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The Agony of Thousands of Babies Would Be Spared if Moms Get Addiction Help Before Pregnancy

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Young People

To me, there is nothing sadder than a baby born addicted to drugs. Having taken just about every kind of drug myself – in the distant past – and knowing the type of physical, mental and emotional experiences you can have, I just can’t imagine the agony and confusion a baby goes through: incapable of more…

Drug News: May 6, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Children increasingly bear brunt of drug-abuse crisis – Daytona Beach News-Journal ‎ Every hour, a baby is born in the United States addicted to prescription painkillers. Once born, the babies have to be weaned off the drugs. The Associated Press recently documented the case of a newborn less than one month more…

Does Successful Addiction Help Require Belief in Oneself?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab

A treatment facility recently published an article about why alcoholics don’t want to do alcohol rehab – specifically the 12-step program. According to the article, the 12-step program makes the addict feel that getting addiction help won’t do them any good – that they are doomed to failure. Do they have a point? Although there more…

Drug News: April 29, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Takes Narconon Drug Rehab Program To RX Drug Abuse Summit – PRWeb Suncoast Rehabilitation Center took the Narconon Drug Rehab Program information to the National RX Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando where over 700 participants from around the country meet to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic. PRESCRIPTION more…

Drug News: April 22, 2012

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DRUG ABUSE – USA Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Abuse: ‘Being A Celebrity Can Be Dangerous – ‎Huffington Post But the part-Mexican singer, who spent three-months in rehab in November 2010 … how peer pressure and loneliness led her to experiment with drugs in 2010. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse bill wins more…

Good News for those Needing Prescription Drug Addiction Help in Kentucky

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs

Now that more people in Kentucky are dying from prescription drug abuse and addiction than from car wrecks, lawmakers and a lot of other people are desperate to find ways to get the situation under control. Having more addiction help facilities and treatment programs available is one very good thing, but there’s a lot more more…

900 Percent Increase in People Seeking Addiction Help in Kentucky

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs

In the last 10 years, the number of people trying to get into a Kentucky drug rehab facility has increased by 900 percent. In 2010 alone, nearly 26,000 people were admitted to addiction help centers. But so many more people need help – 26,000 is just a drop in the bucket. Kentucky has one of more…

Drug News: April 15, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

ALCOHOL ABUSE – AUSTRALIA Alcohol abuse hits home – The Western Australian When my uncle Fred walked into a room, he filled it with warmth and positive energy. People gravitated towards him. He was the sprightly adult who piled us kids — his three children and me — in the back of the Subaru and more…

Kids Who Feel Different Might Use Drugs and Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Young People

There’s a new book out with the unlikely title of: “Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient and Then Turned 16”. The book is just what it sounds like – the story of a boy who, by age 16, had been more…

Drug News: April 8, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Kentucky Doctors Must Join Pill Abuse Fight – Kentucky.com There has been a 900 percent increase in people seeking treatment for substance addiction in Kentucky in the past decade. More than 25,428 Kentuckians were admitted to drug and alcohol rehab programs in 2010. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Drugs, Rehab and Bar more…

Methamphetamine Addiction Help Could Prevent Anxiety, Depression and ADHD in Children

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Young People

Any woman who could possibly get pregnant should get addiction help before they’re pregnant so they don’t endanger their child. What can happen? We’ve all heard about children who are born addicted to one drug or another, and the horror they go through as the doctors try to get the infants through withdrawal. You may more…

Drug News: April 1, 2012

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription Drug Abuse: Governors To Develop Best Practices For States – Huffington Post The association plans to look at prescription drug abuse from perspectives that include medical, addiction, criminal justice and economic. The issues include trying to end addiction, pill mills, doctor shopping for prescriptions, and robberies of pharmacies. The goal more…

Addiction Help for Skyrocketing Use of Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Hallucinogen, Marijuana

I hope you’ve heard about the designer drug called bath salts. A recent news article featured a doctor who’s the head of the emergency department of a New York hospital. He has recently seen several patients with hallucinogenic highs that last for days. According to the doc, the patients are so far out there they more…

Drug News: March 25, 2012

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA The Situation in drug treatment – The Hour ‎ The party is on hold for The Situation. The “Jersey Shore” cast member is getting treatment for prescription medication use. Mike Sorrentino says he’s voluntarily seeking to “take control” of medication he was taking to deal with exhaustion. COCAINE – USA Celebrity more…

How to Get Someone You Care About to Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Intervention, LSD

I recently read an article about ‘enabling’ people who do drugs. According to the article, family members are most likely to actually keep someone they care about addicted instead of getting them the addiction help they need. Why, because the addicts play on their emotions. And, as the author of the article pointed out, addicts more…

Drug News: March 18, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Delaware, Drug News, New Mexico

DRUG REHAB – USA Drug rehab better option than prison – Vineland Daily Journal‎ Drug addicts who go to prison and don’t get treatment to break their habit come out still addicted and inevitably fall back into crime. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Oklahoma tops in prescription painkiller abuse – New England Cable News Sherri Carwithin more…

Higher Education Added to Addiction Help Program

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

I read a news story last week about an alcohol and drug addiction recovery program that is including college classes in their curriculum. Wow – I think that’s a great idea. The person gets the chance to be educated in something they care about, and it raises their self-esteem. For some, it’s the perfect follow-up more…

Drug News: March 11, 2012

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ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA 9 Hospitalized After Long Island Party Promoting “Blackout” Alcohol Consumption – NBC ‎ About 1,600 people attended the party Saturday night at the Paramount in Huntington, according to Suffolk County police. Nearly all of those taken out by ambulance crews suffered from alcohol poisoning, said Lt. Joseph Condolff. HEROIN – USA more…

Should Your Child Get Addiction Help Before College or University?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

For some parents, getting addiction help for their kids before they go off to college may seem like a ridiculous suggestion – especially since going to college should be an opportunity for kids to become responsible adults. But studies show that whatever alcohol or drug problems you child has now will get even worse in more…

Drug News: March 4, 2012

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE – USA Herbal incense, ‘bath salts’ rip apart user’s life – Shelbyville Times-Gazette “I’m not an addict,” Brenda Fogus thought as she consumed herbal incense. “It’s not narcotics. I’m not an addict,” Brenda told the staff at a Georgia treatment center, where she’d been taken after a binge on bath salts which led more…

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