How Medicine Can Become an Addiction

For many people it starts innocently enough: an injury or chronic pain. So how does this turn into an addiction? Prescription to Addiction Let’s meet our hypothetical friend Terry. Terry could be any gender, any ethnicity, and of any social class–though there are definitively certain groups affected by the opioid crisis more than others. Terry…

Prescription Medicines You Can Get Addicted To

The Hawaiʻian islands once had a major rat problem. To combat it, sugar cane plantation farmers imported mongooses to kill the rats. Unfortunately it did not work and now Hawaiʻi also has a mongoose problem. Similarly, a person who starts taking a prescription medication for a legitimate health concern may become addicted.   Understanding the…

How Painkillers Led to Widespread Heroin Addiction

Poorly Regulated and Misunderstood In some way or another, nearly everyone has heard about the “opioid epidemic” and how it has been plaguing our nation over the last decade. However, although it is often portrayed as individuals abusing their painkillers, the widespread addiction actually has roots in issues that actually places the blame squarely where…

End Your Opioid Addiction at a Pompano Rehab Center

An Epidemic of Epic Proportions Though some people seem to scoff at the idea of a drug addiction epidemic spreading across the United States, opioid abuse and addiction affects more people than anyone would have ever imagined.   The spread of opioid painkillers is so wide, in fact, that practically everyone (who isn’t themselves addicted…

Rehab in South Florida Keeps Growing Due to Widespread Opioid Use

Rehab Centers Seeing Numbers Like Never Before Due to the huge, and seemingly increasing, number of people who are addicted to some kind of opioid or opiate, rehab in South Florida has seen an influx the likes of which our state has never seen. Because of this, new rehab centers have been popping up in…