Signs & Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

Signs & Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

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 …
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The Lumiere Difference

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, 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 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 times before.

Super Patient Care Is Always at the
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Lumiere Welcomes Dr. Kaisha Thomas

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Kaisha ThomasDr. Kaisha A. 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) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
Dr. Thomas earned her undergraduate degree in Dance from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, a Master of Science degree in Dance and Movement Therapy from Hunter College, another Master of Science degree in Mental …
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Depression and Alcoholism

Addiction and mental illness often go hand-in-hand, and the relationship between the two is never beneficial to the person suffering from them. It is estimated that 30 percent or more of the cases of addiction are also accompanied by mental health issues such as depression. This is a co-occurring condition and could signify a serious situation.

Why Depression Needs to be Treated

Depression is not just a state of mind. When you are clinically depressed, your entire body’s functions are depressed. Clinical depression can lead to chronic illnesses that not only persist, but can become fatal. Since depression lasts for …
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What Do You Do During Rehab?

What do you do while you’re in a drug rehab program?

Let’s shine some light on that.

What you do during your days in rehab will vary by the facility you enter and the type of rehab you are participating in. You could be in a residential program that will encompass your full days and nights for the length of your stay, or you could go to support groups, office visits or outpatient treatment programs that take a few hours out of your schedule each day or week.

We’ll focus on inpatient rehab treatment since that’s the type that would …
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Will I Have to Take Medication in Detox?

After your body has become accustomed to an addictive substance and you take that substance away, your body can go through a variety of withdrawal symptoms.

“Several neural and hormonal systems are affected by substance abuse, and when it ends they are thrown into confusion,” explains Sherrie Mcgregor, Ph.D., on PsychCentral.

As a result, you could experience sweating, shaking, headaches and a variety of other withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms you experience depend on the type of drug you’ve been using, how long you’ve been abusing it and other factors. You can read more about the withdrawal process …
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How Is Lumiere Different From a Referral Service?

When you search for addiction information on the internet, you become inundated with websites providing basic or introductory information and then promising to set you up with the right treatment center to fit your needs.

These are referral services, and despite offering some wording that may seem understanding, they don’t always have your best interests at heart. At Lumiere Healing Centers, we are not a referral service. We are a fully licensed medical facilitythat cares about helping you or your loved one get better.

Are Referral Services So Bad?

Some referral services are trustworthy. For instance, you have SAMHSA’s
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Do I Need Detox or Rehab for Soft Drugs?

Does the thought cross your mind that detox and rehab programs are only for serious street drugs?

Things like coke and heroin, not for what people tend to consider “soft drugs” like alcohol, pills or marijuana. You wouldn’t be alone in thinking this way. After all, alcohol is legal, pills are prescribed by doctors and many people don’t take marijuana seriously as an addictive substance.

Is this kind of thought process keeping you out of treatment? Maybe you don’t think your addiction to “soft drugs” is enough to warrant going to a detox or rehab program. This idea that …
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Recovery Blogs: Blogging In Recovery

We’ve all done it…

…bottled our emotions up and stored them deeply inside ourselves, opting to suppress instead of share.

Whether it’s because we don’t want to bother others with our troubles, or because of embarrassment, our feelings can get buried.

Unfortunately, like anything stored improperly and for too long, these emotions can cause us pain.

What if there was a …
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New Legal Responsibilities For Florida Sober Homes [Law]

Do you know the legal responsibilities of Florida treatment professionals under FL Statute 397.487?

What is Florida Statue 397.487?

FL Statue 397.487 is a voluntary certification of Recovery Residences that will take effect on April 1st 2016.
The Legislature finds that a person suffering from addiction has a higher success rate of achieving long-lasting sobriety when given the opportunity to build a stronger foundation by living in a recovery residence after completing treatment.

The Legislature further finds that this state and its subdivisions have a legitimate state interest in protecting these persons, who represent a vulnerable consumer population in need …
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