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Year: 2022

From Bad to Worse: 5 Reasons Why Snorting Pills is Harmful

January 26, 2022

Prescription capsule opened and powder poured out before it is snorted by a substance abuser

We’ve all seen the image of the rolled-up dollar bill and a line of white powder disappearing through it. Whether in film, on TV, or in real life, the image is unmistakable – the cut line and the trail of cocaine. And though cocaine can be abused in its various forms, snorting it is perhaps the most recognizable. But the abuse of drugs by inhalation does not end with coke. Other commonly snorted drugs include Methamphetamine, Heroin, Opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, and stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall. However, more today than ever, many people who abuse drugs – especially prescription pain pills – have taken to crushing them into powder and then inhaling them through the nose, also called nasal insufflation.

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Employee Spotlight – Emily Woods, Executive Director

January 19, 2022

Team of multidisciplinary substance abuse professionals work together at Destination Hope in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The fight against addiction and mental health issues is lifelong and the relationships you build in treatment are incredibly important. The staff you meet at Destination Hope will be with you not only while you are with us here at the center, but long after you have left and throughout your recovery. Each of the clinical and administrative staff are dedicated to offering our clients the highest quality care and most comfortable experience possible. More importantly, each of us have stories and experiences, some of which include our own recovery or that of a loved one. These experiences shape how we see recovery and work with our clients.

Each month, we want you to get to know the people you’ll be working with when you arrive. We want you or your loved one to get here knowing that you are in good hands and we want you to know that we care passionately about your recovery and long term success. So scroll down to meet just a few of the many people that coordinate and deliver care here at DH.

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Destination Hope Admissions Spotlight – Alicia Jordan, Admissions Counselor

January 5, 2022

As an admissions counselor at Destination Hope, I am able to connect with individuals in a very vulnerable moment and offer support and encouragement to help them to feel at ease as they enter treatment. It can be a very emotional and anxiety-provoking process from the time they initially reached out to admit, through their journey (whether from near or far), to finally walking through the doors of DH and into our admission suite.

My colleagues and I recognize the importance of connecting with our clients from the initial meeting, validating where they are in their process and letting them know we are proud of the decision they have made and will be here to support them throughout their treatment.

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