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Recalibrating the Brain During Recovery: PAWS

Addiction takes a significant toll on the mind and body. Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be very dangerous and sometimes even fatal. Detox should be done under the supervision of medical professionals in a safe environment. Unfortunately, detoxing the substances from your body is not the end of withdrawal symptoms for many in recovery.…

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Boredom in Early Recovery

Early recovery is a precarious time of finding a new life in sobriety and avoiding triggers for relapse. One major trigger during recovery that is often overlooked is boredom. Every person experiences boredom at some point in their lives, but it can be very dangerous for a recovering addict. Life can seem tedious and dull after living a life…

Warning Signs of Addiction

Warning Signs of Addiction

Identifying an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult. Many people try to hide their substance use from those around them and explain away any issues that arise. As the addiction consumes a person’s life, hiding the signs will become more difficult. If you are worried that someone you care about is struggling with…

7 Benefits of Being Active While in Recovery

7 Benefits of Being Active While in Recovery

Seeking treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at a rehab facility will include therapy and activities to heal your mind, body, and soul. Supplemental treatments, such as physical activity, have been shown to help those in recovery. Exercise provides a plethora of benefits to everyone, not just those recovering from addiction. The best part about…

Crystal Meth and Your Health

Crystal Meth and Your Health

Learn the Facts About Crystal Meth  Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is a potent and highly addictive drug. Addiction can occur after just a few uses of crystal meth. It is a synthetic psychostimulant that has similar effects to cocaine. It is produced in illegal labs by combining ingredients…

Methadone: A Dangerous Opioid

Methadone: A Dangerous Opioid

Methadone   What is Methadone? Methadone is an opioid drug used to manage and treat chronic pain. It can be used to manage pain caused by multiple sclerosis, cancer, or serious injuries. It is also sometimes used to wean people off other opioids that they may be addicted to. When used to wean people off…

Alumni Network - Why is it important?

Alumni Network – Why is it important?

Weekly Alumni Meetings Every Thursday at 7 pm Recovery is a life-long journey that does not end when you leave the rehab facility. Archstone Behavioral Health, in Lantana, Florida, has been helping people struggling with addiction for 20 years. Being around for this long has allowed our alumni network to grow into an amazingly helpful…

Does Exercise Help Addiction Recovery?

Provide Distraction, Start With Your Rehabilitation. Because addiction is a chronic illness that changes the structure of the brain and involves compulsive behaviors, it is important for people struggling with this condition to find ways to stay away from drugs or alcohol. The foundation of any approach to addiction treatment starts with a detox, then…