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Group Counseling and Individual Counseling

Addiction is a disease that requires a multi-pronged approach to care because of how much it impacts one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Consistently abusing mind-altering substances breaks down the body in a number of different ways, depending on what type of substance is being abused. For instance, individuals addicted to meth can experience tooth … Continued

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A Q&A with Porter McKee, LCSW with JourneyPure Fort Walton

Porter McKee, Medical Director of out JourneyPure Fort Walton, is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and Masters-level Certified Addiction Counselor. With over 20 years’ experience, working directly with chemically dependent and mental health patients—prior to joining JourneyPure, he managed the certification process for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Commission on Accreditation of … Continued

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Vivitrol Treatment in Ft. Walton

The disease of addiction is one that affects all kinds of people, regardless of their race, gender, financial class, or sexual orientation. When someone is struggling with an addiction, it can be extremely painful to watch, never mind experience. Addiction can take everything from a person and leave him or her with no family or … Continued

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What is 12-Step Treatment?

In 1938, Bill Wilson (commonly known as “Bill W.”) wrote out steps he felt were able to help alcoholics like himself maintain sobriety and continue to succeed in recovery. Having spent part of his life active in his own alcoholism, Bill W. soon found in his sobriety that he could not maintain that sobriety without … Continued

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Two More Florida Counties Sue Pharmaceutical Companies for Involvement in the Opioid Crisis

To date, 48 states and the District of Columbia have sued Purdue Pharma for their role in the ever-growing and deadly opioid crisis that has plagued the nation. In May of 2018, the entire state of Florida formally filed a lawsuit against the king-pin company for this very reason. Fast-forward to June of this year, … Continued

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