The Power of Acceptance: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future
What can I do if I can’t stop using prescription drugs? Many people think of illegal drugs like meth, cocaine, marijuana, or heroin when they think about drug addiction or overdoses. But not only is prescription pain medication drug abuse skyrocketing (as the fastest-growing segment of drug abuse), but it’s also quickly become one of the deadliest. Across the country, prescription pills (usually prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet, or OxyContin) are involved in over half of all fatal overdoses. And the statistics are getting so bad that now prescription drugs are responsible for 1 in 7 of all Florida deaths—of any cause!
Are prescription drugs dangerous? The truth is that they’re potentially very very dangerous—even deadly. The combination of opiates and benzodiazepines are especially dangerous. In Florida, they’re involved in a shocking 86% of all drug deaths—that’s much higher than the national average. Unfortunately, the weak state of Florida’s drug tracking means that people going “pill shopping” can usually find a doctor that’s willing to give them prescription medication. And that’s a problem, because prescription drugs are very, very addictive. "Some people are just wired with a predisposition to addiction," said William Colgate, emergency services director for Sarasota Memorial Hospital, "and once they're addicted, there's an 80 percent relapse rate, especially with the young." Click here to learn more about the prescription drug epidemic in Florida.
Where can I go for effective rehab in Florida? Drug rehab and drug treatment is the best option to make progress on your road to recovery. But drug rehab in the United States and Canada is expensive, and can often be low-quality. But just a short flight away from Florida is the tropical paradise of Panama, where luxury rehab is not only high-quality, it’s high-value! And the quality of care does not compare.
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