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The Connection Between PTSD and Alcoholism

The Connection Between PTSD and Alcoholism

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD, is often experienced by veterans or other individuals who have been exposed to trauma. This can include first responders, victims of abuse, and people who have survived natural disasters. PTSD is identified as an event to which the individual responds with fear, horror, or helplessness [1]. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, avoidance, and…

Mother’s Day, Addiction, & Sobriety

Mother’s Day, Addiction, & Sobriety

Holidays can be tough when it comes to addiction and maintaining sobriety. Recently, Stephanie shared her story of recovery. It’s especially important to share Stephanie’s story close to Mother’s Day, because Stephanie and her mom Patty have both gotten treatment for alcoholism. They both recently celebrated sobriety milestones. We are sharing Stephanie’s story as a part of our #ComingClean #StayingClean…

Cycles of Shame and Opiate Addiction

Cycles of Shame and Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction feeds off a variety of factors in a person’s life, including physical controls. While the physical controls of drug addiction, alcoholism, or substance abuse can be powerful, they are not the only factor that keeps addiction active. Many people struggling with opioid addiction face challenging emotions as well, such as shame and guilt. They want to stop using,…

Can IOP Treat Heroin Addiction?

Can IOP Treat Heroin Addiction?

Heroin, like many other opiates, is highly addictive. At Treatment Alternatives, we are focused on offering effective approaches to heroin, opiate, and addiction treatment. Our heroin treatment center in Boca Raton offers many services for treatment, including Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). This treatment approach typically involves daily or weekly meetings with a sponsor and sobriety support group. IOP is often…

Opioid Tragedy in the Bronx

The New York drug rehabilitation at Treatment Alternatives reports the opioid epidemic that relentlessly swept the nation in 2016 seemingly hit the Bronx, New York harder than most areas. Reports show all of New York was plagued by the spread of opioids last year, with 937 drug overdose deaths in 2016 alone. However, NYC boroughs Staten Island and the Bronx…

Fun Activities for Your Sober New Year

If you are starting off 2017 in recovery from drugs and alcohol, congratulations! The hardest part is behind you. Transitioning from a life full of drugs, alcohol, and blacking out can be a big change into a clean and sober lifestyle. You might find it difficult at first to come up with sober activities to fill your time. Not to…

Try These Sobriety Apps to Stay on Track

Smartphones give us access to the world from our fingertips. From social media, ordering food, holding meetings, and paying bills, there is an app for everything. Want to stay on top of your sobriety efforts? There are apps for that too! Treatment Alternative’s drug rehabilitation center in New Jersey says an increasing number of sobriety apps are being developed to…

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