Category Archives: Opioid Addiction

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 »

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 »

Opioid Abuse & What It’s Doing to Children

There is no reason to beat around the bush; our country is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Each of us either knows someone personally or shares a mutual friend with a person or family struggling with an opioid addiction. When we hear a story of someone who is struggling to beat addiction, we… 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 »

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 »