Florida Addiction Tag

Rehab is the type of thing that you only want to do once, and you want to do it right.  That’s not always a possibility, and that’s okay, but you still want to start off with the best care possible.  Finding a rehab facility in...

Heroin is quickly becoming a nationwide epidemic, and one can only assume because it’s far easier to get nowadays than prescription pain pills (which have the same generalized effect). Within the past few months, South Florida, New Jersey, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh have seen a shocking...

In Florida, we know all about prescription drug abuse, and we also know that heroin is the most popular alternative. After the Florida pill mill bust in 2010, millions of prescription pain pills were seized, hundreds of doctors lost their licenses, and new regulations were put on pharmacy’s and how many pills a physician can prescribe their patients.

For the past two years, while a majority of the Kardashian clan has kept their names and faces in the tabloids, one of them fell out of the lime light, and that’s Rob Kardashian. His family has been very candid on their television show about the struggles that Rob had been going through, and while no one has assumed he’s struggling with substance abuse, it was clear that he was severely depressed.

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.
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.

By creating an interactive chart that allows users to take a real time look at both legal and illegal drug use, Substance.com uses federal data averages to determine how many people are currently using in the United States, today. On the chart, those who visit...

Alcoholism is a horrible disease regardless of who is battling it, whether it’s a man or a woman, adult or teen, it’s a serious condition that takes a serious toll on those with the condition as well as their loved ones. However, there is a difference when you look at alcoholism in men and in women – while both are equally serious, there are some shocking statistics that show the increase with alcoholism in women.

Recent studies show that teen drug and alcohol abuse is falling, while rates of prescription drug abuse  remain the same. This concerning trend could possibly be connected to myths in the community about the realities of prescription drug abuse.
While supervised treatment is the safest, most effective detox method, it is also important for people at all steps of recovery to practice good lifestyle choices. Keeping one's whole state of health is mind when in recovery can be a powerful addition to any program.