How Telehealth Solutions Bridge Addiction Treatment Gaps

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While telehealth solutions are becoming more widely used as a way to deliver healthcare services, some providers are reluctant to embrace them for the delivery of certain addiction treatment services such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued some materials reminding providers that telemedicine can support traditional treatment approaches in several ways. Medication-Assisted … Read More

The Quintessential Guide to Choosing the Right Florida Rehab Facility

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If you or any of your loved ones struggle with a substance use disorder, it is time to get help. According to a recent report, over 150,000 Americans lost their lives in 2015 due to drug and alcohol misuse. These figures continue to rise due to the nation’s opioid crisis. While qualified addiction treatment is available, there are also some … Read More

How to Answer “Why Aren’t You Drinking?”

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Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all close at hand. Since these holidays usually involve parties where drinking is a factor, you may find yourself in awkward situations where you formerly used alcohol as a social lubricant. To lessen the potential threat to your sobriety, it helps to be prepared. Here are some tips for those new to addiction recovery to … Read More

Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline: What to Expect

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When you misuse any harmful substance over a prolonged period, your body and brain can readjust to accommodate the constant presence of the substance. Removing that drug from your system can result in a period of withdrawal, where the body and mind have to adjust once again to abrupt changes. Cocaine is a highly addictive substance that can produce some … Read More

4 Ways to Safely Dispose of Unused Meds in Florida

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Opioids and other prescription drugs are commonly misused because they are addictive. A significant number of people, particularly teens and adolescents, who begin using these substances first get their hands on them by raiding a friend or family member’s medicine chest. Even tossing unused meds in the trash may not be enough. If they wind up in the wrong hands, … Read More

How to Observe National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month is observed each September in the U.S. and has arrived once again. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this is an annual opportunity to honor those who are in recovery from mental health and addiction issues. This is a movement that also seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of substance misuse and … Read More

How Does Court-Ordered Treatment Work?

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Addiction often leads to some unpleasant consequences. If you have been misusing drugs or alcohol, you run a higher risk of health issues, relationship problems, and getting into trouble with the law. If you get a DUI or are arrested for some other violation, you may be lucky enough to get court-ordered treatment. While this might not sound like a … Read More

Pew Study Reveals Nationwide Concern Over Substance Abuse

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Drug addiction takes its toll on Americans. While not everyone that uses drugs becomes addicted, the continued misuse of drugs and alcohol can lead to severe consequences, including overdose and death. A recent Pew Research study reveals that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of substance misuse in their communities. Drug Addiction Numbers in the U.S. The statistics … Read More

K2/Spice Making Huge Impact on Florida Prison Population

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This nation’s drug epidemic is not limited to opioids. There have been soaring numbers of overdoses and drug-related deaths linked to synthetic cannabinoid drugs called K2 and Spice. This “fake weed” is much more dangerous than it sounds, and it is even having an extreme impact on Florida’s prison population. What is K2/Spice? K2/Spice is supposed to be a synthetic … Read More