Posts by OrlandoAwareness

Addiction Awareness Blog

The Orlando Awareness blog is dedicated to helping raise awareness of important issues related to substance abuse and addiction, including education, family and personal issues, and the sometimes complex world of addiction treatment. We hope to help reduce the stigma associated with addiction and relapse, support those seeking help for behavioral and mental health issues, emphasize the important work of recovery, the importance of community, and the impact of addiction disorders on family, community, and society.

Carfentanil Awareness

Help us to raise awareness of the extreme danger of carfentanil-laced street drugs we are witnessing right now.

A single crystal of carfentanil the size of a grain of sand will kill an adult human. Now, authorities are sounding the alarm they have discovered carfentanil mixed into street heroin all across North America, and have been arresting drug smuglers who have been importing hundreds of pounds of carfentanil to be mixed into street drugs sold all over.

Overdose Awareness Day

Did you know that today, August 31, is Overdose Awareness Day?

In the time it takes for you to read about Overdose Awarenss Day, 1 person will die of a drug overdose. You can help save a life right now.. and we tell you about the simple trick.

Thanks Giving DUI - Not What You Think

A story about a different kind of "DUI" this Thanksgiving, from someone who has quite a bit of experience.

A contributor presents a new perspective of "driving under the influence", when you consider the driving to be navigating through your life. Sometimes it's better to let someone else drive a bit...

The Significance of the Stigma of Addiction

Stigma : a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.

Sunrise Detox's "Detox With Dignity" does more than detox our clients' bodies. We help dispell the shadow of the common stigmas of addiction.

Understanding Addiction : Bad Habits and Brain Chemistry

Researchers are proving that memories of substance use and addiction can help sustain addiction.

New research shows that humans have a memory associated with the brain chemistry associated with deeply-rooted addiction, such as addiction to heroin and other fast-acting drugs. Even remembering past substance use can trigger rewards within the brain chemistry, supporting continued addiction.