substance abuse and first responders

Substance Abuse and First Responders

It takes strength and integrity to wake up every day and commit your life to helping others. Firemen, police, and emergency medical technicians are the first to arrive when tragedy strikes. If you don’t have the right coping skills, you may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Various studies link alcohol use and PTSD with the…

negative emotions during drug and alcohol detox

Common Negative Emotions During Drug and Alcohol Detox

It’s common to experience negative emotions during drug and alcohol detox. A comprehensive residential detox program provides a variety of therapies designed to support detox and help you get through the first days of recovery. At Compass Detox in South Florida, dialectical behavior therapy is one of the treatment methods we use to help you…

mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy

Learning Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

When you receive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, a variety of approaches can improve your chances of maintaining recovery and drug-free living. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we offer traditional talk therapies, nutrition, and fitness programs, and combined approaches that mix psychoanalysis with other proven treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy…

couple struggles with addiction Codependency

5 Signs of Codependency

Relationships, whether personal or professional, can be complicated. Sometimes, these complications can develop into an unhealthy dynamic for all involved. One of the most common unhealthy habits that develop in a relationship is codependency. When someone in a relationship struggles with substance use disorder (addiction), codependency can further complicate treating the disease. Addiction codependency happens…