Category Archives: Drug Addiction

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How to Save a Life: 10 Signs of an Overdose and What to Do

2017 was the worst year for drug overdoses with around 200 people dying per day in the US. And, unfortunately, these numbers continued to rise through 2018 and will likely continue to rise through 2019 as well. If you have a loved one who is an addict, the chances of

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Destructive And Deadly: 17 Most Dangerous Drugs In The United States Today

Drug addiction in the United States is only getting worse. 21 million Americans have a substance abuse disorder. Between the years of 2015 and 2016, overdose deaths rose by 19 percent and they’re only climbing more. In order to prevent addiction and overdosing, it’s important to know the most addictive

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Top 6 Signs of Opioid Addiction to Watch Out For in Loved Ones

Each day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. In 2017, of the 70,200 drug overdose-related deaths, 68 percent of them involved opioids. These statistics are shocking, and, unfortunately, the problem seems to be getting worse. Due to the high number of people using

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What You Didn’t Know About Fentanyl in Florida

It’s estimated that over 5% of the world’s population uses illegal drugs. What’s more, approximately 164 million people worldwide had a drug use disorder in 2016. Of all those countries, the US has the highest rate of substance abuse. Fueling that statistic is the fact that the US is in

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10 Startling Facts About the Opioid Epidemic in Florida

Accidental drug overdose is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. Tens of thousands of Americans die every year, many of which are in Florida. In response to the deaths, legislators of all levels are working to put new regulations in place for prescription painkillers. But

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The Drug Pandemic: What You Should Know About Opioid Side Effects

1 in 3 adults knows of someone who struggles with opioid addiction. It starts with relief from pain and can turn into a life-threatening addiction. Increased opioid abuse has led to a nationwide crisis in America, where many adults, teens, and elderly are struggling without treatment. Considering taking opioids to

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Alcohol vs Drugs: How Does Drug and Alcohol Detox Differ?

A study in 2014 found that over 20 million people in the US struggled with addiction. Since then, more and more cases have been reported every year, meaning that addiction is continuing to increase in prevalence. Another major issue is that these statistics are likely only a low estimate. This is

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Medical Detox: Do Drug Detox Programs Actually Work?

Every year, over 20 million people in the United States struggle with addiction. But only about ten percent of them (2.5 million people) actually seek and receive treatment at a specialty facility. If you’re dealing with an addiction and need help getting clean, it’s imperative to seek help as soon

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Can You Reduce Your DUI Charges By Going to Rehab?

For many people, being charged with a DUI is a wake-up call about their substance use problem. Driving under the influence endangers not only the driver, but all other people on the road. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, and you know you’re guilty, it’s important that you get

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Is There a Difference Between Opiates, Opioids, and Narcotics?

The words narcotic, opiate, and opioid are often used interchangeably to describe addictive drugs that are or have been used as pain medications. While “narcotic” is often thought of as a synonym for “illegal drug,” it really describes a drug that induces narcosis or insensibility. The word narcotic is also