Addiction

Working While in Heroin Recovery

Working While in Heroin Recovery

While treatment is key for recovery, there are many approaches to successful drug and alcohol treatment. At Awakenings for Women, we offer a variety of solutions for women’s sober living in South Florida. Our facility specializes in halfway housing assistance with Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) designed for patient success. Because IOP programs typically meet for set times each day, our…

Emotional Spring Cleaning | A Guide for Women

Emotional Spring Cleaning | A Guide for Women

Negativity can spurn from many aspects in life, including genetics. In fact, genetic studies show a relationship between genes and negativity, with certain individuals facing higher rates of negative thought or patterns [1]. Environment and perception play into the perpetuation of negative emotions, but you can fight back against negativity. At Awakenings for Women, we support women through their recovery.…

Feeling like a Fool in Recovery, How to Cope with Shame or Guilt During Recovery

Feeling like a Fool in Recovery, How to Cope with Shame or Guilt During Recovery

Everyone feels guilty from time to time, but when guilt and shame become overwhelming, it can be challenging to pursue a healthy future. Shame is correlated with social anxiety and depressive symptoms [1], and these challenges can make sobriety seem impossible. At Awakenings for Women, we know that guilt, shame, and anxiety are emotions that can derail sober living in…

Suboxone and Pregnancy – Important Safety Information

Suboxone and Pregnancy – Important Safety Information

The following important safety information explains the concerns and risks for Suboxone (buprenorphine) treatment of patients who are currently or wish to become pregnant. Suboxone and pregnancy has a considerable number of risks. Women who are taking or planning to detox from Suboxone during pregnancy should contact a medical professional as soon as possible. Reach out to the detox professionals…

Sober Spring Break in South Florida

Spring break is traditionally known as a booze-filled holiday, when college students from all over the country head to places like Panama City Beach or Fort Lauderdale for a week of care-free partying. Tired of all the negative consequences of too much partying, many businesses in Panama City Beach are participating in “Sober Spring Break”, which offers discounts on fun…

Red Flags of Addictive Personalities

Awakenings for Women, a halfway house in Boca Raton, Florida, understands that addiction is a disease and many addicts suffer from an addictive personality before they even get addicted to a substance. Having an addictive personality means possessing a set of traits that make an individual more likely to develop addictions. These people are predisposed to become addicted to various…

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