Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

While it’s recommended that if you have a severe substance abuse problem you attend an inpatient program, there are alternatives out there that are less intense and aggressive that are more suited for those who are just in the beginning stages of their addiction and need support. This is where the term “outpatient” is thrown around.
Diving right back into your old routine after completing substance abuse treatment is not something recommended by anyone who has either been through treatment or works at a treatment facility. When you're coming up on your final days of rehab in Florida, it will begin to set in that you are indeed getting ready to leave the only structured environment that supports your recovery. That’s when sober living homes come in handy.
If you're suffering from alcoholism or substance abuse, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is not setting up an aftercare plan for when you leave treatment. During treatment, you'll create a plan of action for your post-rehab life, but without dedication, you're setting yourself up for failure. It's crucial that the person leaving rehab sets up some type of plan to ensure they'll stay on that road to recovery.
Within a new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the number of heroin overdoses in the United States between 2010 and 2013 has nearly tripled effectively causing an increase in Florida as well. However, if you look at the opposing side of how addicts treat chronic pain, the number of overdoses from prescription painkillers has decreased.
So you've completed your rehab program in a designated treatment facility, but now what? Submerging yourself back into the real world after being surrounded by such a positive environment for a month or more can be an intimidating and scary time, there's no hiding that fact. However, there are ways to better prepare you for moving on after rehab.

In a terrifying new statistic, the Centers for Disease Control reports that every day, six people die from binge drinking. However, it's the age group that binge drinking is hitting the hardest that might surprise you. When people hear the term "binge drinking," they immediately...

When you look at addiction throughout the state of Florida, it's clear that over the past few years illicit drug use has become an epidemic regardless of the area. However, with that being said, there are some areas where certain drug addictions have reached epidemic proportions even with drug addiction continuing to be the forefront of making the public conscious and aware of the dangers.

So, you've completed the hardest part of your treatment, and that's completing it - sobriety and all, but now what? Immersing yourself back into the real world after completing treatment can be difficult and scary, and that's not to go unexpected. For many addicts that...

Preparing yourself to leave treatment can be a very intimidating time for most. You're leaving an environment that you've thrived in, but it was easy to excel because you were surrounded by people who would inevitably support your sobriety. The immersion back into the real...