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How to Tell if Your Loved One has a Problem with Substance Abuse

It is no secret to anyone that substance abuse is a major problem for many people today. When you are worried about your loved one’s substance abuse, it can be difficult to know just how serious their problem is. While symptoms and treatments of their substance abuse may vary between individuals, what remains similar are…

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What’s the Difference Between Detox and Withdrawal?

Research has shown that more than 11% of Americans 12 years and older have used illegal substances. With Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center, you don’t have to go through detox and recovery alone or at risk to yourself. If you or someone you know is looking to overcome their substance addiction, keep reading to find out…

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How Long Does an Addiction to Drugs Last After Starting Recovery?

When a person is contemplating starting their journey to recovery, the most asked question is “How long does addiction recovery take?”. Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process that requires a lifetime of work to maintain recovery. During addiction recovery, the process can be different for everyone, depending on the severity of one’s addiction, the…

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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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How Long Does Treatment Take?

Deciding to seek help with recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is an enormous hurdle for many individuals and families. Once you or a family member have made that decision, so many questions arise about how best to plan for recovery that the process can often feel overwhelming. Chief among many families’ questions is: “How…

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Group Rehab Vs. Individual Rehab

People struggling with addiction can find hope and healing through rehabilitation programs. For many, considering these options can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re searching for rehabilitation solutions for yourself or helping a family member, Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center is your trusted partner. We offer hope for people seeking recovery from drug, alcohol, or process addiction. As…

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What to Look for – and What to Avoid – When Searching for an Addiction Treatment Program

Addiction treatment is a serious undertaking – and the best treatment programs are based in medically-informed, evidence-based practices. But looking for addiction treatment programs and facilities can be intimidating and overwhelming. Whether you are searching for addiction treatment for yourself or a family member, you likely have a lot of questions about what programs can…

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Addiction Among the Professional Population

By Jennifer Garrett, APRN, FNP-C   Members of the “helping professions” such as in the healthcare or legal industry are at great risk for substance use and abuse. These professions can create physically and emotionally exhausting stress. With these high-stress careers comes the increased possibility of job burn-out and increased drug and alcohol use and…

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Why Being Thankful Is Great for the Recovery Process

As Thanksgiving approaches, we like to encourage our residents and patients to take the time to reflect on what they’re thankful for. This isn’t just a holiday tradition – gratitude is actually a scientifically-backed practice that can help tremendously in the recovery process. For people in recovery, gratitude is an essential tool for continued sobriety…

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How to Stay in Recovery During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for family gatherings and holiday celebrations. For many in recovery, these can be trying times – so many celebrations often include access and even pressure to engage in using alcohol or other substances! But this season doesn’t have to pose a risk to your recovery. Follow these tips on how to stay…

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