1. Why Addicts Don’t Seek Treatment

    It seems like a logical progression: Realize you have a substance abuse problem, seek help and begin the journey to recovery. After all, as all those anti-drug infomercials teach, the life of an addict is hardly a glamorous one. With addiction comes myriad health issues as well as interpersonal problems and financial struggles. From the outside, it’s easy to see that there are a multitude of pro…Read More

  2. Factors That Can Cause Substance Abuse

    No one wakes up one day and decides, “today, I think I’ll go get addicted to crystal meth” - which is to say that substance abuse and drug addiction are not purposeful situations that anyone actively seeks to put themselves in. Instead, addiction is a disease that insidiously works it’s way into a person’s brain and life quietly, often slowly, and roots itself deeper over time. And, as y…Read More

  3. Why Family Counseling Is Important

    Substance abuse, whether it’s a drug addiction or alcohol abuse, is not an individual issue; addiction in any form is a family disease. Even more troubling, as we discussed in our previous blog about Palm Beach County’s heroin epidemic, addiction isn’t limited to the underprivileged - in 2015, 95 percent of the heroin-related deaths in Palm Beach County were white and the vast majority were …Read More

  4. Palm Beach’s Heroin Epidemic – Getting Help

    According to the Palm Beach Post’s “Heroin: Killer of a Generation” article series, 216 people in Palm Beach County died from a heroin-related overdose in 2015 alone. The heroin epidemic has been silently stealing away loved ones, and it’s probably not who you expect. According to the Post’s report, 95 percent of those 216 deaths were white and nearly half were 35 or under. Those who die…Read More

  5. Counseling for Families of Addicts

    If you have someone you love struggling with drug addiction or alcohol abuse, you are likely feeling the effects ripple through your entire family. Addiction and addiction recovery are not, as so many assume, a solitary problem that stops with the addict. Whether you are living with an addict, a caring friend, or a loving family member, you know full well how much addiction has a pervasive effect …Read More

  6. Reflection & Spiritual Health

    "I've been doing some EMDR (look it up).  Dealing with some old trauma that is entangled with the trauma of my divorce.  Thinking about a clothing line.  It has been a good but very challenging experience as I am being pushed to unearth shit buried deep with my autobiographical implicit memory some of it is preverbal- like how 3-year-old me experienced losing attention from my parents when my B…Read More

  7. What Is Gratitude Without Action?

    Gratitude without action is just a pleasant moment! If I am truly grateful? What am I going to do about it? Accepting my true-self and my circumstances is the magic that makes change possible. There is no growth without change and my willingness to take the action is the essence of all spiritual growth! Yet, I fight change because my ego-driven pride and self-will are enmeshed in my past. For it i…Read More

  8. How Addiction Affects the Brain

    If you’ve made it to the Family Recovery Solutions of Florida blog, you’re probably familiar with the far-reaching effects addiction can have not only for the addict, but for parents and families of addicts as well. But how much do you know about what addiction does to the brain? Part of the struggle with breaking the cycle of addiction and helping an addict recover is the deeply impactful eff…Read More

  9. What Are Substance Abuse Behaviors?

    Are you concerned that someone you care about may be struggling with addiction? That is something serious to accuse someone of, and can create a very strained relationship if you’re making that claim falsely. Instead of jumping straight to condemnation, take the time to study your loved one’s habits and behaviors. This will give you concrete concerns to discuss with your loved one. Before you …Read More

  10. Welcome to the Family Recovery Solutions Blog!

    Addiction is a an insidious and difficult to battle disorder, for both the addict themselves and all of their family members and friends. At Family Recovery Solutions of Florida, we understand the struggles you, the family members and close friends of an addict face as you try over and over to help your loved ones battle their addiction. We know what it can be like, to feel helpless, overwhelmed, …Read More