It’s Time to Get Well – Grace for Addicts in the Church

– Terry Ellis Addiction. It is a heavy, loaded, and often frightening word. About 24 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs and alcohol,* That’s about 10% of all Americans over the age of 12. Yet, in my 35 years of being a pastor, I can count on the fingers of one…

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Why Choose Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center for Treatment?

Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center is a longstanding fixture in the Southeast U.S. recovery community and beyond. For over 25 years, we have welcomed clients from all over the nation and the world to our beautiful Rayville residential campus and our six Louisiana outpatient centers. Through consistent service, high-quality treatment, and outstanding patient outcomes, we have…

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Alumni Testimonial: My Hazy Shade of Winter at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center

Alumni Testimonial: My Hazy Shade of Winter at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center   Before I got to Palmetto in December of 2013, I’d wanted help for months, but couldn’t seem to administer it myself. I would down bottle after bottle of MD 20/20, wondering when in the world this whole alcoholism thing was going to…

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Heroin: A Deadly Resurgence

– J. David Hammond, MD   Philip Seymour Hoffman. Another talented young man whose battle with addiction ended his life all too soon. Whenever a public figure or celebrity dies in a public way from addiction, the media turns its attention once again to the subject of substance abuse. Articles are written, reports are filed,…

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Making the “Jump” Off Suboxone – When the “Solution” Becomes the Problem

– Dr. Jay Piland, ABAM   A recent press release for Bunavail says it all: First and Only FDA-Approved (Buccal Formulation) of Buprenorphine and Naloxone to compete in the $1.7 Billion and Growing U.S. Opioid Dependence Market. Heroin and prescription opiate addiction are massive, under-treated and under-reported conditions in the United States. According to 2013…

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Eating Disorders and Unrealistic American Beauty

– Layne Cook, LMSW   Over 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders (ED), which include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Millions more display ED or disorder eating symptoms without meeting the diagnostic criteria for a full-blown disorder. EDs adversely affect both physical and psychological functioning, are more fatal than any other…

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Why Did I Relapse? Top Triggers of Relapse

– Dr. Jay Piland, ABAM   On your journey to recovery and sobriety, relapse can feel like a major failure, and the resulting stress and anxiety can cause feelings of hopelessness. But it’s important to know that relapse happens in many paths to recovery and, while not necessarily inevitable or unavoidable, is a common occurrence.…

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Self Image & Addiction

Stewart Bedillion, MA, LPC   King Solomon said, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” Solomon was simply stating something that I observe every day working with patients at Palmetto: people generally become what they believe they are. Society refers to this concept as self-image, self-worth, or self-regard. If it is true…

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