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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

With the staggering rates of opioid abuse and overdose riddling American families, addiction treatment centers in Fort Lauderdale have found themselves desperate for an effective treatment approach for opioid use disorders. Fortunately, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been proven effective for many people who suffer from opioid addiction.    MAT is the use of FDA-approved medications […]

Substance Abuse Trends and Statistics in Florida

Florida is a hub for the addiction recovery community, specifically South Florida. However, the number of Florida residents that struggle with substance abuse disorder is continuously on the rise. Millions of Floridians are dependent on alcohol, opioids, heroin, methamphetamines, or cocaine. Since the 1980s, Florida has maintained its long-standing reputation as one of the major […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy used to help individuals address a range of dual diagnosis mental health disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicidal ideations, and substance abuse disorders. This specific type of therapy has been used in conjunction with traditional treatment methods in order to help an individual identify and change behaviors and […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Addiction

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Individuals with OCD suffer from repetitive thought patterns that lead to fear and anxiety. These individuals will frequently demonstrate ritualistic behavior patterns that are unique to each person. Doing these rituals provides temporary relief, but anxiety often returns shortly after they are done. Like any anxiety […]