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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 »

Opioid Abuse in Your Adult Child – Getting Help

“Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers.” Hearing about drug abuse and addiction is a lot different than dealing with the real thing. Statistics show that among adolescents ages twelve to seventeen years old, a whopping 467,000 adolescents were “current non-medical users” of pain relievers, such as hydrocodone or morphine, with… Read more »

Opioid Addiction in Tampa

Across the nation, statistics report “Opioid addiction is driving [an] epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014.” This staggering statistic is taken from a 2016 report released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. More often than not, users do not make it… 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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