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Do You Want to Know How to Stop Smoking Crack?

When someone asks how to stop smoking crack, you could just say to quit using it, right? After all, this line of thinking would work well for other situations. In the case of crack cocaine, it doesn’t. In fact, getting off the drug takes a concerted effort.Understanding What Cracks Does to a BodyMotivation to get…

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Do You Want to Know What is Sizzurp?

Parents are typically the last to know about the ins and outs of the younger generation’s drug use. Case in point is the question related to purple drank a.k.a. sizzurp. So, what is sizzurp? Well, it starts with a can of soda and continues with codeine-laced cough syrup and a dose of promethazine, an antihistamine.A…

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Dr. Marcus De Carvalho Weighs in on Skyrocketing Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department’s Responses to Drug Overdoses

The Florida Times Union publishes Jacksonville news that affects the community. The troubling trend that sees a doubling of emergency calls for possible drug overdoses is most certainly information that falls under this umbrella. When interviewed for the piece, Marcus De Carvalho, M.D., Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, came straight to the point.Citing the ease…

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Dr. De Carvalho Joins Drug Free Duval Task Force

We are thrilled that our local media is beginning to report on the impact of the Opioid and Heroin crisis here in North Florida.Heroin overdoses skyrocket in every Jacksonville ZIP codeAn I-TEAM investigation into a deadly epidemic affecting every part of Duval County. We’ve uncovered the most dangerous areas where heroin overdoses are happening, how…

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Little Known Substance Abuse Statistics [Infographic]

Substance Abuse StatisticsMany people know at least one person who has struggled with substance abuse. Despite this, it is an issue that doesn’t get enough attention and coverage. Highlighting substance abuse statistics can bring much-needed attention to this dreadful epidemic.Millions Struggle With Substance AbuseIn the United States alone, an estimated 23.5 million people are diagnosed…

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Is Salvia Legal in Florida?

Answering the question, is salvia legal in Florida, may seem like an easy task. However, there is actually a bit of mystery surrounding this natural herb. Laws that prohibit this plant continue to change from state to state. This means that it’s often legal in one place but illegal somewhere else.Below is more information about…

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Is Kratom Addictive?

Nearly any drug that you take, including legal ones, can be addictive. This means that the answer to the question, is kratom addictive, is yes. Kratom is fairly new to the United States, but it’s becoming popular since many claim that it’s undetectable and legal. Below is more information about kratom and why it’s so…

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol [Infographic]

The long term effects of alcohol consumption are very dangerous, and in some cases they can even be deadly. It is critical to fully understand how an alcohol addiction can impact the body and the mind, not to mention personal relationships and fulfillment. Explore the most worrying long term effects of alcohol, and help those…

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Deadly Heroin [Infographic]

Every year, thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses. While there are many drugs that can lead to fatalities, heroin deaths per year are among the most problematic. Take a closer look at just how many lives are lost each year as a result of heroin addiction and overdose.Heroin Overdose Fatalities SextupledIn a brief 13…

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Passed Out Drunk Again

Are you one of the millions of Americans currently living with a drinking problem? Did you recently swear to quit drinking, only to find yourself passed out drunk again a few days later? If you find it difficult, maybe even impossible, to limit how much or how often you consume alcohol, it may be time…