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Category Archives: Drug Addiction

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction? 5 Dec 2017

Is There a Positive Correlation Between Wealth and Addiction?

Many people associate low socioeconomic neighborhoods with drugs, and there is certainly some degree of accuracy to this notion, but who is actually buying these drugs? A drug habit is a full-time job, and you don’t get paid. In fact,…

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom 30 Nov 2017

FDA Makes Statement on “Deadly” Kratom

What was once hailed the “miracle cure” for heroin and opioid addiction has now been deemed a “potential killer” by the FDA. Kratom is an herbal supplement that has begun to make some pretty serious waves over the last few…

Kratom; Deadly Drug, or Potential Cure? 21 Nov 2017

Kratom; Deadly Drug, or Potential Cure?

When I got clean in Florida, I always heard rumblings here and there about a drug sold over the counter in small newsstands that serves as a wonderful substitute for heroin or prescription opioids. This was commonly discussed in rehab…

Opioid Users Have More Post-Surgical Complications 6 Nov 2017

Opioid Users Have More Post-Surgical Complications

New research suggests that people who use opioids before elective surgery struggle with a variety of post-operative issues; longer hospital stays and a higher chance of needing follow-up care in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, not to mention increased costs…

Addiction in the Family Business 6 Nov 2017

Addiction in the Family Business

Drug abuse and addiction in any business is messy, complicated and destructive. But nowhere is it more destructive than in a family business. Sometimes your biggest competitor as a family business is your labor-force i.e. your family members. This is…

Medical School Curriculum Starting to Reflect the Opioid Crisis 30 Oct 2017

Medical School Curriculum Starting to Reflect the Opioid Crisis

Years ago when a future doctor attended medical school they likely received little to no training in addiction. It is a more than reasonable expectation to have on medical schools that they train their students in a manner that reflects…

Occupations with the Highest Drug Addiction Rates 25 Oct 2017

Occupations with the Highest Drug Addiction Rates

There is no question that living in the modern world is stressful. There are bills to pay, families to take care of, careers to think about, friends to see, meals to be prepared, exercises to be done, and so on…

When Your Dog is Your Drug Dealer 20 Oct 2017

When Your Dog is Your Drug Dealer

In the United States of America, people love having a dog as their pet. We take selfies with them, take them for walks, take funny pictures and videos of them and we cuddle with them in bed. But who knew…

DEA Whistleblower Confirms our Worst Fear 20 Oct 2017

DEA Whistleblower Confirms our Worst Fear

I very rarely ever watch television. For the most part, I find it boring, useless and in some cases poisonous. But every now and then I hear about a show or interview that I feel compelled to see. Last Sunday…

Florida Senator Says $20 Million Needed for Opioid Epidemic 13 Oct 2017

Florida Senator Says $20 Million Needed for Opioid Epidemic

Republican Senator Jack Latvala, the budget chairman of the Florida Senate is asking Governor Rick Scott to earmark an additional $20 million in order to fight the opioid epidemic which has ravaged the State over the past few years. In…