Category Archives: Drug Addiction

Opioid Abuse: Symptoms & Treatment

Opioid abuse, unfortunately is more common than many realize – affecting 2.5 million Americans and causing 130 fatal overdoses every single day. The problem is that opioids are commonly prescribed to treat pain after surgeries, injuries, dental procedures, and even chronic conditions like cancer. Sadly, 21 to 29% of these patients will eventually misuse their… Read more »

For Those Dealing with Opiate Addicts, These Tips are for You

An opiate addiction is not to be taken lightly. No friend or family member of an opiate addict believes the addiction is anything but life-threatening and dangerous. Those closest to the addict can play the most important roles in either enabling them or helping them get clean. In fact, a little bit of tough love… Read more »

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 »