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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…

negative emotions during drug and alcohol detox

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…

community reinforcement approach for addiction treatment

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…

reinforcing sober behavior with contingency management

Reinforcing Sober Behaviors with Contingency Management

Many different approaches are used to treat those recovering from alcohol use disorders. In contingency management therapy, you receive a reward for refraining from drinking. It’s based on how your brain processes rewards. By reinforcing sober behavior with contingency management (CM), our experienced therapists at Compass Detox in South Florida begin the process of rewiring…