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Drug News: September 24, 2015

Posted under Drug News, Oregon

DRUG ADDICTION – US Carly Fiorina in her own words on her stepdaughter’s death – New York Post http://nypost.com/2015/09/20/carly-fiorina-in-her-own-words-on-her-stepdaughters-death/ During Wednesday night’s GOP debate, Carly Fiorina argued that we need to invest more to treat drug addiction, an issue that has sad personal resonance for the candidate. Her stepdaughter died from drugs, a story she more…

Addiction Help Is Available for Methadone, and the Sooner the Better

Posted under Addiction Help, Florida, Methadone, OxyContin

When it gets to the point where a county medical examiner says he would never let someone in his family take a specific prescription drug unless they were a heroin addict, you know you’re dealing with a dangerous drug. And that’s exactly what Hillsborough County, Florida, Medical Examiner, Vernard Adams, said about methadone. As methadone more…

Drug News: September 17, 2015

Posted under Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Vivitrol success touted in Ohio drug court – Telegraph-Forum

More than 30 judges have visited Hocking County Judge Fred Moses’ courtroom in an attempt to grasp the inner workings of a drug court that he says produces unmatched results. more…

Vivitrol – Is it really a good way to get off drugs or alcohol?

Posted under Ohio, Opiates, Painkillers, Treatment

Vivitrol, a drug that blocks opioid receptors to prevent a person from getting high on narcotic prescription painkillers, heroin and other opiate drugs, is now being given to addicts who appear in Ohio’s drug courts. It’s being touted as a big success. One addict said she can barely remember what it was like to be an addict. BUT, people taking Vivitrol have to keep taking it every month in order for the effect to last. And it’s loaded with side effects and other complications. Is that real rehabilitation? more…

Drug News: September 10, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, Virginia

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Meet the Pastor Helping Korean-Americans Beat Drug Addiction – RYOT

There is the girl whose friends abandoned her in a trash bin after one ruinous binge. The high school debate champion who got addicted to meth within a month of trying pot. The college graduate whose boyfriend persuaded her to try heroin. Some parents are so fearful their family’s secret will be discovered they park two blocks away. “They hide it. There’s no talking about drugs.” more…

Los Angeles Pastor Helps Korean Kids on Drugs

Posted under California, Young People

In some countries, states, or religious or ethnic communities, talking about drugs is verboten. You’re not supposed to take them and, if you do, you’re certainly not supposed to talk about it. Which, of course, means it’s almost impossible to get help. There was a big situation with that in the Mormon Church for quite more…

Drug News: September 3, 2015

Posted under Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT – USA
Hillary Clinton proposes $10 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction – CNN

“It’s time we recognize that there are gaps in our health care system that allow too many to go without care — and invest in treatment,” Clinton wrote in an oped about the plan. “It’s time we recognize that our state and federal prisons, where 65 percent of inmates meet medical criteria for substance use disorders, are no substitute for proper treatment — and reform our criminal justice system.” more…

Painkillers in the Wrong Hands Lead to Addiction, says Shumlin

Posted under Addiction Help, Prescription Drugs, Vermont

If you ask kids who are abusing prescription drugs how they got started, you’ll find that the vast majority got them from their parents’ medicine cabinets. And many of the others got them from their friends, who got them from their own parents’ medicine cabinets. Or maybe from the medicine cabinets of another relative, or a friend. more…

Drug News: August 27, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

HEROIN – USA
Rauner cuts drug-treatment funding from heroin billMacon.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill intended to fight heroin addiction and overdoses, saying that while he supports the measure in principle, the state can’t afford it. But can they afford to not take these measures? more…

Changing the Party School Image of University of Colorado

Posted under Colorado, Successes, Young People

Four years ago the University of Colorado (CU) was the number one party school in the country. As a parent, I would be reluctant to send my kids to a school that earned such a dubious award. CU wasn’t too pleased with it either. So they set about making changes that have dropped CU right off the party school list. And they have some impressive statistics. more…

Drug News: August 21, 2015

Posted under Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Long waiting lists for drug treatment add to addicts’ desperation – Washington Post

Shawn Cross thought heroin was making him an excellent manager at the auto parts store where he had gone from delivery guy to manager in five years. On the job, every day, every four hours, he snorted opiate pills or heroin. He hired addicts because they might help him score drugs. more…

Utica’s New Methadone Clinic: Blessing, or Devil in Disguise?

Posted under Drug News, New York

“Methadone, an opioid, is used to wean addicts off other opioids,” said an article about the Utica’s new methadone clinic, due to open later this year. Of course, with that description of methadone, who wouldn’t think it was a blessing? More addicts being helped to get off heroin and prescription painkillers? How can that be anything but good?

In fact, it is almost ANYTHING but good. more…

Drug News: August 6, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – UK Revealed: The Shocking Number of Drug Addicts on State Benefits – Brietbart Nearly 77 per cent of all people undertaking drug addiction treatment are on state benefits, an official government study has revealed. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Nurse Practitioners Can Increase Treatment Accessibility For Opioid Addiction –  Health Affairs more…

Methamphetamine Hitting Texas, Again

Posted under Methamphetamine, Texas

meth-before-after (2)Years ago methamphetamine was a real problem in Texas. People could go into a drug store, buy over- the-counter cold medicines that contained pseudoephedrine and use them to make meth in home labs. The state removed these products from the shelves so they could only be bought by going directly to the pharmacist. That was 2006, and the number of meth incidents has gone down every year. Until now. more…

Drug News: July 30, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA More Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abuse – Texas Tribune A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing the synthetic drug pseudoephedrine. DRUG ADDICTION – USA OUR OPINION: Maine more…

Drug News: July 23, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

ALCOHOL – USA 9 Things I Don’t Miss About Alcohol Addiction – BuzzFeed From being permanently skint to hating yourself, addiction is like living in a house made of poor decisions. HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Multi-faceted treatment urged for drug addicts – Trib Live After 216 days in detox, in-patient treatment and a more…

How to Keep Addicts Alive Until They’re Into Rehab

Posted under Buprenorphine, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Intervention, Marijuana, Methadone, OxyContin

There’s probably nothing worse than having a kid, spouse, parent or close friend on drugs and spending most of your time worrying about whether they’re safe and whether you’re going to get a phone call giving you bad news.

Of course, the best solution to drug addiction is prevention, not treatment. And there are many things you can do to help prevent them from getting into drugs.

A lot of people dispute the disease theory of addiction. And for good reason: Although the drugs can definitely cause physical dependency, true addiction involves a mental and emotional element – it’s a symptom that the person has things going on in their life that they don’t know how to deal with. more…

Drug News: July 16, 2015

Posted under Drug News

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories – NPR At Solace, a support group for family members of those suffering from addiction, many of the attendees have watched a child under 30 die of a fatal drug overdose — heroin, or opioids like Oxycontin or more…

Drug News: July 9, 2015

Posted under Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Advocates push to expand use of medications to treat addiction – USA Today Medications that treat addiction are a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s plan to combat the opiate epidemic. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA New formula Oxycontin won’t give you a high if crushed, snorted or injected – Health 24 “When more…

Return-To-Play Culture Causing Drug Addiction in Sports

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, OxyContin, Percodan

Mike Richards, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and more recently with the Los Angeles Kings, had his contract voided last week because he had allegedly used illegal means to get OxyContin. His $69 million contract was for 12 years; he had fulfilled 5. I hate to see another athlete bite the dust because of drugs – but whose fault is it, really? more…

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