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Tampa’s Homeless Face Addiction and the Coronavirus

While it may seem a tropical paradise, Tampa is no stranger to homelessness. The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative predicts that there are over 1650 homeless individuals in Tampa-Hillsborough County. As...

Local Resources for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg, is on the coast of Florida, making it a popular destination for fishing, boating, and beachgoing. Part of Pinellas County, which has a population of 957,875, St. Petersburg...

Our Alcohol and Drug Rehab Tampa, FL

Are you searching for Florida drug and alcohol treatment centers? Don’t look any further than River Oaks for rehab in Florida. Our sprawling campus in Riverview, FL just outside of...

Back to Work: Help for Those in Florida Impacted by Opioids

The opioid crisis ravages individuals, families, and communities. It causes loss of lives and loss of livelihoods. In light of how hard Florida has been stricken, the U.S. Department of...

Purdue Pharma: Watch Out, Tampa Is Coming For You

The headline of a recent CNC news flash sums it up: “Nearly every US state is now suing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.” These actions contend that this pharmaceutical firm and...

Drugged Driver Accidents in Tampa Up 47% in 3 Years

A news investigation team for ABC News did some digging. In order to better understand the landscape of drugged driving in Florida, they found that the rate of car crashes...

Are Police Officers Getting High at One Police Center in Tampa?

They are living with skunky smells. When you first walk into the lobby of the Tampa Police Department at One Police Center, it hits you right away: a strong, pungent...

Hillsborough County Hits Drug Makers with a Lawsuit

Hillsborough County demands accountability. Joining many townships, cities, and states across the country, attorneys for Hillsborough County are demanding that pharmaceutical companies pay up to help cover the cost of...

Is Drug Addiction Treatment Really Accessible in Florida?

Earlier this month, a report was released by WalletHub that investigated and ranked states with the biggest drug problems in 2018. The metrics explored included arrest rates, overdose rates, the...

Strippers Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs Out of Club

They took them by surprise. In “Operation Neon Lights,” dozens of police officers exploded into the Booby Trap and LaBare strip club complex in Miami at the end of last...

Florida Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics

The United States has struggled with prescription drug abuse in various forms for decades. The most recent epidemic predominantly involves prescription narcotic painkillers, which are chemically similar to heroin. Since the early 2000s,...

Doctor Convicted of Drug Trafficking in NW Florida

A former physician in Northwest Florida was recently convicted for being the principal in an ongoing drug trafficking and fraud conspiracy that put almost 50,000 pills on the street in...

Palm Beach County Teacher by Day, Drug Dealer for Husband by Night

She did it for love. When a teacher in Palm Beach County was busted for assisting her young, bodybuilder husband with importing illegal substances from China, including a generic form...

AA and NA Meetings in Riverview, FL

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1939, with the publication of a guidebook under the same name. The group was one of the first institutions in the world focused on...

Are Drug Overdoses Causing Skyrocketing Death Rates among FL Inmates?

The Florida Department of Corrections recently released a report counting the number of lives lost in the prison system last year, and people are scrambling to figure out the why...

Can You Use Kratom in Florida: Is It Legal?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth) is a tree that grows in Asia. Its leaves and shoots are used for medicinal purposes and for their psychoactive effects as they contain the substances mitragynine...

A Guide to Rehab: Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville is one of the biggest cities in Florida, located in the northeastern part of the state along the Atlantic Ocean in Duval County. As a sprawling urban area with...

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources in Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee is the capital of the state of Florida and located in the Big Bend area in the northern region of the state, in the Panhandle. As one of the...

A Guide to Rehab in Miami, Florida

Situated at the southeastern tip of Florida in the state’s most populous county of Miami-Dade, the city of Miami is a vibrant hub of culture and glamour. As an international...

‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’: A Florida Addiction Recovery Story

Her name is Texas, and she lives in Central Florida, spending her time these days doing author readings and book signings for her book, Deep in the Heart of Texas....

Medical Examiner Reports Call That Drug Death in Florida are Staggering

Recent reports from Florida’s medical examiners demonstrate that our worst fears are materializing in Florida when it comes to the consequences of substance abuse and addiction. There have been huge...

Commonly Abused Drugs in Tampa

Located in Central Florida along the coast in Hillsborough County, Tampa is one of the largest cities in the state and considered part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. The...

Two Times Details Tripped up Drug Dealers in Florida

Details matter, but when drugs are part of the picture, it is almost impossible to avoid making mistakes that can be life-altering. For more than a few drug dealers and...

The Addiction Treatment Landscape in Sarasota

A picturesque coastal city in southwestern Florida, Sarasota is located in the county of the same name, and it has a lot to offer its residents, including many resources for...

A Guide to Addiction in Rural Florida

Based on the 2010 Census published by the Florida Department of Health, there are 30 rural counties in the state of Florida. To be considered a rural county, the county must...

East Tampa, FL

A 7.5-square-mile district located between the Port of Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Downtown Tampa, East Tampa is an unincorporated community in Hillsborough County, Florida. Within Hillsborough County,...

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources in Brandon, FL

Brandon, Florida, is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and an unincorporated community within Hillsborough County. Behavioral Health Statistics in Brandon, FL Addiction and mental health treatment programs are...

Florida’s Children Impacted by Drug Crisis: Are You Willing to Foster?

More and more often, babies are being born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, a disorder that is characterized by being born addicted to any illicit substance and experiencing immediate withdrawal symptoms...

Florida Drug Detox Guide

Florida, the Sunshine State, has beautiful beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Warm weather is a constant nearly all year, and a multicultural population offers a wide variety of...

Sarasota Rehab & Addiction Guide

A thriving Gulf Coast city that prides itself on culture, a beautiful natural environment, and diverse dining, Sarasota is located in southwestern Florida in the county of the same name....

A Guide to Drug Rehab: Bradenton, FL

Florida is under the public spotlight for things other than its beautiful beaches and diverse culture recently. The Sunshine State recorded the most drug overdose fatalities in the country in...

Substance Abuse Treatment Options in Tampa, FL

There are many options to choose from if you are looking for substance abuse treatment in Tampa, Florida. It’s the largest city in the Hillsborough County, Florida area. Within Hillsborough...

Florida Drug and Alcohol Treatment Guide

Florida is the home of diversity. With all age groups represented, a mix of cultures, and the beautiful beach as well as miles of swampland available to those who are...

Overdoses Reported during Hurricane Irma

One fatal overdose in Palm Beach County was reported during Hurricane Irma, and two other people overdosed at emergency shelters that were put in place to provide refuge for Florida...

Drug Money for Food? Florida PD Hosts Free BBQs with Seized Drug Money

Police officers are doing double duty for their communities at one South Florida precinct. In addition to getting drug money off the street so it can do no more harm,...

Drug House, Golf Cart Chop Shop Busted in FL Retirement Community

Based on reports of possible theft and drug use, police raided a home in a retirement community called The Villages in central Florida this month. Thanks to the assistance of...

$3M for Drug Treatment Granted to FL from Federal Government

The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced intentions to grant the state of Florida $3 million dollars for the purposes of helping state officials better combat the...

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Cocaine Has Been in South Florida for Years

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials are reporting a sharp uptick in seizures of cocaine coming from Columbia into South Florida, some of the highest numbers they have seen in the...

‘Gray Death’ Strikes Florida: What You Need to Know

In South Florida, a new drug is becoming an increasing concern, according to local law enforcement. Called “Gray Death,” it is reportedly a combination of substances like elephant tranquilizer, fentanyl,...

Business Smarts, Wrong Product: FL Man Regrets Using His Talents to Sell Drugs

The “dark web“ is essentially an anonymous internet, a place where people can browse and interact online but no one knows who they are, where they are, or what they...

Should Florida Have a Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Selling Opioids on the Black Market?

Across the country, the trend has been to decriminalize drug use and abuse, providing access to treatment over jail time for those whose actions are clearly motivated by an ongoing...

1 Dead, 2 Arrested in ‘Drug House’ Shootout in Florida

Two men in Florida have been dubbed “career criminals” by local law enforcement after a deadly shootout followed an attempt to serve a search warrant at their home. The two...

10 Dead of Drug Overdose in One Day in South Florida

In Palm Beach County, in a single day this month, 10 people lost their lives to drug overdose. Last summer, the same thing happened in Broward County. According to the...

Trump and the Biggest Drug Bust in Hernando County History

What do Donald Trump, Pablo Escobar, and El Chapo all have in common? Each had the dubious honor of having their faces or names plastered on wax paper envelopes containing...

Babies Born Addicted in Tampa: Numbers Are Climbing Fast

Across the state of Florida, thousands of newborns each year come into the world struggling with the opiate addiction of their mothers. Getting through the withdrawal process can be fairly...

Sober Services & Public Safety Causing Conflict of Interest in Florida

The Tampa Heights Civics Association is actively lobbying the city of Tampa to shut down a local residential facility that purports to help those who are low income and struggling...

Alleged Drug Dealers Source Oxy Pills in Florida for Ohio Drug Ring

Two people were charged this month on charges of running a painkiller trafficking ring that sourced its pills in Florida and then brought them into Ohio for resale. A total...

Florida Towns in Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States is dealing with a drug addiction and overdose epidemic. Communities throughout the country are struggling to deal with...

Detox Centers In Florida

In Florida, private substance use disorder recovery programs are owned and operated by corporations, private groups, or private individuals, whereas public facilities operate mainly by means of government support. There...

Florida Hit Hard by Fake Drugs

The damage caused by fake prescription drugs is hard hitting across the state of Florida. Counterfeit versions of medications needed to treat cancer, high blood pressure, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, and...

Would a Wall Change the Amounts of Drugs Sold on Florida Streets?

Whether or not there should be a wall along the Mexico/United States border has been an on-again, off-again topic of national debate for decades. The President-Elect again brought the conversation...

Club Culture in Florida

The club culture in Florida is vibrant and active. For every musical taste and interest, one can find hundreds of clubs to choose from across the state, especially in metropolitan...

Could Medical Marijuana Help Florida Businesses?

As the election comes closer and closer, the debate over whether or not medical marijuana laws should be expanded in the state of Florida continues to heat up. Currently, marijuana...

5 Arrested in Tampa, FL, Drug Bust

When law enforcement executed a search warrant on a home in Tampa last month, five people were arrested. Charges ranged from giving law enforcement a false name to possession of...

Pinellas County in Top 5 FL Counties for Drug Possession

Between 2010 and 2015, more than 31,000 drug possession charges were put in the books in Pinellas County, making it one of the top five counties in Florida for drug...

Drug Fugitive from Florida Arrested in MA

A woman from Florida made it all the way up the coast to Worcestor, MA, after she allegedly fled the Sunshine State on fraud and drug charges. Paula Jo Rutty...

Flakka: New Drug in Florida

Widespread publicity about the dangers of designer drugs has raised awareness of illegal substances like bath salts, spice, and research chemicals. But the term flakka is still unfamiliar to many...

Laws Concerning Marijuana in Florida

With over 22 million Americans reporting recent use of marijuana, according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this drug has become the most popular illicit drug in...

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