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Addiction Help Services from New Group in Utah

Posted under Drug Addiction, Utah

A new group is forming to help Utah residents with prescription drug problems. The group is headed up by Kye Nordfelt, of Utah’s Division of Substance Abuse and, so far, includes about 25 people – everyone from PTA members to health care workers and police. They all want to provide addiction help.   One of the more…

Why Is Addiction Help Needed So Often for Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

When there’s a problem with a drug, it’s up to the public and doctors to report it so they FDA can pull the drug off the market or issue warnings to the public about it. However, even though one in six Americans experienced a drug side effect serious enough to send them to their doctor more…

Is More Addiction Help Coming at the University of Maryland

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

It looks like the University of Maryland is jumping on the bandwagon of colleges taking a proactive approach at getting rid of prescription drug abuse among college students. We need way more of this – or we’re going to need way more addiction help on the campus. Or kids kids kicked out of school. University more…

Drug Addiction Help Could Prevent AIDS for Your Family Members

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

I was reading an article today on the number of used needles dropped on the streets by drug addicts in Edinburgh – it’s 800, every day. I can’t find these statistics for American cities but you can be sure they’re comparable. Edinburgh has a population of less than 1/2 million. In the U.S. we have more…

More Addiction Help Available in Illinois

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Illinois, Treatment

Illinois has come up with some innovative ways to fund drug courts. They’re adding $5 onto each traffic ticket and $10 onto each felony conviction. Especially since so many traffic accidents are caused by people who are drinking or taking drugs while driving and so many felony convictions now involved drug-related crime. But drug court more…

Addiction Help Needed by 1 in 100 Nurses

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

You would think that medical personnel would be aware of the dangers of prescription drugs. But, on second thought, they epitomize the medical paradigm and it’s logical that the first place they’d look to solve their problems is in the medicine cabinet – which is probably why so many are in need of addiction help. more…

It’s Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

It's Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

Addiction Help – If You're Taking Prescription Drugs, You Might Need It

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Having listened to Obama speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention I can’t help but hope he will actually make some of the changes needed in this country to help eliminate the real sources of drug addiction and make sure people get the addiction help they need. Many people don’t realize that they have a more…

Federal Addiction Help is Not Hitting the Nail on the Head

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

I don’t watch an awful lot of television but I read the White House press release today about National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month – it’s September – and wondered in just what media the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is being run. If it’s been on television, there certainly hasn’t been enough of more…

Addiction Help – Don't Wait. Drug Addicts Die Every Day

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Intervention

I’m an optimist. I’m not an alarmist. And I don’t favor scare tactics. But when it comes to drug addiction, I think it’s warranted. So … here’s what’s happening to mothers who’ve lost their child to a drug overdose. And there are comments worth reading. One of the comments is about a relative who refuses more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Methadone Treatment Stopping Addiction?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Minnesota, Prescription Drugs

In the town of Fort Frances, Ontario, just across the border from Minnesota, there are about 60 people on methadone maintenance. Last year there were seven. The town has a population of a little over 8,000. According to a local pharmacist, more and more Fort Frances residents who have trouble ending their addiction to heroin, more…

Get Addiction Help for Teens and Young Adults Using Prescription Drugs

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

“This is the age of medication”, said Dr. Steven Jaffe. “I have a thousand parents who say, ‘I didn’t know how much my child was into.” That’s right. They’re really into medication – the kind they find in their own homes, steal from the family medicine cabinet and share with their friends. And the number more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Shouldn't Oklahoma Spend More Money on Treatment?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Oklahoma, Treatment

Oklahoma has it bad. Drug and alcohol addiction in Oklahoma contributes to 85 percent of homicides, 80 percent of prison incarcerations and 75 percent of divorce, and costs the state about $5.8 billion a year – which is enough to get about 10% of the entire population of Oklahoma through a long-term residential drug rehab more…

Fewer Would Need Addiction Help If Schools Tested for Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Saturn Noriega, writer, CEO andformer Chicago politican, wrote an article recently in which he referred to “America’s fastest growing problem – an insatiable hunger for illegal drugs. ” The article praises drug testing in schools as a way to ‘help protect the innocent and straighten out the guilty’ before they wind up in jail or more…

Drug Addiction Treatment – Not Methadone, Says Russia

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

Ever since Russia opened up to the rest of the world, the country has had a drug problem. Russia has been corrupt in several ways for a long time, but drugs was not one of them. Now they have a heroin addiction problem. Some drug ‘specialists’ in Russia are advocating methadone treatment, but most consider more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G's Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

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

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

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

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Always Find Addiction Help When Prescription Drugs Are a Problem

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

“People using these (prescription drugs) recreationally have no idea what they’re getting into,” emergency room physician Dr. Lawrence Wilson commented after yet another Texas prescription drug death. One more reason to ensure that anyone taking prescription drugs gets the addiction help they need before they, too, end up in the hospital or the morgue. The patient in more…

Addicts Need Addiction Help – They're In the Grip of Something Very Powerful

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

Some people wonder why they don’t get the reaction they expect when they try to get someone they care about to stop taking drugs. Well, it’s just not that easy. Take this  recent news story about a drug problem in Long Island, for example. These parents did everything they could to get their 18-year-old daughter more…

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