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November 18th 2014

What Treatment Options Are the Best Choice for Your Loved One?

Traditional therapies, alternative treatments, and holistic interventions – there are a host of different styles and types of addiction treatment options available to those who are ready to embark on their personal journey into recovery. The good news is that everyone will benefit from their own unique combination of a range of different therapies. However, […]

November 14th 2014

Performance-Enhancing Drugs: One Man’s Story

Eugene Robinson is a mixed martial arts fighter and a former bodybuilder. Performance-enhancing drugs were a choice he made for a while, and he recently spoke to radio show host Arun Rath on NPR about his experience. One of the most interesting things about the interview was Robinson’s assertion that, unlike many athletes, he didn’t […]

November 10th 2014

Futures Alumni Outing Spotlight

Recently, the Futures of Palm Beach alumni group took over Hopes, Dreams, and Horses (HDH) located in Jupiter Farms, Florida. While typically closed on Sunday, HDH was gracious enough to host and facilitate one of the best alumni outings to date. The day itself could not have been more perfect, with temperatures hovering in the […]

November 10th 2014

Sober Living Options: Creating a New Life After Rehab

Inpatient treatment programs are a great way to jumpstart recovery. They offer the round-the-clock support of substance abuse treatment professionals and a safe haven of sobriety that minimizes chances for relapse and provides constant support for positive choices. When it’s over, however, many patients face a choice: to move back home, find a place of […]

November 7th 2014

Sugar: The New Maintenance Drug in Recovery?

Nicky was 115 pounds when she stopped smoking crack, drinking daily, and using heroin and cocaine whenever she could get her hands on either drug. When she quit using, she gained 25 pounds in the first month of recovery and steadily gained weight during the first year until she was more than 200 pounds. How […]

November 2nd 2014

5 Tips for Easing the Transition Home From Treatment

If you are nervous about making the transition home after a stay in residential addiction treatment, you’re not alone. Avoiding drugs and alcohol when you have no easy ability to access them, are surrounded by likeminded sober peers, and have the support of therapists and counselors who all help you to stay focused on your […]

October 28th 2014

Colleges Fight Binge Drinking to Reduce Sexual Assaults

Assault and alcohol often go hand in hand. In many cases, police reports that document attacks ranging from domestic violence to rape to homicide note that either the victim or the perpetrator – or both – were under the influence at the time of the incident. Colleges are not safe from this phenomenon, especially with […]

October 28th 2014

TPAS Collaborative 2014

The setting of Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS) 2014 could not have been more perfect.  Serra Retreat, nestled in the cliffs of Malibu provided the perfect atmosphere for a true collaborative.  From Sunday September 28th through October 1st, the Franciscan retreat became home to 65 alumni professional pioneers.  The TPAS vision of collaboration versus […]

October 22nd 2014

Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Holistic Dual Diagnosis Treatment

When someone is living with both drug dependence and a mental health issue (e.g., depression, eating disorders, anxiety, etc.), they are said to have a dual diagnosis. Patients in this circumstance will benefit most from dual diagnosis treatment – care that addresses both the addiction disorder and the mental health disorder thoroughly and efficiently. Holistic […]

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