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2013-12-30 23:22:30

These sober celebration tips from Destination Hope can keep your sobriety intact through the holidays and in the year to come. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Drug rehab for women treatment programs at Destination Hope: The Women’s Program are designed to support women year-round, including the difficult period around New Year’s Eve. The night of December 31st is associated with overindulgence and substance use, presenting a potential for relapse for women in recovery....

2013-11-26 23:31:02

New research suggests that women with PTSD are at higher risk for obesity, which could be compounded during the holidays. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Alcohol and drug rehab for women provides treatment for more than addiction alone; behavioral health comes with many complications, including repercussions from trauma. Research published in the November 20th online issues of JAMA Psychiatry (http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1780021) indicates that...

2013-11-26 23:30:52

Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center comments on long-awaited final ruling on parity in mental health treatment. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Out with the old and in with the new. After more than five years of waiting for the final rule on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, the results are in, and it’s good news according to the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center. “We’re pleased to see that the Parity Act has finally been put into effect,”...

2013-11-25 23:30:22

Final ruling on parity for mental health and addiction announced after five years. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman applauds the final ruling in the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Over five years from its origination, the much-anticipated rule has been delivered by the federal government, and support from the mental health and addiction camp has been overwhelming. "I’m so pleased that this rule has come to pass...

2013-11-25 23:29:39

Upcoming holiday celebrations can bring the fear of relapse for recovering addicts. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Holidays and stress go hand-in-hand, and stress is one of the leading causes of drug or alcohol relapse. For recovering addicts, that can be an overwhelming statistic. Florida drug rehab center Destination Hope, a nationally renowned treatment facility located in Fort Lauderdale, wants to spread the message that yes, the holidays can stir up challenging...

2013-11-01 23:01:58

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Zohydro to treat chronic pain, an opiate that some experts fear may be highly addictive. Fort Lauderdale, Fl (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Addiction and mental health expert Ben Brafman expresses concern about the FDA’s approval of Zohydro, a strong painkiller intended to treat people with chronic pain. Zohydro is an extended release hydrocodone medication, a painkiller that has proved to be highly addictive and abused in the United...

2013-10-30 23:34:45

Prescription drug abuse fatalities are now more prevalent than those from illegal drugs. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Drug rehab Florida centers are seeing the truth of recent reports on the fatalities associated with legal drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 50 percent of Americans are taking a minimum of one prescription drug at any time. An October 2013 report from the D.C. based nonprofit Trust for America’s Health indicates that...

2013-10-24 23:33:34

Destination Hope is building a community of women who can discuss all topics in their life, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month may not seem to have an obvious connection to drug rehab for women, but the two concepts are actually closely linked. Rather than isolating and treating addiction, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, a nationally recognized mental health and addiction treatment facility in...

2013-10-24 23:33:32

Mental health community expands through interaction and growth of social media pages. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 6-12, 2013 aims to increase the awareness and discussion about mental illness in America and that is just what is happening on the social media pages of The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center. The treatment facility, a specialized mental illness treatment center which opened last year has seen a tremendous...

2013-09-30 23:44:39

Destination Hope: The Women's Program gender-specific treatment as a “Pathway to Wellness” for many women. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Drug rehab for women may sound like a marketing ploy, but this year’s Annual National Recovery Month highlights that everyone’s pathway to recovery is different and their treatment should be too. Biological and cultural differences between gender means that men and women handle addiction differently and should be...