Rehab Instead of Jail: Police Plan to Strike a Blow For Addiction Recovery

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Millions of people in the United States are arrested on alcohol and drug-related crimes each year. More than 24.5 million Americans have a substance use disorder, and some of the risky behavior associated with substance misuse can lead to criminal charges. Unfortunately, spending time in jail does not cure addiction. Even though about half of all prison inmates meet the criteria … Read More

World Health Organization Report IDs Alcohol as a Killer

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While alcohol use holds a place in many cultures, there is also another side to the substance when misuse leads to an alcohol use disorder. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a detailed report on alcohol misuse and its potentially deadly health consequences. How Much Are We Drinking? The United Nation’s health agency recently released its third in a … Read More

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

9 Things You Should Know about Cocaine Addiction in Florida

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Cocaine has made headlines for decades. Superstars and celebrities die from cocaine addiction. So do seemingly average people who think they can use it once in a while, and people on the fringe of society who are addicted to multiple drugs. The appeal of cocaine is energy and euphoria. If you ask 10 users, you will probably hear the same … Read More

Can Gaming Addiction Be Treated in Florida Rehab?

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Video games are a blast, right? Whether you like first-person shooters, fantasy RPGs, racing, or anything else, games have advanced to a point that hardly anyone could have imagined when Pong was released in 1972. They are also addicting, and not just for kids. It makes sense when you consider what an addiction really is. Psychology Today says addictions are … Read More

Doctors on Drugs: What Florida Medical Professionals Need to Know

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The television show House shined a spotlight on a problem that is more common than you might think. Doctors are not immune to drug addiction. In fact, Mayo Clinic estimates that between 10 and 12 percent of doctors, like the fictional Dr. House, have or will develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their career. If you are … Read More

4 Stages Of Recovery From Addiction

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Addiction is a complicated disease that is classified as both a mental illness and chronic disease. For some, addiction happens quickly, but for others, it develops over time. When you’re dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, it’s easy to feel alone. However, there are approximately 23.5 million Americans addicted to drug or alcohol, while only 11% of those people attend … Read More

Is Alcohol A Drug?

  This is a question raised, as well as misunderstood, by many people. If you ask most people to name a list of drugs that come to the top of their mind, usually alcohol is left entirely off the list. While alcohol may not be as widely known as other harder, street drugs, it is technically defined as a depressant … Read More

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Many people believe alcohol isn’t a threat because it’s legal and the majority of people indulge in it once in awhile. But in reality, alcohol is a dangerous drug that can depress the mind and increase your chances of alcoholism. There is a myth out there that alcohol is harmless, even while pregnant. This is just not the case. There … Read More