Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 2011 Newsletter

The Gift of Mindfulness Patricia Shutt, Psy.D., Clinical Director The holiday season brings many expectations of self and others, even for those who deny it. We are inundated with memories, messages, and mail! I vow every year to make this one more simple, meaningful, and healthy. Then we have the New Year that is another great expectation, from New Year’s Eve ... Read More »

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Pain Pill Addiction in West Palm Beach, FL

Known as one of the top five drugs abused by teenagers, pain pill addiction in West Palm Beach, FL in teenagers is of great concern due to the ease of accessibility.  Studies show an estimated 20% of teens have used prescription drugs at one point to get high.  However, pain pill addiction in West Palm Beach, FL also concerns adults. ... Read More »

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Spice Addition in Delray Beach, FL

Synthetic cannabis, also referred to as Spice and K2, is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that mimics the effects of cannabis, also known as marijuana, when consumed.  First gaining popularity in the early 2000s, a study as recent as 2008 shows that the reason for this effect is due to Spice containing the synthetic, cannabinoids which act on the ... Read More »

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Food Addiction in South Florida

  Food addiction in South Florida, as well as the rest of the world is a growing problem.  Characterized by an obsessive compulsive relationship to food, it is also sometimes referred to as compulsive overeating.  Compulsive overeating tends to lead to weight gain and in some cases, obesity, but not everyone who is obese is necessarily struggling with food addiction.  ... Read More »

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Kratom Leaf Addiction in Delray Beach, FL

Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a medicinal leaf harvested from large trees located in Southeast Asia.  Traditionally used for medicinal purposes, it was first formally documented by a Dutch colonial botanist by the name of Pieter Korthals.  Kratom leaf addiction in Delray Beach, FL, although perhaps not as well known as other addictions, is growing and should not ... Read More »

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Delray Center believed in me.

Upon arriving at the Delray Center, my expectation was quite low. In fact, verging on hopelessness… I’ve been to “the best”. Now, after 2 ½ years, not only have hope, but I have achieved a self-awareness that I never knew was attainable. Words cannot describe the gift of my life that Dr. Rodriguez & Dr. Shutt and DBT have bestowed ... Read More »

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Buprenorphine Addiction in Delray Beach, Florida

Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the use of treatment for opioid addiction.  As is the case with most other opioids however, the risk for dependency does exist and buprenorphine addiction in Delray Beach, FL, as well as the rest of the United States, is on the rise. ... Read More »

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Subutex Addiction in South Florida

Subutex, also known as buprenorphine, is a long acting opiate generally used to treat dependence to other narcotics, mainly opioids.  It is most commonly sold as a disolvable pill and its main purpose is to prevent withdrawal symptoms in individuals by stimulating the opiate receptors located in the brain.  Due to the subutex having a greater attraction to the opiate ... Read More »

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Are You Looking for Outpatient Treatment for Addiction?

If you’re struggling with any type of addiction, be it drug or alcohol, and have decided to get treatment, are you looking for outpatient treatment for addiction?  If so, the Delray Center for Healing, conveniently located in South Florida, could be the perfect fit! Outpatient treatment is characterized as a more loosely structured approach to drug and alcohol treatment.  It ... Read More »

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Delray Center for Healing has literally saved my life.

I expected this to be a “traditional drug rehab” and I could tell from the moment I walked in that Delray Center for Healing was different. (Traditional treatment failed me in the past, despite my compliance with it) Delray Center for Healing has literally saved my life. I was suffering from bipolar illness, PTSD and substance dependence. Delray Center for ... Read More »

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