Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

  • Delray Beach IOP
  • November 20, 2021
  • 3 min read

Heroin is a powerful drug that is known as one of the most addictive substances in the United States. Why is it so addictive, and what’s the next step if a person thinks they may be developing a heroin addiction? Read on for the answers to these questions. Where Does Heroin Come From? Many who […]

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The Importance Of Aftercare In Addiction Treatment

  • Ilana Jael
  • November 18, 2021
  • 3 min read

As our past blog posts have enumerated, addiction is an incredibly complex disease, one that has no straightforward “cure.” However, it is a disease that can go into a robust, lasting remission if a person dedicates themselves wholeheartedly to recovery and receives the appropriate physical and psychological treatment.  But while treatment creates a solid foundation […]

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How Long Should I Expect To Stay In Addiction Treatment?

  • Ilana Jael
  • November 16, 2021
  • 5 min read

How long a patient stays in addiction treatment is highly variable, depending on the severity of their substance abuse problem, what level of care they require in their treatment, the strength of their motivation to recover, their individual mental and physical health needs, their personal and professional obligations, how long they have been using what […]

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One of the most well studied and frequently applied methods of treating addiction is that of cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, which is one of the foundations of the therapeutic program we offer here at Delray Beach IOP.  Along with addiction, cognitive behavioral therapy is also used to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention […]

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How to Talk to Someone About Their Drug Addiction

  • Delray Beach IOP
  • November 13, 2021
  • 3 min read

When a friend or family member is addicted to drugs, you may feel the strong urge to talk to them about it. It’s incredibly important to be sure that you’re going about it as positively and compassionately as possible, all while respecting yourself. Learn About Addiction Starting a conversation begins with educating yourself about addiction. […]

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Addiction is an incredibly complicated disease that can persist for many reasons. But, especially with certain highly physically addictive drugs—for instance, alcohol and opiates—the persistence of physical cravings for substances is a huge driver of continual abuse and relapses.  This is where the idea of medication assisted treatment comes in. While no medication can “cure” […]

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What Level Of Care Do I Need In My Addiction Treatment?

  • Ilana Jael
  • October 22, 2021
  • 5 min read

If you’ve made the decision to seek addiction treatment, whether for yourself or for someone you love, it’s understandable that you might be a little overwhelmed.  Treatment services for addiction exist on a pretty wide continuum, and the distinctions between, for example, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and detox programs can be overwhelming to someone who […]

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The Relationship Between PTSD and Alcohol

  • Delray Beach IOP
  • October 21, 2021
  • 4 min read

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can occur after a person has experienced some form of major trauma. This disorder is commonly linked to alcohol addiction and can affect men and women, as well as active or veteran military members. Read on for more about how PTSD and alcohol abuse are related. What Is PTSD? PTSD […]

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Why Depression And Mental Health Screening Are So Important

  • Ilana Jael
  • October 14, 2021
  • 6 min read

Did you know that many people who are struggling with mental health conditions do not even realize that they are sick? As opposed to symptoms of a physical illness like a cold, the symptoms of a mental illness may be vague or diffuse enough not to alert someone who is suffering that there is even […]

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After leaving a residential drug treatment center or a medical drug detox facility, you may be ready for more freedom than these restrictive options provide but not yet ready to be fully on your own in your addiction recovery with all the temptations that full independence may bring. This situation is where a transitional living […]

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