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The opioid epidemic ravaging almost every city and suburb in the United States has been described as a public health emergency. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12 million people in the U.S reported abusing prescription painkillers in 2010. The...

Yes, people have died as a result of withdrawal complications from extended use of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of sedative drugs normally prescribed for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks and a host of mental health conditions. Benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos...

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), about 57,000 Americans are addicted to heroin. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies heroin as a Schedule I drug. This means that heroin is one of the most addictive drugs in the world and is highly...

When you think of drug addiction, it usually goes hand-in-hand with painful withdrawal symptoms. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 21 million adults in the U.S. struggled with either alcohol or drug abuse in 2014. Drug addiction is...

Drug and alcohol detox centers often place restrictions on certain items. This is usually done for the safety of the staff and patients. People in recovery are in a volatile state of mind and need an environment that is both safe and conducive to the...

To begin a successful recovery from addiction the first and most important step to take is to be admitted into a professional drug detox center. For addicts, the hardest challenge for them is to withdrawal from drugs alone. The likelihood that any drug addict can...

For many, drinking alcohol is a common pastime that doesn't lead to any serious issues. Alcohol is legal to adults 21 and over and readily available in our society. However, for some, drinking alcohol is far less lighthearted. An estimated 16.6 million American adults have...

If you are looking for a drug or alcohol detox center in South Florida, you’re in luck. There are a variety of inpatient detox centers across the area, including a number of residential detox options in Boca Raton. There are many benefits to seeking drug...

The current opioid epidemic in the United States has many mental health professionals and addicts alike seeking effective treatment options for opioid addiction. Many have turned to treatment options like methadone and suboxone to help curb withdrawal symptoms and provide pain management throughout the process. While...

When I first got sober, I remember gravitating towards the women that would share their stories, of trudging through pain in recovery, and never picking up a drink or a drug. It was such a foreign concept to me, one that I admired. I heard...