Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Within a new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the number of heroin overdoses in the United States between 2010 and 2013 has nearly tripled effectively causing an increase in Florida as well. However, if you look at the opposing side of how addicts treat chronic pain, the number of overdoses from prescription painkillers has decreased.
So you've completed your rehab program in a designated treatment facility, but now what? Submerging yourself back into the real world after being surrounded by such a positive environment for a month or more can be an intimidating and scary time, there's no hiding that fact. However, there are ways to better prepare you for moving on after rehab.

In a terrifying new statistic, the Centers for Disease Control reports that every day, six people die from binge drinking. However, it's the age group that binge drinking is hitting the hardest that might surprise you. When people hear the term "binge drinking," they immediately...

When you look at addiction throughout the state of Florida, it's clear that over the past few years illicit drug use has become an epidemic regardless of the area. However, with that being said, there are some areas where certain drug addictions have reached epidemic proportions even with drug addiction continuing to be the forefront of making the public conscious and aware of the dangers.

So, you've completed the hardest part of your treatment, and that's completing it - sobriety and all, but now what? Immersing yourself back into the real world after completing treatment can be difficult and scary, and that's not to go unexpected. For many addicts that...

Preparing yourself to leave treatment can be a very intimidating time for most. You're leaving an environment that you've thrived in, but it was easy to excel because you were surrounded by people who would inevitably support your sobriety. The immersion back into the real...

While many remember him from his role on Friends, Matthew Perry is another one of the several celebrities who battled addiction, and luckily, he came out on top. In an issue of People magazine, Perry opened up in a big way, admitting to his struggles...

Two recent studies offer both good news and bad news when it comes to drug addiction. The good news? Abuse of opiate-based painkillers such as morphine and Oxycodone peaked in 2010 and 2011, according to a database analysis, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. According...

When someone suffering with addiction first goes into treatment, the focus from day one is figuring out how to not only help them recover, but also how to help them transition back into the real world. For many the transition back home can be a...

Substance abuse in the United States is a battle that affects everyone, addict or not. From the economic costs to the addict themselves, to the emotional toll it takes on those around them. Addiction is a disease that needs to be controlled one way or...