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…

Concept Gym Aims to Replace Bad Habits with Healthy Ones

After a person makes the decision to enter a Broward County drug rehab, treatment often involves attempts to reverse or change some habitual factors that come with substance use disorders. Often, various things will trigger a craving or there will be an ‘emptiness’ to a person’s day to day life where there used to be…

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…

What’s the Difference Between An Opioid And An Opiate?

Recently, I realized that an opioid and an opiate aren’t the same thing. When people reference the drug epidemic sweeping the nation sometimes they say “opioid epidemic” and sometimes they say “opiate epidemic”. It’s not always clear that these are two different types of drugs all together. I went digging a bit so I could…