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Horses in an Alcohol Rehab Center? Why Not!

Alcohol rehab center programs sometimes offer less conventional therapeutic methods as a supplement to traditional treatment which can produce beneficial results. One such therapy method is the introduction of horses into alcohol treatment for equine therapy.

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Sticking with It: How to Not Quit Your Florida Drug Rehab Early

Florida drug rehab can be very challenging and sticking with the program until the end can be tricky. Maybe you find yourself counting down the days until you are done. This is fine as long as you are not intentionally sabotaging your treatment by not paying attention, avoiding the work, isolating yourself or being defiant, angry or afraid. Use these tips for staying strong in the program throughout the duration of Florida drug rehab.

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment is necessary for successful health and recovery if you have an addiction and at least one accompanying mental health disorder. Treating only one and not the other can lead to a relapse or the worsening of mental health disorder symptoms.

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How Do I Choose the Best Drug Rehabilitation Program for Me?

Drug rehabilitation program options may seem endless as you search for the most suitable program. Narrow down program options using program accreditation and licensing, the effectiveness of treatment methods, aftercare availability, program types and other significant considerations as your guide.

Accreditation & Licensing

Seek treatment from an accredited and licensed drug rehab facility to be sure you will receive the most professional care meeting all industry and state standards.

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Michelle’s Sober Story

Hi, I am an alcoholic and an addict, my name and my problem is Michelle.  I am fifty years old so I have a long story, but I will try and not bore you!  I grew up in a very Italian household, my grandfather had a wine cellar and of course, I drank wine at a very young age. (This was my excuse for a long time-I’m Italian, of course, I drink!).  The very first time I drank with peers, it was at a slumber party at 9.  All the little girls drank till they were buzzed, I drank till I puked!! My family moved around a lot, I went to 4 different high schools.  One was in Venezuela where I found the best pot, cocaine and all the pills you could want and of course alcohol. My life was a big party.  I went to the University of Florida because it was the number one party school in the country and it was for me!  I had graduated high school in 73–Marijuana, LSD, we’re the class of ’73!  And I graduated college in 1977.  I always say, “if you remember the 70’s you weren’t there!”

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Do Holistic Drug Rehabs in Florida Work?

Florida drug rehab center options are numerous, featuring a diverse selection of treatment plans. Some drug treatment centers offer very basic detoxification services, possibly with the addition of some psychotherapy to help your recovery. There are also holistic Florida drug rehab centers offering a number of new and alternative treatments, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and substance abuse/addiction education in addition to standard treatment. Are these alternative program types effective?

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Is Drug Rehab Different For Women Than For Men?

Drug rehab for women is tailored to address the specific needs of female clients. While men and women are very similar, women face some different challenges to men when it comes to drug rehabilitation.

Challenges for Women Seeking Treatment

Women face a specific set of challenges that may discourage some potential clients from getting the help they need from drug rehab for women. One common challenge is the responsibility of child care. Some women may feel deterred from getting into a program because the responsibility for taking care of their children is primarily up to them. They may feel as if they can’t afford to take off the amount of time needed for their own recovery, or that the price for assistance with child care may be prohibitively expensive. Some women also fear joining a program at drug rehab for women because they feel it could somehow result in them losing custody of their children. Financial considerations and getting the necessary time off from work without losing their job are other deterrents.

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Is Sex Addiction Real?

Sex addiction is real. Some people say that sex addiction is not real, that it is only an excuse for bad behavior. However, the truth is there is a big difference between someone who has many sexual partners and someone who feels they are unable to control their compulsions to have sex.

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My Teenager Needs a Substance Abuse Program: What Can I Do?

Substance abuse program options are available to help your teen begin the journey of recovery. Help support the successful recovery of your son or daughter with honesty, trust, tact and sensitivity.

Speaking to Your Teen about a Substance Abuse Program

Once you understand and accept that your teen has a substance abuse problem, it is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Your child may not realize he has a problem or he may not be willing to admit to any substance use at all. The goal is to help them through this process. Overcoming denial and admitting you have a problem is the very first step of the substance abuse recovery program.

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Rebekah’s Sober Story

In order to call myself an alumnus of Destination Hope, it is clear that my life previous to treatment must have been in shambles. I needed help and I needed it fast. I finally got to a point of desperation in my addiction that I reached out to one of my friends who I grew up with that I knew was clean. She went out of her way to help me, and I am so grateful that she brought me to this amazing facility called Destination Hope.

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