A Florida County’s Addiction Problem In The Spotlight

While First Step Behavioral Health aims to help people with it’s south Florida drug rehab center and alcohol treatment facilities, the story of the epidemic of addiction for the whole state is a concern that is important to follow. Even though Broward County drug rehab serves a distinct and defined area, geographical boundaries are of…

Technology for Recovery Has a Blind Spot

While more and more people are finding they are needing oxycodone treatment, with many people in south Florida seeking relief and heroin drug treatment in Broward, some individuals with good intentions are offering technological solutions to assist in the battle of addiction that killed more people from overdose in 2018 than car accidents. Removing any…

Geographical Boundaries

Substance abuse treatment in Florida is available to anyone who wants it, except when it isn’t. One of the biggest misconceptions about drug abuse and substance use disorders in America is that it’s primarily a problem of cities. Ghettos, crack houses and other cartoonish stereotypes flood a typical person’s head when they think about these…

Cocaine: Serotonin vs. Dopamine

Most people are very aware of long term physical and psychological damages that ravage a person suffering from substance use disorder with cocaine as their preferred drug; heart and vascular issues, nasal problems that include collapsed septum in severe cases, unstable mood and sometimes violent behaviors are well known. The mechanics of the addiction side…

Overcoming Opioid Addiction

Everyday, substance abuse disorders such as opioid use disorder continue to chew away at individual’s lives and threatens to kill them as it did to nearly 10,000 people in 2018. That’s more than three people per day. Whether the numbers of people finding themselves with addiction either from temporary poor judgment, environmental factors or simply…

How CBT Methods Are Aiding Patients in Recovering from Heroin Addiction

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used psychological treatment approach first developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s. CBT was initially developed in order to treat depression, but clinicians have found it useful in the treatment of various anxiety and substance use disorders as well. Since both individual and group sessions of CBT have…