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Sober Summer: Preventing Summer Relapse

The partying atmosphere that comes along with summer can present challenges to a recovering person. After the intensive phase at an inpatient or outpatient rehab center ends, a recovering person enters aftercare, which is largely a self-directed process. An effective aftercare plan is an essential part of recovery. The summer can be a great time[…]

Florida Attorney General Suing Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Futures welcomed Maxine Bentzel and CBS12 to our campus to discuss Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s action to file a legal complaint against several of the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies. To provide more insight, we’ve highlighted a few key points: Tuesday’s filing was coordinated with 5 other states: Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and[…]

A Tale of Two Mothers: Stories of Hope for Mother’s Day

Stories of Hope for Mother’s Day The powerful stories of two mothers and their children’s struggle with addiction. In honor of Mother’s Day, we want to highlight the role that mothers play in their children’s addiction recovery process. Mothers play a foundational role in the lives of their children, riding with them on the terrifying[…]

Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

Substance abuse during pregnancy is not only dangerous for the health of the baby, but the mother, too. Moms can suffer from a myriad of side effects due to prenatal substance abuse, including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart troubles, endocarditis, seizures, bacterial infections, psychoses, and more. The risk of contracting an infectious[…]

New Law in Florida Regulates Addiction Treatment Industry

In the current industry climate, it is challenging to vet addiction treatment providers for clients. With local and national facilities being sold, acquired or shut down weekly, it’s easy to become disoriented or disillusioned when making referrals to various programs. We’ve put together this quick guide with some key updates made in 2017 and 2018.[…]

Can Alcohol Withdrawal be Deadly?

The specifics of alcohol withdrawals vary for every patient, but in some cases, alcohol detox – or the process of stopping the use of alcohol after long-term psychological and physical dependence – can indeed be deadly for the patient. Because of the medical risk associated with alcohol detox, it is recommended that patients do not[…]