Category Archives: Opioid Detox

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Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you

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Dangerous Opiates: List of Commonly Abused Prescription Opioids

It’s no secret that there’s an opiate addiction problem in the United States today. Many people don’t realize the seriousness of the problem, though. Did you know, for example, that more than 130 people die every day from an opiate overdose? While some people overdose on illegal opiates like heroin, many people

Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous

Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

It’s the drug that killed Prince, Tom Petty, and Mac Miller. It’s the opioid that took the lives of 29,000 people in the U.S. in 2017. It’s the synthetic narcotic which has 50 times more potency than heroin. Yes, we’re talking about none other than fentanyl. For years now, fentanyl

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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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5 Things About Opiate Detox Florida Newcomers Discover in Residential Treatment

Opioid addiction is approaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and it shows no sign of abating; drug overdose causes more accidental deaths in the U.S. than any other factor. Newcomers to residential opiate detox in Florida may not realize that according to current estimates, costs related to drug, tobacco and

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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

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What It’s Like To Live With An Addiction To Hydrocodone?

I wish I could say that I had the time of my life when I used hydrocodone. I would love to tell you that it made all my problems go away, but it hurt me more than it helped me. At the start of my addiction, it did make things