Your Guide to Millennials and Substance Abuse Treatment

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There seems to be a stigma attached to individuals who are victims of substance abuse. It is important to remember that they are just that, victims. It is easy to blame poor life choices for becoming addicted to various drugs. In reality, those suffering from drug addiction and alcohol abuse should be viewed the same […]

September is National Recovery Month: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Treatment

Mental illness and substance abuse tend to be two disorders that have stigmas because they are not widely discussed. Those afflicted tend to suffer in silence. However, both of these disorders are much more common than most people realize. Did you know that over 46 million adults in the United States suffer from some form of […]

Let Yourself Out: Everything About Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy


There’s no question that self-control is important. That being said, there are times when letting go of ourselves a little can be beneficial and healthy. While most forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy work on building self-control, Radically Open Dialectal Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) takes almost the opposite approach. It understands that for some people, overcontrolling themselves can be […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Illness Treatment

Mental Health

Mental health is often overlooked but is just as important as our physical well-being. Did you know that 1 in 5 people will be affected by a mental illness at some point their lifetime? Millions of people currently live with some form of mental illness. Despite these astonishing statistics, there is still a negative stigma that surrounds […]

3rd Annual celebrating everyBODY walk for eating disorders awareness – NOT ONE MORE

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We are proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual celebrating everyBODY walk for eating disorders awareness – NOT ONE MORE The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in partnership with iaedp Tampa Bay have organized this event scheduled for 9:00 am February 24th at Raymond James Stadium. More details and registration here:

Fairwinds Treatment Center Achieves LegitScript Certification for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

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Fairwinds Treatment Center has been certified by LegitScript as we celebrate our 30th anniversary as a dually licensed facility for drug and alcohol treatment and eating disorders. The LegitScript seal of approval has been granted just as Fairwinds Treatment Center celebrates our 30th anniversary. When Dr. M.K. El-Yousef founded Fairwinds in November 1988, his goal […]

Why are opioids so dangerous?

Painkillers are a dangerous class of drug.

The grave state of the opioid crisis is clear. In light of this, individuals need to educate themselves on what makes the class of drug so dangerous.