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Tough Love: A Son’s Story of Sobriety

This National Recovery Month, we wanted to bring you stories from Recovery Team alumni who are clean and sober, truly taking advantage of everything recovery has to offer them. We spoke with Cheaney and knew that his story would be perfect to be published on National Son’s Day, September 28, 2020. Cheaney was born and raised …

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College Students and Drug Abuse

The popular cultural image of college students getting high or drunk is one that’s pervasive. While it can seem like a piece of fiction torn out of a Hollywood script, the reality is that excesses that often lead to drug abuse are very common, and addiction is a serious risk for many college students. A …

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Florida Sues Walgreens & CVS: Opioid Crisis

As state governments nationwide have begun to take aim at the companies that they believe played key roles in driving the opioid crisis, the state of Florida has extended the fight to include Walgreens and CVS. At the center of these lawsuits are accusations regarding efforts to popularize the drug OxyContin along with other widely …

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Addiction and Suicide

The relationship between addiction and suicide is a major driver in efforts, especially by friends and family members, to encourage people to go into recovery programs. Addiction and suicide: There is plenty of overlap between substance use disorders and other risk factors for suicide, such as depression, anxiety, criminal behavior, and traumatic personal histories. Those …

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Florida’s Opioid Epidemic

Following a persisting opioid epidemic trend throughout the United States, the population of Florida is experiencing overwhelming amounts of opioid abuse, addiction, nonfatal overdoses, and fatal overdoses. The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis across the entire state of Florida as the numbers of opioid-related overdoses and deaths are increasing at a staggering …

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