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opioid addiction
Gray Death Drug
12
Jul

Gray Death Drug: Florida’s New “Super Drug”?

Florida is in the midst of an opioid crisis, with opioid overdose rates increasing from 54 per 100,000 in 2018 to 94 per 100,000 in 2020. And while there are a variety of causes, there’s evidence that part of the issue is increasing popularity of the “gray death” drug. Gray death is an extremely potent,...
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31
May

How to Get a Narcan Kit in Orlando, Florida

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has swept through states like Florida and left behind almost 70 thousand overdose-related casualties. While there are many new and advancing treatment options to combat this drug epidemic in Florida, one of the first lines of defense is the Narcan kit.  When applied properly and in a timely fashion,...
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01
Mar

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statistics and Efficacy

Due to increased stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 81,000 people experienced fatal overdoses between May of 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With such high overdose death rates, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could save countless lives by helping them safely detox from addictive substances like alcohol,...
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19
Feb

Are Pharm Parties Real? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts

What is a pharm party? Well, that depends who you ask. According to some news sources, a pharm party (AKA pill party or skittles party) is a gathering when people, usually young adults, bring various prescription drugs to share. The pills are then mixed into a bowl where everyone can take as much as they...
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18
Jan

Florida Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise: 2019 vs 2020

As we transition into 2021, many people feel tempted to forget about 2020 whenever possible. It was a difficult year f0r a lot of people, and most are looking forward to brighter days ahead. And while that’s an admirable attitude, 2020 Florida drug overdose deaths need to be studied to assess the danger during 2021....
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01
Jun

Synthetic Opioid “Pink” Drug Use in the United States
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pink is “far more potent than morphine” and other opioids.

The “Pink” drug is a synthetic opioid that is more potent than morphine and stronger than heroin. This drug has caused many confirmed deaths in the United States, and its use continues to spread. Do you know the risks of this synthetic opioid? Learn the answers to your questions on Pink drug abuse below. What...
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25
May

Black Tar Heroin: Withdrawals, Effects, and Recovery

You have probably heard of the dangerous effects of heroin, but do you about the risks of using black tar heroin? Here’s everything you need to know about the highly addictive substance called black tar heroin, its short-term and long-term effects, and how to find addiction treatment today. What Is Black Tar Heroin? Heroin is...
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19
May

What Is Fentanyl? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts
Fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine

Like most people, you have probably heard a lot about heroin and the opioid crisis. But what about prescription opioids like fentanyl? And what is fentanyl, anyway? Put simply, fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine. Fentanyl abuse often leads to addiction and death due to individuals...
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11
May

Suboxone and Medication-Assisted Treatment: Your Questions, Answered

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a type of drug addiction treatment that helps fight against opioid addiction. One of these medications that opioid dependent patients take as part of MAT is called Suboxone. In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about Suboxone and illustrate some of the ways that this medication...
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30
Oct

Chronic Pain and Rehab: How to Manage Addiction and Health

If you struggle with chronic pain and addiction, making the decision to receive treatment at a rehab center can feel like choosing between two types of suffering. Here is what you need to know about the Saint Cloud rehab centers that will help you manage both your physical health and your addiction. The Relationship Between...
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