Power of the Many

Substance use disorder is continuing to gain concern from the general population. As everything from south Florida alcohol treatment centers filling up to the poster child of the addiction epidemic leading many to seek treatments for oxycodone withdrawal symptoms, the spotlight on addiction treatment and awareness continues to expand and get brighter, shining a light…

Understanding Your Prescription Options Can Prevent Addiction

There is a saying that ‘Knowledge is Power’.  In the world of consumer advocacy, this is probably one of the most true statements one can make. Considering that the United States largely operates on a consumer/market model for things like dentistry, being an informed consumer could be the difference between a successful visit with no…

Technology for Recovery Has a Blind Spot

While more and more people are finding they are needing oxycodone treatment, with many people in south Florida seeking relief and heroin drug treatment in Broward, some individuals with good intentions are offering technological solutions to assist in the battle of addiction that killed more people from overdose in 2018 than car accidents. Removing any…

The Odd Difference

Substance abuse treatment in Florida has a unique problem; treating oxycodone withdrawal symptoms has regulation roadblocks that prescribing oxycodone doesn’t have. When a patient comes into a hospital and has a need for pain medication, far fewer regulations are in place to restrict doctors in prescribing addictive substances like opioid-based medications like oxycodone, despite all…

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…

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…

Battles With Businesses

Employers often times put unreal expectations on potential employees. The questionnaires often have what would be under most normal circumstances questions that sometimes even your parents don’t know the answer to because it’s that personal. One of the largest roadblocks for someone recovering from addiction can face is employment and being honest when answering questions…

Middle-Aged Women Fatal Overdoses On The Rise

Across the United States, drug addiction, overdose and fatal overdose rates are increasing seemingly by the day. Alcoholism, opioid addiction, heroin use, cocaine abuse, you name it, the statistics leading into 2018 don’t appear to show any signs subsiding. Of the increased usage, the CDC identified one group in particular that has seen a higher…