Synthetic vs Natural Opioids

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 7, 2019 If you are seeking assistance for opioids dependency, addiction treatment programs in Florida provide the support you need to begin your journey to recovery. It’s also helpful to understand the difference between synthetic vs natural opioids as each has unique effects. The US Department of Health

Effects of Long Term Xanax Use

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 25, 2019 Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Doctors prescribe it for panic attacks or anxiety. For some people, the prescription becomes habit-forming. Here’s what you need to know about the effects of long term Xanax use. Going Beyond the Six Weeks Did you know that

Crack Vs. Cocaine: What are the Differences?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 7, 2019 Cocaine is a white powder. Crack comes in the form of a small rock. Both are derivatives of the coca plant. Here’s what you need to know about crack vs cocaine. Users Inject or Snort Cocaine; They Smoke Crack The primary difference

The Best Non-Narcotic Pain Meds For Addicts In Recovery

Pain is among the primary reasons why many people seek medication across the globe. With the on-going prescription opioid epidemic in the United States, it is imperative for public health to educate and inform what the potential options of non-opiate pain killers and medications are, especially for those suffering from addiction.   Before getting into

Why Misusing More Than One Substance is Extremely Dangerous

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 21, 2016 Before patients begin their treatment at Lakeview Health, our doctors, nurses, and therapists will thoroughly evaluate and assess their medical condition and addiction history so they can develop an individualized treatment plan. Often, clients reveal that they have been using more than

Florida Votes For Medical Marijuana

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 10, 2016 Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for patients with certain “debilitating medical conditions” on Tuesday. An astonishing 71.3 percent of voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2. It will allow medical marijuana

Why Medical Marijuana Is Not What You Think

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 27, 2016 Floridians will vote on November 8th on a constitutional amendment that will legalize medical marijuana in the state, if adopted. Recent polls indicate that this time, it will surpass the necessary 60 percent approval margin. In 2014, a similar measure failed to

Recognizing Teen Xanax Addiction Signs

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 12, 2016 Xanax is highly popular among younger drug users, and unfortunately it’s easy to acquire. As a benzodiazepine, it often requires increased dosages on a regular basis to replicate the initial effect. Teen Xanax addiction signs aren’t always easy to recognize. The Hard