No More Fix: A Drug Addict’s Crisis florida

No More Fix: A Drug Addict’s Crisis

As more and more parts of our nation move into “stay at home” orders and normal movement becomes difficult, law enforcement and National Guard presence become much more prominent, and all of the other bits of loveliness that can come along with a crisis, daily life and habits are thrown into disarray.

A favorite restaurant for Friday night dinner is no longer open. A little thrift store that always has amazing treasures sits dark and empty. A park that was great for a run or walk is roped off. Life as you know it is different right now, and there are a million examples of how different it is. Some of them not so savory.

For addicts who are in the grip of their addiction, these tighter controls, increased law enforcement presence, and new travel restrictions can mean that their sources for supplying their drug of choice have run dry as well.

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Your Success Equals Their Failure florida

Your Success Equals Their Failure?

Your success in sobriety, and life on a whole, is something to celebrate and be celebrated. When you’ve defeated a monster as all consuming as addiction, that is a major victory, and you will find that those who love, care, and support you will praise you, be proud of you, and commit to being there for you as you move into this new journey of sobriety.

But, some may find something else in their battle for sobriety. Something darker, something that showcases the pettiness and hopelessness present in some communities. That something else is a hope for your failure.

For some, your success equals their failure. This has nothing at all to do with you. And this perceived hurt that they feel as you succeed is completely in their own head and a product of their own imagination. But, in the dark place that they exist, as you succeed in your battle for sobriety, your success is somehow a direct affront to them.

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Sobriety in Crisis florida

Sobriety in Crisis

The world seems to be a topsy-turvey place these days. The Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe and yet, here in Miami, vacationers exist as if nothing is wrong. The constant onslaught of horrid news, crisis posturing, and the urge to let loose the anxiety that is building can be a recipe for disaster for an addict.

This is nothing new for us here in Florida. Soon, we’ll be entering hurricane season, when – despite the beauty and perfection of our surroundings – there’s always a feeling of apprehension for when the next named storm will be announced and where it will go.

Such things can wreak havoc on a sober life.

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Success After Addiction florida

Success After Addiction

Addiction can quickly become a spiral of anger and hopelessness. Breaking its grip on your life can seem like an impossible task. Depression, anxiety, and an attitude of “who cares anymore” can quickly seep in and ruin an addict’s drive to succeed in the battle for sobriety. It can seem like the world is against you and, more than that, your own body is against you. And it can seem like beating addiction is pointless, because what happens on the other side? Life has already fallen completely apart, what happens when sobriety hits – then what? Life is still broken into pieces around you, so why even try?

Every addict shares some or all of those emotions. And no matter how supported an addict is, or how many fellow addicts surround them, the battle to achieve sobriety can be a very lonely one.

That is when the need for examples comes into play. People often point to the famous. Robert Downey, Jr., Eminem, Elton John, Demi Lovato. All of these popular names, and many more, have defeated addiction and gone on to claim fortune and fame. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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How Much does Rehab Cost at Pines Recovery Life Detox florida

How Much does Rehab Cost at Pines Recovery Life Detox?

Detox is typically the first and highest level of care that an individual will receive when they seek the help of an addiction rehab program. Some individuals attempt to complete their detox at home, but home detox can be risky for a number of reasons. One of the major questions that often comes up when trying to determine whether to home detox or to admit to Pines Recovery Life Detox is “how much does compass rehab cost?” In order to fully answer this question, there are a number of aspects to consider.

What is Sobriety Worth To You?

It is easy to ask how much Compass rehab costs, but the monetary fees for treatment with Compass rehab is far from the most significant cost to consider. We would be ignorant to say that it isn’t a factor at all, but it is common for people to overlook the cost/benefit analysis. Have you thought about what will happen to your finances, career, and relationships if you don’t get clean and sober?

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Miami Music Week florida

Miami Music Week

Miami is slightly chaotic these days. Ultra Music Festival has been canceled, as has the much loved Calle Ocho Festival. Other major events upcoming hang in the balance as well, as organizers and city leaders keep a wary eye on Coronavirus developments day to day.

But, despite all of that, we are still Miami, and people are flocking to town in their thousands for a multitude of reasons. Chief amongst those reasons officially began this past weekend – Spring Break. Coming next week is Miami Music Week – and yes, that is still very much on. Ultra may be the crown jewel in Miami Music Week, but it is by no means the only music and entertainment centric thing happening during that week. Music lovers will still have a full spectrum of pool parties, after parties, concerts, and events to choose from throughout the week.

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Coronavirus in Florida

Coronavirus in Florida

Coronavirus is huge in the news these days. And people are understandably concerned. Where should you avoid going? Are large groups OK? Is it safe to be outside? Inside? How do you protect yourself with something that is such a massive mystery at the moment?

As Florida reports its first two confirmed cases of the Covid-19 strand of Coronavirus, and Governor DeSantis declares a state of emergency for the Sunshine State, we wanted to get ahead of this virus a bit and reassure our clients, both current and future, as well as their families, that we are monitoring the situation very closely and are more than prepared to keep our staff and clients safe.

In fact, our staff is a major reason that the Coronavirus will not be a major concern here at our facility.

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The Battle for Sober florida

The Battle for Sober

There is nothing easy about addiction. You struggle as you fall into its grip, it tears apart your life once you’re there, it will be one of the biggest fights of your life as you climb out of it, and staying sober? That is a daily battle.

You can battle it and overcome it, of that there is no doubt. At Compass we’ve seen the depths of addiction and how hard it is to come out of it. Those depths can be crazy and dark, but there is one part of addiction that stands out above the rest as truly “hard”. Time and time again, when asked what the hardest part of addiction and recovery is, addicts continue to point toward one event: admitting that you have a problem in the first place.

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Finding Addiction Treatment During Pride Month florida

Addiction and LGBTQ+

Life is hard. Even for the most successful amongst us, those with the biggest smiles and best careers, life can be tumultuous. Addicts know this all too well. It is one of our most often repeated mantras here at Compass – anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol. That means the officer who patrols your streets, the doctor who cares for your family, the pastor of your church, your therapist; anyone.

For people like that, untreated addiction can be a never ending torment. Not only is their body and mind under the control of a substance that is tearing them apart, but if that fact is ever found out, their professional, and in many cases personal, lives could come crashing down around them. One segment of the addict population that knows the horrid shock of that situation all too well is the LGBTQ+ community. For this community, simply being “outed” before they are ready can result in life altering repercussions.

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How Can I Support My Nutrition During Heroin Detox?

Nutrition is an important part of our everyday life and is especially critical for those who are working to escape the grips of heroin addiction. Heroin use can take a major toll on the human body, mentally, physically, emotionally, and nutritionally. Consequently, supplementing one’s nutrition properly is an important aspect of the recovery process and should not be overlooked.

The human body’s ability to function is dependant on the presence of key nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. If the body does not receive an adequate amount of these nutrients, then the physiological effects can start to be observed in as little as days or weeks. In regards to water intake, even going 1 day without it can cause noticeable effects.

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