Why Accreditation Matters when Choosing a Drug Rehab Facility

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If you or any of your loved ones are seeking treatment for a substance use disorder, you might see hundreds of online ads that promise miracle results. How do you know when a treatment center is reputable? Media stories about fraud in Florida drug rehab facilities abound, so this is an important decision. With so many options for addiction treatment, … 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

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

FDA Issues Strong Warning about Poisoned K2 and Spice

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As if drug misuse was not dangerous enough, there are some drugs sold at your local convenience store that now pose a public health risk. Synthetic marijuana, also known by the names Spice and K2, are copycat forms of cannabis that attempt to skirt federal regulations. A new FDA statement warns that some of these products could be laced with … Read More

4 Reasons To Get Sober Around The Holidays

  It’s that time of year! The Christmas lights are out, people are ringing bells and collecting toys, and Elf is being replayed on TV constantly. The holiday season is officially upon us and with it comes a season of change. What do I mean by that? I’m talking about making changes in your life, of the sober variety. Before … Read More

5 Things To Know About Co-Occurring Disorders

    For many individuals, alcohol and drug abuse are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. In fact, about 50 percent of individuals with a severe mental health disorder also suffer from a substance abuse problem. While these may seem like separate issues, there is actually a term for disorders that go hand-in-hand like … Read More