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Jun 18, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Understanding The recent staggering rise of Suicides In The United States

Anthony Bourdain, the famed chef and TV star, Kate Spade, the founder of her famous fashion brand.The one thing that was common among their recent sensational news and death was depression and later suicide.   Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., and the second leading cause of death… read more

Synthetic Cannabinoids
Jun 13, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Potential for Severe, Life-Threatening Bleeding

What are Synthetic Cannabinoids and the side effects? Drug and Substance abuse including synthetic cannabinoids or marijuana, is fast becoming an epidemic across the United States, and around the world.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse has estimated that the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs comes at a cost, roughly $700 billion annually… read more

Find an Affordable Rehab Center.
Jun 5, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Find an Affordable Rehab Center Near Me – Detox of South Florida

If you’re here because you want to find an affordable rehab center for your recovery then you’ve arrived at just the right place.  Welcome to Detox of South Florida – the state’s go-to rehabilitation center that continues to set the standard in the field of addiction recovery; year after year.  Having successfully treated thousands of… read more

May 24, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Best Alcohol Rehab Centers – How and where do you find them?

Detox of South Florida is a comprehensive recovery center helping those struggling with alcoholism to overcome dependency to the substance.  We understand that alcohol-induced addictions are difficult to manage and cope with alone which is why we’ve published this guide that will share the top-rated alcohol rehab centers (so you can find and receive the… read more

May 22, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Addiction Hurts Everyone You Love: Alison

My Story of Addiction I wanted to write about a topic close to my heart. How addiction affects our families. The reason I am writing about this topic is because I believe many people who struggle with addiction do not realize how much it affects our loved ones. From my own personal experience, it broke… read more

May 22, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Determining the Correlation Between Amino Acids and Substance Abuse

Amino Acids serve an important role in both nutrition and healthcare.  Much of this stems from the fact that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and polypeptides, which are precursors for the synthesis of substances that have substantial biological importance.  In order for homeostasis to be maintained in the human body, physiological concentrations… read more

May 22, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Research: The Future of Addiction Treatment

How will be the Future of Addiction Treatment? The Opioid Epidemic and Substance Use Disorder has aligned itself as one of the most pressing public health concerns in the United States. It has reached such a critical stage that the epidemic has been addressed by all levels of government, and even the Surgeon General, himself,… read more

May 22, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

What are the medications used for the treatment of Alcohol use disorder

The terminology Alcohol use disorder refers to a physical and psychological state in which an individual loses control over the consumption volume and frequency. It is a progressive disorder which makes him absolutely dependent on alcohol, even for carrying out his everyday activities. According to Dr. Silkworth he may reach a state, where he can… read more

Group session in a drug and rehab center
May 22, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Musings of an old Timer – Changing Attitudes about Addiction Treatment

Should we Control our behavior or Change who we are? Past generations attempted to equip clients with motivational tools to help them see the futility in attempting to “control” their addictions. These tools were usually educational- medical with enough spiritual concepts & teaching to enable peoples to properly design & implement a “program”. Originally a… read more

May 10, 2018
by Dr. Vikram Tarugu MD

Varenicline For Alcohol Dependence – Recent Study Suggests it Reduces Heavy Drinking

Varenicline, known better as Chantix (a medication used to battle nicotine addiction), is an FDA-approved medication that may also be effective at treating alcohol abuse disorders (AUD), as the study’s results suggest.  According to the results of a recently study published in JAMA Psychiatry, Stephanie S. O’Malley, the director of the “Division of Substance Abuse Research in Psychiatry”… read more

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Aug 17, 2018
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
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
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

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