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Archive for August, 2011

Technology Provides Support For Sex Addicts

Aug 25th, 2011 | By

As technology continues to grow, so does the availability of pornography and quick access to recreational sex partners. For most people who have the self-control to limit their involvement, these temptations don’t present a problem. But then there are those who have emotional and psychological limitations similar to drug addicts. For these people, the more that sex and technology intertwine the more they suffer, and the web provides the perfect
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Adderall Addiction

Adderall Abuse Similar To Cocaine Addiction

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By

Although Adderall, most commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), has had high success rates in treating ADHD, it has become an increasingly abused drug. Adderall abuse can have very serious side effects, similar to manic behavior exhibited by meth or cocaine users, including increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Other side effects include: Reduced desire for food Insomnia Abdominal cramping Dehydration Depression Symptoms of anxiety Dangerous
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drug abuse deaths vs florida drug rehab

Prescription drug abuse statistics show deaths on rise in Florida, need for Florida drug rehab

Aug 17th, 2011 | By

With widespread law enforcement crackdowns and new legislative actions in place, Florida officials expect the state’s prescription drug misuse epidemic to improve this year along with rehab for drug abuse to help addicts recover. Despite the optimism, the statistics tell a stark tale: deaths caused by prescription drug abuse continue to climb. A new report from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission shows nearly 2,300 people died in 2010 from overdoses
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Challenges To Host August Workshop On Workplace Safety

Aug 8th, 2011 | By

Ongoing education is a high priority for us. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with current practices and guidelines, we encourage you to attend our monthly training sessions. Our Advanced Clinical Skills Training is ideal for EAPs, medical professionals, nurses, union reps and therapists. This month’s training will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on August 10 at Challenges Treatment Center, 5100 Coconut Creek Parkway. Paul Esquilin, SAP, CEAP,
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Challenges’ Staff Addresses Meth Addiction And Treatment During LGBTQ Health Fair

Aug 5th, 2011 | By

Our own Craig Benoit recently participated in the third annual LGBTQ community health fair, sponsored by the Pride Center at Equality Park in Fort Lauderdale. Craig fielded a number of questions about crystal meth, including ways that individuals use meth, effects of long-term use and treatment modalities. Although topics like prescription drug abuse are in the local and national spotlight, other drug addictions continue to be just as devastating and
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