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We Are Pleased To Announce, Joint Commission Accreditation!

We Are Pleased To Announce, Joint Commission Accreditation!

BOCA RECOVERY CENTER ACHIEVES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION   Boca Raton, Florida – 7/7/17 – Boca Recovery Center today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Boca Recovery Center underwent a rigorous onsite survey on 7/7/17. During the review, compliance with...
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Executive Director – Kathryn Del Guidice CAC, ICADC, CET

Executive Director – Kathryn Del Guidice CAC, ICADC, CET

When you come to Boca Recovery Center, we want you to know that you’re in the care of people who care about helping you overcome your addiction. While in treatment, you’ll have the pleasure of working with Kathryn Del Guidice. Originally from Williston Park, New York, Katheryn has spent years studying the disease of addiction to better help those who are afflicted with it. Her education background includes becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), International Certified Addictions Counselor (ICADC) as well as a...
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Fidget Spinners For Recovery?

Fidget Spinners For Recovery?

Fidget spinners are the latest craze, and they’re being sold all over the country as novelty items, but they’re much more than that. If you’re someone struggling with a dual diagnosis, which is a mental illness combined with your addiction, these fidget spinners can have quite the benefit. Mental illness is one of the leading causes of addiction as well as relapse, so it’s important to support your mental illness as much as possible. With this little gadget in hand, you can actually...
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Lethal Doses Of New Dangerous Synthetic Opioids

Lethal Doses Of New Dangerous Synthetic Opioids

For over a decade now, the opioid epidemic has been a major problem, and it keeps getting worse. Some people believe that the epidemic is primarily caused by heroin coming into the country, but this isn’t exactly true. Many of the opioid-based drugs people are dying from come from medications that are located right here in the United States. The more you understand about the current epidemic means the better chance you have of helping yourself or a loved one. Shocking Overdose Rates...
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Fatal Overdose Statistics

Fatal Overdose Statistics

One of the primary issues with the disease of addiction is that it affects a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. This portion of the brain has a bunch of different responsibilities, and one of the key ones is fear modulation. Those who become addicted to drugs or alcohol lack the same amount of fear as the average person. Most people are taught at a very young age that drugs are bad and dangerous, and people also hear about overdoses throughout...
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The Death of Michelle McNamara

The Death of Michelle McNamara

  One of the biggest killers in the United States today comes from prescription drug overdoses. Many people who are prescribed the medications were done so legally. Different medications help with different symptoms of mental illness, and some are made to help people with chronic pain. The problem with many of these medications is that they can become highly addictive, and some can become a fatal combination. In 2016, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt lost his wife, and he recently opened up about the...
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Why Florida Is The Best Location For Recovery

Why Florida Is The Best Location For Recovery

Whether you’re a Florida Native or looking for a place to relocate to temporarily for treatment, Florida provides the perfect setting. Not only can you get the treatment that you need, but Florida has a bustling recovery community. One of the key ways to maintain one’s sobriety is to be connected with a strong recovery network, and Florida is the best way to begin building a foundation. No matter what types of struggles you’re having with drug or alcohol addiction, Florida is where...
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Life Threatening Synthetic Opioid (W-18) Parents Beware!

Life Threatening Synthetic Opioid (W-18) Parents Beware!

There’s a new drug that’s been hitting the streets of the United States, and it’s called W-18. This is a synthetic opioid that’s 100 times more potent than fentanyl, and it’s 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The drug was patented by the University of Canada back in 1984, but due to many obvious risks, it never went into production. Recently, a Chinese chemist came across the medical journals that explained the drug, and it’s been being produced recently.   The New Opioid...
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Learning to Deal with Life in Recovery

There’s a common misconception that addiction is solely about a person’s drug and alcohol abuse. In reality, the alcohol and drugs are merely a symptom of the overall problem. If all it took was a eliminating drugs or alcohol from a person’s life to cure addiction, then everyone would stay sober after going through a detox program. In order to truly recover from addiction, a person must begin to change their thought process when it comes to dealing with life, which is what...
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The Importance of Having Fun in Recovery

The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, and it will do whatever it can to keep you in the cycle of your drinking or using. One of the most common reasons a person doesn’t want to get sober is because they believe that it’s impossible to have fun in recovery. The brain is doing whatever it can to justify and rationalize your using by creating delusions of the life that you’re living. In reality, there’s nothing fun about being a slave...
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