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Why Longer Drug Rehab is Better

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methadone

Have you heard about people going to drug rehab more than once? One person responded to a blog I wrote telling me he’d been to rehab seven times and, even the last time, it didn’t work. That particular person was on a methadone maintenance program – said he needed to stay on methadone because his failures at drug rehab proved that addiction help doesn’t work for him and that he actually needs the methadone.

But is it true that the addiction help that helps other won’t help him? Absolutely not. What is more likely true is that he didn’t do a long-term drug rehab. more…

Mikey Way's Brutally Honest Statement About Drug Rehab

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Intervention

What happened to Mikey Way, bassist for My Chemical Romance? Ten months ago he showed up for a recording session and was told by his bandmates that there was no recording, that he was going to rehab. He was grateful for their intervention, and terrified. Now, drug-free for eight months, he has made a public statement about his condition. more…

Can Acupuncture Help with Drug Rehab?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

There’s far too little recognition of what alternative medicine can do to help various health problems – including drug rehab and detox.

According to a recent article in Acupuncture Today, more than 2,000 alcohol and drug rehab programs have added ear acupuncture to their practice. more…

Can You Get Addicted to Antidepressants?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs

Antidepressants are taken by about 13 percent of the population in the U.S. For some – like women between 50 and 64 – that number goes up to one in four, 25 percent. How easy is it to stop taking antidepressants? Without help from a prescription drug rehab professional, you could go through hell for months. more…

What Do You Think of That?

Posted under Drug Rehab

Parents can have a huge influence on whether or not their kids take drugs. But how you talk to them about drugs makes all the difference. This way works better than others. more…

From Painkillers to Heroin – An All Too Common Story

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Methadone, Vicodin

Every day there are stories about people who start their drug use with a legitimate prescription for painkillers and become heroin addicts. Their lives are ruined. But you can prevent it.

A recent story chronicled the life of one such person. Here’s the time line:

  • At 18, her doctor gave her a prescription for Vicodin for fibromyalgia.
  • Over the next two years she took the drug more and more frequently and, within three years, was a full blown addict. more…

The Mental Blind Spot that Causes Prescription Drug Overdose

Posted under Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, MsContin, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs

Physical blind spots of the kind that cause car accidents aren’t the only type of blind spot. There are also mental blind spots, to which many victims of prescription drug overdose have fallen prey. more…

Teen Prescription Drug Addiction: A Must-See Eye-Opener Film

Posted under Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Do you think it impossible that your kids or their friends are involved in prescription drug addiction or abuse? If so, Out of Reach may be a real shocker. more…

You Can Now Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin

I recently looked in a friend’s medicine cabinet and saw about a dozen bottles of prescription drugs, some of which were six years old. And none of which were currently being taken. Fortunately, there are no young people in this friend’s environment. But had there been, there’s a 40 percent chance the drugs would have started someone off on a very dangerous path. But how could he have gotten rid of them safely?

If he’d put them in the trash, there’s a possibility they might be found. And used. If he’d flushed them down the toilet, he would be polluting our water – the water fish swim in it (and we eat them), we drink it, and so on. When you unleash prescription drugs on the environment, everyone is affected. more…

Christians Not Immune to Addiction and Need Help

Posted under Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Utah

Last week Joseph Habedank, award-winning Christian singer disclosed that he had been addicted to prescription drugs for five years. Now he’s received the addiction help he needed and is dedicating himself to helping others in what he calls the prescription drug addiction epidemic in the church. What’s that all about?? more…

Prescription Drugs Taken As Directed Endanger Your Baby

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

Everyone who’s ever looked into the drug problem at all has heard about ‘crack babies’ – babies born to mothers who used crack cocaine while they were pregnant. It was, and is, a huge problem. Now, the same thing is happening with prescription drugs. more…

Worried About Prescription Drugs? Do This to Reduce the Risk

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Connecticut, Drug Addiction, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Prescription Drugs, Rhode Island

Prescription drugs are responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. These drugs are being abused by kids, parents, and even grandparents. Want to do to reduce the risk of a drug death in your family? Here is one of the greatest successes. more…

How To Educate Your Kids on Drugs and Keep Them Safe

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Young People

Studies have shown that kids whose parents talk to them about drugs are 50 percent less likely to take them. But for talking to work, you have to say the right things. What do they need to know? Whether they’re pre-teens, teens, or young adults, they all need the same information.

Unfortunately, simply telling your kids that drugs are bad for you isn’t going to work. Telling them that taking drugs is morally wrong, sinful, can get them into trouble, wind them up in jail, and so on and so on – all the hundreds of general things parents could say to their kids – also don’t work.

Why? more…

What Kind of Drug Rehab Works?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

A father says to his daughter, a heroin addict, “The only way a heroin addict gets off heroin is when they die.” And sure enough, she did. When discussing the several court-ordered rehab programs his daughter went to, he said “Upmteen times we’d drop her off with a garbage bag full of clothes and say ‘there you go.’ Then we’d go home and cry all day. We realized that rehabs didn’t work.” What do you think the addict’s chances are of success?

Thousands of people who get off drugs through addiction treatment know that drug rehab does work, but there are certain criteria that must be in place. For one thing, they need people around them who are positive and confident, who believe in them. Telling anyone they’re going to fail, that what they’re doing won’t work, etc. does not help them. more…

One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Minnesota, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

Heroin Overdoses Lives Can be Saved

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone

When someone overdoses on heroin or similar drugs (called opioids) and doesn’t receive immediate treatment, they can stop breathing and die rather quickly. But a new drug could save the life of someone you care about.

We frequently hear about these overdose tragedies on the news – actors, musicians, all sorts of celebrities, not to mention college and high school kids, housewives, professionals, and so on – no one is immune.

Unfortunately, most of the time an opioid overdose means there’s very little anyone can do to save that victim’s life. Rescue people might be it, but there is virtually no chance they’ll be able to do anything about it. That is, unless more…

If You Can’t Get Them to Get Addiction Help, Naloxone May Save Their Life During Overdose

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

When someone overdoses on heroin, it’s not likely that John Travolta’s going to be around to pull his famous Pulp Fiction move – stabbing them in the chest with a needle full of adrenalin. But with record numbers of people switching from OxyContin to heroin, something is definitely needed to help prevent death from overdoses. more…

What’s the Best Addiction Help? Just Say No to Prescription Drugs.

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

The lead medical examiner in Brevard County, Florida recently said that when he is called out to investigate a death that does not involve a shooting, stabbing or motor vehicle accident, there’s a good chance that drugs are involved. But he’s not referring to street drugs like heroin, cocaine, or meth – he’s talking about more…

Kentuckians Finally Getting Help with Prescription Drugs

Posted under Drug Addiction, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs, West Virginia

Help is on the way for the Kentuckians who are still coping with prescription painkiller addiction – an epidemic that started over a decade ago when Purdue Pharma lied about OxyContin’s addiction potential. For many Kentuckians, the battle is still raging, partially because the State has had such a shortage of treatment centers. But, thanks to more…

Will New Hallucinogen Cure Addicts?

Posted under Drug Detox, Hallucinogen

There’s a new drug that is supposed to handle drug cravings, and fast. The problem is that it’s a psychedelic that causes frightening hallucinations and hours of vomiting.

The drug is called ibogaine, a powerful hallucinogen made from the bark of a tree that grows in West Africa.

As unpleasant as the effects of the drug may be, both alcoholics and drug addicts are experiencing remarkable results. After they get through the worst of it – which is pretty bad- they’re finding that their cravings for drugs or alcohol completely disappear. more…

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