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The Dangers of Prescription Pills

The Dangers of Prescription Pills

Everybody wants to believe that doctors have their best interests at heart. If your doctor writes you a prescription, you want to believe that the prescription is safe. However, there are many widely unknown dangers to prescription pills. Benzos, opiates, and other prescription pills are highly addictive. Just as some people are more susceptible to developing addictions to illegal drugs,…

The Connection Between Anger & Alcoholism

The Connection Between Anger & Alcoholism

Emotions have considerable power over a person’s motivations, actions, and behavioral patterns. Anger is a powerful emotion that can be all-consuming. Unfortunately, many people turn to alcohol to reduce their negative emotions, such as anger [1]. There is a strong correlation between anger and substance abuse, especially alcoholism. At Treatment Alternatives, we offer drug treatment and alcohol treatment, and our…

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…

Why Discussing Treatment with Others is Key to Successful Recovery

Why Discussing Treatment with Others is Key to Successful Recovery

Addiction is caused by many different factors, such as social and emotional factors. At Treatment Alternatives, we believe that effective addiction recovery services in Boca Raton need to address all of these factors of addiction and alcoholism. This is why we offer group therapy, individualized support, and continuing care for recovery. Discussing your treatment with others can help support successful…

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