January 3, 2024

The Importance of Having a Relapse Prevention Plan

Overcoming alcohol or substance abuse is a challenging journey, one that requires not only immense personal strength and support, but also a well-structured relapse prevention plan. Addiction, whether to alcohol or substances, is often a lifelong struggle. However, the road to recovery can be significantly smoothed with the aid of […]
December 6, 2023

Understanding Wet Brain: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Wet brain, known more formally as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS), is a brain disorder caused by a deficiency in vitamin B1 (thiamine). This deficiency is often due to excessive alcohol use, creating a strong tie between alcohol addiction and WKS.  Below, we’re taking a deep dive into the basic facts around […]
November 13, 2023

When Does a Habit Become an Addiction?

Most people are aware of the dangers that can stem from drinking alcohol and using drugs. While not everyone who drinks or uses drugs becomes an addict, there is a recognition that substance use disorder — a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful […]
October 5, 2023

Antidepressants Not Working? Here’s What To Do Next

Are you concerned about your antidepressants not working? It can take a lot of trial and error to find the right medication for treating depressive symptoms. And even once you find it, there’s always a chance that your medication might not always work quite how you need it to.  The […]
September 6, 2023

Common Symptoms of Seasonal Depression to Look Out For

Are you experiencing signs and symptoms of seasonal depression? Seasonal depression, also referred to as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that impacts about 5% of the population. Unlike other depressive disorders, seasonal depression is cyclical, meaning it appears and disappears at distinct times of year. […]
August 1, 2023

Alcohol Poisoning Signs: What You Need to Know

Understanding the realm of alcohol poisoning—its stark severity, the warning signs of alcohol overdose, and the critical path to recovery—is a significant step in safeguarding lives and preventing potential alcohol-related injuries, accidents, and fatalities. In a world where alcohol consumption is common, differentiating between moderate and excessive intake becomes imperative. […]
June 15, 2023

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

When trying to assess the time it takes to detox from alcohol, the answer is different for every individual and can depend on several factors. Notably, the duration, frequency and heaviness of a person’s drinking prior to deciding to quit plays a large role in the detox process, as does […]
January 10, 2023

What to Bring to Rehab at South Beach Detox

When headed to South Beach Detox, it’s important to be prepared by packing everything you’ll need. As with other drug detox programs, we have specific guidelines about what’s allowed at our facility. Be sure to pack at least a week or so of clothing that can be washed onsite at […]
April 15, 2022

Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety You Might Not Be Aware Of

The more you know about the symptoms of depression and anxiety, the better equipped you’ll be to identify them if and when they occur. But, not all of the symptoms are obvious ones, and you might be surprised by some of the less traditional signs that something is going on. […]
February 11, 2019

Is Alcohol a Depressant: How Liquor Affects Our Body

Is alcohol a depressant, and what effect does it have on our body? One question that addiction and substance abuse specialists hear regularly is: is alcohol a depressant? For a lot of people, alcohol can be a pick-me-up, a way to relax, or even a form of celebration. Those same […]