Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

Pinellas County and Their Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Every 32 hours, Pinellas County loses a member of our community to prescription drug abuse. This means in the next 32 hours, someone will lose their loved one to drug abuse - a parent may lose their child, a child may lose their parent, and someone will lose their friend. Something has to be done. … Read more »

Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

If you’re thinking someone in your life is abusing prescription drugs, it’s important to observe their behavior and try to get them the proper help. What to Look For Prescription drug abuse and overdose are rapidly growing in the United States and many European countries, yet treatment for this has yet to match. Prescription drug… Read more »

Recovering from Alcohol Addiction a Day at a Time

"Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined." Recent studies show that thirty-two percent of heavy drinkers over the age of twelve have also used illegal drugs. Loss of control, an overwhelmed mindset, and hopelessness affect the mind of someone who is suffering from alcohol dependency. Addiction does not discriminate against age nor race… Read more »

Teenage Marijuana Use: Effects on the Brain

“Decision making, concentration, and memory can suffer for days after use, especially in regular users.” (http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana) In the United States, believe it or not, marijuana is the most prevalent illicit drug used by teens and adults. The nation's youth has caught on to a contagion, believing that marijuana is a safe drug, alluding to medical… Read more »

Diagnosing, Understanding And Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

What A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Individuals who struggle with substance abuse sometimes struggle with mental health disorders as well. Called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis, they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are often entwined due to the ability of some drugs to mask or relieve some symptoms… Read more »