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New and Improved DavidLawrenceCenter.org
After several months of research, planning and development, the new DLC website design made its debut with much anticipation. Including vastly improved aesthetics, visuals and branding elements,... Read MoreRead More About This News
Collier County Sheriff’s Office Partnership Favors Treatment, Diverts From Jail
Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the David Lawrence Centers have collaborated on the public safety, health and wellness of this community since the Center’s inception over 45 years ago.... Read MoreRead More About This News
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH $50,000 MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE
In June, we ended our 2014 - 2015 fiscal year and once again saw dramatic growth in caring for those in our community. Many of our programs saw double digit increases in individuals served, we added... Read MoreRead More About This News
THE TRUTH ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA AND WHERE TO FIND TREATMENT
Did you know around 1% of Americans have schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder which may cause for people to hear voices that other people don’t. Often,... Read MoreRead More About This News
Florida’s Heroin Epidemic: Crossroads’ Clinical Director Featured in Florida Weekly
A Collier County drug bust (worth more than $120,000) has caused state officials and rehab experts to be forced to address a wave of heroin addicts seeking help for their addiction. Take a... Read MoreRead More About This News
THE STATE OF YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH: SIGNS OF WHEN YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH HELP
According to WebMD, nearly 5 million children in the US have some type of serious mental illness (meaning one that interferes with daily life). Additionally, in any given year, 20% of American... Read MoreRead More About This News
WHAT IS ANXIETY? SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY DISORDER AND ANXIETY TREATMENT OPTIONS
Anxiety is an emotion that every human experiences at certain points in their lives. Some people feel anxious or nervous before taking a test or speaking in public. Others may experience anxiety when... Read MoreRead More About This News
Crossroads Clinical Director Working With Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Nancy Dauphinais, Crossroads' Clinical Director, has been featured in a story on NBC-2 regarding a recent drug bust in Golden Gate. Take a look at what Nancy has to say about the recent findings... Read MoreRead More About This News
Crossroads Offers Rehab Services to Those Involved with Miami Drug Bust
On September 16, Collier County deputies arrested 15 Naples residents involved in statewide drug trafficking. As a result, the Crossroads, an affiliate of the David Lawrence Centers, has been put on... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    CEO Featured on FOX 4
An investigation began in December 2014 by the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Attorney General's Office, and the DEA to seize heroin and other drugs in Collier County. Scott Burgess, CEO of the... Read MoreRead More About This News
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PTSD | WHERE TO FIND PTSD TREATMENT IN NAPLES
It is normal for a person to have a stressful reaction after experiencing a trauma. This reaction may cause a person’s emotions or behaviors to change in a way that is upsetting. Even though many... Read MoreRead More About This News
Effects of Drug Abuse and Where to Find Help for Drug Abuse
Drugs are chemicals that affect the body in different ways, and drug abuse has both immediate and long-term effects. Some drugs can cause changes to a person’s body and brain even after they... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER ADDS CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGIST DAVID FUENTES TO CLINICAL TEAM; EXPANDS CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER HONORS FIVE AT 26TH ANNUAL RECOVERY MONTH AWARDS DINNER
Naples, FL - The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is joining the... Read MoreRead More About This News
You’ve Finished Substance Abuse Treatment, What’s Next? | Preventing Drug or Alcohol Relapse
After you have finished substance use treatment, you will most likely feel a wide range of emotions. You may experience hope and anticipation for the future, while at the same time feeling fear... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    Adds Jennifer Denike as Associate Director of Fundraising and Events
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-forprofit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER PROMOTES ST. HILAIRE AND CULLEN TO SUPERVISOR
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased... Read MoreRead More About This News
JIM WARNKEN JOINS DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER LEADERSHIP TEAM
Naples, FL – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER PROMOTES NANCY DAUPHINAIS TO CROSSROADS CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased... Read MoreRead More About This News
What is Suboxone? Facts about Suboxone and Treatment
Healthcare professionals who treat those suffering from an opiate addiction have the option of utilizing medication to assist in treatment. One of the most common medications used in the treatment of... Read MoreRead More About This News
BENEFITS OF GROUP THERAPY
If you’re seeking mental health or substance use help, you may have heard the term “group therapy” at some point or another. However, some might not feel comfortable with the idea of group... Read MoreRead More About This News
TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER CHIP IN FOR DLC GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR OCTOBER 2, 2015
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    Young Executives Host Wish List Friendraiser August 13, 2015
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-forprofit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to... Read MoreRead More About This News
Know When Alcohol is Becoming a Problem and How to Fix It
Though some people enjoy having a glass of wine or a cocktail after a long work week, others have difficulty knowing when enough is enough. Alcoholism is a serious disease that many people... Read MoreRead More About This News
David Lawrence Centers    Adds New School Liaison to Promote Early Intervention, Enhance Treatment in Children
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-forprofit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to... Read MoreRead More About This News
Celebrities Overcome Drug Addiction. You Can, Too!
One does not have to look far to find stories about celebrities who have struggled with substance use. Though some celebrity addiction stories end in tragedy, many famous people seek help for their... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER ADDS ANN HART, ARNP TO MEDICAL TEAM
RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS: DEBUNKING MENTAL ILLNESS MYTHS
Mental illness affects many individuals and families across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world is affected by a mental or neurological disorder.... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER ADDS NEW ARNP CAROL DOVE TO MEDICAL TEAM
Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Centers and Foundation, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance use treatment facility serving children, adults and... Read MoreRead More About This News
UNDERSTANDING CUTTING AND DELIBERATE SELF HARM
Injuring yourself on purpose by deliberately inflicting physical harm to your body is called self-injurious behavior and can include behaviors such as cutting, scratching, burning, biting, pulling... Read MoreRead More About This News
WHAT IS BIPOLAR DEPRESSION?
According to WebMD.com, bipolar disorder affects around 5.7 MILLION American adults in the US. You may have heard those around you making jokes, such as “I’m so bipolar!” and referring to their... Read MoreRead More About This News
Preventing Addiction through a Healthy Lifestyle
Drug and alcohol addiction takes its toll on the human body – both mentally and physically. If you’re a recovering drug addict or are concerned for a friend/family member that you think might be... Read MoreRead More About This News
What is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?
Long-term addiction recovery requires specialized care which can be found in two different types of treatment: outpatient addiction treatment and residential addiction treatment. As a leading... Read MoreRead More About This News
Drug Addiction Recovery Stories: The Power to Change Lives
Drug addiction is an ever-growing problem in both our local Southwest Florida community as well as the country overall. However, there is hope and with hope, there is recovery. The stories of... Read MoreRead More About This News
NAPLES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST GRANT FUNDS DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER HOMELESS OUTREACH EFFORTS
FLORIDA MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES FOR TEENS
What is the biggest challenge faced by teens today? It is not puberty, acne, or worrying about grades in high school. Most of the teens today are suffering severe mental illnesses that lead them to... Read MoreRead More About This News
COLLIER COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION AWARDS DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER GRANT FOR DRUG COURT
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
While May is known as Mental Health Month, it’s important to remember that there are those suffering from mental health problems all year long. May is to help us raise awareness for the importance... Read MoreRead More About This News
What Is Binge Drinking?
When you think of binge drinking, what is the first thing you think of? For many, binge drinking is associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol on a single occasion. While this is true, you... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NAMED FAMILY FRIENDLY BUSINESS FOR THE FOURTEENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION ARE THE KEYS TO A MENTALLY WELL COMMUNITY
NAPLES GARDEN CLUB GRANT FUNDS NEW THERAPEUTIC GARDEN AT DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER IMMOKALEE OFFICE
Alcohol Abuse Treatment for Men
Overall, alcohol abuse in the United States is a growing problem. The ability to obtain alcohol easily as well as the lifestyle portrayed by the media are just two of many factors impacting this... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NAMES ROB WILKINSON EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, ANNOUNCES PROMOTION
ADVANTAGES OF GROUP THERAPY
If you’re seeking mental health or substance use help, you may have heard the term “group therapy” at some point or another. However, some might not feel comfortable with the idea of group... Read MoreRead More About This News
4TH ANNUAL DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER YOUNG EXECUTIVES SUNSET CRUISE SET FOR JUNE 11TH
Signs and Symptoms of a Substance Abuse Problem
While the reasons why an individual falls into the unhealthy and dangerous overuse of drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication are complex, when the problem does become large enough, certain signs... Read MoreRead More About This News
Outpatient Addiction Programs in Naples, FL
More than 50% of the inmates in the prison said that they were under influence of drugs or alcohol when they committed the crime. As shocking as it may seem, the reality is that millions of people in... Read MoreRead More About This News
The Key to Drug Use Prevention: Youth Education
Kicking the habit of drugs is not an easy thing to do. Just ask any person that’s conquered a drug addiction and they will tell you how difficult it is to face. There are many drug abuse treatment... Read MoreRead More About This News
Alcohol Awareness: Education for Alcohol Abuse Awareness and Treatment
Alcohol abuse and addiction has become a major substance use problem in the United States. To help raise awareness of alcohol and the issues it can cause when it becomes an addiction for individuals,... Read MoreRead More About This News
CUTTING AND DELIBERATE SELF INJURY
By Nancy Dauphinais, LMHC Injuring yourself on purpose by deliberately inflicting physical harm to your body is called self-injurious behavior and can include behaviors such as cutting, scratching,... Read MoreRead More About This News
New State Funding for Innovative Medication-Assisted Treatment
Through a new appropriation passed by the Florida Legislature, funds are now being administered by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association to provide medication-assisted treatment... Read MoreRead More About This News
New Initiatives with Collier County Public Schools
Through efforts spearheaded by Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent of Collier County Public Schools, a new committee of mental health leaders from the schools and DLC has been established to focus... Read MoreRead More About This News
CrossroadsNaples.org New Addiction and Recovery Online Resource
A new online resource for individuals seeking help with substance dependence and addiction issues is now available at CrossroadsNaples.org. The site went live in December and was designed to help... Read MoreRead More About This News
The First-Class Rehab Difference
If you’re struggling with chemical dependency, addiction or a substance use disorder, there is hope. Treatment is available for those who seek it. If you are seeking substance use or alcohol... Read MoreRead More About This News
Prescription Drug Abuse: The Signs and Treatment Options
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 52 million people over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs for non-medical... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER YOUNG EXECUTIVES AND GULF COAST RUNNERS CO- HOST BEACH BUM 5K APRIL 11TH
Crossroads’ Addiction Specialist Featured in NBC-2 Story
Crossroads’ Addiction Specialist Featured in NBC-2 Story March 11, 2015 NBC-2 has featured our very own addiction specialist, Nancy Dauphinais, and one of our patients who proudly shared his... Read MoreRead More About This News
GETTING MENTAL HEALTH HELP
Mental illness refers to disorders related to mind that affects your thinking, mood, and behavior. According to a recent study report by National Alliance on Mental Illnesses, about 25% of Americans... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER LAUNCHES CROSSROADSNAPLES.ORG
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – Southwest Florida
We understand it’s difficult locating a reliable substance use treatment facility; it’s an investment of your valuable time and money. Each individual has a different substance use situation,... Read MoreRead More About This News
How to Stop Drinking – Get Help Now
Signs of Alcohol Addiction People drink alcohol for different reasons: to be social, to relax, to relieve stress, etc. Concern arises when individuals start to develop a daily dependence on alcohol.... Read MoreRead More About This News
Substance Abuse Counselor in Southwest Florida
What Does a Substance Abuse Counselor Do? Did you know counseling is an essential component of substance use addiction treatment? Counseling is a well-proven, effective method to help substance use... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER INSTALLS NEW BOARD OFFICERS
SEEKING HELP FOR DEPRESSION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Depression: it's an illness some have experienced, but that few understand. The word itself is often used in a casual tone or interchanged with overall feelings of sadness. However, it's imperative... Read MoreRead More About This News
The First Step in Getting Help: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
A recent research study provides evidence to confirm the use of short-term residential treatment (up to 30 days) as an essential first step in treating opiate dependence. The research highlights... Read MoreRead More About This News
Drug Addiction
Drug addiction affects more Southwest Florida residents than we may know.  In 2012 NBC-2 reported, “Drug deaths surpass car accident fatalities.” According to their report, prescription drug... Read MoreRead More About This News
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Do You Have a Family Member Suffering From a Substance Abuse Addiction or Substance Use Disorder? If you or a family member is suffering from a substance use addiction, a substance use treatment... Read MoreRead More About This News
THIRD STREET SOUTH HOSTS “THIRD ON CANVAS” FEBRUARY 9–15, 2015 TO BENEFIT DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER INCLUDING––NEW THIS YEAR–– ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS OF PAINTING TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The Future of Substance Abuse Treatment Using Medicaton Assisted Treatment
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs costs our nation over $600 billion annually in crime, lost productivity and healthcare. In 2009... Read MoreRead More About This News
VIOLA STEFFAN JOINS DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR FREE, BILINGUAL PARENTING PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT BEGIN IN FEBRUARY 2015.
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR MAKING POSITIVE CHOICES PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR TEENS; GROUPS BEGIN FEBRUARY 3, 2015.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT GROUPS AND GROUP THERAPY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
If you're in the Southwest Florida area seeking mental health and substance use support groups and group therapy programs, the David Lawrence Centers has mental health and addiction services... Read MoreRead More About This News
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support Groups and Group Therapy in Southwest Florida
If you're in the Southwest Florida area seeking mental health and substance use support groups and group therapy programs, the David Lawrence Centers has mental health and addiction services designed... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER PROMOTES NATE CARRINGTON AND ANGELA LOPEZ TO CLINICAL SUPERVISORS
Treatment for Substance Abuse
Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse? Convincing an addict to seek treatment can be one of the most challenging tasks anyone can undertake. It’s difficult for an addict to quit, and most addicts... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER PROMOTES TWO NEW DIRECTORS
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW PARENT ACADEMY PREVENTION PROGRAM
GARDENING & THERAPY | DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER
Taking an active part in the work of a garden can be enjoyable and therapeutic. Gardening can be used as a way of calming ones mind, after a long stressful week at the office. There is something... Read MoreRead More About This News
UNDERSTANDING STRESS
According to the American Psychological Association, “stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic. Or it can last a long time when you’re dealing with... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER YOUNG EXECUTIVES GULF BALL SET FOR DECEMBER 6, 2014
DEPRESSION AND AGING
The tragic loss of Robin Williams sparked a worldwide conversation about mental health, depression, suicide and aging. Old age is often portrayed as a time of rest, reflection and opportunities o do... Read MoreRead More About This News
Crossroads Fitness Court Named in Honor of McCarthy Family Planned Gift
After their beloved son lost his battle with addiction at 45, Bryan McCarthy's parents, Denis and Linda McCarthy, wanted to find a unique way to memorialize him while helping others sustain their... Read MoreRead More About This News
How to Help the David Lawrence Centers    Forever Through an Endowment
Have you ever considered establishing an endowment? It's a powerful way to make a gift to David Lawrence Centers that will last forever, while also realizing tax benefits for your kindness. "Did... Read MoreRead More About This News
Children’s Psychiatric Medical Team Expands
The Children's Psychiatric Medical Team recently welcomed a new and talented psychiatrist Emily Williams, MD, MPH as a part-time Staff Psychiatrist in Children's Outpatient Services. She is board... Read MoreRead More About This News
New Partnerships Help Expand Prevention Services
Children's Prevention Services is expanding through a variety of new initiatives. This summer, Prevention partnered with the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee to implement Second Step, an evidence-based... Read MoreRead More About This News
County Approved CDBG Grant to Improve Access to Services for Low-Income, Uninsured Residents
DLC received a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to provide low-income, uninsured individuals in need of mental health and substance use services with... Read MoreRead More About This News
The Importance of the Three A’s – Ambassadorship, Awareness and Advocacy
The biggest challenge we face in the advancement of wellness and recovery isstigma. Internal stigma manifests in shame and guilt resulting in not seeking treatment,lives lost or lives not fully... Read MoreRead More About This News
NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION BECOMES EDUCATION PARTNER FOR DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER’S SOUND MINDS ™ MUSIC FESTIVAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2014
The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction
Trauma, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as... Read MoreRead More About This News
Insomnia
There are many causes of insomnia. It should be noted that as annoying as insomnia can be, it is not lethal and does not create mental illness. In fact the body will enforce sleep when it becomes... Read MoreRead More About This News
SIGNS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION IN YOUNG ADULTS
In many homes today teens suffering from substance use and addiction go unnoticed, simply because parents are unaware of the signs. According to Help Guide, “experimenting with drugs doesn’t... Read MoreRead More About This News
MENTAL HEALTH | SUICIDE PREVENTION
Self-directed Violence: Did you know suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities? According to the Centers for Disease... Read MoreRead More About This News
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER RECEIVES HUD GRANT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME, UNINSURED RESIDENTS
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR FREE, BILINGUAL PARENTING PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT BEGIN IN NOVEMBER 2014
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR MAKING POSITIVE CHOICES PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR TEENS; GROUPS BEGIN OCTOBER 29, 2014
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER ADDS CHILD PSYCHIATRIST DR. EMILY WILLIAMS TO MEDICAL TEAM
DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER WELCOMES SIMPSON AS NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS

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