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…

community reinforcement approach for addiction treatment

The Community Reinforcement Approach for Addiction Treatment

The community reinforcement approach (CRA) is a treatment methodology for substance use disorders adapted for clients who are reluctant to pursue treatment. It has shown promise for several types of clients, including adolescents. By recruiting family members, CRA applies persuasive techniques to convince the person needing help to get it. At Compass Detox in South…

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…