Category Archives: Florida Addiction Resources

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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How to Get Your Loved One into Drug Treatment

How to Get Your Loved One into Drug Treatment

When it comes to the people in life who we love and care about, nothing but the very best will do. If you suspect that your loved one is abusing drugs and alcohol, it may be time to find the best drug or alcohol recovery program. But how can you get your loved one on board with that idea? Not everyone is open […]

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Should I Check into Inpatient Rehab?

Should I check in to inpatient rehab?

Are you tired of letting your addiction run your life? You don’t have to continue to live a life weighed down by the chains of addiction! When it comes to getting yourself help, there are two great options for treatment: outpatient or inpatient rehab. You may be wondering to yourself, should I check into an inpatient rehab or is outpatient better? The experts […]

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Who Needs Prescription Drug Addiction Help?

Who needs prescription drug help

One of the biggest problems facing our nation is an addiction to prescription pain medication. No matter the reasons why your loved one became addicted to prescription medication, the dangers are the same across the board. Are you unsure about your loved one having an addiction or not? Here are some signs that your loved one needs prescription addiction treatment from […]

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