women showing signs of opiate abuse

Common Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate abuse is a serious problem in the United States and across the world. Newspapers, television, and other media outlets have been reporting on the opioid crisis for years. Even though most people understand that drugs like heroin are dangerous and addictive, abuse of prescription opiates is also dangerous and more common than you might…

substance abuse and first responders

Substance Abuse and First Responders

It takes strength and integrity to wake up every day and commit your life to helping others. Firemen, police, and emergency medical technicians are the first to arrive when tragedy strikes. If you don’t have the right coping skills, you may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Various studies link alcohol use and PTSD with the…

Vivitrol treatment for alcohol addiction

Can Vivitrol Treatment Help You Quit Alcohol?

Medication management can help control cravings while you go through the crucial process of detox and recovery. By reducing cravings or the impact of withdrawal symptoms, medication can increase your chances of remaining in recovery. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we have a Vivitrol treatment program designed to ease the discomfort of recovery from…