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 »

Dealing with a Difficult Teenager

“In the next twenty-four hours, 1,439 teens will attempt suicide.” “In the next twenty-four hours, 15,006 teens will use drugs for the first time.” -TeenHelp Teenagers are beautifully unique, each possessing a different mindset, honing a different skill set and cultivating different goals and dreams for the future. For some, that same glorious, shining future… Read more »

What is EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy treatment that allows individuals to heal from the physical symptoms, sensations and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to a resolution. EMDR therapy shows that the… Read more »