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Drug Addiction Help – Should Families Stay Together While Mom Does Rehab?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction

While no specific numbers have been reported, I would imagine there are several hundred thousand drug addicts out there who are parents. And parents, just like anyone else struggling with substance abuse, often end up needing some type of drug addiction help treatment to handle their addiction. Unfortunately, when that times comes, many parents will more…

Do You Need Addiction Help for Prescription Painkillers?

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

Which is the bigger problem – prescription painkiller addiction or being in pain? This point is being argued in a recent article which reads like a ploy to get more people to take addictive and dangerous prescription drugs. However, the recommendations are coming mainly from doctors, not from those with experience in drug addiction help. more…

Drug Rehab Can Keep A Drug Addict Out Of Jail

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

One of the problems with drug addiction and abuse is that the person often has to resort to criminal activity to support the habit. This can be a disaster for addicts as it’s almost as easy to get drugs in jail as it is in the streets – yet another reason to get addicts into more…

Drug Rehab Has To Be Long Enough To Prevent Relapse

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Lindsay Lohan’s checked out of rehab, which is kind of strange since a report just a few days ago said she had been drinking and using cocaine while in rehab and had failed a drug test. Apparently a friend was bringing her vodka in a water bottle. (Great friend. Thanks for the support.) Who knows more…

Drug Rehab Can Save Desperate Addicts Who Do The Unthinkable

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Fentanyl

I read an article today about a man who was stole prescription pain relievers from his terminally ill mother. Stealing drugs from parents isn’t unusual, but this guy’s mom was using fentanyl patches. He was extracting the drug from the patches and then taping the patch back on his mom. How desperate can you get? more…

Is a Drug Rehab Program that Uses Prescription Drugs Increasing Addiction?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

A recent government survey was done on over 67,000 people, which indicated that prescription drug abuse in the country is continuing to grow. An article in Reuters reports that that non-medical use of prescription drugs, especially prescription pain pills, among young adults increased a full percentage in 2006. What many may not have considered is more…

Drug Rehab Q & A: Is Drug Addiction Just a "Phase"?

Posted under Drug Addiction, LSD

Have you ever heard someone say that drug addiction is ‘just a phase?’ Working in the treatment field, I’ve heard this from families of addicts more times than I can count. In many cases, even after drug rehab, the family will still refer to the addiction as a ‘bad phase’ in their child’s life. And, more…

Drug Rehab Views: UN Says Drug Problem Is Stabilizing. Haven't They Been Watching the Media?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs

A recent report from the United Nations says the drug problem is stabilizing. “For almost all drugs — cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines — there are signs of overall stability, whether we speak of production, trafficking or consumption,” said Antonia Maria Costa, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Of that’s the more…

Drug Rehab To Be Funded by Drug Cash Seizure in Mexico

Posted under Addiction Help, District of Columbia, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Maryland

Drug addiction treatment will be financed by $206 million confiscated in drug bust  A recent article in Reuters reported that $206 million was found by Mexican police in the Mexico City mansion of Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was later arrested in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He is suspected of importing pseudoephedrine, an more…

Drug Rehab Funding for Treatment and Education

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

There may be hope for government spending for drug treatment. In a recent article, U.S. Representative Chet Edwards announced that he has secured $150,000 for a new Byran, Texas project called Project Focus – a drug rehab placement program designed to “combat the spread of crime associated with alcohol and drug abuse at the community more…

Prescriptions for Drug Rehab Instead of Drugs Might Help Prescription Drug Addiction Problem

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Percocet, Percodan, Prescription Drugs

I read an article in The Facts about the extent of prescription drug addiction, specifically painkillers, in the U.S. When I worked in a drug rehab facility the biggest problems were heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. They’re still big problems – it hasn’t gotten any better – but, according to that article, even in 2003 there more…

Back in Drug Rehab for Lindsay Lohan?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again. According to a recent article, she was picked up at 1:30 a.m. after a car chase with police and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, cocaine possession, bringing a controlled substance into custody and driving on a suspended license. This is just weeks after her stay at a more…

Drug Rehab No Longer an Option for Doc Writing Illegal Prescriptions

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Having fueled and profited from the habits of other drug addicts for years, Dr. Harry Black was arrested on June 7th for felony drug charges. The judge’s first ruling gave Black the option of treatment, but Black was ousted after only a week for breaking the rules. He’s now going to trial and facing 20 more…

Drug Rehab Could Be the Best Father’s Day Gift You Can Give

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Do you know a dad who needs alcohol or drug rehab? Help him, and help the kids. I just read a study on the impact of fathers on their children. It’s not about drugs or drug addicts; it’s just about dads and their kids. For years we’ve been hearing that stepfathers aren’t as good as more…

Drug Rehab – Yes, it costs money, but not as much as drug addiction

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

A recent article in the Novus Medical Detox newsletter addressed the issue of being able to afford the cost of getting yourself or someone you love through drug detox and a successful drug rehab program. With so many lives in ruin because of alcohol or drug addiction and dependency, the obvious question is ‘can I more…

Drug Rehab Helps Prescription Drug Addiction and Dependency

Posted under Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse in Tennessee causes more deaths than heroin addiction A recent article highlighting the prescription drug problem in Tennessee stated that prescription drugs now cause more deaths than heroin addiction, methamphetamine and cocaine. Over 1200 deaths were linked to prescription drugs from 2002 to 2005, according to Medical Examiner (ME) records, and the more…

Drug Rehab Candidates May Include Those Using Cough Medicine

Posted under Dextro, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Abuse of OTC drugs may indicate a deeper problem, and the need for drug rehab I read an article this morning on cough medicine abuse. Amazing. Nearly 17 visits to the ER, every day, for abuse of cough and cold medicines containing dextromethorphan. That’s ‘abuse’ – i.e. non-medicinal use. Just taking it to get high. more…

Drug Rehab Saves Lives, but Millions Never Walk Through the Door

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Prescription Drugs

Successful drug rehab saves one lucky guy’s career – do the same for someone you love This morning I read an article about the reinstatement of a pharmacist whose license had previously been revoked because of addiction to Vicodin. Reinstatement took two years, during which time he was subjected to random drug tests. He’s under more…

Drug Courts Offer Addicts One Last Chance at Rehab

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Legal Issues, Massachusetts

1,200 Massachusetts drug offenders are currently enrolled in the special “drug court” sessions where defendants are given one last chance: Commit to drug addiction treatment — and to intense supervision — and you’ll stay out of jail. Started in the 1990s, it is a program with a demonstrated record of success — addicts who participate more…

“Addiction” series on HBO stirring controversy

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Treatment, Young People

A new documentary series on HBO that has been airing in recent weeks has been creating buzz about the use of medications in the treatment of drug abuse. As we announced a few months ago, this show is actually 9 short films by various directors and many are promoting the use of medications as a more…

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