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Police in Broome County, NY, Offer Hope and Help to Addicts

Posted under Drug Addiction, Legal Issues, New York, Treatment

Every time I see Broome County police help addictsanother city or county police department offering help to addicts instead of wanting to lock them up, I get excited. Here’s the latest – the Broome County, New York, Police Department is following in the footsteps of police in Gloucester, Mass, by offering to get any drug user directly into a treatment program without being arrested or prosecuted. more…

How to Get 7 Million People off Drugs – Including Family and Friends

Posted under Drug Rehab, Kentucky, Tennessee, Treatment, West Virginia

drug free tatooKentucky can’t seem to get a break. First it was the hardest hit State when drug maker Purdue Pharma lied to doctors and patients about the addictive nature of OxyContin, and now, along with West Virginia and Tennessee, it’s facing a huge outbreak of Hepatitis B. 75 percent of the Hep B cases are attributed to injecting drugs.

From 2009 to 2013, the Hep B cases increased by 114 percent, while Hep B in the rest of the country was stable. For the last four of those years, 75 percent of the cases were related to injection drugs. more…

Wisconsin’s VanderMeer Cracks Down on Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted under Drug Rehab, Legal Issues, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin

Nancy VanderMeerWhen Nancy VanderMeer assumed her post as Republican State Rep of Wisconsin’s 30th District, she found out quickly that prescription drug addiction was a big problem in her state. And she took immediate action proposing and getting bills passed that could help the situation get under control.

The changes made by the bills are impressive. more…

Babies Born Addicted in Tennessee Three Times National Average

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Morphine, Opiates, Painkillers, Tennessee, Young People

addicted babyThere’s a law in Tennessee that makes it a criminal offense for a woman to have a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS happens when the pregnant woman takes opiates or opioids – like heroin, morphine, prescription painkillers – during pregnancy and the baby is born addicted. NAS puts the baby through agony, could cause permanent damage, and risks the baby’s life. The mother is charged with ‘fetal assault’.

Unless you’re an addict, it’s hard to imagine what kind of hell an NAS baby is going through. 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…

Heroin Addicts Leaving Jail for Immediate Rehab

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin, Kentucky

guy-in-prison-123-sneppI love it when things are direct and uncomplicated. In Kenton County, Kentucky – where the heroin addiction problem is very serious – they’ve started a new program that is getting heroin addicts out of jail and through rehab. And it’s remarkably successful. more…

Why is Ecstasy Deadly?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine

Ecstasy and other club drugs – so many people are taking them, and think they are just ‘fun.’ But, in fact, they are among the most dangerous drugs around. Anyone who is taking them needs to know the truth about these drugs and, if they don’t stop taking them when they find out the truth, they should really get addiction help as soon as possible. more…

Number of Babies Born Addicted Still on the Rise

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Mississippi, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, Young People

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the result of babies born addicted to opioids. A few years ago I reported statistics on how many babies go through the hell of being born addicted to prescription drugs and having to go through the torture of withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is torture for everyone– you can imagine how bad it must be for a baby, just out of the womb, their body very delicate, and with no understanding of why they hurt.

The drugs they’re being born addicted to are opioids. more…

One Way to Help Stop Drugs in Your Community

Posted under Addiction Help, Buprenorphine, Codeine, Connecticut, Drug Addiction, Intervention, Morphine, Opiates, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs

When someone’s in the ER to save their life after they overdosed on drugs, it’s the perfect time to get them started on getting the addiction help they need. Hospital ERs aren’t generally set up that way, but I’m hoping that will change once they find out about a study done at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut where getting people into treatment was very successful! more…

This is Rehabilitation – The Real Thing

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs

When someone goes to drug addiction treatment, the goal is to change their life. Whatever led up to them taking drugs has been addressed, whatever is keeping them on drugs has been addressed, and they’ve changed those things in their life that continue to make them want to take drugs. That’s a tall order, but it is true rehabilitation. Here’s a perfect example of what should happen. more…

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Are Symptoms: What is the Cause?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Addiction

Every day we read about solutions to alcohol and drug addiction. Unfortunately, most treatment for these conditions doesn’t really get down to the bottom of the problem. Instead, the focus is turning more and more to figuring out how to keep people alive and functioning while still being addicts. Why is this, and how do we fix it? more…

Opana-Related HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Indiana, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Washington

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana declared a public health emergency four days ago in an effort to get an HIV outbreak under control. Although he has banned needle exchanges, 90 new HIV cases in the last few months in one small county convinced him that he needs to temporarily lift that ban. Almost all the HIV cases are related to injecting Opana with shared needles. more…

Less that 90 Days in Drug Rehab Has Limited Effectivness

Posted under Drug Rehab, Opiates

Drugabuse.gov says drug rehab that lasts less than 90 days is of “limited effectiveness” and “treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes.” Nevertheless, the current trend is toward treatment that lasts less than 90 days—even when it’s sponsored by the same government that made that statement. Should you bother getting someone you care about into a drug rehab program that is anything less? more…

Problems Reintegrating into Society Can Cause Relapse

Posted under Drug Rehab

A recent news story out of China—where one in one hundred people are drug users—isolated an inability to reintegrate into society as the reason for the country’s lack of success with drug rehab. Former addicts leave their rehab program and, although it may have been potentially successful, not being able to get and keep a job sends them right back to their old ways. more…

Have You Seen ‘Detoxification Products’ Around the House?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab

“Detoxification’ products. Sounds like a good thing, right? Something that helps someone get alcohol and drugs out of their system—the first step towards shaking off their alcoholism or drug addiction / abuse and living a good life. Right? Wrong. Guess what ‘detoxification products’ really are. They’re products that help alcoholics and drug addicts cheat the system – so when they get tested for drugs or alcohol in their system, it will look like they’re straight. But they’re not. And they might be dangerous. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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