Flakka has been terrorizing the east coast of Florida. According to an article published by the Associated Press, “flakka use is up sharply.” One recent Florida case includes a naked Lake Worth man taken into police custody after shooting a gun and threatening to commit suicide. The man admitted to smoking flakka prior to the incident and said he could […]
In a sense, mainstream culture for teens now and days is dangerous. Parents must become knowledgeable and alert of signs of teen addictions. But truth me told, more and more kids are considering fun to include alcohol, marijuana, Molly (Methylone mixed with methamphetamine and or heroin), prescription pills such as oxycodone (blues) or now more commonly Dilaudid (D’s). The typical […]
May. 31, 2015 (Pinellas Park, Fla.) —National Drug Facts Week was created for teens in 2010 by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to help shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. In 2015, the awareness week runs from June 24th to June 28th. This observance […]
Dec. 19, 2013 (Largo, Fla.) – This time of year can be joyous, but for those in recovery, it can also be a minefield. The team at Recovery Resources of Florida, a local substance use disorder treatment center, shares some ways to prepare for this high-risk season and safeguard the greatest gift to loved ones: […]
Doctors Charles Friedman and Philip Bagenski opened Recovery Resources of Florida at the epicenter of an epidemic – substance abuse in Pinellas County.
The state of Florida is facing a prescription drug abuse epidemic. An average of 11 daily lethal drug overdoses occur in Florida, nationally accounting for 70 percent of total drug deaths…