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Pill Mills Resurrecting Across Central Florida

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 6, 2017 Photo by Esmerelda Jade / CC BY-SA 4.0 Six years after shutting down most of the infamous pill mills, central Florida is going through another killer drug crisis. For many years, Interstate 75 was a notorious conduit for prescription drug trafficking, which earned

First Responders In South Florida Overwhelmed By Opioid Epidemic

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 31, 2017 The number of daily opioid overdoses in South Florida is overwhelming the police, reported Public Radio International in April. “Delray Beach is at the epicenter of a South Florida overdose epidemic estimated to have claimed more than 900 lives last year. Medical

North Florida Hit Hard By Substance Use

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 23, 2017 Photo by Johnathan Zander / CC BY 2.0 Substance use in Florida is on the rise as the national opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives in Florida. Earlier this month, Governor Rick Scott officially declared a public health emergency, which allows the

The State of the Opioid Crisis in Georgia

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 19, 2017 Georgia—like many states across the nation—has seen a dramatic increase of drug overdose fatalities in recent years. As elsewhere in the United States, this trend is mostly driven by the misuse of opioids. Of the 1,307 drug overdose deaths in 2015 in