functioning depression

Living with Functioning Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders throughout the world. Since the inception of COVID-19, reported rates of depression have spiked dramatically. More than just temporary feelings of sadness that everyone experiences from time to time, clinical depression significantly impacts a person’s ability to function in daily life. Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)…

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Trauma and Addiction

There is an indelible link between emotional trauma and addiction to drugs or alcohol. Scarring experiences, even those that have been relegated to an individual’s subconscious memory, continue to influence their daily behaviors and choices for months, years, or even decades after the dust has settled. To achieve lasting sobriety, clients must be offered guidance…

chronic relapse

Getting Help for Chronic Relapse

Cycles of chronic relapse can be extremely challenging for clients seeking freedom from substance abuse. These individuals may feel guilty, ashamed, or even hopeless if they cannot maintain perfect, flawless abstinence. However, if these relapses are considered part of the greater healing process, they offer clients powerful opportunities to reconsider their choices. At Gulf Breeze…

managing holiday stress

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Managing holiday stress can be challenging during a typical holiday season, doubly so during your first year in recovery. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, our comprehensive approach includes an anxiety treatment program, allowing you to return to your regular life armed with more healthful (and effective) coping mechanisms than alcohol or drugs. Call our team today…

self-medicating anxiety with alcohol

Risks of Self-medicating Anxiety With Alcohol

Many individuals in recovery have long personal histories of self-medicating anxiety with alcohol. Because of this relationship, it is imperative that alcohol addiction treatment programs include a comprehensive plan to diagnose any co-occurring disorders and include plans for ongoing mental health support. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we believe that healing must begin within the individual…

benzo overdose

Recognizing a Benzo Overdose

Effective benzo addiction treatment not only requires a medical detox; it also needs to provide the client with a comprehensive approach to aftercare, which includes attention to the underlying causes of substance abuse. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we are committed to your successful long-term sobriety and preventing future benzo overdose by addressing your physical, emotional,…

staying sober

Staying Sober Over Thanksgiving

Successful alcohol addiction treatment requires a plan that will allow you to return to a normal, happy life, including enjoying holidays and other meaningful celebrations. However, those suffering from substance abuse disorders have often come to associate holidays with drugs or alcohol. Rather than deprive yourself of holiday festivities, it is important to make contingency…