/Prescription Drugs

Codeine Abuse

People who abuse codeine typically show symptoms related to this form of drug dependence. They may appear lethargic and respond slowly when addressed. Codeine acts on the body by decreasing the heart rate and respiration, making the addict appear sluggish and listless. By learning to recognize these and other signs [...]

2018-08-22T15:04:48+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

Prescription Drugs : The Dangers of Vicodin

Also known by its generic name, hydrocodone, Vicodin is a widely-prescribed drug used for analgesic purposes. Although it is effective for relieving moderate to severe pain, Vicodin is a narcotic drug that is highly addictive. Short-Term Effects Vicodin is in the opiate family of drugs and is prescribed by medical [...]

2018-08-20T16:16:47+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

Fake Prescription Drugs: Real Dangers

There’s an epidemic of fake prescription drugs sweeping the US, and it’s killing people. Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car wreck or of a gunshot wound. Drug agencies are saying that fentanyl is the biggest reason for this sudden new trend. [...]

2018-07-02T17:24:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Psychiatry and Prescription Drugs: The Need for Reform

The modern ability to treat many ailments is amazing. Medications for psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression, have granted people more manageable, comfortable lives.  In short, these drugs specifically work to regulate chemical imbalances in the brain. When used appropriately, otherwise debilitating disorders can be controlled.  Despite this, [...]

2018-06-20T12:48:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

The Changing Face of Drug Addiction – What Patients and the Public Need to Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

The face of drug abuse is changing rapidly, and what many see as an inner-city problem is quickly moving into the suburbs, striking at the heart of America and changing the way doctors, politicians and ordinary citizens approach the issues of drug dependency and rehabilitation. There are many factors underlying [...]

2018-06-05T19:43:12+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

West Palm Beach Drug Rehab | What Are Narcotics?

A narcotic is a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes, especially an illegal one. A narcotic can be a drug that was actually prescribed legally but is being used illegally. Narcotics can be highly dangerous if there are abused or not used in [...]

2017-12-19T20:41:11+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Prescription Drugs|

Palm Beach Treatment Center | What Is an Opioid?

Over the years, the opioid epidemic has hit an all-time high. About 20,000 people die from opioid overdose every year. Let’s take a look at what opioids are and why misusing them can be dangerous from your Palm Beach treatment center. What Is an Opioid? An opioid is a synthetic [...]

2017-12-14T16:04:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Prescription Drugs|

Drug Overdoses are Increasing in America

Why are more people overdosing on drugs?  It happens to be the number one killer of Americans under the age of 50.  Most of the overdoses are from taking opioids, prescribed painkillers or heroin.   Heroin is being laced with fentanyl, which increases the risk for overdose. Drug users are typically [...]

2017-11-03T20:05:58+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Suboxone Rehab in South Florida | Buprenorphine Addiction

Buprenorphine (Suboxone) has been called a miracle drug for some users to ween themselves off of harder opiates like heroin or OxyContin. But it does have its setbacks, and does have physically addicting properties. Our Suboxone rehab in South Florida is equipped to help individuals overcome this dependence and live [...]

2017-08-15T20:03:27+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information, Prescription Drugs|

Xanax Addiction Help – Withdrawal Symptoms

Daily benzodiazepine use and abuse can also result in an addiction to benzos. Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be extremely severe, as well as potentially deadly and can often last longer than those of other drugs, such as opiates. Detoxing from benzos is more difficult than detoxing from heroin, and our [...]