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Dual Diagnosis
Sep 19, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

The Role of Dual Diagnosis in Substance Abuse Treatment

Happiness refers to a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. In today’s day and age, everyone is constantly in the pursuit of happiness. Many equate happiness to the constant pursuit of success coupled with perpetual restlessness. Albert Einstein’s Theory of… read more

Anxiety Disorder
Sep 14, 2018
by Karen

Identifying and Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder in Patients Battling with Addiction

As if anxiety were not already difficult enough to handle, having this disorder in combination with addiction can produce some devastating symptoms. When most people are exposed to stressful situations or experiences, they can call on a variety of healthy and comforting responses. This may not be the case with someone who suffers from an… read more

Aug 29, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Criteria For Choosing the Best Rehab Center, And 10 Red Flags That Should Warn You To Stay Away

As the opioid epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, there are unethical business offering treatment programs emerging to take advantage of the people and families that are being affected. These businesses, posing as legitimate treatment centers for addiction, promise rehabilitation for those struggling with drugs and alcohol. It’s difficult to think that there are… read more

No Other Substance Has Killed More People Than Alcohol
Aug 29, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

No Other Substance Has Killed More People Than Alcohol

The dangers of alcohol have been well documented, but a new study released b peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet has found that alcohol is killing more people around the world than had initially been estimated. The factors that make alcohol so dangerous it is responsible for more deaths than all other drugs combined. This is… read more

Addiction
Aug 23, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

It’s Important to Use the Right Words When Talking About Addiction

In both 2015 and 2016, over 50 000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose; making dying of an overdose the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Studies are finding that stigmatizing language that refers either to the person or their substance use may be creating barriers that prevent them… read more

Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex
Aug 17, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Is it Difficult to Stop Using Suboxone And Subutex? Why Patients Are Finding It Hard To Stop Buprenorphine Treatment

According to a recent study by Drug and Alcohol Dependence, many patients who have been prescribed Suboxone and Subutex for their opioid use disorder were not able to stop taking the medication. Both medications contain the active ingredient buprenorphine which works as a partial opioid agonist meaning that the medication produces opioid effects and side… read more

Aug 16, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Addiction Treatment in the US: Why Aren’t More People Seeking Treatment?

The drug crisis in America is a wildfire raging out of control. Over  23 million Americans (aged 12 and over) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency. More people are dying of drug overdoses than from any non-natural cause including guns, suicide and car accidents.… read more

Jul 24, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Why you should be Careful in Selecting a Drug or Alcohol Rehab

Rehabilitation centers are where struggling addicts turn to for care.  It’s what parents count on when getting their children the help they need with substance abuse and is where long-term drug abusers get specialized treatment.  Last year alone, in Palm Beach County, there were over 4,600 overdose deaths (a number that has quadrupled in that… read more

Florida Drug and Treatment Facts
Jul 7, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Florida Drug and Treatment Facts

The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, Announced the Opioid Epidemic as a Country emergency in 2017. This growth is a result of the increase of opiates being prescribed by doctors and a rise in drug cartel trafficking of heroin and fentanyl. This issue is not unique to Florida but in the early 2000s lax regulations… read more

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The Role of Dual Diagnosis in Substance Abuse Treatment

Happiness refers to a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. In today’s day and age, everyone is constantly in the pursuit of happiness. Many equate happiness to the constant pursuit of success coupled with perpetual restlessness. Albert Einstein’s Theory of… read more

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Identifying and Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder in Patients Battling with Addiction

As if anxiety were not already difficult enough to handle, having this disorder in combination with addiction can produce some devastating symptoms. When most people are exposed to stressful situations or experiences, they can call on a variety of healthy and comforting responses. This may not be the case with someone who suffers from an… read more

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