America’s reliance and addiction to painkillers is not slowing down, despite ongoing federal, state and local efforts. OxyContin (extended release oxycodone) is partially to blame for the opioid epidemic that has gripped the nation the last decade or so – a crisis that has escalated dramatically over the last few years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of privately insured women filling prescriptions for ADHD medicine in the U.S. rose by 344% between 2003 and 2015.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness resulting in significant, often sudden shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. High and low moods, called mania and depression, can severely impact a person’s quality of life and ability to function.
Hurricanes. Fires. Shootings. The headlines are filled with tragedies.
No one wants to get caught up in an emergency situation or tragedy, but good people sometimes go through bad things or are exposed to unexpected crisis situations.
By James Snow, LMHC, CAP, Clinical Director of Lucida
There was serious friction between me and my dad while growing up because I was the rebellious one in the family. But in the last five years of his life, we forged a new bond. When he retired, he agreed to move from Pennsylvania to Florida, to be closer to me. We planned to do the father and son stuff we’d missed during my younger years―sailing, snorkeling and just spending time together.
Women seeking substance abuse treatment often have diverse and complex medical and social problems. Co-occurring disorders in women tend to be associated with severe psychological distress, high rates of trauma and interpersonal violence, medical problems, few vocational skills, low income and severe addictions.
Potentially dangerous behavioral traits are often noticed and even reported, sadly to no avail. In other instances, people notice something is awry; but for some reason, dismiss this behavior and fail to notify anyone about their suspicions.To some extent, both of these scenarios played out in the case of 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz.
As many as one in four addicts who seek recovery services have previously tried to quit their drug, alcohol or behavioral addiction. Twelve-step recovery programs, which are based on the well-known Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model, are successful for many people. However, some people seeking help to overcome their addiction struggle to find inspiration in the 12 steps.
For those seeking addiction rehabilitation in soothing surroundings, luxury rehab Florida facilities are popular choices. The climate, beaches, wealth of tourist attractions, and the laid-back style of living all make Florida a huge draw for men and women who prefer the amenities of luxury-style rehab.