Uncategorized

OCD and COVID

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting those with OCD

Covid-19 and OCD The coronavirus has brought about lifestyle changes for all of us during 2020. For those with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the societal impacts of the virus can be quite intense. People who suffer from OCD are already predisposed to compulsive behavior, fear of contamination, anxiety, worry, doubt, and fear. And if you throw

Read More
Student

What is the benefit of an internship in the mental health field?

Mental illness affects millions of people every year, in fact, just over 47 million adults in the US experienced a mental illness in 2018. These numbers make receiving quality mental health treatment vital. Students who want to prepare for a career path in behavioral healthcare will often find it beneficial to explore internship opportunities that

Read More
Guardianship concept

What is an Emergency Temporary Guardianship?

As a parent or family member, it is difficult to see a loved one become unfit to care for themselves due to a mental illness or substance use disorder. Sometimes, there may be a need for an Emergency Temporary Guardianship (ETG) to protect the individual at risk and help them find proper treatment.  Also known

Read More

Interventions and Lifeskills South Florida

Lifeskills South Florida has been fortunate to work with Paul Gallant of Primary Recovery Services for several years.  As a licensed professional counselor and board-certified interventionist, Paul has a strong background in providing services that utilize an individual approach to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

Read More

A Different Style of Living at Lifeskills South Florida

Life skills are the abilities that humans acquire to become adaptive and effectively cope with natural changes and challenges throughout the lifespan. These abilities are also known as “psychosocial competencies” and are necessary for developing self-reliance, motivation and maintaining a sense of self-esteem. Lifeskills South Florida helps individuals find their responsibility and encourages independent functioning.

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Strengthening Partnerships: Jewish Recovery Center

Dr. Moshe Winograd, Ph.D. and Yehuda Alcabes, LCSW, CASAC-G, CSAT attended the Jewish Recovery Center Retreat recently.  The retreat provided a great opportunity to learn more about the recovery process from the perspective of both individuals in recovery and their families and understand what helped them. It also provided an opportunity to network with other

Read More

An Interview with Florida Marchman Attorney Alan Levine – Part 4

Over the past few weeks Alan Levine, co-founder of Addiction Recovery Legal Services, LLC. has given us in-depth information regarding the Florida Marchman Act.  In our final part of the Lifeskills South Florida video series, Alan discusses the criteria used in the Marchman Act. The threshold for an individual begins when someone is impaired by

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Lifeskills South Florida: Weathering the Storm

September is National Preparedness Month to focus on planning in the event of a disaster or emergency, and Lifeskills South Florida took that to heart with the approach of Hurricane Irma. From the moment the storm set its sights on the Florida coast, the Lifeskills team went into action, making client safety and well-being, and

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Florida institutes welcomed Reforms for Substance Abuse Providers in the Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act

By: John Coleman, MSW, ACSW, Vice President of Clinical Services and Regulatory Compliance South Florida regrettably has suffered from substance abuse programs and recovery residences that have engaged in unethical practices to lure individuals into certain treatment programs using patient “brokers,” inducements to clients, deceptive marketing, and the use of poorly supervised sober living homes.

Read More

Four Questions to Ask when Hiring an Interventionist

When the word ‘Intervention’ gets mentioned, most people will ultimately envision the popular television show on A&E. The show originally debuted in 2005 and documents families that give their addicted friends and family members an ultimatum; to seek treatment and rehabilitation or else! However, most viewers aren’t exposed to the actual selection process of the

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Three Important Skills you could Develop from Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a staple treatment method that is offered at most mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in the United States. This method of treatment is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and was originally created to treat individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. However, DBT has also been

Read More

Let’s Pay it Forward

September is National Recovery Month, so let’s pay it forward! Whether you support your favorite charity or perform an act of kindness to a friend or stranger – it’s all about being of service to others.

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Vapor Pens and Synthetic Drugs in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Cunning, baffling and powerful are the words used to describe the disease of addiction. On September 5, 2015, CNN published a story depicting the latest trend for covert drug use, vapor pens. A vapor pen, also known as an e-cigarette, heats a liquid substance that in turn is inhaled. The beauty for cigarette smokers is

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Five Hollywood Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder

The media follows and documents everything celebrities do, sometimes to a fault. Their behaviors, many of which we can relate to, are magnified. Eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances are all markers of behavioral difficulties associated with Bipolar Disorder.

Read More
Lifeskills default blog photo

Testimonial

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for the kind words! I’m truly blessed to be able to come back to D.C. I never thought it was possible. Lifeskills was such an instrumental part of getting me started on my journey and I’m so happy I made the decision to come there instead of doing an IOP in D.C.

Read More

Search Our Blog

Treating Mental Health and Active Addictions

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Categories

Scroll to Top