Category Archives: Detox and Addiction Treatment

The Baker Act, Part II: Involuntary Examination and Admission

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The medical community has considered addiction to be a mental health issue for decades. After all, it is a disease that alters the brain. In their efforts to reduce the tremendous national impact of addiction, many of the states have taken steps to protect the rights of those who need professional help. One such example […]

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The Baker Act, Part I: Need-to-Know Facts about Patient Rights

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Addiction is a disease that affects more than 23.5 million people every year. Since it alters the way the brain functions, the medical community considers addiction to be a mental health issue. In the state of Florida, laws that oversee the treatment of mental illness date all the way back to 1874. The Florida Legislature […]

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The ABC?s of Addiction Recovery: ?B? is for Benzos

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Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of drug that can treat a wide variety of physical and mental health issues. It?s one of the most common prescription medications in the United States, and right now there are more than 15 different kinds of benzo medications on the market, all approved by the Food and Drug […]

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The ABC?s of Addiction Recovery: ?A? is for Admission

The Abcs of addiction recovery A is for Admission

One of the most popular and clich? sayings regarding addiction is that the first step to getting better is admitting the problem. This holds more truth than a lot of people seem to realize because one of the most significant complications surrounding addiction is denial. Denial always seems to play an impactful role in a […]

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