The Florida Shuffle is Not All Addiction Treatment

The “Florida Shuffle” is when people seeking help for addiction are exploited by fraudulent addiction treatment centers for insurance money. There are many wonderful treatment centers, with great staff that want to see people get better and live full lives (our employees are certainly in that camp!); those involved in the Florida Shuffle are not…

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How to Enjoy a Safe and Sober 4th of July

The 4th of July is an important holiday in the United States. Summer has arrived, so people are ready to get together with friends and family to celebrate. Unfortunately, the 4th is also consistently one of the deadliest days of the year because of alcohol-fueled accidents, automotive and otherwise. Of all the drinking holidays, Independence…

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Can Exercise Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?

Addiction recovery is different for everyone. Some people find 12-step groups helpful, while others might do therapy or meditation. Often, it is a combination of several methods. However, there are practices that tend to be helpful for many of those in recovery, and exercise is one of them. Working out releases dopamine and other neurotransmitters…

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3 Benefits of a Relapse Prevention Plan

The reality of substance use recovery efforts is that many people, especially those without support, experience a relapse. However, a relapse prevention program may keep this from occurring for some clients. At Amatus Recovery Centers, our team believes that teaching techniques to prevent relapse is vital to the long-term health and safety of the individual…

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4 Common Risks of Prescription Drug Addiction

Taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s recommendation increases the risks for several adverse consequences, including addiction. Even after developing an addiction, additional problems often still result. There are many common risks of prescription drug addiction, and recognizing these risks may indicate the need for addiction treatment. The addiction treatment programs at Amatus Recovery Centers can…

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How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…

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How Dangerous Is Social Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

Certain holidays seem to be built around the idea of going out and having a few drinks in celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps the most well-known of these holidays. Every year, people worldwide celebrate the life of Ireland’s patron saint with all things green, including beer and cocktails. Many people associate alcohol abuse with…