At Rally Point in West Palm Beach, we offer the latest news and advice for drug addiction help and alcohol addiction help. Our goal is to provide useful information that can help with recovery to anyone who is affected by addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling please call our addiction help hotline now: 1-888-79-RALLY.
Did you know that prescription drug overdoses kill more people than overdoses from all other drugs combined, including cocaine and heroin? It’s true. The most common classes of these abused medicines are opiate pain relievers (such and OxyContin and Vicodin), stimulants (such as Adderall), and depressants (such as Xanax and Valium). To fully understand the seriousness of prescription drug addictions, it’s important to understand the science behind it. Keep reading to find out how prescription drug abuse affects the body, some specific side effects, and how our Palm Beach rehab center can help you. How Does It Affect the Body?
Do you know someone who drinks too much? Are you afraid that they might be an alcoholic? It’s time to find out once and for all so that you can help them get better. Keep reading to learn about common alcohol addiction symptoms in Florida. 5 Alcohol Addiction Symptoms in Florida Symptom #1: Cravings A strong need or urge to drink is a major indication that your loved one is suffering from alcoholism. Symptom #2: Loss of Control Another sign of alcohol dependence is not being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun or being unable to cut down
One of the perks of coming to Rally Point is the access to fishing literally in your backyard. Our recovery residence, Fortitude House, in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida sits directly on a canal that is perfect for fishing and connecting to nature and fellow residents. Drop a line in the water first thing in the morning, after a day at the clinical building or during free time over the weekend. In South Florida, you can catch a variety of fish in fresh or saltwater. Freshwater canals and ponds usually have largemouth bass and bluegills, along with exotic species like
Across the country, fentanyl has been devastating communities and straining health and law enforcement resources with skyrocketing rates of overdose fatalities. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine but 50-100 times stronger. The schedule II prescription drug is used for pain treatment and management but its synthetic nature and potency has ignited a public health crisis. Learn more about this opioid and it’s dangers to better understand how fentanyl can affect your life or someone you love. What Is Fentanyl? When prescribed, fentanyl is used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery, and
Buprenorphine has been around since 1985 but it was only until 2002 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two buprenorphine products (Suboxone and Subtex) for the treatment of opiate addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), buprenorphine has unique pharmacological properties that help: Lower the potential for misuse Diminish the effects of physical dependency to opioids, such as withdrawal symptoms and cravings Increase safety in cases of overdose Unlike methodone which must be performed in a highly structured clinic, buprenorphine is permitted to be prescribed or dispensed in physician offices, significantly increasing treatment
Winter is the most severe season – the weather turns colder and darker, plants wither away, animals hibernate. However, it’s a necessary phase in nature that allows for new life to blossom in the spring. For many cultures, winter is a time of introspection and celebration where we look back over the past year at our failures and successes, and look forward to the new year and its possibilities. That is why winter is a big time of year for addicts to seek help and get sober – the season signals the ending of one chapter and the beginning of
Deciding where to go for addiction treatment is an important step towards living a healthy, addiction-free life, because not all treatment centers are the same. Although local treatment centers are less expensive and closer to home, their proximity to your old environment makes it harder to break destructive habits and relationships. Traveling for alcohol and drug treatment away from home in a place like South Florida gives you the opportunity to start over in a beautiful new environment away from the things, people, and places that can trigger a relapse. Learn more about the benefits of traveling out of state
Addiction is often misunderstood, mostly because the majority of us don’t really know the underlying reasons of what causes addiction. It’s a common belief that addiction happens when a person uses drugs, alcohol, etc. on a regular basis, that person will develop a physical dependency, and when cut off, will experience painful withdrawal. However, that definition doesn’t paint the whole picture. Yes, addiction can create physical dependencies but the act itself, whether it’s drinking or doing drugs (even if done repeatedly), isn’t what causes addiction – it’s caused by learned behavior. In Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding
Addiction isn’t the same for every addict so using a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment and recovery not only doesn’t make sense, it’s often ineffective. As a society, we’ve been fed the narrative that addicts must “hit rock bottom” before they’re ready, willing, and able to accept help and live a sober life. We’ve been told that addicts need “tough love” from their loved ones by cutting them out of their lives so they can see the negative impact and consequences of their choices. Sounds harsh, right? That’s because it is. At Rally Point in West Palm Beach, we take a