trauma and substance abuse

How Trauma Can Influence Substance Abuse

Experts define trauma as a deeply disturbing experience. But if you’ve experienced trauma in your life, including sexual violence, domestic abuse, or childhood neglect, such a simple description seems underwhelming. Trauma is something that affects every area of your life. Subsequently, it may interrupt your sleep patterns or cause you to feel fear at the…

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Signs of a Panic Attack

Panic attacks can happen to anyone, at any age. While some people suffer from chronic panic attacks, others may only experience one or two panic attacks in their entire lives. However, if you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you’ll know that a panic attack is a frightening event that is hard to forget. Because of…

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…

man suffering from depression and drug abuse

Depression and Drug Abuse

At the Atlantic Recovery Center in Florida, our clients often have co-occurring issues with depression and drug abuse. Our dual diagnosis treatment program offers holistic and traditional approaches to help you overcome both disorders. Additionally, combined with our other treatment options, this gives you the best opportunity to cope with the underlying cause of your…

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Dangers of Mixing Substances

At the Atlantic Recovery Center in Florida, one of the topics we discuss involves the dangers of mixing substances. Mixing alcohol with drugs or taking more than one type of illicit drug can impact your health in negative ways. Some combinations are life-threatening. Learn more about how mixing substances can affect your mental and physical…

moms talking about wine mom culture

Wine Mom Culture

Wine mom culture emerged with the tongue-in-cheek Facebook group called “Moms Who Need Wine,” which has more than 700,000 members. Moms share funny memes and other content about how much wine mothers need to raise children. This is just one group that glorifies alcohol and alcoholism among women. It can be especially damaging for women…

addiction-stigmas

How to Fight Addiction Stigmas

Addiction stigmas are still a common problem throughout the recovery community. Sadly, these misconceptions can make a person’s addiction treatment process much harder. Thankfully, more people are fighting these stigmas every day. Addiction Stigmas are Still a Major Problem Although advances in medical science have expanded the understanding of addiction and how it begins and sustains, many people…