Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Adolescents & Substance Abuse

It’s anything but simple to deal with substance abuse in your life or your child’s life. The helpless feeling of addiction that leaves you lying awake at night can be close to paralyzing. You are not alone. There is good news, however, recent 2016 studies show that alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drug use by 12th… 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 »

Florida Statistics on Teenage Drug Use

Alcohol and drug abuse is a major public health issue in teenagers across the nation. In Florida, specifically, 56% of high school students have tried alcohol, 23.6% have tried tobacco and 53.3% have tried other drugs in their lifetime. It is important to note that speaking with your teen about substance abuse can significantly lower… Read more »

What is Substance Abuse?

Many cringe when hearing the words substance abuse because of the countless lives that have been affected by this dark truth. The World Health Organization reported that at least 15.3 million persons in the world have drug use disorders. Alcohol and prescription drugs, such as opioids and benzodiazepines, are a just few examples of popular… 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 »

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