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…

Residential Detox Helps Quit the Most Addictive Drugs

Detox and Quitting Addictive Drugs Although people might like to say that nicotine is far more addictive than most of the drugs that are also considered addictive, that claim does not seem to be quite right. It would probably be more accurate to say that nicotine has a stronger chemical addiction whereas drugs and pharmaceuticals…

What to Expect During Oxycodone Detox

With the so-called “opioid epidemic” showing no signs of really slowing down any time soon, many people who are addicted to opioids are looking for a way to detox safely and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone. However, because of those withdrawal symptoms and the goal of lessening them, detox at a rehab center…

How Can I Tell if My Spouse has a Drug Addiction?

Although most people never intend to become addicted to a substance, addiction is a widespread problem nevertheless. While addiction is particularly widespread these days, those who have a drug abuse problem will try to hide the issue, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad people – they’re just embarrassed or ashamed for any number of reasons.…

Addiction Symptoms to Watch for When Taking Prescription Opioids

As we have discussed in many previous posts, the United States is having a particularly rough time lately with cases of opioid addiction. And here in South Florida is one of the hardest hit areas in the country. And if you have been prescribed an opioid as a painkiller, there is even a chance that…

Substance Abuse Treatment Available in South Florida

Here in South Florida, we have seen addictions to nearly every substance under the sun – even those that many people believe have absolutely zero addictive properties. Should one of the addictions described below – or any other addiction that requires rehabilitation – strike you or a family member, we can help. We have a…

Symptoms and Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Heroin vs Heroin-based Drugs While heroin has a reputation of being one of the most addictive and powerful illegal street drugs in the world, there are a number of pharmaceutical medicines derived from it. And although heroin itself is especially well-known as being dangerous, some of those medically-approved pharmaceuticals are actually more addictive, more powerful,…