The Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Have you ever known someone who you thought had a serious alcohol problem which they denied? Or, have you ever been surprised by someone unexpectedly going into rehab? The line between problematic over-drinking and severe diagnosable alcoholism is one of severity. What is Alcohol Abuse? What qualifies as excessive drinking may vary depending on many…

EMDR and Addiction

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and was developed in the 1980s. Its original use pertained to retraining thoughts after traumatic events became too much for an individual to handle and works by reprocessing the traumatic information so that it is less harmful. Once considered to be only a technique, its effectiveness has…

Why Broward County is Inundated with Opioid Addiction Treatment Cases

Although there has always been drug use and abuse within Broward County, you are much more likely these days to know someone who has been afflicted with or you have found yourself with an opioid addiction. Considering the national figures, though, it would likely be rarer these days if you are an adult who does…

Meth Addiction Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think it Does

Unexpected Addicts (Who Might be in Your Life) Most people have some sort of idea of what they think that someone with a meth addiction looks like. Even if you are challenged to close your eyes and picture a meth addict, there is a fairly strong chance that you would imagine a disheveled and frail…

How the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Works

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? When placed into or after choosing to go into a partial hospitalization program, you or a loved one will receive very similar care from what inpatient rehab addicts receive, but once scheduled meetings and appointments are done for the day you will leave the rehab center and resume your…

Psychotherapy to Treat a Drug Addiction – Does it Work?

What is Psychotherapy? According the to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, psychotherapy is defined as “treatment of mental or emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological means.” In other words, psychotherapy is usually done in an individual therapy session (when it’s just the patient and the therapist) that helps the patient understand and treat an emotional…

Kinds of Therapy in Addiction Rehab

There are many misconceptions about the way rehab is conducted, especially when it’s in regard to the different treatments offered at rehab centers. For the most part, these misconceptions come from the way rehab is shown to be in TV and movies. Whenever rehab plays a role in a movie or show, they almost always…