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New Auto-Injection Device Could Save Opiate Addicts from Overdose
Despite the best efforts of lawmakers and outpatient detox facilities to curb the opiate epidemic, overdose rates remain on the rise in America. With 100 people dying from drug overdoses every day in the United States, this is no small issue. Increasing access to outpatient detox, cracking down on the misuse of prescription painkillers and taking steps to get illegal opiates like heroin off the...
Are Our Doctors Partially Responsible For the Opiate Epidemic?

A common misconception among people who don’t understand the opiate addiction epidemic gripping our nation is the belief that people who abuse prescription opiates obtain them from friends or relatives, or even from drug dealers. The truth is, many opiate addicts who end up needing outpatient detox first started getting the drugs from their doctor. In fact, a new report from the CDC places a...

Federal Health Officials Promote Easier Access to Suboxone Treatment
With 100 Americans dying from drug overdoses each day, federal officials from several institutions have come forward to call for expanded access to Suboxone treatment. Suboxone is the best option for addiction treatment, officials believe, because it has a low potential for abuse, does not need to be handed out in a clinic setting and does not require the addict to go through full withdrawals...
New Drug Detox Method for Opiate Withdrawal
According to the findings of a new study presented here in Florida at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference, doctors may have discovered a new method for opiate drug detox that does not require the addict to undergo prolonged opiate maintenance. In fact, the new opiate detox method doesn’t use any opioid drugs at all, but treats withdrawal symptoms...
Attempts to Crack Down on Prescription Opiate Abuse Backfire
The prescription drug epidemic that has gripped our nation in its iron fist for the past 15 years is finally beginning to stabilize. While many people credit government crackdown efforts with the slow decline in rates of prescription drug abuse, the fact is that many people who became addicted to prescription opiates are now turning to riskier hard drugs – heroin, to be exact. Here at...
Top 5 Reasons Kids and Young Adults Do Drugs
While you might think your teen understands the dangers of drug use and would never take the risk of abusing drugs, chances are good your child is now or will experiment with drugs. Teen seek novelty and thrills, and their immature brains aren’t capable of fully regulating their behavior. In fact, researchers now understand that the behavior regulation part of the brain doesn’t finish developing...
Are You Addicted to Your Pain Meds?
So, you’re one of the millions of Americans who are using opiate painkillers to manage chronic or acute pain. These drugs can make life worth living for many patients who use them, but they do carry a risk of addiction. And no one who winds up in our Suboxone detox program due to prescription painkiller addiction gets addicted overnight. It happens gradually, over weeks or...
Reminder: You Can’t Outsmart Addiction
All too often, smart people wind up in our Suboxone addiction treatment program because they believed that their high intelligence would ultimately protect them from addiction. But no one is too smart to be an addict. In fact, research suggests that smart people are more prone to addiction than people of average and low intelligence – according to one study, people who have higher...
Addiction Does Not Discriminate
Addiction is a disease that knows no boundaries. While every one of us would like to believe that addiction could never happen to us, the truth is that it can. Every single person we help in our outpatient detox Delray Beach program believed at one point that they, too, could never succumb to addiction. But addiction affects people of all ages, backgrounds, professions and social...
The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Drug Detoxification
Do-it-yourself drug detoxification may seem like a cheap, easy way to get clean quickly, but these programs all too often make promises they can’t keep. While you, as an addict, may wholeheartedly want to believe in the myth of the easy fix for addiction, it’s still a myth. There’s no quick and painless way to transition into addiction recovery. Not only do DIY drug detoxes not...