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Drug News: February 12, 2015

Posted under Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Dying To Be Free – Huffington Post Patrick Cagey walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a picture of his son with more…

Should Addicts Who Refuse Drug Rehab Be Able to Get Welfare?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, is kicking up a fuss about handing out welfare checks to people with treatable problems—like drug addiction—while they refuse treatment.  We have the same problem in the U.S. Is it right to cut people off or reduce their welfare benefits when they refuse to do something to help themselves improve the condition that keeps them from working, even when that help is free? more…

Adderall Turning A and B Students into Druggies

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ritalin, Young People

Adderall and Ritalin used to be prescribed for the set of symptoms known as ADHD and other so-called learning disorders. Now they’re also used to study. But the students who are taking them – many of whom are the A & B students who want to get good grades – are having to take time out to get addiction help instead of being able to pursue their goals.

How bad is the situation? more…

Drug News: February 4, 2015

Posted under Drug News, New Mexico

DRUG REHAB – USA Sister begins fund for drug rehab facility after brother’s death – Medina Gazette Kierstin Jenkins is determined not to let her brother’s death become another statistic. Alex Jenkins, 26, of Akron, died of a drug overdose on Monday. “I would like people to know that addiction affects everyone,” she said. “He more…

Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Kids to a Party School

Posted under Alcohol, Young People

Party schools aren’t the only schools where kids drink, but they generally drink considerably more in those colleges more than others.  I don’t know what your concept is of kids drinking a lot in school – maybe just a bunch of embarrassing drunks. But here are some statistics from the National Institutes of Health that you should be aware of if you want your kids to be safe. more…

Drug News: January 28, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – USA Utah’s first family of boxing loses one of its youngest members with the death of Kade Fullmer – Deseret News Kade Fullmer, a former all-state football player for Bingham whose college career was cut short when he lost his hand in a boating accident, died of an apparent drug overdose on more…

Do You Wonder if You’re Addicted to Prescription Painkillers?

Posted under Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

There are a lot of people out there who’ve been on painkillers for a long time. Many have tried to stop taking them, but when they do, they suffer from pain and other symptoms that make them think they still need the drug. However, those symptoms are more likely to be from withdrawal – which means it’s time to get into a drug rehab program.

How Do You Know You’re Going Through Withdrawal? more…

Drug News: January 22, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Woman Speaks Out On Drug Rehab, We Follow Up – My Champlain Valley The focus was supposed to be on a new state office complex in downtown St. Albans that should bring a big boost to the local economy. That was the plan at a news conference Monday with local and more…

Drug News: January 14, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA UFC champion Jon Jones lasts all of one night in drug rehab – Washington Post On Jan. 6, three days after defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones announced he would be entering a treatment facility after he tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in more…

Eight Months Later, She Was Dead. What Happened?

Posted under Addiction Help, Celebrity, Drug Rehab, Successes

Whitney Houston went through several alcohol and drug treatment programs. In June 2011, she’d just finished her last bout with drug rehab. It had lasted 30 days – which she said just wasn’t enough. And she was right – eight months later, in February 2012, she was dead.

But Whitney’s not the only one who needed a longer program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of addiction help programs are relatively short-term and / or outpatient treatment programs. But they have an abysmal success rates – like 5 percent. Success rates that low are one of the major reasons why alcohol and drug addiction is still such a problem. more…

What You Should Know Before You Let Your Teens Drink

Posted under Alcohol, Illinois

A recent survey conducted in Illinois found that most teens that drink get the alcohol from their parents. A lot of parents think that if they’re supplying the alcohol, their teen will drink at home and not get into trouble, and will be safe. However, if parents understood the real consequences of a teen drinking alcohol, they would probably make a different choice. more…

Drug News: January 7, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – UK Pete Doherty said to be ‘drug-free’ after treatment in Thailand rehab centre – International Business Times In early December, two months into his treatment, Doherty is said to have relapsed, but he is now said to be free of drugs. As well as recording, he is planning more live performances. He more…

Drug News: December 31, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, Oregon

ALCOHOL – USA Veteran gets help for 30-year addiction through area nonprofit – Gainesville Times Robert Davis, a veteran who served six years stateside in the U.S. Army, recently got help for his 30-year-alcohol addiction through Veterans Court and Avita Community Partners. DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA Former Titan Donnie Nickey overcomes demons with more…

Drug News: December 24, 2014

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COCAINE / MARIJUANA – USA Stevie J Ordered to Rehab After Failing Drug Tests – ABC News A cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” has been ordered to spend 30 days at a drug rehabilitation center after prosecutors said he repeatedly failed cocaine and marijuana tests. DRUG REHAB – USA America is more…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Especially in these Cities

Posted under Alcohol, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to stay safe over New Year’s Eve this year, be aware that some cities are far worse than others. In fact, here are the 25 drunkest cities in America – the worst cities to be out on during the holiday season. 1. Boston, MASS. 2. Norfolk, VA 3. Milwaukee, WI 4. Charleston, more…

Drug News: December 18, 2014

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HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Cumberland County takes on heroin-painkiller crisis, overdose deaths – PennLive Cumberland County is the latest midstate community to launch a large-scale effort against painkiller and heroin addiction, which has emerged as a crisis locally and all over Pennsylvania. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Drug addicts need to be treated, not more…

You CAN Help Your Kids Stop Taking Drugs

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

This morning I was reading a forum for mothers whose children are addicts. It was heartbreaking. They have had so much loss, so much devastation, the families are at a breaking point. But, if you act, things can turn out okay. more…

Why Longer Drug Rehab is Better

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methadone

Have you heard about people going to drug rehab more than once? One person responded to a blog I wrote telling me he’d been to rehab seven times and, even the last time, it didn’t work. That particular person was on a methadone maintenance program – said he needed to stay on methadone because his failures at drug rehab proved that addiction help doesn’t work for him and that he actually needs the methadone.

But is it true that the addiction help that helps other won’t help him? Absolutely not. What is more likely true is that he didn’t do a long-term drug rehab. more…

Drug News: December 11, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Pain relief for vets doesn’t have to lead to deadly prescription drug addiction – SacBee The epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the United States has become rampant and deadly. Unfortunately, those who have served our nation are disproportionately prone to abusing powerful narcotics that have been prescribed for combat injuries. more…

Mikey Way's Brutally Honest Statement About Drug Rehab

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Intervention

What happened to Mikey Way, bassist for My Chemical Romance? Ten months ago he showed up for a recording session and was told by his bandmates that there was no recording, that he was going to rehab. He was grateful for their intervention, and terrified. Now, drug-free for eight months, he has made a public statement about his condition. more…

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