Category Archives: Trends in Drug Abuse

Naloxone – The New, Lifesaving Drug?

February 1, 2016

The opiate overdose epidemic has hit home on every level. On one hand, the news and entertainment industries have finally given the issue the respect and coverage it deserves. On the other hand, the problem has become so severe that … Continue reading

Ben Brafman on “Fox & Friends”

January 25, 2016

Ben Brafman, President and CEO of Destination Hope, visits the “Fox & Friends” studio to discuss The Academy for Addiction Professionals and his age-specific and gender-specific programs on their national morning show. Check out the segment below: Watch the latest … Continue reading

Surgeon General Announces a Breakthrough Report

November 20, 2015

The Surgeon General of the United States recently announced plans for the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on substance abuse, addiction and mental health. This is a groundbreaking and exciting time in the fight against substance abuse and mental health problems. … Continue reading

Jail Diversion Programs – The Future of Criminal Justice?

August 25, 2015

Court ordered addiction treatment programs that serve to divert non-violent criminals with mental illness and substance abuse issues have gained in popularity in recent years. Florida, and Broward County in particular, has been at the forefront of this trend. A … Continue reading

Palcohol – A New Plague or More Of The Same?

June 22, 2015

A fresh round of outrage is being leveled at government regulators and alcohol manufacturers alike for a relatively new phenomenon known as Palcohol. Palcohol is the brand name of a powdered alcohol product that promises to give users the ability … Continue reading

Concerns Regarding The E-Cigarette Trend

September 18, 2014

Even though they have been marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes also known as e-cigs, vape pens or dabbers poses significant health challenge to our population. Since e-cigarettes contain nicotine, many users may become addicted much like … Continue reading

Can a New Pain Pill Mean More Addiction?

March 25, 2014

It’s just around the corner. A new opioid pain medication promises to increase the effectiveness of pain management by offering a purer form of hydrocodone will hit the shelves soon. Called Zohydro, the drug in question will be available in … Continue reading


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