Cooking as Therapy

Here’s Help has adapted its treatment components over the years. These changes were made to include innovative approaches that create, not only functioning members of society, but valuable contributors as well. Our goal is to facilitate socialization while increasing self-expression and self-esteem. We strive to achieve this while augmenting educational and vocational treatment objectives. The Alternative Therapies Program provides this exposure in the form of cooking as therapy. The focus is on socializing, learning to cook together, learning about food, the health benefits of food, how to shop for food, how to cook, how food affects your mood and the results. The Culinary Arts Program – Cooking As Therapy Here’s Help, Inc. is proud to announce The Culinary Arts Program, […] Read more »

Drug Abuse in Teens

drug abuse in teens

Drug abuse in teens is a serious and common problem in the United States. It has been proven time and again that individuals who start taking drugs in their youth are at greater risk of becoming addicted compared to those who begin drug use as an adult. This is primarily due to the immaturity of the teenage brain, particularly of that part of the brain that controls impulses. Drug abuse in teens is caused by a number of individual, family, genetic, and social factors rather than by any one cause. The symptoms of drug abuse in teens include tolerance to a substance and withdrawal episodes. This can also lead to using more drugs for extended periods of time, and problems […] Read more »

Thwarting Addiction Before it Begins

Here’s a simple truth – one of the best ways to tackle addiction is to keep it from ever happening in the first place. It may seem self-explanatory and too good to be true, but there are several proactive tactics for alcohol abuse and drug abuse prevention that deserve to be identified to help prevent addiction before it begins. As with any other type of disease or condition, education is the key to addiction prevention and maintenance. When it comes to alcohol abuse and drug abuse, information about the detrimental short and long term affects of addiction can be all it takes to keep someone from trying a drug or misusing alcohol for the first time. This tactic is often […] Read more »

Alcohol Abuse and Cancer

Alcohol Abuse and Cancer

There is plenty of discussion about the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction, such as liver damage and injury to oneself and others from altered decision making. Many seek residential rehab or outpatient treatment to overcome addiction safely and maintain sobriety. But what we often do not discuss is how alcohol abuse can relate to developing different types of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there is research that attributes alcohol to certain types cancer, therefore, the more someone chooses to use or abuse alcohol, the more they increase their risk of developing cancer. While we don’t completely understand the relationship between alcohol abuse and cancer, the theory is that “alcohol itself causes cancer by increasing hormone levels or […] Read more »

Synthetic Marijuana

synthetic marijuana

Many people have heard about marijuana or “weed” and are familiar with the presence of its drug abuse in our country. Over the last five years, traditional marijuana has taken a backseat to a new addiction-causing substance, synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), spice “products contain dried, shredded plant material and chemical additives that are responsible for their psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. ” You may have heard of one of the alternate names of synthetic marijuana such as K2, Skunk, Moon Rocks and fake weed. Ironically, when the products are sold over the counter they are labeled as “not for human consumption.” As synthetic marijuana drug abuse got popular and addiction became […] Read more »

2014 Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships

We Are Proud to Announce This Event is Sold Out! Mercedes-Benz of Coconut Creek cordially invites you to participate in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships. Sunday, May 18th, 2014 Parkland Golf and County Club Parkland Florida Space is Limited – Please Register by May 11th, 2014 FORMAT Changing Partners, Round Robin, in flight. All players are eligible to advance to Pinehurst Schedule of Events 8:30am Registration 9:00am Event Start Luncheon and Awards immediately following play Registration Fee $75 per entry Read more »