Opiate Abuse

History in The Making – Opioid manufacturers on Trial for Opioid Epidemic

History in The Making – Opioid manufacturers on Trial for Opioid Epidemic

In one of the most incredible turn of events and a moment that will surely go down in history, multiple pharmaceutical companies that are allegedly responsible for the current opioid epidemic in the United States have been brought to trial. You read that right, opioid manufacturers on trial in the U.S. where large corporations are seemingly untouchable. It’s a strange…

Opioid Crisis: You Are More Likely to Die from Opioids Than Accidents

Opioid Crisis: You Are More Likely to Die from Opioids Than Accidents

The last opioid news is worse than ever. For the first time in history, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car accident.1 This opioid statistic applies to all Americans, addicts and non-addicts alike. The opioid epidemic has reached levels that make the term crisis seem like an under exaggeration. The worst part of the…

Myths and Truths About Opiate Addiction

Myths and Truths About Opiate Addiction

In terms of life-threatening drugs, opiates and opioids are some of the most dangerous ones out there. Two million Americans are struggling with opiate addiction [1], and there are myths that make sobriety a challenge. At Treatment Alternatives, we offer painkiller and opiate rehab in Boca Raton for people struggling with addiction to any and all opiates. First, it’s important…

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

What Makes Fentanyl So Dangerous

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of talk about fentanyl and its dangers. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine [1]. In medical settings, fentanyl is used to treat chronic pain conditions. Illegally manufactured street versions of fentanyl can be even more potent, with increased dangers for deadly overdoses [2]. This is because illegally-manufactured…

The Dangers of Prescription Pills

The Dangers of Prescription Pills

Everybody wants to believe that doctors have their best interests at heart. If your doctor writes you a prescription, you want to believe that the prescription is safe. However, there are many widely unknown dangers to prescription pills. Benzos, opiates, and other prescription pills are highly addictive. Just as some people are more susceptible to developing addictions to illegal drugs,…

Cycles of Shame and Opiate Addiction

Cycles of Shame and Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction feeds off a variety of factors in a person’s life, including physical controls. While the physical controls of drug addiction, alcoholism, or substance abuse can be powerful, they are not the only factor that keeps addiction active. Many people struggling with opioid addiction face challenging emotions as well, such as shame and guilt. They want to stop using,…

Can IOP Treat Heroin Addiction?

Can IOP Treat Heroin Addiction?

Heroin, like many other opiates, is highly addictive. At Treatment Alternatives, we are focused on offering effective approaches to heroin, opiate, and addiction treatment. Our heroin treatment center in Boca Raton offers many services for treatment, including Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). This treatment approach typically involves daily or weekly meetings with a sponsor and sobriety support group. IOP is often…

How Many Painkillers are Prescribed Yearly?

Politicians, doctors, police officers, and substance abuse treatment professionals are fighting their hardest against the opioid wave that’s been sweeping our country. What they’re looking to combat is the root of the problem – prescription painkillers that lead to dependency, and then open the floodgates to cheaper, illegal, street drugs. A recent look at the Florida Department of Health’s 2016…

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