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Author: Shannon Persad

Alcoholism is on the Rise in Florida

Mar 9, 2021
Recent reports note that alcoholism has risen in Florida for the past two decades. Florida is fighting its own drug battles with opioids and cocaine, but alcohol remains on the...

Cocaine Poisoning Rising Nationwide and in Florida

Mar 9, 2021
Cocaine has a long history in Florida and continues to make its presence known in different ways, affecting our society and those in recovery. New reports from the 2020 Drug...

Florida Pilot Program Provides Career Training for Recovery

Mar 9, 2021
Florida has received millions in emergency funds to combat the opioid crisis in the last few years. In particular, the $5 million Florida received from the Department of Labor will...

Florida School Receives $1.46M Grant for Opioids Research

Mar 9, 2021
Many people develop an opioid addiction due to an overprescription of painkillers. In Florida, opioids continue to impact the community, with opioid-related deaths rising 10% since 2019. On February 4th,...

Florida Receives $40 Million in Opioid Settlement with McKinsey

Feb 8, 2021
Florida has been amongst various states suing opioid companies and their affiliates, seeking compensation for damages and accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis. On February 3rd, 2021, consulting firm...

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Walmart for role in Opioid Crisis

Jan 20, 2021
Over the past five years, lawsuits have been filed against various pharmaceutical companies, with state attorneys accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis across the United States. Lawmakers believe these...

Data Shows Florida’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Woes

Jan 11, 2021
As we head into the new year, it’s essential to assess recent data that may reveal the status of Florida’s substance abuse and mental health woes. This article briefly overviews...

How to Start Recovery from Substance Abuse in the New Year

Dec 31, 2020
With 2020 coming to an end, millions of people will be beginning their new year’s resolution. Although most people do not commit to their aspirations and ultimately fall short of...

How to Overcome Substance Abuse this Holiday Season in Florida

Dec 24, 2020
This year has been challenging for many in recovery. With the holidays, many may feel either joy or sorrow, which can put their recovery to the test. Whether it was...

Coronavirus Fuels Opioid Crisis Around the Nation and Florida

Nov 30, 2020
The year 2020 is holding nothing back, especially when it comes to the opioid crisis. After seeing success in 2018, with drug-related deaths reducing for the first time in years,...
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