The Centers ramps up addiction fight

By Nancy Kennedy

Recovery from opiate or alcohol addiction is a fight.

Even after the physical symptoms of withdrawal are over — and they are often brutal — a person is left dealing with the physiological changes in the brain.

That’s when the danger of relapse is at a high risk.

In May, Gov. Rick Scott officially declared the opioid epidemic in Florida a public health emergency, which authorizes him to release funds without the Legislature’s approval.