Carmen Palacios-Camacho, LMHC is a therapist who has worked with a variety of populations struggling with mental health and co-occurring disorders for over 10 years. She helps clients increase self-motivation to change in order to live a drug free lifestyle. This blog has been medically reviewed by Kiera Cordiano MS, LMHC.

Is Outpatient Rehab Right for You

If you are ready to seek treatment for your addiction, it may be overwhelming to figure out what the next step is. The first step is usually deciding whether you will need an inpatient or outpatient program to help you beat your addiction. Ultimately, a professional evaluation of a person’s addiction is the easiest way…

a man trying to understand the panic attack vs anxiety attack

Panic Attack Vs. Anxiety Attack

Anxiety is a common emotion felt by everyone at some point in their lives. It’s a natural biological response to stressful stimuli. However, an anxious response is not always helpful or warranted. Sometimes anxiety can come in the form of an “attack,” or an acute manifestation of anxious or panicky feelings. It’s vital to learn…

a woman reading over her relapse prevention plan

Relapse Prevention Plan

Making your way through substance abuse treatment and a rehab aftercare program takes hard work. Unfortunately, the efforts don’t always pay off permanently. Recovery graduates suffer relapses at a reasonably significant rate. That’s why an essential part of your recovery is creating a relapse prevention plan. A relapse is assuredly not a failure. Drug and…

woman showing signs of stress

Signs of Stress

Everyone has some levels of stress in their lives, and stress can even benefit you in some ways. At the Atlantic Recovery Center in Florida, we have many clients who turn to drugs and alcohol to escape stress. In our addiction treatment programs, you can learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways without relapsing into…

woman going through stress and relapse

Stress and Relapse

By learning to manage your stress, you can reduce your risk of relapse. At Atlantic Recovery Center in Florida, our substance abuse treatment programs teach you the connection between stress and relapse, as well as healthy ways to relieve the pressures of daily life. In therapy, we can give you the coping skills and tools you need…