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Alcohol Poisoning

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths per year, or six deaths per day. Thousands more suffer alcohol poisoning but receive treatment quickly enough to prevent death.  What is Alcohol Poisoning? When alcohol is consumed, it alters the function of the mind and the body. The […]

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What Happens When You Baker Act Someone?

Mental illness is one of the biggest topics of conversation in America today. More people than ever before are sharing their stories about living with mental illness in an effort to normalize what was once viewed as being taboo and shameful. This awareness does not change the amount of people who are grappling with the […]

How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Child

How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Child’s Addiction

Parents all over the country can understand how any type of threat to their children can produce that stomach-dropping, heart-pounding physical response. For parents with children addicted to drugs and alcohol, that threat occurs on a daily basis, as does that uneasy feeling. Unfortunately, that feeling doesn’t just disappear once children become adults, as parents […]

Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?

Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?

There are millions of people grappling with untreated substance use disorder who simply cannot gain or maintain employment because of their disease, however that is not the case for everyone faced with active addiction. It is a common misconception that having an addiction to drugs or alcohol means that a person cannot possibly work or […]

Family Roles in Addiction

How to Identify Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is an extremely painful disease to have. Those who struggle with it often face the internal battle of wanting to stop but being afraid to. From anxiety and stress to loneliness and anger, the emotions that come along with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be crippling.  But the addict or alcoholic is […]

opioid crisis in Florida

History of the Opioid Crisis and Florida Statistics

Today, opioids are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the country. They are widely used across all fields of medicine and have reached the medicine cabinets of millions of people. Prescription opioids are so potent that they are most effective in treating patients in end-of-life care, however they are often used to manage […]

Substances abused by first responders

Common Substances Abused by First Responders

First responders face a set of risk factors that can dramatically increase their odds of turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with the effects of their jobs. Many of these risk factors are shared among all first responders. Life-threatening situations No matter if someone is a police officer or a paramedic, all first responders […]

How long does drug detox take

How Long Does Drug Detox Take?

People who struggle with the disease of addiction do not just wake up one day and find that they are suddenly hooked on drugs. Instead, drug addiction takes time to develop. In the very beginning, a person starts experimenting with drugs for one reason or another. For example, they might be looking to impress their […]

Percocet Withdrawal

When Can Alcohol Withdrawal Effects Be Fatal?

Alcohol addiction is a significant problem in the United States. Statistics recently complied by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, sometimes abbreviated as NSDUH, found that more than 15 million American age 12 and older were addicted to this substance. Many have tried to beat this dependency. However, alcohol is one of the […]

Drug Detoxing

Can I Still Get Necessary Medication if I Do a Prescription Pill Detox?

The decision to go through detox and rehab isn’t an easy one to make. While you likely know that you need professional help, there are often certain factors that stand in your way. You may be wondering if you have to quit your job to go through rehab or if you’ll have to give up […]