Category Archives: Drugs

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How Can I Help a Loved One Start Their Addiction Recovery? 

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There are few challenges as difficult as addiction. With addiction consuming the lives of more than 23 million Americans, we all know someone who needs help. At The Treatment Center of The Palm Beaches, we understand how difficult it can be to watch a friend, family member or loved one struggle with addiction. But, you can be […]

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Can I Keep My Job During Drug Addiction Recovery? 

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There are many uncertainties and question marks that arise when you consider drug addiction recovery. “Will treatment be hard?” “How can I really get sober?” “Can I keep my job while I’m working through drug addiction recovery?” At The Treatment Center of The Palm Beaches, we are here to answer these and many other questions about your […]

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New Research Explains Why Methamphetamine Relapse Rates Remain High

New Research Explains Why Methamphetamine Relapse Rates Remain High

Methamphetamine users have one of the highest relapse rates among those struggling with substance abuse. In fact, the vast majority of those struggling with methamphetamine addiction (88%) will relapse even after completing rehabilitation treatment. Researchers continue to search for the reason behind this worrisome trend, and a 2017 study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) […]

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Marijuana Use Can Increase the Risks for Alcohol Use Disorders

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Marijuana Use Can Increase the Risks for Alcohol Use Disorders

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana has been approved for medical use in over half of US states, and 5 states have legalized it for recreational use in individuals over 21. Legal or not, marijuana continues to be at the center of controversy. Of major concern is an […]

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Athletes, Sports and Addiction

Athletes, Sports and Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s largest public health agency, has called substance abuse an epidemic. Each year it claims more lives than car accidents or incidents involving firearms, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Heroin use drives the epidemic – the number of heroin overdose […]

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Teen Marijuana Use: Brain and Developmental Risks

Brain and Developmental Risks with Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, though the term “illicit” does not always apply. Twenty-three states have already passed measures approving marijuana for medicinal use, and five have legalized recreational use for individuals over the age of 21. These measures have been subject to their share of controversy. One […]

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Understanding Opioid Receptors, The Opioid System, and the Risks for Opioid Addiction

Understanding Opioid Receptors, The Opioid System, and the Risks for Opioid Addi

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that around 2.1 million people in the United States are currently suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioids. Another nearly 500,000 are addicted to heroin, another opiate. Opioid addiction is, in the words of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a national […]

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How Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

How Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

The United States is in the midst of an overdose epidemic involving opioids. In 2015, prescription and illegal opioids killed 33,000 people. An estimated 1.9 million individuals in the country are addicted to or abusing opioids. A medication known as Naloxone can reverse the symptoms of an opioid overdose and give addicts an opportunity to […]

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Norco Pain Pills Are a Gateway for Addiction

The United States has been in the midst of a drug abuse problem for years, but it has grown to an epidemic status in recent years due to legal painkiller over-prescription and abuse. Commonly prescribed opioid painkillers include Vicodin, Percocet, and one of the most commonly prescribed painkillers: Norco. What Are Norco Painkillers? Norco is […]

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