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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 […]

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No Other Substance Has Killed More People Than Alcohol

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 […]

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Addiction

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Florida Drug and Treatment Facts

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 […]

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Alcohol and Drug Recovery Process

Recovering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Florida

Whether you reside in the Sunshine State and searching for a drug recovery center alternative or you are seeking to escape from life for a little while you treat your addiction, Florida offers a variety of reasons to guarantee it is your choice for alcohol or drug rehabilitation. From tropical, hot climates to the opportunity […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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Binge Drinking Alcohol- An American Problem

Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as consuming enough alcohol in a 2-hour period to raise blood alcohol levels to .08 percent. This is likely to be five drinks for men or four drinks for women. Say what you will about the battle of the sexes, alcohol and women’s biochemistry respond differently to alcoholic […]

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