What is an Overdose?

What Is an Overdose?

The word overdose probably sounds scary and for good reason. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 70,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017 alone. Fatal drug overdoses have been on the rise for years, but an overdose doesn’t always mean you die from taking drugs. In fact, understanding what an overdose is… Read More

Drug Profile - Codeine

Codeine: A Drug Profile

When experts and resources within the addiction treatment community talk about opiate addiction, a few culprits come to mind: fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioid painkillers. An opiate that is rarely mentioned as a threat to the public health as much as its peers is one that we don’t typically consider to be in the same family: codeine. Codeine… Read More

A Guide to Drug and Alcohol Interactions - Opiates, Amphetamines, and Benzos

A Brief Guide to Drug & Alcohol Interactions

Often when we talk about abusing drugs, we discuss the drug itself: the effects of taking it, the potential for addiction, and the physical danger that comes about over a long period of abuse, whether addiction sets in or not. We talk less often about mixing drugs with other addictive substances. Sure, there are popular… Read More

Can you be addicted to advil and other ibuprofen medications?

Addiction to Advil & Other Ibuprofen Medications

When most people think of drug addiction they picture illicit drugs – things like cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth, or prescription drug abuse involving opioids like Fentanyl, Oxy-Contin, and morphine. While it’s true that millions of Americans struggle with addiction to drugs that are either illegal or available only with a prescription, the reality is that over-the-counter medications are a… Read More

How does fentanyl enter into the US?

How Does Fentanyl Enter the U.S., and What is the Government Doing to Stop It?

Nearly all fentanyl sold on the streets of America enters the country through international mail. In early 2018, a Senate investigation discovered the government simply was not prepared to stop the influx of fentanyl from China. The report, which scrutinized six online fentanyl sellers, found that five operated in China; the location of one seller could not be established. These particular vendors mailed hundreds… Read More

The key facts about a potentially life-saving drug

Narcan: The Key Facts About a Potentially Life-Saving Drug

Narcan, one of the brand names for the generic drug Naloxone, is a life-saving drug, but it’s one that too many people don’t know enough about. Unlike many of the drugs we talk about here at the Florida House Experience, our concern with Narcan is that more people should have access to it, not less. What Is Narcan? Narcan is one… Read More

Practices for Safe Drug Disposal

Best Practices for Safe Drug Disposal

Once you’ve decided to get clean and start down the road towards recovery, one of the most important things you’ll need to do right away is ditch any drugs you’re still holding. This step is absolutely critical because there’s simply nothing good that can come from holding on to your stash. Along with ditching your… Read More