Psychological Tolls of Substance Abuse

Just about anyone reading this can remember a time in which they didn’t realize they were being a complete belligerent jerk, where they were so short sighted in their actions they either severely embarrassed themselves or even were just a pig headed fool that permanently ruined a relationship. It was possibly over something nearly meaningless.…

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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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Geographical Boundaries

Substance abuse treatment in Florida is available to anyone who wants it, except when it isn’t. One of the biggest misconceptions about drug abuse and substance use disorders in America is that it’s primarily a problem of cities. Ghettos, crack houses and other cartoonish stereotypes flood a typical person’s head when they think about these…

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Poverty, Addiction & Homelessness

Not everyone seeking substance abuse treatment in Florida is someone of means or capable of realistically considering such decisions and often times is not reflective of their experience with life. Substance use disorder, once it changes a person’s neurobiological functioning, can have devastating results on their life, particularly in the realm of income and class…

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