Opioids and Opiates

Not So Sunny in the Sunshine State: Opioid Addiction in Florida

In the field of medicine, opioids are used as pain relievers. This class of drugs is legitimately available by prescription for people who need immediate pain relief after a serious accident or for those that suffer from chronic pain. Familiar names include oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), [...]

OxyContin, Oxycodone and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers has been a problem from just about the time that opioids were first prescribed. The take-away from this is that all opioids have a high potential for abuse and addiction. Not only are they physically addictive, they are also mentally [...]

Smoking stats call for more cessation programs

A new study found that at least three out of five people who try cigarettes become daily smokers. In other words, of the 60% of people had ever tried a cigarette, 69% reported that they became daily smokers.(1) The study analyzed responses from 215,000 people [...]

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6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

What Will Detox Do For You?

Will 2018 be the year you finally get clean and sober--for good? Detox is a vital step toward overcoming any drug addiction. But what is it, and what will it do for you? If you’re considering treatment for yourself or a loved one this year, [...]

The Continuum of Care: An Addiction Treatment Overview

Recovery is not a one-step process, but rather a continuum of care, comprising several parts. Some clients begin their recovery journey with detox and progress into the most intensive residential treatment program, while others can succeed in a less intensive setting. Treatment is dynamic, and [...]

What Is the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

The terms "opioid" and "opiate" are often used interchangeably, but now that use has reached epidemic levels and was declared a national emergency, it’s useful to understand the difference between the two and how they affect the end-user, especially if that person is you or [...]