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Drug News: July 9, 2014

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MARIJUANA – USA Cleveland Browns need to give Josh Gordon this choice: Rehab or release – The Plain Dealer Gordon is keeping some very questionable company for a guy with a history of drug use — and doing so when his pro career is in major trouble for failing drug test. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA more…

What Kind of Drug Rehab Works?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A father says to his daughter, a heroin addict, “The only way a heroin addict gets off heroin is when they die.” And sure enough, she did. When discussing the several court-ordered rehab programs his daughter went to, he said “Upmteen times we’d drop her off with a garbage bag full of clothes and say ‘there you go.’ Then we’d go home and cry all day. We realized that rehabs didn’t work.” What do you think the addict’s chances are of success?

Thousands of people who get off drugs through addiction treatment know that drug rehab does work, but there are certain criteria that must be in place. For one thing, they need people around them who are positive and confident, who believe in them. Telling anyone they’re going to fail, that what they’re doing won’t work, etc. does not help them. more…

Drug News: July 2, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab – The Daily Beast Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed, formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA My Story: Going Cold Turkey – American News Report As a female Army officer, helicopter more…

Drug News: June 25, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Ex-addict, a poet, details drug journey – Boston Herald I didn’t want to live anymore, said ex-addict, a poet, who details his drug journey. Matt Ganem is a self-described recovering OxyContin and heroin addict who has been clean for eight years. ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA Healthcare Advocates Want Schools more…

Drug News: June 18, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Functioning addict who hid pill problem now a graduate of drug rehab – News Item White picket fence syndrome, that’s partly what helped Stacy Huber keep secret her addiction to pain pills. A wife, a mother, a nurse – that’s who she was, but not all of who she was. She more…

Drug News: June 11, 2014

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Law would let families force addicts into drug treatment – Port Huron Times Herald Mark and Carol Garofoli hold a portrait of their son Mark, who committed suicide while addicted to heroin. His parents had no legal authority to force him to get treatment. DRUG REHAB – USA Man in drug more…

30 Years an Addict, Now Getting Her Master’s

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine

Today I read about Antoinette Miller – and there aren’t success stories much better than hers. It took her a long time to get addiction help, but once she did, she really changed her life! If she can make it, anyone can. Here’s her story. more…

Drug News: June 4, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Former addict Robert Downey Jr. ‘producing Showtime drama centered on a Venice Beach drug rehab’ – Daily Mail ‘When someone says, “I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?” Well, uh, you’re a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to more…

Drug News: May 28, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA California Counties Sue Drugmakers Over Painkiller Abuse – Businessweek The FDA first approved OxyContin in 1995. The agency has made several changes to the label warnings on opioid painkillers over the years. But deaths involving prescription painkillers more than tripled in the first decade of the 21st century. The California case more…

Drug News: May 22, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Older Americans hooked on Rx: ‘I was a zombie’ – USA TODAY Hundreds of thousands of the nation’s seniors are misusing prescription drugs, including narcotic painkillers, anxiety medications and other pharmaceuticals, for everything from joint pain to depression. DRUG REHAB – USA Blondie in tune with Hoffman pal seeking drug addiction more…

The Tragedy of Children of Alcoholics

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

One of the tragedies of alcoholism and alcohol abuse is the effect on the children of drinkers. A recent study in England concluded that more than one in five children is living with an alcoholic. And about 100,000 infants under one year old. more…

Help Keep Your Kids off Drugs and Alcohol

Posted under Codeine, GHB, Marijuana, Young People

Recently, a group of New York high school students participated in a panel called Parent University. The primary purpose is to educate parents on teen use of drugs and alcohol so they can help their kids. The panel consists of two freshmen girls, two senior girls, and two senior guys as well as others from the community. more…

Drug News: May 14, 2014

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DRUG ADDICTION – IRAN Women addicted to drugs in Iran begin seeking treatment despite taboo – Washington Post On the western outskirts of this city, in an industrial neighborhood of factories and dusty half-constructed lots, a metal-walled building houses women with a secret. They are female drug addicts, a growing class of people with a more…

High Rollers – Addiction on Wall Street

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I recently read an article about a 32-year-old bond trader on Wall Street. He makes tons of money – just paid $1 million cash for a condo – but he starts every morning shooting dope or taking OxyContin, and his life is falling apart. more…

Drug News: May 7, 2014

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Veterans Rehab Clinic Failed Son Who Overdosed – Miami Herald The mother for a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran who died of a drug overdose while at Miami’s Veterans Affairs Hospital drug rehabilitation center last year says no one told her exactly how her son died. HEROIN / METHADONE – UK Tragic more…

Drug News: April 30, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Drug Rehab Facilities Taking Notice of Teen Heroin Use – Digital Journal A disturbing trend is taking form throughout high schools in the United States, and that is a dramatic increase in how many teenagers are both experimenting with and regularly using heroin. DRUG REHAB – USA NY lawmakers asked to more…

Drug News: April 23, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA County judge wants drug rehab at jail – Medina County Gazette Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler wants the county to reopen the east pod of the jail to serve as a short-term rehab facility for drug offenders with opiate and heroin addictions. He said most heroin addicts who more…

Drug News: April 9, 2014

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HEROIN – USA Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment – Lohud.com As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay for inpatient rehab. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS more…

Drug News: April 2, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Mackenzie Phillips Is Now a Drug Rehab Counselor – People Magazine Mackenzie Phillips breezes into the Pasadena Recovery Center through the staff entrance, settles into a chair at the front of the room and prepares to lead a counseling session for 30 or so addicts. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA New drug more…

One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Minnesota, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

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