Staying Sober & Clean During the Holidays
One of the most difficult times of the year to abstain from using an addictive substance (alcohol in particular) is the winter holidays, due in large part to a combination of two things:
- A festive environment, created by a series of holidays, all in a row. No matter what winter holiday you celebrate, it’s likely going to come shortly after Thanksgiving dinner and right before
- New Year’s Eve. What do all these holidays have in common? For most people, it’s consuming alcohol to celebrate.
- The holidays also mean the arrival of new stressors
Pros and Cons of Rapid Detox
The concept of “rapid detox” seems like a life-saver. Imagine a situation where someone addicted to drugs can receive treatment and experience recovery without taking much (if any) time away
from work, school, family or any of life’s obligations and responsibilities. It seems too good to be true, right?
Although some rapid detox programs are touting early success, it most likely is. The reality is that detox is just one step in a process that is usually long and difficult, and the best outcomes do not tend to come when detox is treated like …
We hear a lot about veterans in the United States returning from duty overseas with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We don’t hear as much about the same populations having heightened risk of developing substance abuse disorders, but the fact is that the two conditions are directly related. As a result, the veterans community in the US suffers from one of the highest rates of addiction of any demographic or population group nationwide causing many veterans seeking addiction treatment.
With a historic backlog with VA medical facilities means that veterans seeking addiction treatment don’t have as many options as they …
AMA is an acronym that means a variety of things in the medical community. For example, it can stand for “advanced maternal age,” “American Medical Association,” or “antimitochondrial antibody.” In the field of alcohol and drug detox, though, it stands for “against medical advice” and it represents one of the greatest roadblocks to successful drug or alcohol addiction treatment.
When dealing with any type of medical issue, the best way to successfully recover is to follow your doctor’s orders to the letter. Most patients inherently understand that concept, including patients that enter a detoxification and rehabilitation program.
The Need for A Reputable Florida Detox Center
In past years, it seemed that the state of Florida had an abundance of detox and rehab centers, provided by benevolent oversight so that addicts could have a place to receive high-quality treatment and recover from their disease. After all, surely a state with a billion-dollar drug treatment industry could provide help to all those who needed it, right?
As it turned out, many of these rehab centers were frauds. Taking advantage of the new, well-intentioned health insurance laws put into place by President Obama, scammers began working with these so-called “rehab …
Addictions don’t just appear out of nowhere. It can be tough to spot the signs of addiction in a loved one, because they tend to creep up a little at a time. An abnormal behavior that raises your eyebrows once may start to feel “normal” all too quickly. You may be aware of individual subtle signs in your loved one without recognizing the overall pattern that points to addiction.
Signs of Addiction
Signs and symptoms of addiction vary from one person to another, and they manifest in slightly different ways. If you see a pattern of behavior reflecting these signs, …
Drinking and college have long gone hand-in-hand, even before Animal House. Young people just free from the confines of their parents’ homes are practically expected to drink, experiment with
drugs and alcohol and get into trouble. Unfortunately, this often means getting started down a long road of making unhealthy choices that many people can’t handle without negatively impacting their own lives.
The Health Impact of Drinking in College
The sad fact of college drinking culture is that social alcohol consumption is rarely done in a healthy way. College students often associate the opportunity to drink with the opportunity to …
Friends and Colleagues,
In recent months, Lumiere Detox Center has gone through a series of positive changes. We have welcomed our new CEO, Robert Lee. Robert joins us with more than 25 years of leadership
experience within major healthcare organizations. We have added a Chief Clinical Officer. Dr. Kaisha Thomas is dually licensed in the State of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and holds certification as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Additionally, Dr. Thomas has been awarded credentials by the National Board for Certified Counselors as both a National Certified Counselor (NCC) …
Signs & Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal
When you drink alcohol, your brain releases an enticing concoction of dopamine and endorphins – two chemicals that make
you feel pleasure. While activities such as exercise can also release these chemicals, when you drink alcohol, these chemicals are released in the part of your brain that’s linked to addictive behavior, which encourages you to repeat the behavior.
To put it simply: drinking alcohol releases chemicals that make you feel good, and because you feel good you want to repeat the experience. Over time, this can and will lead to cravings – particularly among …
In today’s incredibly challenging world, the need for drug and alcohol detox centers is growing significantly. Not all locations are the same. At Lumiere Detox Center, a premier Florida detox center, we strive to be superior in everything we do. This ensures that each one of our patients gets the incredible care they simply need to start and complete the road to recovery. Lumiere Detox Center, your Florida detox center, stands apart from the other providers for multiple reasons. At the heart of those reasons is a true passion to help individuals even when they have failed or struggled many …