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Addiction Help Could Keep Your Loved One Out of Prison

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A recent news item featured a Sheriff in Erie County discussing the problem with overcrowding in jails. He’s not the only one – it’s a problem all over the country. To make matters worse, he’s been told to reduce expenses by 10% in the coming year. How’s he going to do it? I would suggest getting addiction help for non-violent offenders. Many more…

Woman Drinking at Drug Rehab After Killing Her Kid – What Are Her Chances?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Young People

A few months ago a mother who was having a drug party at her house gave her two-year old some methadone to shut her up. The methadone killed her daughter. The judge suspended his 10-year sentence in favor of five years’ probation with the proviso that the woman get addiction help. So, she’s in the treatment more…

Addiction Help Programs Abusing Suboxone

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Pennsylvania

Suboxone is all over the news these days. It’s possible that many people looking for help with drug addiction – specifically opiates like OxyContin and heroin – will be advised to take suboxone for several months. Dr. George Woody of the University of Pennsylvania did a study that found that if kids (the study was on 15 to more…

When Is Addiction Help Needed?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Intervention, Prescription Drugs

I realized something today – people don’t understand addiction well enough to know when someone they know is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Here’s an interesting article about recognizing drug addiction that might shed some light on it. The article defines drug addiction as “the compulsive and continued use of a drug, or the loss more…

Addiction Help Is Still Possible for Most

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Methadone, Prescription Drugs

Thanks for your comments on the recent blogs on methadone. One thing I want to clarify is that it is not our intention to suggest that someone who’s been through drug rehab 17 times, has had migraines most of their life, or has degenerative physical problems or injuries that make it impossible to live a 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…

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…

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 and Moms on Methamphetamines

Posted under Addiction Help, Arizona, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Nevada

In Arizona Tina Tolbert was a supermom. How did she keep going? By taking meth. It gave her the energy she needed to play with her kids. She took them on night hikes in the mountains, climbed trees, and took them swimming at 3 in the morning. And she was on meth all the time. more…

Addiction Help May Get Better Results With New Recovery Program

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A new drug addiction recovery program is being piloted in Vigo County, Indiana and, if it works, will be expanded to include other counties. This program, funded by a grant of nearly $15 million, will focus on giving addicts the longer-term follow up addiction help they need. There’s a good chance that this will be successful more…

Addiction Help for Baseball Players is Right Around the Corner

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Steroids

Last year the number of major league baseball players testing positive for ADD was 28. This year it’s 103. Why the big change? According to Dr. Gary Wadler, chairman of the committee that determines banned substances for the World Anti-Doping Agency, it could be a ploy to get a “Therapeutic Use Exemption” for taking performance-enhancing more…

Addiction Help Can Get Your Life Back Under Control

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

A lot of people get the alcohol or drug treatment they need through drug court. Here’s the story of one young Kentucky woman, a mother, who started taking drugs and drinking casually while she was a senior in high school. It seems she wasn’t really interested in drugs, but because the people she hung around more…

Addiction Help and the New Breed of Drug Dealer in Indiana

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Indiana, Morphine, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Valium, Xanax

Montgomery County Superior Court sentenced Henry Martin Kolep to 10 years in prison for dealing in prescription drugs. His customers could have been buying Ritalin, Adderall, methadone, OxyContin, Percocet, Morphine, Xanax, Valium or any other prescription drug – all of which are Schedule II substances according to the DEA and, of course, very dangerous. They more…

Addiction Help Is Not Dependent on Genes

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

Are some people genetically-disposed to addiction? In a recent review of medical literature, scientists isolated about 400 genes and chromosomes that may indicate that to be the case. But genes or no genes, it’s still going to be up to the individual to get the addiction help they need. One of the major problems with more…

Is Addiction Help Required for Methamphetamine Abuse?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine

Meth and meth addiction is Oregon’s number one crime problem according to candidate John Kroger. John Kroger is running for Attorney General for the State of Oregon and if elected he will help get more people into drug treatment. “Évery year meth costs us hundreds of millions of dollars in prison and law enforcement costs, more…

Addiction Help for Cocaine Addicts Takes More Than a Vaccine

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

Well, here’s an interesting twist – a vaccine for cocaine addiction. But this vaccine doesn’t prevent addiction, it’s used to get somone who’s already hooked to stop taking it. Does that mean they won’t need addiction help? Not likely. The researcher developing the vaccine said, “At some point, most users will give in to temptation and more…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Help for Jockey, Patrick Valenzuela – Will He Finally Get the Help He Needs Now That California Has Revoked His License?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, California, Drug Rehab, Treatment

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has had a conditional license for the past several years due to substance abuse problems. On Friday he had his conditional license revoked by the California Horse Racing Board after being stopped and arrested for a DUI in Upland, California. It’s time for him to get the addiction help he needs. During more…

Will More Addiction Help Be Needed as Heroin Production Increases?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Opiates, Percocet, Prescription Drugs

Addiction help is needed by tens of thousands of people who are addicted to or dependent on prescription drugs. Those drugs certainly include OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Lortab, to name a few. But as prescriptions run out and Afghanistan produces more heroin, how many people with prescription drug addiction and dependency will turn to heroin more…

Addiction Help In Ohio: One Football Coach Understands Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ohio

Here’s a one-question quiz about a college football coach who isn’t afraid of drug testing and dealing with addiction: Which football coach in America embraced the university’s concern about their image and allowed drug testing to be quadrupled? The answer is Jim Tressel – the head football coach at Ohio State. Not only has Tressel more…

Drug Rehab Was Too Short for Garrett Reid

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

Andy Reid and his wife have granted an interview to Philadelphia Magazine regarding their sons’ drug problems. Reid says the situation with his sons is not uncommon, and he wants to ensure other parents realize this could happen to anyone. He wants to see others get the addiction help they need and he’s hoping telling more…

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