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Anxiety Awareness

“Everyone gets nervous, it’s normal!” . . . “It’s all in your head.” . . . “Just breathe, you’ll be fine.” . . . Have you ever heard one of these responses after admitting that you have been or are currently experiencing anxiety? Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable or uneducated when it comes to mental… Read more »

Adolescents & Substance Abuse

It’s anything but simple to deal with substance abuse in your life or your child’s life. The helpless feeling of addiction that leaves you lying awake at night can be close to paralyzing. You are not alone. There is good news, however, recent 2016 studies show that alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drug use by 12th… Read more »

Alcohol Treatment Statistics and Relapse Information

Alcoholism, by definition, is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Treating alcoholism includes several challenges, one of which being alcohol relapse. Alcohol relapse rates vary due to several distinct factors: financial difficulties, family dilemmas, education, employment, mental health disorders, limited social skills… Read more »

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that can be very disabling if not treated properly. Though uncommon, schizophrenia is chronic and can make its victims feel out of touch with the world they live in. It changes the way one feels, thinks, behaves and interacts with those they love. Schizophrenia may seem scary, however, there… Read more »

A look at the Most Commonly Abused Drugs in Florida

“Florida drug-induced deaths exceed the national rate.” -CDC The veil of normalcy dissolves when drug use turns into drug addiction and abuse. In 2007, nearly 2,936 people in Florida died as a direct consequence of drug use. Family members and close friends may begin to worry about changes in behavior, demeanor, appearance and performance, leading… Read more »