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Addiction Help or Methadone? Yes, the Choice is Yours.

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Heroin, Methadone, Painkillers, Xanax

Some people don’t want addiction help, and some people do. Yesterday I wrote a blog about methadone. I received numerous comments from people who are on methadone for pain, or because they were addicted to heroin and wanted to overcome that addiction, but when drug rehab and other addiction help treatment didn’t work for them, more…

Addiction Help Gets You Drug Free, Not Hooked on Methadone or Xanax

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

When you are addicted to something like OxyContin the easiest path to take if you want to get off it is to switch to methadone or some other replacement drug. The hardest path is to get the addiction help you need to be drug free. You can, of course, go to a rehab facility where more…

Addiction Help for Older Americans

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

Pledging to help “the millions of elderly Americans who can’t get through the day without popping pills or shooting up insulin,” President Bush announced his committment  to wiping out prescription-drug use among seniors around 2001. Last year 184,000 people went for addiction help for things like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Xanax.  Roughly 10% of them were more…

Addiction Help and Drug Education for OxyContin

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

This is a follow up to yesterday’s blog about the four students from Ringgold High School in Catoosa County, Tennessee. Timothy Lebron Smith died from an overdose after taking four 80mg pills. Pharmacists have reminded me that OxyContin was originally marketed for terminally ill cancer patients in extreme pain. It seems that the purpose for more…

Addiction Help Comes Too Late for Students in Georgia

Posted under Addiction Help, Georgia, Oxycodone

It’s too late for addiction help for prescription drugs for one, and possibly two, students in Georgia. A 15-year-old gave 80mg Oxycodone pills to his friends. Two became very ill, one went to the hospital and one young man, Timothy Lebron Smith, died after taking four Oxycodone pills. Will addiction help get the other three more…

Addiction Help for College Students Abusing Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

If you are a parent and have one or more children attending college you can assume that half of them are abusing drugs and alcohol and may need addiction help at some point in their life. A study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Substance Abuse Research Center says one in five students are abusing more…

Addiction Help Isn’t Just Needed By Twenty-Something’s

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin, Xanax

If you think being addicted to prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax or Ritalin is limited to one age group or one location, you’ll have to look closer to your own home. Although high school seniors and college students get most of the press, and do need the majority of the addiction help in more…

Less Addiction Help Needed As Doctors Required to Get Educated

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Massachusetts, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

Would fewer people become addicted to prescription painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin if Massachusetts Rep. Steve Walsh’s bill passes?  Rep. Walsh wants doctors to be required to 10 hours of training on pain medications and pain management in order to get or renew their license. I think Rep. Walsh has the right idea. It would more…

Real Addiction Help Isn't Just a Bandaid

Posted under Addiction Help

If you want to know how crazy drugs can make you, dig this: a former patient of a methadone clinic stole methadone from the clinic. Why would he do that? He can just go in there and get it. I would say it’s pretty obvious that whatever treatment he got while he was a patient in more…

Addiction Help for Alcohol and Prescription Drugs In Florida

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Florida, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

What prescription drugs are being used by kids? According to former DEA agent and renowned drug expert, Robert Stutman, OxyContin, Ritalin and Adderall are most common. In 1969 the average age of first drug use was 16 ½; in 2006 the age was 12. One in four of those 12-year-olds will need addiction help according more…

Needing Addiction Help for Alcohol is Nebraska’s Number One

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

According to a 2006 survey from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 71% of all treatment admissions were related to alcohol. It’s not surprising that alcohol is the leading reason why people seek addiction help in Nebraska. The Midwest has had lots of alcohol problems. Even high school students commonly binge drink. Addiction more…

Addiction Help or Another Prescription Drug? Which Is Best?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox, Prescription Drugs

Denmark is going to try prescription heroin for their worse heroin addicts. This is not a new idea: other countries have tried it, or are considering it. Denmark is going to try methadone as well. I am wondering where the drugs will come from. Is there a pharmaceutical company poised to get into the heroin more…

Addiction Help Can Save the Career of Promising Athletes

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

It looks like the University of Iowa’s Hawkeyes are going to have to make some serious changes. In the last year, 11 team members have been in trouble with the law: one for theft and unauthorized use of a credit card, several are involved in a sexual assault charge, several more for drunk driving and more…

Need for Addiction Help Hits the Suburbs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, GHB, Prescription Drugs

The idea of women living in suburban neighborhoods becoming addicted to prescription drugs seems almost impossible. If you are well educated and smart, how do you become a drug addict? In Jaime’s case, it started with a series of illnesses, injuries and painkillers. Then she couldn’t get off them. Years later she was still an more…

Addiction Help for Infants Born as Drug Addicts

Posted under Addiction Help

R. J. Field was born addicted to heroin. Meth, alcohol and cocaine were also in his system. His eyesight is so bad he has trouble reading, one hand doesn’t work well, and he has trouble walking. But there’s nothing wrong with his mind – at 16 years old he’s on his way to Sacramento to more…

Addiction Help Needed for Meth Laced Ecstasy

Posted under Addiction Help, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine

As if Ecstasy and methamphetamine weren’t bad enough by themselves, high school kids are now mixing the two. Meth is cheaper than Ecstasy, but the combination is dangerous. You mix the rise in body temperature and potential liver, kidney and heart damage of Ecstasy with the irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure and brain damage caused more…

Real Addicton Help Means You are No Longer An Addict – Don't Settle for Anything Less

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A girl who wrote to since you asked … on Salon.com just found out her boyfriend is a crackhead. She’s been going out with him for a year, thought a few things were odd along the way, and finally found out what the problem is. Now that she knows, she says she’s sticking by him more…

Addiction Help for Cheerleaders – Parents Might Need to Wake Up

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

If you are the parents of a cheerleader you might want to examine whether your daughter or son needs addiction help. “In 2005 NCAA colleges noted that one quarter of their insurance claims involved cheerleaders injured in sporting events,” according to a recent review of  Lisa Torgovnick’s book, ‘CHEER! THREE TEAMS’ QUEST FOR COLLEGE CHEERLEADING’S more…

Addiction Help or Drug Testing? Those May Be Your Only Choices With Your Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

You might find the idea of testing your kids for drugs offensive. But it might not be a bad idea. So many kids are getting involved in drugs these days – and so many parents lose their kids because of it – any warning that a parent could take advantage of so they can help more…

Addiction Help for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence – How Can You Prevent It?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

“The definition of alcohol abuse is when the use of alcohol is interfering in a persons life, the definition of alcohol dependency is a more severe form of the problem, with the consumption of alcohol a central preoccupation in the afflicted person’s life’, says Dr. Michael Levy, a columnist in The Eagle-Tribune. There are 24 more…

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