Against Medical Advise (AMA)

Against Medical AdviseAMA 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.

The Dilemma

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.

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The Need for Florida-Based Detox Centers

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 centers” to find potential patients with good health …
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Does My Loved One Have an Addiction?

Have an addictionAddictions 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, …
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Can I Stay Sober in College

Sober Life in College

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 …
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OPEN HOUSE – Jupiter Detox Center

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) …
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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, 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 …
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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

Alcohol 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 …
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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 drug 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 drug rehab treatment since that’s the type …
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