The Battle of Drug-based Drug Abuse Assistance

For a long time, there has been a stigma attached to illicit drug use. Many organizations, such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) maintain that for someone to be ‘clean’, they cannot take any drugs, even medications, unlike south Florida drug rehab. However, these groups formed nearly 100 years ago, before the medical…

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ADHD And Addiction

According to various studies backed up by south Florida rehab centers, there is an estimated 25 percent overlap within adolescents that have substance use disorder and also fit the criteria for ADHD diagnosis. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a chronic condition that includes a combination of persistent problems such as difficulty sustaining attention,…

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Public Opinion & Opioid Addiction

This is a small sampling of responses to an article by award winning journalist Jennifer Percy’s article on Kensington’s open-air drug market, “Trapped by the Wal-Mart of Heroin” which appeared this month in the New York Times, which covers the problems facing people trying to find Oxycodone treatment, but ended up in a downward spiral…

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Cocaine: Serotonin vs. Dopamine

Most people are very aware of long term physical and psychological damages that ravage a person suffering from substance use disorder with cocaine as their preferred drug; heart and vascular issues, nasal problems that include collapsed septum in severe cases, unstable mood and sometimes violent behaviors are well known. The mechanics of the addiction side…

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Teen Drug Slang and Helping Them Through Addiction

Teen drug slang is often used to make the distribution and usage of prescription or street drugs less noticeable. This sometimes is a challenge, but staying informed will help your family, school and community. Our addiction treatment center in South Florida also has ways to help teens recover from addiction in a way that can…

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