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…

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…

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…

Why Some People are Saying Naltrexone Can Stop The Opioid Crisis

Naltrexone is a medicine designed to assist people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction in their detox and rehab recovery. Specifically, this medicine is designed to be especially useful for those who are suffering from an addiction to an opioid or to alcohol. Indeed, alcohol and opioid addicts are substantially more likely to…

The Cornerstone of Oxycodone Treatment

When an oxycodone addict goes through a medically supervised drug detox program they are likely to suffer side effects while they go through withdrawal from oxycodone. Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms will vary in severity depending on the physical fitness and general wellbeing of the patient. After detox the addict will go on to rehabilitation. The best…