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Lack of Addiction Help is Destroying Afghanistan. Is the U.S. Next?

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

We’ve heard various rumors of how terrorists are financed. According to a recent news article, the Taliban takes a 10% cut on Afghanistan’s opium production – obviously a big source of income. So, who’s financing terrorists? Everyone who uses heroin – from the hard core addict desperately in need of addiction help to the kid who buys a more…

Is There Enough Addiction Help for West Virginia, Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Ohio, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, West Virginia

According to a report by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the states with the highest percentage of its citizens addicted to prescription drugs are Tennessee and West Virginia. West Virginia just took over the number one spot, and drug rehab centers will probably be inundated with people needing addiction help.  We’ve talked about “West more…

Is Addiction Help Needed for Your Kids? Don’t Be Too Quick to Assume the Best.

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

Every day there are news stories about OxyContin addiction. Jennifer is 16 years old. She’s finally getting the addiction help she needs, but she had already been taking drugs for three years by the time she got treatment. She started with marijuana at 13, moved onto alcohol but didn’t like it, then tried Vicodin and more…

Will Addiction Help Ever Come from Purdue Execs?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, New Hampshire, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

Laconia, New Hampshire, where eight people died last year from methadone, is playing hardball. The man who sold the methadone to one of the victims has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years – which could turn into 40. He will be able to get out after 10 years if he gets addiction help through a more…

Get Drug Addiction Help – Don’t Switch to Heroin

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

In Glenn Falls, New York, heroin abuse is on the rise. According to Police Chief, Joe Bethal, the problem may be caused by people switching from OxyContin and other prescription painkillers to heroin when what they really need is addiction help. “One of the reasons may be because of prescription drug abuse. The pharmaceutical companies more…

Get Drug Addiction Help – Don't Switch to Heroin

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

In Glenn Falls, New York, heroin abuse is on the rise. According to Police Chief, Joe Bethal, the problem may be caused by people switching from OxyContin and other prescription painkillers to heroin when what they really need is addiction help. “One of the reasons may be because of prescription drug abuse. The pharmaceutical companies more…

The Need for Addiction Help Boosted by Internet Pharmacies

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, New Hampshire, Prescription Drugs

Diane Finch from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) has written an important piece about prescription drug dealing. 36 online pharmacies sold 100 million prescriptions in 2006. The main drugs sold were OxyContin (big surprise) and Hydrocodone. The drug dealers from the internet pharmacies in Tampa, Florida had to have a piece of the action. Another more…

Is Addiction Help Needed for Heroin In Your Town? If Not, It Will Be Soon

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

Heroin addiction has arrived in Ohio and, according to one law enforcement official, it’s because of the prescription drug monitoring system. The official, who asked not to be identified, said he has noticed a marked increase in heroin transactions and in the number of people needing addiction help and going to treatment over the past more…

Addiction Help for Prescription Drug Abuse is Needed in Merrill, Wisconsin

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

Merrill High School in Lincoln County, Wisconsin has a prescription drug abuse problem. Last Monday, the Merrill school board expelled six students for prescription drug-related charges. That could mean possession, selling them, and/or passing them out to their friends. Most likely the six students were high. You can be sure that two or three of more…

Addiction Help Is Needed for Drugs and Alcohol on Campus

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

In Portland, Oregon, prescription drugs and heroin are the drugs of choice. At Reed College in Portland, one student died from a heroin overdose and two others came close to it in the last few months. If Reed is like any other school, 7% of the students are addicted to alcohol and 20% need some type more…

Are Addiction Help Services Needed in Harrisonburg High?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers

Ronnell Brandon, a student athlete at Harrisonburg High School, was recently accused of selling drugs to his teammates. Brandon supposedly sold drugs “to take away the pain of hits.”  Since it happened in Virginia and the pills were to take away pain, I’ll make a wild guess and say he was selling OxyContin.  It is more…

Addiction Help Activitsts Want Purdue Pharm Execs to Pay

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Activists Marianne Skolek and Barbara Van Rooyan have targeted Purdue Pharma executives for their role in causing an epidemic of drug addiction in this country by promoting OxyContin as safe. Both women lost a child to OxyContin. They are also accusing the FDA of not acting fast enough or at all to put an end more…

Drug Addiction Help Is Not Achieved by Altering Brain Chemistry

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction

There was an article posted on several news sites today about researchers ‘defining’ the mechanism of addiction to methamphetamine. Not surprisingly, addiction was defined in physical terms. However, although a person does dry out from drugs while doing a drug rehab program or getting any kind of drug addiction help that doesn’t involve taking drugs, and although their brain chemistry will more…

Get Addiction Help for Addicts, Not Punishment

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Intervention, Prescription Drugs

“Addicts need guidance, not judgement” is the headline of an article about the TV show Intervention and the fact that it humanizes addicts – to think of them as people with a problem who need help, drug addiction help, instead of people of “poor morals” who refuse to improve their situation. What many people don’t more…

Future Addiction Help Likely for Kids Over Eight Who Go on Ritalin

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

I read two articles about the same subject today – both promoted the idea that ADHD drugs don’t add up to the need for addiction help. One was entitled “ADHD drugs not linked to future drug abuse,” and the other was “Without Substance: ADHD meds don’t up kids’ drug abuse risk.” I found the articles more…

Needing Addiction Help for OxyContin Dependency is not the FDA’s Problem

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

If you started taking OxyContin and ended up needing drug addiction help for any reason, here is what the FDA has to say: “The fact that the sponsor misrepresented OxyContin’s addictive potential does not negate the findings of safety and effectiveness of the drug when used properly.” That’s from Susan Cruzan, FDA spokeswoman. In case more…

Should Addiction Help Be Confidential for Doctors?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox

In a Miami Herald article about a psychologist being investigated for drug abuse, Eulinda Jackson, a spokesperson for the Department of Health said “everything about this case is confidential”, including the psychologist’s name and whether or not he’s still practicing. Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the Washington-based consumer group Public Citizen commented that ‘doctors like to more…

Doctors Get Drug Addiction Help for Doctor Shoppers from Tennessee

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee

If you live in Tennessee and go to a pharmacy in Ringgold, Georgia, there’s at least one pharmacist there who will know you’re doctor shopping –  Chuck Gass. Tennessee has a prescription drug monitoring system so doctor shopping is almost impossible and if you get caught doing it  using TennCare you can go to jail more…

Addiction Help May Be A Side Effect of Weight Loss Pills

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

The trend of using Adderall or Ritalin in high schools, colleges – and with adults – is growing. While OxyContin and Vicodin get most of the press, the need for addiction help for prescription stimulants will grow along with the increased use. Adderall is abused by one in five high school students and, in some more…

Addiction Help for 20% of the Population

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

If you don’t think addiction help is a growing industry, read on. Inhalants are used by more 12-year-olds than marijuana or prescription drugs. This is not surprising  – for a 12-year-old, inhalants are easier to get than either one. Kids that are using inhalants at age 12 may well graduate to prescription drugs and marijuana more…

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