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What Healthcare Professionals Work at Rehabilitation Centers in Florida?

Rehabilitation centers are staffed with highly trained, compassionate healthcare professionals that have personally studied and worked in the field of addiction. An inpatient rehabilitation center is a community, and staff often establishes meaningful connections with patients as they strive to use their expertise to help patients get better. You might wonder what types of healthcare …

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What Damage Can a Tylenol Overdose Do Without Emergency Care?

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, a trade association consisting of manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter drugs and nutritional supplements, more than 52 million Americans use acetaminophen to relieve pain or reduce fevers every week. Acetaminophen is the primary active ingredient in over 600 prescription and non-prescription pain relievers, not to mention cough and …

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What Are the Most Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Stimulant Drugs?

Although there’s currently an opioid epidemic happening in the United States, there are millions of people who struggle with an addiction to stimulants. Stimulants can include substances such as cocaine and meth, but they also include a variety of different medications that are used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Although the symptoms of …

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Can You Get Your Brain Back? Repairing the Damage After Addiction

We used to think of the brain as something solid, fully formed, unable to be changed. If a hole was poked, if something was bent- it would stay like that forever. Drugs and alcohol had warnings of permanent brain damage, and although damage is inevitable with addiction, we are learning now that it may be …

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Hollywood’s Role in Shaming Addiction: Chevy Chase and Substance Abuse Stigma

Most people, especially those who have never personally suffered or known someone who has suffered from addiction, have a painted picture in their head of what an addict looks like. Even though we statistically know  that there is a massive percentage of Americans who are part of the opioid epidemic (hence the word- epidemic), we …

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An Estimated 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Health Conditions or Substance Abuse Disorders

An Estimated 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Health Conditions or Substance Abuse Disorders According to a new government study, nearly 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder each year. Using data from 2012-2014 surveys examined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found …

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Researchers Find Probiotics and Neurofeedback Promising Treatment For Depression

Researchers Find Probiotics and Neurofeedback Promising New Treatment For Depression Depression is the most common mental health condition in the United States, and it regularly affects millions of Americans. Treatments range from pharmaceutical antidepressants to holistic practices such as yoga and meditation. As many find some relief, there’s little doubt that many people continue to …

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Expert Advice On Avoiding Addiction To Painkillers

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted to Painkillers A copious amount of evidence has shown that prescription painkillers are fueling the opioid epidemic ravaging communities across the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdoses related to prescription painkillers or street drugs such as heroin …

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Since 1999, Fatal Overdose Rate Has Increased by 2.5 Says CDC

Since 1999, Fatal Overdose Rate Has Increased by 2.5 Says CDC According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fatal overdose rate continued to rise in 2015, and the primary culprits are no longer prescription painkillers such as oxycodone – they are street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. The …

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