Layperson Access to Naloxone in The Sunshine State: Giving Life. Inspiring Hope.

Kelly Corredor

Layperson Access to Naloxone in The Sunshine State: Giving Life. Inspiring Hope. Drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of injury death nationwide.[1] Opioid overdose can occur, accidentally, from medical use of prescription opioid pain relievers, non-medical use of prescription opioids, and heroin use. In 2013, approximately 16,000 people in the United States died

Believe Me

Believe me. I might not come out and tell you I’m being abused, but I will give you signs. I will stop coming to family gatherings. I will tell you I’m sad or depressed. I might have bruises; however, they will likely be where no one can see them. I might lose or gain weight.

What Do Heroin Addicts Look Like?

What Do Heroin Addicts Look Like? A new study about heroin addiction showed that the demographics of heroin addicts have changed–not a surprise to people who work in addiction treatment–but still may shock many who may not even know they may be standing on the rim of an erupting heroin volcano. Since the 1960s, the

Help Others, Just Not in My Neighborhood

Help Others, Just Not in My Neighborhood Health care treatment—mental, physical and social—is more than just doctors’ offices and hospitals. Addiction treatment is no different. Many pieces make up the picture of addiction treatment: inpatient, residential, outpatient, sober living homes, 12-step meetings, individual therapists. There’s a combination that works, and it’s not the same one