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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. […]

China’s Game-Changing Fentanyl Ban 
02.24.2017 Addiction Drug Abuse

China Bans Fentanyl The opioid epidemic has been an immense, ever-growing crisis sweeping across the nation for the past several years. In 2010, 17,094 individuals died from an opioid induced overdose. These numbers skyrocketed to 31,271 opioid overdose deaths in 2014. Opioid related deaths doubled in these three years, while heroin-related overdoses tripled, becoming the […]

Addiction in Women
02.17.2017 Addiction

What to Know About Women and Addiction Every three minutes a woman goes to the emergency room for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse. While statistically fewer women suffer from drug addiction than men, women face many unique issues when it comes to substance abuse. Due to genetic differences between the sexes, women tend to respond […]

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