Category Archives: Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida

The state of Florida was long seen as the nation’s leader for selling illegal prescription drugs. In fact, at one time, Florida purchased 89% of all oxycodone consumed in the United States. After strict laws were put in place and many pain clinics were closed, it seemed that the epidemic was sorting itself out. However,… Read more »

Opioid Addictions in Florida

With drug use more frequently than ever causing deaths in Florida, one group of substances is the leading cause of that frightening trend: opioids. Opioids are most often used medically to relieve pain, with some examples of prescribed opioids being hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl and morphine. However, the use of the illegal drug heroin, which is… Read more »

Florida Drug Addictions

In Florida, drug use is now related more often than ever before to deaths, according to the most recent Florida Medical Examiners Commission report, which was released in April, 2017. The report covers data obtained in 2015. The total number of drug-related deaths in the state increased by 13.9% in the first half of 2015… Read more »

Opioid Abuse and What It’s Doing to You or Someone You Know

It’s not easy to stand by and watch a relative or loved one suffer from drug addiction. This is especially true when you’re looking at statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) like “44 people die every day in the United States from overdose of prescription painkillers.” Gaining true insights into… Read more »

A look at the Most Commonly Abused Drugs in Florida

“Florida drug-induced deaths exceed the national rate.” -CDC The veil of normalcy dissolves when drug use turns into drug addiction and abuse. In 2007, nearly 2,936 people in Florida died as a direct consequence of drug use. Family members and close friends may begin to worry about changes in behavior, demeanor, appearance and performance, leading… Read more »

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