woman learns about how mental health can help and hurt addiction

How Mental Health Can Help and Hurt Recovery

At Compass Detox in South Florida, we want patients in our substance abuse detox programs to understand the close relationship between depression, recovery, and mental health. When you feel positive and strong, you can resist cravings and stick to your plan for a drug-free life. However, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can leave…

man thinks about the stigmas surrounding addiction

How You Can Reshape the Perception of Addiction

It’s essential to reshape the perception of addiction. In the past, those with substance abuse disorders had to live with the stigmas associated with addiction. We understand that addiction is a disease, and proper treatment can result in higher recovery rates. At Compass Detox in South Florida, our patients receive care, attention, and medical assistance…

The Battle for Sober

There is nothing easy about addiction. You struggle as you fall into its grip, it tears apart your life once you’re there, it will be one of the biggest fights of your life as you climb out of it, and staying sober? That is a daily battle.

You can battle it and overcome it, of that there is no doubt. At Compass we’ve seen the depths of addiction and how hard it is to come out of it. Those depths can be crazy and dark, but there is one part of addiction that stands out above the rest as truly “hard”. Time and time again, when asked what the hardest part of addiction and recovery is, addicts continue to point toward one event: admitting that you have a problem in the first place.

Forming Better Habits For Better Mental Health

As we have learned, many times when an individual becomes addicted or dependent on a substance, it may stem from emotional or mental stress. Traumatic events, as well as depression and anxiety, can lead a person to look for extreme or harmful ways to quiet their mind and find calmness. Mental health is incredibly vital when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction recovery. An individual’s emotional state must be nurtured and healed in order to have a successful and effective recovery.

As you complete your addiction treatment, there are steps that you can take in order to maintain a positive emotional state and lead a healthy lifestyle free of addiction. Forming good habits not only provides you with physically healthy activities, but it can greatly improve your mental health.