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What’s the Hype about Opioid Dependence?

The news is full of stories related to opioid dependence. Officials call it an epidemic. But what hides behind the information you see? More importantly, how does it affect you? Alarming Opioid Dependence Statistics Point to a Growing Problem When talking about opioids, commentators typically lump two distinct types of drugs into one topic: prescription…

Dylan Smith and Dr. Marcus De Carvalho from Beaches Recovery

Beaches Recovery Talks Opioid Abuse on “First Coast Living”

On Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, Marcus De Carvalho, M.D. and Dylan Smith of Beaches Recovery appeared on “First Coast Living”—an NBC-affiliated Jacksonville morning show—to discuss the local and national effect of opioid abuse. De Carvalho, who is the Medical Director of Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, shared a staggering statistic. “The United States is 5%…