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Music and Recovery

Music can be a powerful tool in recovery, in minutes touching the epicenter of our emotional core. They can elicit feelings of the past, of good and bad days gone by, or give us hope for the future. But ultimately, the right ones take us right were we need to be: eliciting the healing powers of a good beat and solid lyrics. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite songs to listen to for those who are struggling with addiction and those who have embraced a life of recovery.
1. Starting Over, Macklemore

The superstar, who is known for making powerfully written music with messages that hit our pop culture hard, released “Starting Over” to document his own experience with relapse. His lyrics document a truth for many addicts who attempt to get sober: that recovering from relapse is a hard pill to swallow and a tough road to walk down. For anyone struggling with relapse, this is a song rich with hope, as Macklemore famously says, “If I can be an example of getting sober, then I can be an example of starting over.”
2. It’s Been A While, Stained

Released in 2001, this chart topper doesn’t explicitly mention addiction except in 1 line. However, the message in the song most definitely relates to those in early recovery. The songwriter, Aaron Lewis, tells the story of someone reflecting on their past, living in regret and depression for their thoughts, feelings and actions. The song sheds light on many of the difficult feelings and consequences addicts face in early recovery after the absence of drugs and alcohol have made them feel again, a unique standpoint we haven’t seen in many other songs.
3. Breathe Me, Sia

Before Sia became the international pop star that we know her as today, she released the song “Breathe Me” in 2004, which you may have heard. This powerful song relates most with addicts who are in the midst of their disease, feeling lonely, weak and incapable of escaping themselves. So many people who need recovery fall into what seems like an endless circle of addiction, continually starting back at square 1. The lyrics are also relatable to those who suffer from other afflictions like food addiction and self-harming.
4. Everyone’s On It, Lilly Allen

Leave it to Lilly Allen to talk about a controversial issue: the prevalence of drug addiction, and twist it into a catchy euro-pop song. We love it! She gets right to the issue, explaining how drug dependency is affecting everyone both old and young, rich and poor. Allen sings “Why can’t we all just be honest. Admit to ourselves that everyone’s on it, from grown politicians to young adolescents, prescribing themselves anti-depressants”. She uses this song more specifically to exploit the reality that so many people are enabled to use prescription medication. Allen, who has very publicly had her own problems with addiction, makes this in-your-face jingle catchy with lines like “See your daughter’s depressed we’ll get her straight on the Prozac. But little do you know, she already takes crack”.
5. Hate Me, Blue October

This song, released in 2006, is completely unique in its message from the other songs we have on our list. It begins with a recording from the songwriter’s mother at the peak of his addiction, genuinely concerned for his wellbeing and coming from a place of love. His well-written words illustrate the grief we feel for our loved ones who suffer alongside us both during addiction and in recovery.
6. If The Breakman Turns My Way, Bright Eyes

The lead singer of Bright Eyes writes many songs about his struggles with addiction and experiences in recovery. This low key song elusively tells a story of listening to your inner voice and leaving for a place of respite and recovery from your daemons. Also, we think there is a unique correlation to the saving power of going to treatment. Lines like “All this automatic writing I have tried to understand, from a psychedelic angel who was tugging on my hand.

It’s an infinite coincidence but it doesn’t form a plan. So I’m headed for New England or the Paris of the South. Gonna find myself somewhere to level out”, make this one of our favorite unknown songs of recovery.
7. I’m Not Afraid, Eminem

We couldn’t complete our list without listing at least 1 seriously positive song about life in recovery, since after all achieving sobriety is one of the most positively life altering accomplishments one can attain. Also, we couldn’t end without announcing one of our favorite artists in recovery, Eminem. There are quite literally dozens of songs we could have chosen from any of his 8 albums, including his 2010 album titled “Recovery”. But we chose this song because of its positive message about the strength and support of the recovery community as well as a message of relief from the obsession of addiction that is achieved through a program of recovery.

Music is an extremely therapeutic tool for early recovery. In fact, some well-known artists have joined forces to build the movement “Rockers In Recovery”, a group of sober musicians who work together to spread the word of recovery through their music, hosting concerts throughout the country. To learn more about the organization or to catch one of their upcoming concerts, visit them at http://www.rockersinrecovery.org/.

For more information about The Hope Center for Recovery, and to learn about the unique therapy we offer including music therapy, call one of our team members 1.866.233.1869.



The Rehab Epicenter: 6 Reasons to Choose a Treatment Facility in South Florida

There are plenty of good reasons why there is a predominance of treatment centers for drug and alcohol addiction in South Florida. Of course, the weather makes the southernmost state an ideal destination to seek recovery. Perhaps in the beginning that may have been the case, but our top reason will show you why getting sober, and living sober, go hand in hand in the sunshine state.

1. The predominance of treatment facilities, which offer detox, inpatient and outpatient services in Florida far surpasses that of any other state. In Palm Beach County alone, the number of treatment facilities has risen 51% since 2007 (totaling apprx. 120). Having access to different facilities allows a client to transition to different levels of care, especially if their detox center does not offer an inpatient program, for example. In addition, insurance can be tricky depending on your coverage. Clients who are required to switch facilities due to insurance purposes have the opportunity to do so within a manageable geographic area.

2. There is a large availability of transitional housing. Most clients are advised to transition into a halfway home after completing treatment in order to maintain their accountability within a group of their peers, who also urge them to continue visiting 12-step meetings and pursue a road to recovery. It can seem impossible to return home to old behaviors so having the accessibility and comforts of home within a transitional living situation can mean the difference between recovery and relapse.

3. The weather! Weather can impact a person’s mood and willingness to embrace more activities in early sobriety, vital in allowing them to form new interests and passions to overcome the urge to use. Many addicts find that they’ve lost the drive to do the things they once enjoyed as a result of the powerful obsession of addiction. In early recovery, having the ability to enjoy recreational activities all year round in a pleasant setting is a key benefit when looking for the right rehabilitation facility.

4. Availability of work. It is estimated that about 30% of all patients who enter into a rehab in South Florida end up staying permanently. One of the reasons why is the availability of work in the state, which ranges from professional career opportunities to seasonal and service work, ideal for candidates who need to slowly transition back into normal life.

5. Legal case management. Most facilities offer a specialized team who is able to manage a clients’ legal matters while they are in treatment. Many addicts and alcoholics have acquired substantial legal ramifications because of their use. The anxiety associated with handling overwhelming paperwork, appointments and finances due to a judgement or felony keeps many addicts away from addressing their legal matters altogether. The team of case managers ensures each client is set up to complete their requirements as outlined by their judgement so they can focus on recovery.

6. Availability of 12-step meetings and sober networking. Since Florida is home to so many rehabilitation centers, transitional housing and ultimately sober residents, it makes sense that there is a profound number of meetings available at all times of the day. In Palm Beach County alone, there are over 500 meetings happening every week hosting over 5,000 attendees. The New York Times dubbed Delray Beach, a surf town located in Palm Beach County, “The Country’s largest and most vibrant recovery community”. Other areas of the nation have a sparse population of meetings, making it difficult to maintain sobriety there. In Florida, the recovery community is so large there is a dedicated radio station as well as a number of festivals, expos, art exhibits and coffee shops that focus on people in recovery.

The Hope Center for Rehabilitation is located in Boynton Beach Florida, neighboring nearby Delray Beach. For more information about the services we offer, call one of our team members at 1.866.233.1869.



If you have a child who has fallen ill at the hands of a devastating addiction to drugs or alcohol, it may seem as if you have lost all contact with the sweet and loving little boy or girl you raised from infancy. Drug addiction is an especially cruel disease in the sense that it slowly ravages the ones afflicted, the ones you love, steadily exchanging an individual full of enthusiasm for life and compassion for those around them with an empty and depressed shell of a being, almost unrecognizable in demeanor (and possibly appearance). If your son or daughter is suffering from substance dependency, it is likely that you have dedicated more time than you could truly afford desperately trying to ‘get him or her back’. Perhaps you put your child in therapy with a professional counselor or psychiatrist, practiced setting boundaries only to once again tear them down, shown tough love until you had nothing left but disheartened and helpless acceptance.

Loving An Addicted Child

Sometimes you may feel as if you have no more love to give. This is an understandable and normal way to feel. It is important to remember at times like these that chemical dependency will completely bury the version of an individual you love dearly – but this does not mean that version is gone forever. It simply means that this individual may very well need to be rediscovered, years of addiction chipped away at during intense therapy and other methods of comprehensive addiction treatment. It is, of courser, hard to show love to this person in the meantime, while he or she is deep in the throws of chemical dependency. How do you love your addicted child? One of the best ways to show love is by ceasing to enable. No matter how difficult it may be, avoiding giving your child what he or she asks for if it will prolong the addiction and not assist in eventual recovery. Do not support your child financially if you know the money will be going towards drugs and alcohol. If your child is using in your home and causing stress to the rest of the family, tell them they are no longer welcome unless they cease using. It is difficult to set and maintain boundaries, but enabling will only persist the disease.

What Can I, As A Parent, Do To Help?

As a parent of an addicted child, there are several ways to help without enabling or protracting the course of the addiction. Many parents have found an intervention helpful as a way to encourage help and to set boundaries with the support of a professional. If your child is struggling with addiction, please contact The Hope Center for Rehabilitation and allow us the opportunity to help you bring you your son or your daughter back.



We go to rehab because we are tired of the consequences that using chemical substances present in our daily lives – the physical agony, the mental and spiritual deterioration, the loss of loved ones, loss of passion, eventual loss of life. We go to rehab because we want to be cured of our addictions. Right?

You Will Never Be “Cured” Of Your Addiction

As a matter of fact, there is no “cure” for addiction. While one can get ahold of their addictive qualities, putting them into remission and living a fulfilled, substance-free life, there is no way to ensure that the symptoms of addiction will not again surface if one’s program of recovery begins to be neglected. Fortunately, it is entirely possible for one to maintain contented abstinence indefinitely, as long as he or she continues to practice the program of recovery that allowed prolonged sobriety in the first place. So rather than asking when you will be cured of your addiction, you may wonder when you will cease to obsess about your substances of choice, when your life will start to fall back into place, when your family will speak to you again. You may wonder when the consequences of your addiction will actually begin to repair themselves, how much work you need to put in to finally, finally be as carefree and happy as you once were.

All Good Things Come in Time – And Not Without Significant Effort

There is no question that years of active addiction have left most of our personal motivation muscles atrophied. Only the intense desperation and willingness that sparked us to seek treatment in the first place will provide us with the impetus necessary to continue down the road of recovery. Well, intense desperation and willingness coupled with a fair amount of hard work. Most rehab facilities across the nation implement an introduction to a 12-step method of recovery, taking clients to outside meetings and teaching them of the benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar programs. Once rehab is complete and the acclimation back to real life begins, the truly hard work simultaneously initiates. It is strongly recommended that you get a sponsor and begin working the steps as quickly as possible. If you put in the work and remain honest and maintain integrity and humility, there is a good chance that you will stay sober and successfully keep your disease in remission for years to come.



Addiction, like most other chronic diseases, simply does not seem fair. Why must some individuals undergo years of pain and agony at the hands of alcoholism while others can successfully drink a glass of wine with dinner? Why do some individuals develop life-threatening addictions to cocaine while others seem to experiment safely with the drug in college, ultimately leaving partying behind in exchange for a family and a career? There are several factors that affect which men and women are afflicted with the disease of addiction, some unavoidable and some based on influences that might have been circumvented. Of course, regardless of how you have ended up addicted, what is more important than uncovering reason is getting immediate professional help.

Why Do Some People Wind Up Addicted? Unavoidable Factors

The most prevalent unavoidable contributing factor of addiction is genetic predisposition. It has been proven in numerous studies that there is a direct genetic link between addicted parents and addicted children, thus those that come from families in which addiction and alcoholism are extremely prevalent are far more likely to develop substance dependencies themselves. In fact, scientists estimate that between 40% and 60% of an individuals risk of developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol is based solely on genetics. Interestingly enough, genetic predisposition may not manifest itself in the same addictive behaviors as experienced by parents. While a parental figure may be alcoholic or drug addicted, their offspring may experience sex addiction or an addiction to gambling or spending. All addictive behaviors stem from the same general neurological inconsistency, thus addictive genetics may establish themselves in a variety of ways.

Additionally, dual diagnosis disorders are often an unavoidable factor of addiction. Those that suffer from co-occurring psychological disorders tend to begin using chemical substances in order to ‘self-medicate’ – alleviate symptoms of their undiagnosed or untreated disorders through any means necessary. Most individuals who attend addiction treatment for any extended period of time will be diagnosed with some variation of dual diagnosis disorder, ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar and schizophrenia.

Avoidable Factors of Eventual Substance Dependency

Many contributing factors of addiction have to do with influences that could have been avoided, such as environment and upbringing. If an individual grows up in a somewhat impoverished area that is densely populated with men and women who commit crime and engage in adolescent drug abuse, the likelihood of experimentation at a young age inevitably increases. If a child is brought up in a house in which drinking is normalized and even encouraged, he or she is more likely to begin drinking at a young age. While many of these factors are arguably unavoidable, if an at-risk child is removed from a precarious household or community he or she is more liable to grow up without formulating a dependence on chemical substance.

Again, while addiction may seem unfair and it may who is afflicted and who is not may seem somewhat random, the important thing is to get help when a serious addiction is identified. If you cannot control your drinking or drug use and believe professional treatment may be a necessity, please feel free to give our trained representatives a call at your early convenience.



As addicts and alcoholics, many of us are completely misunderstood by those closest to us. It is relatively impossible to convince someone that you love him or her dearly while stealing from them, lying to them, and promising to stop but never truly stopping. It seems, from the eyes of our close family and friends, that we are blatantly disregarding their wishes and almost making an active effort to hurt them. Of course, we as the afflicted know this is far from the truth – we know that if it was easy to stop, we would. We know that we have lost control over how much and how often we use, and even if our promises to stop using are sincere they are quickly overpowered by unmanageable cravings and physical discomforts. We know that we do not want to steal from our mother’s purse, or our father’s wallet, or take our grandparents’ pain pills – but we seem to have no say in the actions our bodies take when drugs and alcohol are concerned. Because of the confusion our intentions and actions cause our loved ones, it is easy to misinterpret their despair and bewilderment as hatred. Many of us will think to ourselves, “Well, my family hates me now and that is never going to change, so what’s the point of getting clean?”

The Distinction Between Hatred and Helplessness

It is important to understand the distinction between hatred and helplessness. There comes a certain point in active addiction when the family and close friends of an addict must remove themselves from the situation in order to preserve their own sanity. There are only so many steps our loved ones can take in attempt to help us until they throw up their hands in exasperation and begin to rapidly lose hope. In some cases, family members will seek counseling themselves, for the addiction that one is battling has the power to negatively affect many. Counselors may instruct family members to set up and maintain firm boundaries for the betterment of everyone involved. This may mean a complete lack of communication, absolutely no financial support, and an overall distancing until the afflicted agrees to receive professional treatment. If your family separates themselves from you, it is not because they hate you. Even if a loved one says that they hate you, it is not you they are really addressing – it is your disease. If your family distances themselves, it is because they love you and they have come to terms with the fact that they are helpless against getting you the treatment you need. It is a decision you will need to make on your own.

Regaining Back Your Family in Time

In recovery, miracles tend to happen for many on a daily basis. I have seen men estranged from their children for years due to their severe alcoholism or drug abuse be reunited after maintaining sobriety for an extended amount of time. I have seen young men and women who have not spoken to their parents or siblings in years be invited home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. No matter how much your family has been forced to distance themselves, familial love never dies. It will always be there, ready and waiting for the time you decide to take matters into your own hands and seek the help you need and deserve.



It seems as if the term “codependent” is thrown around quite loosely within the majority of recovery communities. The term has almost gained a somewhat slang definition, referring to someone who spends too much time with someone else or who does a favor for a friend. Very few truly understand the gravity of codependency, an unfortunate and potentially devastating mental state that has a 12-step fellowship all of its own based on the destructive role it has played in the lives of many. What is codependency really, and how do you know if you are personally afflicted?

Codependency Defined

Codependency is defined as “excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction”. Under most cases of codependency is a core dependence on other people for approval and identity. The entire notion of codependency stems from the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, when the realization occurred that prolonged active addiction was not solely contributed to the addict him or herself, but also to his or her family members and loved ones. Al-Anon, founded 16 years after Alcoholics Anonymous in 1951, first popularized the concept of codependency in relation to the families of those suffering from substance dependency. The notion was even further popularized in 1986 with Melody Beattie’s novel, “Codependent No More”, which sold 8 million copies. Nowadays, codependency does not just refer to those involved with someone suffering from addiction – though the term is the most prevalent throughout recovery communities.

Codependency is currently referred to as ‘the disease of lost self’. It is characterized by caring feelings and behaviors that are excessive to an unhealthy degree, and a lack of conscious choice in motivation. Codependent relationships can be easily determined by blatant intimacy problems, control, denial, dysfunctional communication, dependency, inability to set boundaries, and a reactivity that tends to be higher than normal. Listed below are several typical symptoms of a codependent individual or relationship.

Symptoms Of A Codependent Individual or Relationship

  • Inability to tolerate being alone
  • Panicked efforts to avoid being alone
  • Unavoidable feelings of emptiness and intense boredom
  • Unstable interpersonal relationships
  • Intensity is all or most relationships
  • Neglecting one’s own needs in order to take care of the needs of others
  • Low sense of self-worth
  • An overwhelming desire for attention and acceptance

If you truly are suffering from codependent tendencies, you will likely notice a significant decrease in the quality of your own life. You will constantly feel uneasy, and only attain a feeling of peace when you are receiving praise and affection from the individual you are in a codependent relationship with. Still, you may never be quite satisfied. If you believe you are in a codependent relationship and need help in order to get out of it, we are here to assist you in any way necessary.



Flakka, the new synthetic drug that some call “$5 insanity”, has recently infiltrated Florida state lines, leaving disturbing and unsettling crime scenes in its wake. The drug has been recently classified as part of a growing global epidemic titled “new psychoactive substances” by health specialists and law enforcement agents. Synthetic drugs in this category are typically designed in laboratories in China, Mexico, or the United States. The active ingredient found in Flakka is “alpha-PVP” or alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone – the same active ingredient found in Florida-famous bath salts. While this specific chemical has been illegal in the United States since 2014, products manufactured with this chemical can still be easily purchased online from China. While synthetic psychedelic products are still offered online by several Mexican and American manufacturers, Chinese distributors completely dominate the market in the present day. Mexican drug cartels rely heavily on Chinese ingredient suppliers, and US drug officials claim that the loose regulations in China’s chemical industry are largely responsible for the continuation of the methamphetamine problem within the US.

How Does One Even Have Sex With a Tree?

Over the course of the past year, US police have arrested a fair amount of American citizens who had purchased bulk quantities of alpha-PVP from Chinese manufacturers, though the majority of reported incidents of Flakka use seem to stem from the country’s weirdest state – Florida. In recent news, a 41-year-old Florida man believed to be high on Flakka attacked a police officer, claimed he was God, and had sex with a tree before he was taken into custody. Another Flakka-loving man in Palm Beach County was arrested after climbing atop a roof naked and waving a gun around. Stories like these are pooping up throughout Southern Florida, and while they are no doubt alarming, they seem to merely be small side effects of a far greater issue. Each new drug that makes the headlines – bath salts, Flakka, and the like – are simply slight variations of the same treacherous chemical combination. Molecular make-up is shifted slightly to evade continuously evolving bans and regulations. Flakka’s key ingredient is one of the most recent to make the Schedule 1-labeled substances list in the parlance of the US D.E.A. which describes drugs in this category as, “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse…the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence1.” Unfortunately, manufacturers are constantly changing the genetic make-up of their synthetic products, repeatedly altering molecular build just enough to skirt lawmakers. So what can we, the general public, do to help alleviate this rapidly growing problem?

What Cautions We Should Take Against Flakka and Other Synthetic Drugs

Because the problem has grown so immensely and no end to the rapidly escalating issue is in sight, the most vital precaution we as the general public can take is getting the word out regarding exactly how lethal such substances are. Many ingredients never meant for human consumption are haplessly thrown in the mix, resulting in chemical compounds that are extremely deleterious to the human body and brain. Because synthetically manufactured substances such as bath salts and Flakka continuously evade laws regarding Schedule 1-labeled substances, they are exceedingly easy to obtain – thus widespread knowledge is truly the best defense against continued use… and gratuitous sex with trees.

 

  1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2015/04/15/the-backstory-you-really-need-to-know-about-flakka-and-other-synthetic-drugs/


The question of personal responsibility in regards to addiction has long-since lead to a great deal of controversy. The controversy stems from the fact that while parts of the disease of addiction have to do with genetic predisposition and similar things beyond our control, other parts of the disease have to do with lifestyle choices, things we can control. Substance dependency is not a disease unique to this question of personal responsibility. Cancer patients who chain-smoke cigarettes and hypertension patients who remain obese and lack motivation to exercise face similar controversy. When a combination of controllable and uncontrollable factors comprises a specific disease, the question of responsibility comes into play.

Who Caused the Disease of Addiction? Who Should Work to Fix It?

There are four main possibilities in regards to pinpointing responsibility for personal problems, and these can be applied to the disease of addiction in determining personal liability.

  • The Moral Model

In the moral model, the individual feels a sense of obligation in both causing the problem at hand and in resolving it. There is usually a healthy approach to this model, such as an individual recognizing that they started drinking and thus they are capable of stopping. However, this model can be employed in extreme measures, with an individual believing they are always at fault and they must solve every issue without outside assistance.

  • The Medical Model

In the medical model, the individual recognizes that he or she has no fault in the affliction, and that he or she has no idea how to solve the problem at hand – thus must rely on professional, medical assistance. The extreme version of this model is becoming completely helpless and dependent upon others, while the healthy approach has to do with following advice of professionals with more experience and knowledge.

  • The Enlightenment Model

In this model, the individual does believe that he or she is responsible for creating the issue at hand, but he or she is not responsible for treating the issue on his or her own. The individual will see the immediate role he or she played in the development of the addiction, but will look to authoritative figures for advice and suggestions on how to treat the problem successfully. In an unhealthy extreme of this specific model, the individual may develop a crippling degree of self-loathing thus blindly follow authoritative figures.

  • The Compensatory Model

In this model, the individual does not believe that he or she is responsible for creating the problem, but believes that he or she is completely responsible for resolving it. The danger with this model comes when an individual refuses to accept help based on an overwhelming sense of responsibility.

The issue of personal responsibility varies greatly from individual to individual. Some addicts and alcoholics may view themselves as the victims of circumstance, while some may see themselves as solely responsible for all of their own difficulties and unfavorable situations. Internal versus external locus of control comes into play. It is important to understand that personal responsibility does vary based on one’s specific underlying issues and perspective, and that what is more important than placing blame is identifying a solid and lasting resolution.



Internet addiction disorder, also known as problematic Internet use (PIU) and compulsive Internet use (CIU), is becoming an increasingly significant problem throughout the United States. Many individuals have a difficult time drawing clear parallels between compulsive behavior and addiction, seeing as addiction has so long referred to substance dependency – the act of introducing something new to your bloodstream repeatedly, resulting in eventual physical deterioration. Both substance abuse and behavioral addictions, however, are categorized by an inability to control how frequently or to what degree a specific action is engaged in – regardless of steadily accumulating negative consequences. Both behavioral and substance addictions are coupled with intense cravings and urges, and an overwhelming lack of ability to cease engaging in behavior or to successfully ward off such cravings and urges.

Is Compulsive Internet Use a Behavioral Addiction?

Many psychologists and addiction specialists currently agree that compulsive Internet use absolutely qualifies as a serious and potentially extremely troublesome addiction. Those who suffer from problematic internet use lack motivation to engage in important and previously enjoyed elements of everyday life, opting instead to spend ample time in front of the computer or glued to a smart phone, neglecting socialization and previous obligation. However, there is something slightly more complicated about diagnosing Internet addiction – it is sometimes difficult to pin down one particular negative effect, something quantifiable and blatant. Those suffering from gambling addiction continue to gamble regardless of debt accrued, those addicted to shopping spend and spend frivolously, and such an addiction may be apparent based on credit card expenditure and a trip to one’s personal closet. However, Internet addiction does frequently result in the following symptoms to some degree:

  • Social isolation
  • Trouble at work or school
  • Inability to stop use or cut back

Is There Treatment For Internet Addiction?

When diagnosing one with a compulsive behavioral disorder, especially in regards to the Internet, it is important to differentiate symptoms so as to properly identify and treat. If one spends all of his or her time gambling online, he or she may instead be afflicted with a gambling addiction. The same goes for shopping, or using the Internet as a method to meet strangers with whom risqué sexual activity will be later conducted. Treatment for Internet addiction is difficult, because the World Wide Web is almost impossible to avoid altogether. If you or someone you love is suffering from Internet addiction, there is help available. Many addiction treatment centers across the nation deal with behavioral disorders in conjunction with substance abuse. Contact one of our trained representatives today for a comprehensive list of potential treatment options.


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