Starting Recovery: How to Detox Your Body

Starting Recovery: How to Detox Your Body

It's no secret that to overcome an addiction, you'll have to start with the detoxification process. However, knowing how to detox your body isn't always clear. At First Step in West Palm Beach, we make the process transparent, guided and safe. Take a closer look at...

Characteristics of a Healthy Toxin Eliminating Diet

Characteristics of a Healthy Toxin Eliminating Diet

The goal of treatment is to break free from the chemical bonds of an addiction. A healthy body will have a better chance of succeeding in recovery. A healthy diet can be a great way to increase health, get through treatment faster and suffer fewer side effects....

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding Your Loved One’s Issues

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding Your Loved One’s Issues

Watching a loved one in the clutches of addiction can be confusing and scary. The person you once knew is no longer there, and now you’re left to deal with someone completely different. It’s common for loved ones to look at the person with an addiction and think he or...

The Beginning of Substance Abuse Treatment

The Beginning of Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse treatment can be a long and challenging journey. Detox is arguably the most important step on that journey. Explore how detox starts the recovery process and learn why a quality detox program is important. Why Detox is a Critical Part of Substance...

What are the Symptoms of Ecstasy Withdrawal?

What are the Symptoms of Ecstasy Withdrawal?

Ecstasy, MDMA or Molly as it is known on the street is a designer drug that found its way into the mainstream in late 1980’s early 1990’s and is a drug of choice for the next generation. It is a dangerous cocktail of a number of different substances that create a...

Emotional Side Effects of the Detoxification Process

Emotional Side Effects of the Detoxification Process

People often talk about the physical symptoms of withdrawal, but they rarely focus on the emotional ones. While the physical symptoms of a detox are well worth discussing, so too are the emotional and mental symptoms that you'll experience during withdrawal....

Signs of Teen Alcohol Abuse Every Parent Should Know

Signs of Teen Alcohol Abuse Every Parent Should Know

Being a parent is a wonderful joy, but it’s also a difficult and frightening responsibility, and there are so many things you worry about when it comes to your children: their health, their safety, their futures, and their mental well-being, among other things. When...