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How to Break the Cycle of Obsessive Thoughts

If a person endures obsessive overthinking, this does not necessarily mean they have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When a person’s repetitive thoughts disrupt everyday activities and decline proper functioning, they have OCD. Types of thoughts that are discouraging urges or may seem disturbing cause anxiety and possibly other mental health conditions.   Typically, people will turn…

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome florida

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

Many people may think that once the detoxing process is over, the symptoms of withdrawal are over. In some cases that might be true, but researchers are beginning to study a syndrome called post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a collection of symptoms that persists for weeks or even months after the acute…

Common Negative Emotions During Drug and Alcohol Detox florida

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…

The Community Reinforcement Approach for Addiction Treatment florida

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…