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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Fort Lauderdale Florida
May 8, 2022

Tips and Tricks to Help With Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Let’s face it; there are more and more reasons to be anxious each day. We’re still dealing with the effects of a…

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Self-Harm and Drug Addiction
February 20, 2020

The Lasting Scars of Self-Harm

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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Substance Abuse Treatment Austin
February 14, 2020

How are Substance Abuse and Self-Harm Related?

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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Love Addiction: The Role of Dopamine in the “Warm and Fuzzies”
January 8, 2020

Love Addiction: The Love Drug

In case you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is well on its way. For some people, Valentine’s Day is one of the…

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Recovery Unplugged discusses addiction and mental illness on World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2019

A Look at Addiction and Mental Illness

Recovery Unplugged wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the clear and undeniable correlation between addiction and mental illness, and the increasing…

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Chris Cornell's wife is determined to help families avoid being needlessly torn apart by drug addiction.
February 27, 2019

Chris Cornell’s Widow Addresses Congress about Rocker’s Suicide and American Drug Addiction

Chris Cornell’s voice, arguably one of the most distinct and powerful in modern music, was tragically silenced in May 2017 after the…

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Valentine’s Day, Addiction and Relationships: The Impact on Romantic Partners
February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day, Addiction and Relationships: The Impact on Romantic Partners

We get how hard navigating healthy relationships can be already without the additional issue of addiction. With Valentine’s Day around the corner,…

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Brain Processing Music
February 6, 2019

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Music Increases Dopamine Release

Ever wonder why you drive down the interstate blasting your favorite song and screaming along at the top of your lungs? Have…

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Substance Abuse and Sleep Disorder
January 16, 2019

SLEEP DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sleep problems caused by addiction are known as substance-induced sleep disorders, and a person’s sleep habits are known as sleep hygiene. The…

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Jeff Tweedy's New Memoir Discusses Addiction and Trauma
November 19, 2018

Wilco Frontman Jeff Tweedy’s Addiction and Trauma Discussed in New Memoir

At Recovery Unplugged, we discuss at length the power of music to alter mood, improve our day and enrich our emotional experiences….

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World Mental Health Day and Dual Diagnosis Treatment
October 10, 2017

In Observance of World Mental Health Day

Today Recovery Unplugged recognizes and observes the 25th annual World Mental Health Day, an event established by the World Federation of Mental…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Six Important Things to Know about Dual-Diagnosis Disorder
February 9, 2017

Six Important Things to Know about Dual-Diagnosis Disorder

Although the link between substance abuse and mental illness has been well documented, many fail to recognize the presence of a dual-diagnosis disorder in themselves or a loved one. Whether they’re unable to see that their substance abuse and mood disorders are related or they’re unwilling to admit that a problem exists at all, millions struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental illness each year without getting the help they need. The National Association of Mental Illness estimates that of the roughly 20 million Americans suffering from addiction, 53 percent suffer from at least one serious mental illness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Mental Health reports that nearly eight million people suffer from some sort of dual-diagnosis disorder….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Decline In Mental Health Treatment Corresponds with Increased Suicide Rate
December 6, 2016

Decline In Mental Health Treatment Corresponds with Increased Suicide Rate

A report recently published by JAMA reveals a tragic, albeit unsurprising, correlation between the widespread reduction of mental health treatment resources and the collective increase in suicides across the country. The authors of the paper, which was published on November 3, 2016 on the JAMA website, asserted that the decline in access to non-forensic beds (those accessible to patients outside the criminal justice system) is contributing to the risks of violence, incarceration, homelessness, premature mortality, and suicide among patients with psychiatric disorders. They also assert that a “safe minimum” number of psychiatric beds is required to prevent or mitigate suicide attempts….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Honoring Their Service and Recognizing Their Plight: RU Thanks Our Veterans
November 11, 2016

Honoring Veteran’s Service and Recognizing Their Plight

Today we proudly honor the active and retired members of our armed forces. We extend our deepest and most profound appreciation for their service and everything they’ve done to ensure our safety and tranquility, as well as that of our families. Recovery Unplugged is humbled and honored by our veterans’ commitment to putting themselves in harm’s way to further preserve and strengthen the future of this country, and want to let them know that we recognize the struggles with substance abuse, addiction and mental illness that many of them experience when they return home from active duty, a struggle that more and more of their fellow servicemen and women face. …

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Eating Disorders
November 4, 2013

Eating Disorders

While many people typically think of drugs and alcohol as the main source of addiction, eating disorders are another form of addiction that requires treatment. Eating disorders are most rampant in young girls, but range across all demographics, and often go without treatment due to fear and insecurity. There are several forms of eating disorders, the most commonly known fall under the category of Bulimia, Anorexia or Binge-eating disorder. All three are extremely detrimental to the person’s health and can be life-threatening in some cases.

Bulimia is categorized by the tendency to eat and then purge their food in attempt to get rid of the calories before they are absorbed in the body. The amount of food consumed before purging can range from a large meal to a small snack, depending on the person and the intensity of the addiction. Anorexia is a form of addiction that makes people have a skewed perception of their weight and an obsession with an unhealthy body weight. When people struggle with anorexia, they can look like skin and bones and honestly believe they are overweight. Binge eating occurs when someone eats an uncommon amount of food, gorging himself or herself on a recurrent basis and often hiding it. This ends in drastic weight gain and a dependence on food, which requires intensive treatment….

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