Should You Get Detox Treatment? | What You Need To Know

Detox treatment

By Deborah Rasso, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, LPC, NCC, QS, CH When you finally make the decision to stop using mind and mood altering substances, many questions may go through your mind.  Do I need detox treatment or should I look for a less intensive level of care? What do I do first? Am I going […]

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H(ang) O(n) P(ain) E(nds)

Hang On Pain Ends

– By Katie Dalo I want you to stop for a moment and really think about your darkest day. Where were you? Who were you with? What was happening in that moment that made you want to give up? Maybe this day was your “rock bottom”. Perhaps this day was one of your loneliest, maybe […]

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Addiction Disease Model: What Are the Underlying Causes of Addiction?

addiction disease model

The addiction disease model is divided into two categories. Is addiction a disease or an avoidable choice? There appears to be no one root cause of addiction. Rather, several factors seem to contribute towards an individual’s likelihood to pick up a drug and these factors are often compounded by each other. Taken as a whole, […]

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Mindful or Mind Full…..That is the question!

Mindfulness in recovery

– By Katie Dalo Mindfulness…… Who has time for that, anyways?   I’m too busy being “full.” Full of obsessive thoughts, responsibilities, anxiety about where I’m going in life, whether or not I left the stove on when I left the house, whether or not the Orioles will tank at the end of the season—the usual! Why […]

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ACA Repeal Could Effect Young Addicts

As conflict arises with President Donald Trump and Congress plan to shred the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare with a repeal-and-replace plan, young opioid addicts may find themselves in the midst of a drug treatment tug-o-war. According to CBS, the repeal can potentially “end coverage for 1.8 million people who have undergone addiction or mental […]

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Interview: Ciera Buzzell, RD, on Nutrition Therapy

Ciera Buzzell is a Registered Dietitian who started off her year by joining the Delphi Behavioral Health Group team. Previously working at the Palm Beach Institute, Buzzell now works for all four of Delphi’s South Florida drug treatment facilities: Palm Beach Institute, Ocean Breeze Recovery, Pathway to Hope, and Arete Recovery and Detox. Buzzell meets […]

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Gratitude…..The BEST Attitude!

attitude of gratitude

– By Katie Dalo When I hear the word gratitude used on a day-to-day basis, I often hear it with the same connotation as “thankful” or “appreciative.” I hear parents, co-workers and friends constantly say, “you have a lot to be grateful for.” While I totally believe this is true, somehow I feel that gratitude is […]

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What to Expect From Drug Rehab

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted, the saying goes. But when it comes to drug rehab, going in with reasonable expectations can help you get not only what you want but what you need. About 16 percent of the US population age 12 and older has a substance abuse […]

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How Buprenorphine Works

Currently, in the United States, there are nearly 3,000 people dying every year due to opioid overdoses. However, addiction to opioids—such as heroin or prescription painkillers—can now, thanks to modern medical science, be largely treated safely using buprenorphine, a medication also known among many recovery addicts as the “miracle drug” for those suffering from the […]

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