Pet Meds Can Fuel Opioid Addiction

Drug addiction is driving some people to use pet meds for themselves, authorities say. Ketamine, tramadol, and Valium are some of the drugs they seek out from veterinarians, who prescribe the medicine to help the animals in their care. “They’ve gotten very sophisticated in how they obtain drugs and go about their activities,” said Jim Arnold, chief […]

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Next Steps after Loved One Refuses Drug Treatment

Trying to get a loved one to choose drug treatment is always stressful

Many times, family members and close friends of addicts become just as affected by addiction as the person they are trying to “save.” After cycles of empty threats, detachment, and giving in to sympathy, they may start to feel defeated in their attempts to resolve the core issue of their loved one’s addiction. But these […]

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Cocaine: When the Party Drug Goes to Work

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Cocaine, once a hip designer drug of the ’70s and ’80s party scenes, may look a little like the senior citizen among today’s trendy drugs. But recent news reports show it has staying power because there are folks who can’t resist its pull, even in the workplace. Coke is still turning up at job sites with varied […]

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National Recovery Month: What Palm Beach Institute Has in Store

National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, which means the Palm Beach Institute definitely has something up its sleeve for readers to enjoy. Some of the main goals of National Recovery Month is to motivate those afflicted with addiction and their loved ones to seek treatment and guidance. By spreading awareness on substance abuse, the Palm Beach […]

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