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Fentanyl Seizures Around the U.S. Skyrocket 

Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

Fentanyl. Two milligrams of this stuff can kill an adult. That’s less than a pinch of salt. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. In recent years, fentanyl has become more prevalent across the nation, adding to the already staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. Its increasing presence is easily seen […]

Overdoses Happen…Even at Treatment Facilities

Treatment centers aren't immune to on-site drug abuse and overdoses.

More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – a number double what it was a decade ago. And while overdoses can occur anywhere, sometimes they happen where you’d least expect…like inside a treatment facility. It’s More Common Than You Think A Sarasota facility recently made headlines when eight […]

Patients Find Quitting Antidepressants…Depressing

What symptoms occur when you stop taking antidepressants?

Nancy went through a rough time after losing her daughter. To deal with the depression, her doctor prescribed medication. Nearly two years later, Nancy has a new grasp on life, a mending heart, and a strong support network. She is ready to stop taking her antidepressant medication, but she’s finding it nearly impossible. She’s battling […]

Walmart is the Latest Pharmacy Chain to Limit Opioid RX’s

Walmart's policy caps new opioid prescriptions at a seven-day supply and limits dosages.

What happens when over 100 Americans a day die from opioid-related substance abuse? Policies change. The outcry becomes so loud it can’t be ignored, and everyone – including retailers – is forced to stand up and take notice of the opioid epidemic. The latest addition to nation-wide policy changes is taking place at the Walmart […]

The Opioid Crisis Cost Our Nation $115B in 2017

Think the opioid crisis isn't impacting you or your family? Think again...

The CDC estimates more than 62,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdose in 2017. The emotional cost to individuals and families across the nation is impossible to quantify. The financial toll, however, can be estimated. The current opioid crisis is taking enormous amounts of money away from individuals, local governments, healthcare providers, and federal […]

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