Group Seeks To Legalize Marijuana in Florida

143185310Petitions are hitting the streets soon for a new proposed constitutional amendment that would fully legalize marijuana use, possession and cultivation by adults in Florida.

A political action committee called Floridians For Freedom, associated with a longtime marijuana advocacy group called the Florida Cannabis Action Network, announced Tuesday it has gotten state approval to begin seeking signatures to get their measure on the November, 2016, ballot. 

The measure is distinct from another constitutional drive, run by United For Care and led by Orlando lawyer John Morgan, because Morgan’s group wants to legalize marijuana for medical purposes only, while Floridians For Freedom wants it legalized for all uses. Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Methadone Abuse

MethadoneMost people know that methadone is used not only as treatment for opiate addiction but also as a pain reliever. When a person begins use of methadone for pain, they are carefully monitored as the dose is adjusted to the right level, sometimes in a hospital or hospice setting. It is quite dangerous to give a person too-high a dose and ineffective in handling pain if they are given too little. When a person abuses methadone, however, they have no such protection. They are on their own to try to work out how much of the drug to abuse so that it won’t kill them.

Methadone can come as a small pill that is intended to be swallowed or dissolved, or as a liquid to be drunk, diluted or injected. Methadone is not expected to cause the same initial euphoric rush as heroin and other drugs, but the person who is abusing methadone is probably still going to feel high when they first start abusing it. As they develop a tolerance, if they don’t increase their dosage, they will probably just feel numb and drugged without the high.

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Is Value Options Insurance cover substance abuse treatment?

causes-of-drug-addiction-300x199The majority of individuals with alcoholism or drug addiction are resistant to get treatment, due to their inability to recognize and accept that they have a problem. Many families opt for intervention to help their loved one to identify and to agree that they require professional assistance.

If you have concerns about your loved one who is currently taking drugs or abusing alcohol, speak to a Substance Abuse Professional at the treatment center, that provides a comprehensive program for individuals with drug or alcohol addiction problem. A health care provider will be able to give you an adequate advice, and furnish a basic idea of how to approach this matter.

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Shirtless man climbs Santa Ana zoo monkey exhibit, screams ‘I am Tarzan!’

2B21D4EC00000578-3186566-image-a-59_1438840101652John William Rodenborn thought he was the “king of jungle” as he swung, shirtless and covered in mud, near a zoo’s monkey exhibit.

But Santa Ana police say “Tarzan” was likely flying high on drugs.

Rodenborn, 37, caused a stir Tuesday at the Santa Ana Zoo as he climbed and swung from trees while proclaiming, “I am Tarzan.”

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Dose Magellan Health Insurance cover Drug Rehab Treatment?

magellan-logoIn addition to your regular health care plan provided by your employer, you may be eligible to receive benefits through Magellan Healthcare, which offers customers a broad array of mental health and substance abuse clinical management services. Depending on your coverage you may receive referrals for the following services: Read more