dangers of meth withdrawal

Dangers of Meth Withdrawal

Meth has severe withdrawal symptoms for those who use it long-term. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we have a meth detox center to safely help you make it through the difficult stages of withdrawal. We don’t recommend quitting on your own, as the severity of symptoms can become life-threatening. Instead, enroll in a proven…

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…

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…

mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy

Learning Mindfulness in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

When you receive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, a variety of approaches can improve your chances of maintaining recovery and drug-free living. At Compass Detox in South Florida, we offer traditional talk therapies, nutrition, and fitness programs, and combined approaches that mix psychoanalysis with other proven treatment methods, such as acceptance and commitment therapy…