Oxycodone, a Foundational Building Block of the Opioid Epidemic

Lately oxycodone has been one of the most commonly prescribed pain pills in the state of Florida, and across the United States. People in Florida can find oxycodone easily enough illicitly, on the street, but it is also a widely prescribed narcotic analgesic, given to patients with acute and persistent pain. In fact, Florida is considered one of… Read More

Sherlock Holmes & Drug Abuse –  It’s Elementary My Dear Watson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character Sherlock Holmes was a masterful investigator. You wouldn’t want anyone else on the case. He was a genius at putting together the puzzle pieces of a mystery to find the culprit of a crime. Holmes was nothing, however, if not a drug addict. He was steeped cocaine. As Doyle was more prolific,… Read More

Implants for Opioid Addiction – Solution or More of The Same Problem?

In the face of the present opioid addiction crisis there has been a scramble to find reliable therapeutic solutions to treat dependence on opioid painkillers. There has been a lot of controversy over MAT or Medication-Assisted Treatment. The theory behind MAT is to use a prescription drug to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms and cravings in order to create… Read More

Smoking Tobacco Is A Drug Addiction Too

Smoking is an addiction too. It is sometimes allowed at drug rehab centers in South Florida, so you may not have had to deal with quitting when you were dealing with drug detox and withdrawal. Maybe that was a boon to you. Particularly if you were dealing with Opiate withdrawal. Florida’s heat and humidity, coupled with the temperature… Read More

Purdue Pharma Internal Documents Show Intent to Create Addicts

Kaiser Health News has gathered years of budget documents and other records belonging to Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, and has released them to the public for viewing and perusal. During the early days of the opioid painkiller OxyContin, Purdue spent much time and effort promoting the drug to doctors, significantly downplaying its addictive qualities and suggesting it… Read More