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Sponsored Post: Dr. Marino Carbonell helps Miami residents battle addiction

Dr. Marino Carbonell has more than 25 years of experience at substance abuse and addiction counseling. Photograph by Emma del Rey.
Dr. Marino Carbonell has more than 25 years of experience at substance abuse and addiction counseling. Photograph by Emma del Rey.

Research has shown that the most successful way to prevent drug overdose is to prevent drug use in the first place. Dr. Marino E. Carbonell is a private practitioner and certified addiction professional in Miami who has earned a reputation of excellence in his field with more than 25 years of experience as an addiction specialist. Here, Dr. Carbonell addresses some facts about addiction and recovery: 

5 signs of addiction

  1. The person needs more and more of a substance to get the same effects. This builds tolerance to the drug and the cycle of addiction is born.
  2. A loss of interest in things they once liked to do.
  3. Hiding the drug use or the effect it is having on them from others.
  4. Sleeping too much or too little, compared to how they used to. Or eating a lot more or a lot less than before.
  5. The person looks different. They may have bloodshot eyes, bad breath, shakes or tremors, frequent bloody noses, or they may have gained or lost weight.

5 facts about addiction recovery

  1. Addiction is a treatable condition, even when someone feels only despair.
  2. No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. It should be customized to the patient.
  3. Recovery is typically a long-term process but with immediate benefits.
  4. Individuals or group counseling and other behavioral therapies are the most common substance-abuse treatments.
  5. Family therapy is generally advisable to restore healthy family dynamics and support for full recovery.

For more information about addiction and recovery, please visit www.marinocarbonell.com.

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