Drug “Crackdowns”: Helpful or Harmful?

Oxycodone has been a serious drug problem in the state of Florida for years. In fact, in 2010, 90 of the top 100 physicians who purchased oxycodone were from Florida. The prescription painkiller became such a problem in the state that major legislation was passed to strictly regulate physicians and pharmacists distributing oxycodone. The new…

The New Drug Epidemic: Prescriptions

Prescription drugs are now second among the most commonly abused drugs in the nation, according to a recent statement by the US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Called the country’s “fastest growing drug problem” by the White House, prescription drug abuse is now the #1 cause of overdose deaths in the U.S. – more…

Long Term Drug Rehab for Long Term Results

An effective rehabilitation program is one that offers individualized treatment. Every case of addiction or substance abuse is unique because every afflicted person comes with his or her own social background, family and personal history, medical needs … and all the other factors relevant to addiction. There is no one pre-determined or set remedy. The…

Addiction and Eating Disorders – A Dual Diagnosis

Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, and addiction used to be considered unrelated. When both were present in a patient, mental health professionals used to focus more on the substance abuse as it was deemed the primary and more dangerous affliction. Recent studies, however, have revealed a direct connection between the two. In fact,…