroin, and then afterwards end up going back out and getting high. After...

The Importance of Individual VS. Group Therapy

The Importance of Individual VS. Group Therapy When it comes to addiction treatment, there are many various forms of therapy that are used with intentions of healing the individual; mind, body and soul. The two common categories that we see therapy displayed in the...

Five Things To Look For in a Sober Living Facility

Five Things To Look For in a Sober Living Facility In early recovery, it is crucial to be surrounded by those who are on the same journey as yourself. A great first step is finding a sober living facility before heading back home, or to transition you back into...

Careers With Highest Substance Abuse Rates

Careers With Highest Substance Abuse Rates The prevalence of substance abuse in certain professions is not a coincidence. Research has shown that particular work environments expose individuals to certain situations that increase the probability of indulgence in drugs...

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate The heroin and opiate epidemic is real, if you didn’t notice, addiction is everywhere in our current day and age. Everyone, in every path of life is somehow affected by this drug epidemic. We see the news daily talking about parents...

Character Traits of an Addict

Character Traits of an Addict Common Behavioral Traits of an Addict Statistics show that about 10% of our population struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, so chances are you have met an addict or two in your day. Addiction can happen to anyone regardless of...

Handling Addiction in the Workplace

Handling Addiction in the Workplace If you have seen the news over the past four years, you have probably noticed that the opioid overdose problem is a nationwide emergency and epidemic. It was reported in 2017 that over 72,000 deaths were attributed to drug...

Does Everyone Abuse Adderall?

Does Everyone Just Abuse Adderall? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Think about it. Studying for finals, working a double at work, “popping an addy” before a road trip. These are all specific instances where I have known someone to abuse Adderall. Did any...

Establishing Goals Part 2

Goal 3: Create 6 Month Plan: (Long Term Goal: Make a 5 Year Plan) Write down a list of all the things you want to accomplish within the first six months of sobriety, this can be as simple or complex as you see fit. Early recovery is crucial for the whole journey,...

Establishing Goals: Part 1

Establishing Goals in Early Recovery: Part 1 “One Day at a Time” a common phrase we hear in our journey through early recovery. The thinking is to stay in the “present”. Just because you are taking it slow, this should not be a reason to not put together some...