Is the Best Rehab in Jacksonville Different Depending on Who You Are?

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Each year, millions of individuals and households alike are confronted with the impact of addiction. Addiction is not only a disease that affects its host, but also those involved with the individual who is suffering. Whether you are struggling with addiction or you have a loved one who needs help overcoming their own addiction, finding the best rehab program and facility in Jacksonville is essential. Before choosing a rehabilitation center or program in Jacksonville, it is important to grasp just how many different options are currently available. Not all rehab programs and treatment centers operate the same, which is why […]

Does Every Counselor at Recovery Centers in Jacksonville Need a License to Practice?

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When you check-in to a rehab in Jacksonville, you want to know that you’re in good hands. Addiction treatment requires sensitive, compassionate counselors who understand the struggles people face and how to tackle the underlying causes of substance abuse. In Jacksonville, rehab counselors need a license to treat addiction. There are three different types of substance abuse counselors in Jacksonville: Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) Certified Addiction Counselors (CAC) Certified Addiction Professionals (CAP) Each “level” of addiction counseling has its own requirements, but every individual who has passed their licensing exam is qualified to offer treatment to people in rehab. In […]

Dealing with Fear in Sobriety

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It’s easy to see that we exist in a world where every individual our there is unique in their own methodology. We are all alike yet so different. Genetically parallel but still dissimilar. This causes much confusion and misunderstanding as we travel down the road of life. However, it also causes so much joy and appreciation.     We all love and hate in different capacities. We like and dislike specific things that our neighbor may not. We process it all differently. Along with this processing, all people have varying levels of being frightened. Sometimes fear is the appropriate response, but […]

Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

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When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. Boxing makes us think of Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson sometimes. Soccer threw Beckham into spotlight, amongst many other well known ball handlers. So when golf gets mentioned, undoubtedly most of us think of Tiger Woods.       Conquering Golf Without question, Tiger Woods is one […]

How HIPAA Protects Those Going Into Treatment

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Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, was a children’s author who often wrote in rhyming couplets to convey his message. In a story named ‘The Lorax’ he writes about a character that annals the predicament of the environment in a manner that “speaks for the trees”. In a poetic rhythm confronting the Once-ler, the Lorax elaborates upon the environmental degradation of the planet and how change is obligatory for their future. In doing so, the Lorax stressly explains “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better-it’s not”. Now these are absolutely wise […]

China Bans All Types of Fentanyl

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Life is such a mystery with so many purportedly unanswered questions. Some of those mysteries may always remain despite the amount of research underwent. Take for instance, why did Lee Harvey Oswald ever shoot JFK? We may never understand that one. Or why do people eat Applejacks if they don’t taste like apples? Or was Atlantis ever real or only fable? But the real Sherlock Holmes of a mystery that remains on everybody’s mind has to do with the opioid epidemic.      For those that aren’t aware (which seems impossible at this point in 2019), there is an opioid epidemic […]

Preventative Fingerprint Drug Testing

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Paper currency specifically is something we trade, negotiate, buy, and sell with it. It’s used in almost every aspect of life since everything comes with a price. There’s a form of it that can be found in nearly every first world country. Differing from region to region, the different types of papers bills usually have intricate designs on them accompanied with numbers and/or the faces of people with important political ties. Yes, money definitely runs the world, but what else do we do with it? While some are using paper money for exchanges in services, others are using the paper […]

Intervening During an Opioid Overdose

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Planet Earth 2019: the world is in the palm of your hands if you decide so, but that doesn’t mean the globe will just stop spinning. We have to turn with it as we hustle and bustle about trying to keep up with the hungry demands of society. There’s constant bills to pay, people to see, places to be, and it’s normal for it to feel overwhelming at times for any and everybody, regardless of whatever walk of life you stem from. How we deal with those formidable feelings though is what really matters. You see, in this day of […]

The Connection Between Trauma and Alcoholic Thinking

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As we stumble blindly through this world learning the daily tricks of the trade, most who aren’t oblivious to their emotions cycle through an onslaught of dissimilar feelings throughout the course of their day. From devilish like emotions resemblant of anger, to the simple bliss’ that can remind us of the innocence of childhood, there are a slew of different core feelings that we experience on our spectrum. Of those, addicts particularly love to feel sorry for themselves. We are the absolute best at victimization. Yet, what if there’s something bigger at hand and it’s not victimizing? Where do we […]

The Art of Sober Pain Management

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Understanding the art of sober pain management requires understanding pain. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. This is a feeling that always finds us, somehow some way. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding; there’s no way to avoid it in its entirety. There’s times when it’s physical pain from waking up in a hurry and having stubbed your toe through overcompensation of your lateness. The faster you go the more behind you get. Other times it’s emotional pain from the love of your life leaving you after 4 […]