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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...

2013-12-31 23:22:52

Relapse prevention for addicts in recovery is more important than ever during the New Year. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 The New Year brings with it a message of new beginnings, which can be both a blessing and a curse for those recovering from addiction. Drug rehab Florida treatment center Destination Hope is encouraging its clients to step up their relapse prevention strategies to kick off a healthy, sober 2014. “It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking, If...

2013-12-30 23:22:31

Mental health center works to break frustrating trend of low insurance acceptance rates among psychiatrists. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 JAMA Psychiatry recently released a study indicating that a significantly lower percentage of psychiatrists accept insurance than physicians in other specialties. This represents a major stumbling block in making mental health care more accessible, even with the implementation of new policies like the Affordable Care Act. The Sylvia...

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,”...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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