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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...

2014-01-28 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 23:22:52

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 23:22:30

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...

2013-11-25 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...

2013-10-24 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...

2013-09-30 23:42:03

South Florida behavioral health programs are planning a significant expansion in the near future to fill a gap in community resources. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman is spearheading an important expansion in mental health and addiction facilities in South Florida. In light of cutbacks to mental health and substance abuse funding over the past several years, the community lacks comprehensive behavioral health services to meet a growing...

2013-08-30 23:25:45

Destination Hope provides around the clock post-treatment support by creating a strong social media presence. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Treatment for addiction does not stop when a client completes rehab, and Florida drug rehab facility Destination Hope has tapped into a new way to provide around the clock aftercare support. This nationally recognized substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in South Florida is using social media to successfully build a...