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Benzodiazepines (“Benzos”) are drugs that were first marketed in the 1960’s for the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, seizures, convulsions and as muscle relaxants. Today these drugs account for about one out of every five prescriptions for controlled substances. Benzos like ...

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Blog posts in November 2008

  • Florida Officials Say Prescription Drug Abuse Can Lead to Fatal Results

    Novus Medical Detox Facility of Pasco County, Florida Director Steven L. the Director urged action be taken on the increasing death and addiction toll ...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction: What Happens In Vegas. . .

    As the saying goes - what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And for the more than 60 people who have died in that city from prescription drug ...

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  • Prescription Drug Rehab Readmissions Exceed First-Time Admissions

    Novus Medical Detox Facility of Pasco County, Florida Director is concerned about statistics showing readmissions for prescription drug addiction and ...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction: Avoiding The Dangers of Withdrawal

    There has never been a need for effective drug detox like there is today, with 18 to 20 million Americans currently abusing prescription drugs, and no ...

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  • One Person's Prescription Drug Addiction Can Destroy A Whole Family

    Alcoholism, addiction to illicit street drugs, and now these days the growing problem of prescription drug addiction, can tear apart a family as it ...

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  • After I Leave Novus - What Should I Do?

    There are two types of patients at Novus Medical Detox Center. The first type is the patient who has become addicted to prescription drugs or illegal ...

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  • A New Risk for US Troops - Prescription Drug Addiction

    Novus Medical Detox Center of Pasco County, Florida Director expressed support for recent efforts to curb the growing problem of prescription drug ...

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  • Intervention - What is it and When Should I Consider It?

    According to the Encarta Dictionary, intervention is “The act of intervening, especially a deliberate entry into a situation or dispute in order to ...

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  • Avoiding Collateral Damage: Prescription Drug Addiction and Antidepressants

    In spite of an FDA Public Health Advisory in 2004 warning about the serious risks associated with all antidepressants, the number of Americans taking ...

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