Substance Abuse

Detox Services at Aspire (Central Florida)

The recent, tragic story of  overdoses in north Florida reminds us that communities across our nation, including Central Florida, continue to struggle with drugs and alcohol. While the stigma associated with substance abuse often includes negative stereotypes, it is important to remember that these are our neighbors, our friends, and our family members who have found themselves […]

Affordable Mental Health Programs & Services in Central Florida

Thankfully, advocacy and awareness of the importance of mental health is being increasingly talked about. Certainly, you will hear me encourage everyone to take a look at their mental well-being in my weekly messages. But the reality is, many people do not explore support and care for their mental health needs because of the cost. […]

What Does “Rehab” Mean?

Can we have a conversation about “rehab“? Many associate the term with residential substance abuse treatment, and others may think of “rehab” in terms of physical therapy. Rehabilitation, however, is simply about recovery and getting better. Oxford defines rehabilitation as “the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy.” At […]

How to Break The Cycle of Negative Behaviors and Thoughts

Groundhog Day has been a playful American holiday since 1887. Every February 2, we wait for our nation’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, to tell us if spring is near, even if six more weeks of winter isn’t too alarming for those of us who live in Florida. This year, I’m also thinking about the 1993 […]

Making Mental Health a Part of Your New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are a fun tradition and a great way to signify our desire to take a step towards positive change. As someone that has worked in the behavioral health industry for many years, I have found that “positive” mental health can be a powerful starting point for all positive goals that we set […]