Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29th

Sunrise Detox encourages you to take advantage of Drug Take Back Day, to properly dispose of unused and unneeded prescription medications at drop-off locations throughout the Fort Lauderdale region.
<p>Disposing of old or unused medications is a great way to help to prevent abuse in your community, and Drug Take Back Day comes just once per year!</p>

2016 Moments of Change Conference Palm Beach, Florida

Meet representatives from Sunrise Detox from September 26th to September 29th at the Moments of Change Conference, held from 6:30am to 7:00pm at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
The "Moments of Change" conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach is a great opportunity to meet representatives from Sunrise Detox. Senior, experienced, and well-informed representatives will be on hand to answer questions and help anyone who can benefit from their insights and experiences regarding substance abuse treatment, addiction, and behavioral health issues.

Carfentanil - Topping Fentanyl by 100x

Ever more powerful drugs are killing ever more people. This time it's carfentanil (carfentanyl).
New synthetic drugs continue to deliver higher doses of sedation, killing more and more people. One region of Ohio is reporting 20 deaths a day from carfentanil.

Happy New Year - You Deserve It!

Why not start the new year the way you want to, as you celebrate this New Year's Eve?
Around this time of year all eyes are on the upcoming New Years Eve Celebrations. And alcohol. Briefly, we wondered to ourselves out loud "Why is there such a focus on alcohol"? But we only wondered about it briefly, because the answer was obvious. It's up to us.

Downtown Countdown - Ft Lauderdale

Family Fun followed by Adult Fun in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, to celebrate the New Year.
Ft. Lauderdale's Annual New Year's Eve event begins at 4:30 and runs into 2016, with a special "Kid's Countdown" planned for 7pm.  

Holiday Recipes for Success in Recovery : Family Gatherings

For many in early recovery or post-relapse recovery, the Holiday family gathering can be a trial. Here's one "Holiday Recipe" for success worth considering.
The holidays are a time of reunion, and family gatherings can pose a challenge for those returning home in recovery. In this series of posts, we highlight some "Recipes for Success" submitted by individuals experienced with addiction, recovery, and the often complex and sometimes comical family dynamics encountered during the holidays.

Sunrise Detox Job Fair Orlando: Nov. 30th - Dec. 3rd

Hiring into over 30 jobs in the new Orlando, FL substance abuse treatment center (detox center).
Hiring agencies and managers will be on hand, along with representatives for Sunrise Detox and the new state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment facility opening this coming spring at 2431 West Sand Lake Road, in Orlando, Florida.

Reel Recovery Film Festival 2015 - Ft. Lauderdale

The Reel Recovery Film Festival is coming to Ft. Lauderdale in early November.

Writers In Treatment is once again proudly presenting The REEL Recovery Film Festival, and this year one of the seven venues is Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Time to save the date so you don't miss ...

Drug Take Back Day 2015

Last year's Drug Take Back Day removed over 16,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from Florida medicine cabinets. If you don't know how many Manatees worth of weight that is, you must see our clever graphic "Florida Drug Take Back Totals 2014"
The 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back is September 26, 2015. This is the day you sift through your medicine cabinets, and get rid of potentially dangerous drugs you don't need, before they find their way to the streets or cause accidental poisonings.

What Thought Did

Plans and destiny aren't always compatible.
Let go of the past and embrace what is in front of you.

Grace Under Pressure

How do you define "courage"?
How do you define "courage"?

Sunrise Detox Job Fair Cherry Hill, NJ: June 3rd - June 5th

Hiring into over 30 jobs in the new Cherry Hill, NJ substance abuse treatment center (detox center).

Hiring agencies and managers will be on hand, along with representatives for Sunrise Detox and the new state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment facility opening this summer at 1417 Brace Road, in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Do Not Resist Events That Move You

Change is uncomfortable, but a necessary part of growth and development.

Make Your Dreams Into Reality

What's the use of having a dream if you aren't willing to work to make it come true?

It Isn’t What Happens That Matters

What matters is what choices we make when things happen.
How we react to events is more important than the events themselves.

Limited Medical Marijuana Bill Signed into Law in Florida

This week, Florida became the ninth state to enact a CBD-only medical marijuana law. The new law permits seriously ill patients access to a specific strain of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web", starting on January 1st, 2015.
On Monday, June 16th, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a restrictive medical marijuana bill that legalizes a specific strain of marijuana for compassionate medical use. The law limits both the type of pot to be used, and specifies that it only applies to patients that suffer from epileptic seizures and other severe illnesses.

7th Graders Taking Drugs at Watson Duncan Middle School

Seventh graders in a Palm Beach County middle school created a scare today, when it was revealed they had been taking over-the-counter sleep aids during school.
At least 10 seventh graders from the Watson P. Duncan middle school were sent to the hospital today, after it was learned they had ingested muscle relaxants/sleep aids as well as other drugs, during the school day.

Counterfeit Drugs on the Internet

Weight loss pills are one of several types of counterfeit drugs which have been found to contain dangerous chemical compounds that are known to be deadly if consumed.
News reports are highlighting the increasing dangers of buying drugs sold over the Internet. Counterfeiters are spending serious effort and money to make exact fakes, which even big drug companies say look exactly like the real thing. But people are getting sick and some have died.

Mr. Cocaine Arrested for Xanax in Florida - What?

When the judge asked the defendent his name.. he didn't expect to hear this.
When you work in a serious field like addiction treatment, you come to appreciate some of the little less-serious oddities of real life. Getting arrested is always serious, but this case even made the judge chuckle.

Is Your Sober Date a Palindrome? Start this Week!

A palindrome is a word which means the same thing backwards as it does forwards.
Sometimes you have to accept what you see, no matter how amazing. This week, is Palindrome Week...

Bath Salts Still a Threat in Florida

Bath Salts gained attention after the violent face-biting attack in Miami. The synthetic compounds in bath salts often cause erratic, violent behavior.
Deadly Bath Salts have not gone away, and remain a danger in Florida. The synthetic chemicals are increasingly found mixed into street drugs like Ecstasy and Molly (MDMA).

Stars in Recovery Concert to Support Teenage Drug-Awareness

The Rockers in Recovery All-Star Band held a concert to support drug-awareness among teenagers in schools. Sunrise Detox was a proud Platinum Sponsor of the event.
Rock stars including Richie Supra, Saturday Night Live Band Vocalist Christine Ohlman, Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto, Kasim Sulton and others rocked the town of Towson Maryland last week, to raise awareness of drug issues and recovery.

National Prevention Week 2014 (video)

SAMHSA's National Prevention Week is set to begin May 18, 2014. There are already some events on the calendar for Florida.

National Prevention Week 2014 begins May 18. An event in Florida is already scheduled.

Florida Realtors: Please Help Secure Medications at Open House Events

Most pharmacies will take back unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal, free of charge. Some Florida communities sponsor Drug Take Back days as well.
Realtors need to be aware and inform their clients: prescription drug thieves are shopping the real estate Open House events, looking for opportunities to steal from medicine cabinets and night stands.

NAMI Palm Beach County Luncheon

The Marriott West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Boulevard will host a luncheon featuring Christine Stapleton, benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

Christine Stapleton (Palm Beach Post reporter and author) will keynote the Second Annual Luncheon of the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Palm Beach County chapter, and Sunrise Detox will be there.

Prescription Drug Disposal South Florida

List of over 130 National Drug Take-Back locations in South Florida, where anyone can safely and anonymously rid themselves of unwanted prescription drugs.

National Drug Take Back Day 2013 offers over 130 locations in South Florida for convenient drop off. This is the best way to safely dispose of unwanted drugs, keeping our kids, streets, and environment safer.

Inspiration: Achieving What Seems Impossible

An inspiring "you can do it" message from magician David Blaine.

Magician David Blaine reveals that his "magic" is sometimes just hard work, dedication, and commitment. He believes that if one man can do something, then another man can, too. And once he believes he can do it, he works hard until he has done his very best to achieve his goal (such as staying underwater without breathing, for 17 minutes!)

NTSB Suggests 0.05% DUI Level

The NTSB has started a discussion about lowering the DUI threshold to 0.05% BAC

The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has started a conversation about lowering the DUI (driving under the influence) threshold to 0.05% BAC. While DUI is governed by state law, a common threshold level is 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

Prescription Drug Monitoring Causing Problems for Pain Patients

As access to powerful prescription medications becomes more restricted, we hope the various agencies involved will maintain a strong focus on the patient and the family, not just dollars and regulations. Patients in pain need help, and patients facing withdrawal from previous high levels of powerful painkillers need assistance. 

As states implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), the DEA cracks down on "high prescribing" physicians, popular pharmacies, and drug distribution systems that are out of compliance with regulations, and drug companies switch their manufacturing facilities to "tamper proof" pain pills, the patients run into difficulty getting access to their medications. 

Legalization of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is a complex issue worthy of serious consideration. But will it get serious consideration? We're not sure.

Several states have de-criminalized possession of personal use quantities of marijuana. Some have begun the process of legalizing marijuana as a consumer product, so that it can be sold to the general public as a recreational drug (like alcohol and cigarettes) and of course, taxed. Obviously we think this is a bad idea.