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2014-04-30 23:06:58

An anti-seizure drug appears to have potential in treating alcoholism. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 According to researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, a new anti-seizure drug could possibly be used to treat alcoholism. Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, an internationally lauded drug rehab for women in South Florida, reminds us to be wary of these claims. The FDA approved the drug, ezogabine, in 2011, and it works to normalize brain activity through...

2014-04-30 23:06:23

Recent shootings raise questions about mental illness and violence. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman encourages everyone to regularly take stock of their mental health. With recent news events such as the shootings in Fort Hood and Kansas City raising questions about mental illness and violence, it’s a good time to talk about mental health.     “First, it’s important to note that mental illness does not...

2014-03-28 23:26:13

Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman served as moderator for the March 4, 2014 roundtable discussion, “Limited Resources, Unlimited Hope: Addressing the Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.” Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman served as moderator for the March 4, 2014 roundtable discussion, “Limited Resources, Unlimited Hope: Addressing the Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.” Held at Park Shore in...

2014-03-28 23:26:08

Recovering from addiction means creating a new path for women and rewriting their story. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 As part of Women’s History Month, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program is helping clients learn to rewrite their story through addiction treatment and recovery. The focus is on helping clients put their substance abuse and past addiction behind them to start a new chapter of sober living in recovery. Through treatment, women learn to address the...

2014-02-27 23:24:23

Many addicts are unaware of the impact drugs and alcohol have on the human body. These interactive tools allow people to learn about the effects by organs and systems. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Destination Hope, a nationally recognized addiction treatment facility in South Florida, is sending the message that treatment isn’t just for your mind in two new interactive online educational tools: "The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Body" and "The Effects...

2014-02-25 23:30:55

2014 sees the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center increasing their services to address new issues in mental illness. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A leading mental health treatment center in South Florida is expanding their focus on case management in light of new considerations in mental health. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a mental health treatment facility that has gained notoriety since opening its doors in November 2012. This year they are taking...

2014-01-28 23:31:44

January is a peak time for SAD, but there are treatment methods that can help. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘winter blues,’ is in full swing in January. Short days and low temperatures mean spending more time outside and a distinct lack of sunlight. These seasonal changes are linked to episodic depression in some people, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center in...

2014-01-28 23:31:43

Month long sobriety trend is not enough to cure an alcohol addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Drynuary is a popular word this month, as people strive to regain the health and fitness that they may have lost over the holidays. It’s a spin on the words ‘Dry’ and ‘January,’ and signifies abstinence from alcohol for the month of January. Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, a respected gender-specific women’s drug rehab facility in South Florida, reminds...

2014-01-28 23:31:41

Could a lack of addiction treatment explain why many New Year’s resolutions fail? Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Mental health expert Ben Brafman expects to see increased admissions to addiction and mental health treatment programs in January, when many people are resolving to seek personal renewal. Brafman is the founder and CEO of Destination Hope, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, and The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, all based in South Florida. Although...

2013-12-31 23:25:48

New Year’s Eve presents extra challenges for those in recovery from addiction. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 In his 20 years as a mental health and addiction expert, Ben Brafman has seen the challenges that New Year’s Eve can bring for clients in recovery. As the founder and CEO of Destination Hope, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, and the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, Brafman is experienced in helping people recovering from addiction get through the holiday season with...


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  • A bat.
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