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How to Break the Cycle of Obsessive Thoughts

If a person endures obsessive overthinking, this does not necessarily mean they have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When a person’s repetitive thoughts disrupt everyday activities and decline proper functioning, they have OCD. Types of thoughts that are discouraging urges or may seem disturbing cause anxiety and possibly other mental health conditions.   Typically, people will turn…

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders florida

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

The relationship between addiction and mental health has been observed and studied by researchers for many years. Whereas before the two conditions might have been treated as separate, nowadays it is understood that the treatment for co-occurring disorders should be integrated. It is very common for a person seeking treatment for mental health issues to…

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome florida

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

Many people may think that once the detoxing process is over, the symptoms of withdrawal are over. In some cases that might be true, but researchers are beginning to study a syndrome called post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a collection of symptoms that persists for weeks or even months after the acute…

Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Go To Rehab florida

Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Go To Rehab

Every new aspect of life is scary: moving to a new city, getting a new job, or losing someone you love. Perhaps these things don’t have much in common, but the similarity is that they all cause stress and require adjustments in your day-to-day life. Change causes stress, and that’s a fact. With this being said, it is not uncommon for an addict to be scared to go to detox or rehab in general. Even family members may have their hesitations with their loved ones going to rehab. Sometimes simply understanding where this fear is coming from can help with overcoming it and being able to see what is truly best for everyone.

Here are a few common reasons why addicts are afraid of going to detox, how to recognize these signs, and how to handle that fear in the best possible way.