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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 »

Adult ADHD – 5 Things to Feel More in Control

Most of us tend to think of children as being the most likely to have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), however adults can suffer from the affliction as well. In fact, all adults who have ADHD had the disorder as children. Although anyone can at times be inattentive, impulsive, or hyperactive, adults with ADHD experience these symptoms… Read more »

Bipolar Disorder – What You Need to Know

While we often hear the term ‘bipolar disorder’ used in casual conversations about someone’s behavior, having a true understanding of the term is much more helpful and constructive in the effort to understand both the affliction and those who suffer from it. The following answers to frequently asked questions about bipolar disorder are meant to… Read more »

Psychosis and Schizophrenia – An Overview

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that people who are afflicted with it lose contact with external reality. It is a symptom, rather than a mental illness in and of itself. In some cases, other mental illnesses cause psychosis. These include schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and borderline… 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 »

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