How Prescription Duration Affects Dependence and Addiction
03.27.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Prescription Drugs

How Prescription Duration Affects Dependence and Addiction A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention takes a closer look at how the duration of an opioid prescription can affect a person’s chances of addiction. The report finds that when you use a narcotic painkiller for just one day, you have only a […]

Facts About Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol
03.20.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Substance Abuse Withdrawal

About Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol Withdrawal from drugs is a serious process and one that should be handled with care by a professional. The characteristics of withdrawal depend of the drug that is being discontinued and the amount of time the substance was used. Symptoms may include anxiety, fatigue, sweating, vomiting, depression, hallucinations, and […]

What is Addiction?
03.16.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery

Understanding addiction By definition, addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, activity, or thing. Addiction in the past referred specifically to psychoactive substances which cross the blood-brain barrier, temporarily altering the chemical balance of the brain. Substances included tobacco, alcohol, and some drugs. Now a number of health care professionals, […]

Self Harm Awareness Month
03.10.2017 Addiction Alcohol Abuse Co-occurring disorder Drug Abuse Dual diagnosis Self Harm

Self Harm Awareness Month March is National Self Harm Awareness Month. Self-harm, or self-mutilation, is defined as a self-inflicted and deliberate injury to the body tissue that causes pain, bruising or bleeding without any suicidal intent and not for purposes that are considered socially acceptable like tattooing or body piercing. One in five women and […]

Dr. Oz Visits WPBF to Discuss Opioid Problem in Florida
03.02.2017 Addiction Opioids

Dr. Oz Discusses the Opioid Problem on WPBF 25 News Earlier this week, Dr. Oz joined WPBF’s Erin Guy to discuss the opioid problem that continues to plague South Florida and the nation. Each day 91 Americans are dying from an opioid overdose, and South Florida has been hit particularly hard by this epidemic. Dr. […]

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