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Will Legalizing Drugs Make the Neglectful Parent Any Less Stoned?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

A recent letter to the editor of the Empire Tribune is, once again, advocating legalization of drugs. He says prohibition of drugs, not the drugs themselves, are responsible for our drug problem. He references Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, so may be involved in law enforcement himself. I can well imagine the frustration of law enforcement more…

It's No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, more…

It’s No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, more…

Addicted to Diet Pills? Get Addiction Help.

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Diet pills – one of the worst ideas around. A friend of mine did what she called a ‘medical diet’, which meant she got pills that are basically speed from her doctor. She lost weight, no doubt about it, but when she stopped taking the pills she gained it back pretty rapidly. Thak God she more…

Kids Should Get Addiction Help Before Going to College

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

Matt Stevens, a British soccer player who was due to play in the 2011 World Cup games in New Zealand, was suspended for taking drugs. He’ll get the addicton help he needs, but since his suspension could be for as long as two years, there’s not much hope he’ll be able to play by that time. more…

Successful Addiction Help Takes Motivation

Posted under Addiction Help, Utah

When a person has a problem with drugs or alcohol they’re sometimes not motivated to do anything about it. Despite the fact that they may be temporarily numbed to the issues that drove them to addiction in the first place, those issues are still there. They couldn’t cope with them before, so what reason do more…

Could Tax Increases Reduce Need for Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Massachusetts

A bill in Massachusetts proposes to increase the taxes on things like non-nutritious snacks, sugared drinks, alcohol, tobacco and similar products. They’re trying to make money so they can avoid further budget cuts. What does this have to do with drug rehab and addiction help? A lot, actually. I believe one of the reasons people more…

Not All Addiction Help Services Prepare Former Addicts for Life

Posted under Addiction Help, GHB

Recovery homes for drug addicts frequently come under attack – as is the Kramer Center in Newport Beach. In this case, it might be deserved: the center doesn’t even have a license. The administrator of the center says there’s a misunderstanding about what licenses are required. Perhaps – but someone running a facility like that more…

What Happens to Kids When Parents Get Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

If I were a cop I think one of the most difficult situations I would have to face would be what children of drug addicts go through. Actually, I don’t need to be a cop to see it – I’ve witnessed some of it myself, but nothing as severe as the stories I’ve heard. What more…

Studies Show Addiction Help Works

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

Every once in a while I get a comment from someone who tells me drug rehab doesn’t work. I don’t know what kind of addiction help they’re actually getting in the facilities they’ve been to, but there are studies galore showing otherwise. The latest was published in the Scientific American. It’s a review of several studies more…

Another Drug Court Losing Funding. What About Addiction Help?

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I’m constantly scanning the news looking for information on the drug scene. A few times a week I see news items about funding being cut for drug courts and other programs aimed at rehabilitation. These programs not only get people the addiction help they need, they also cut down on crime considerably since a lot of more…

Young Adults Who Think Drinking’s Fun Might Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A study recently done in the UK – interviews with young adults about drinking – found that young people consider planned drinking, including getting drunk, to be a fun leisure activity – the way people who don’t drink would plan a vacation or a night out to dinner and the movies. Interestingly enough, Professor Christina Griffin more…

Family Member Dies – Where Was The Addiction Help?

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You have to wonder how many people there are who have a family member in need of addiction help services who just can’t get it. Like Jared’s family – Jared died of an overdose the night before he had agreed to turn himself in for violating parole. His father convinced him to do turn himself in, more…

Is A Change of Scene Valid Addiction Help?

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News stories are talking about Amy Winehouse and her new boyfriend, Rugby player Josh Bowman. Some articles say they’re an item, others say Josh denies it and Amy’s grieving. Who knows if we’ll ever know the truth. And who really cares – except for the fact that it may help Amy beat drugs, as she more…

Addiction Help Works – Don't Let Anyone Tell You It Doesn't

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

I’ve heard a lot of bad-mouthing about drug rehab. While it’s true that some rehab facilities don’t get down to the bottom of why the person is taking drugs, there are also many that do. And if the person is in a good facility and is determined to do it, they can do it. Even more…

Addiction Help Works – Don’t Let Anyone Tell You It Doesn’t

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

I’ve heard a lot of bad-mouthing about drug rehab. While it’s true that some rehab facilities don’t get down to the bottom of why the person is taking drugs, there are also many that do. And if the person is in a good facility and is determined to do it, they can do it. Even more…

Kids Near Stores More Like To Binge Drink and Drive

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

Parents, or soon-to-be parents, usually consider the safely of their kids when they’re deciding where to live. Primarily, they want to stay away from inner cities, crime and heavily trafficked areas. But there’s one thing they may not consider – the convenience of local stores that sell alcohol. A recent study on alcohol abuse found that more…

More Lenient Alcohol Laws Leads to More Need for Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

According to a recent news report in The Star about Shelby, North Carolina, law makers are considering allowing alcohol sales on the street. Apparently, you can only drink indoors in Shelby. Now they’re looking at restaurants and bars being able to serve alcohol outdoors. The news item reports the comments of several citizens. One of the more…

Make 2009 Your Year to Get Rid of Pain Without Painkillers

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

The FDA is really between a rock and a hard place. They’re criticized for approving drugs too quickly, and criticized if they approve them too slowly. The current issue is Remoxy – a painkiller similar to OxyContin but which can’t be abused. Well, it can be abused: someone can take too much of it, take more…

Holidays Are Sad for Those Who’ve Lost Their Kids to Drug Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention, Young People

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, those who have lost a family member have a hard time feeling festive. The family gatherings serve as a reminder that someone very important is missing. Unfortunately, it’s not easy even when the person was elderly or had been ill for a long time. But more…

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