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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…

Drug Addiction Help or Prison? If They Won't Take Help, Is Prison an Option?

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Intervention

Here’s the story of a narcotics officer who spent his work hours battling the drug problem and then went home to the same thing – his sister was also fighting her own personal battle with drug addiction. Their mother bailed her out of jail more than once, and bought her stories. Finally, because of her more…

Drug Addiction Help or Prison? If They Won’t Take Help, Is Prison an Option?

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Intervention

Here’s the story of a narcotics officer who spent his work hours battling the drug problem and then went home to the same thing – his sister was also fighting her own personal battle with drug addiction. Their mother bailed her out of jail more than once, and bought her stories. Finally, because of her more…

YMCA’s Addiction Help In Coppell, Texas, Could Help the Entire Community

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Texas

The YMCA in Coppell, Texas is planning to offer drug education for recreational drug users and support for families whose lives have been adversely affected by drugs and alcohol. Ralph Strangis, a former drug addict and alcoholic who is now an upstanding member of the community, will be speaking at the first event. According to Strangis, members 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…

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…

Addiction Help in Midland County, Michigan Changed Her Life

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention, Michigan

Being born to drug addicted parents may be the worst turn of luck for any individual. Having drugs in your system at birth is a barrier that few people ever overcome. “Mylissa has been battling drug addiction since she was born,” said a recent news story. Because her parents were addicted and their lives were more…

Addiction Help Doesn't Have to Come Down to the Court System

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention

I read an article today about Superior Court Commissioner Brian Rees and his determination to get addiction help for kids no matter what he has to do. He uses the several options at his disposal – probation, detention, a week or two in juvenile prison, residential drug rehab and, finally, drug court, to give a more…

Drug Rehab: When Is It Time To Call An Interventionist?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention, Treatment

Getting someone who needs help with alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult. In fact, 95% of alcohol and drug treatment candidates think they don’t have a problem. But, they do. They have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and they have the problems that got them into alcohol or drugs in the first place. more…

Drug Rehab is the Only Way to End Heroin Addiction

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin, Intervention

Although it’s usually parents who are looking for alcohol or drug rehab for their kids, sometimes the tables are turned – singer and actor Mario’s mother had a heroin addiction most of Mario’s life. He’s now produced a documentary about it called I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom. more…

Drug Rehab Offer from WWE to Former Performers

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Formerly contracted performers of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have apparently received letters from WWE offering alcohol and drug rehab completely financed by WWE. The letter says that too many WWE performers have died from drugs and alcohol, and the organization wants to prevent further tragedy. WWE is also offering to provide intervention for those who more…

Drug Rehab Funding Needs to Increase 10-fold to Curb Drug Deaths in Scotland

Posted under Drug Rehab, Intervention, Morphine

Drug related deaths have reached an all time high in Scotland. According to David Lidell, director of the Scottish Drugs Forum, the money invested in drug rehab needs to increase by almost 10 times. The death toll reached 421 last year, 39 more than 2002, which was also a record. Of the 421 who died more…

Drug Rehab is Gainful Employment for Many Former Addicts

Posted under Drug Rehab, Intervention

A Maui woman who is addicted to drugs is being given a chance to change her life by completing a drug treatment program. According to a recent article, the woman faced burglary and theft charges stemming from her own drug addiction. She feels that with a successful drug rehab program, she will be able to more…

Is Drug Rehab Too Soft On Stars?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Intervention

Actor Daniel Baldwin, just out of drug treatment for cocaine addiction, is now blasting Hollywood drug treatment facilities for being too soft on stars. Maybe he’s got a point: they don’t seem to have much of a record as successful drug rehab programs. Baldwin recently aired his views on Larry King Live, covered in Hollywood.com, more…

Drug Rehab Questions – How Can I Convince Someone To Get Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Although you may see plenty of evidence to the contrary, many people taking drugs actually want to get off them. One of the biggest deterrents is the idea of withdrawal. It can be so physically and emotionally painful that it’s just overwhelming. And every addict who’s gone a little too long between hits has experienced more…

Drug Rehab Q & A – When Do I Need an Interventionist?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Unfortunately, some people believe drug addicts and alcoholics when they say they’re going to quit. I’ve seen this go on for years. One broken promise after another. But the truth is, it’s very, very hard to quit drinking, and very hard to stop taking drugs. Don’t count on someone getting themselves into an alcohol or more…

Drug Rehab Could Require Professional Intervention

Posted under Drug Rehab, Intervention

I recently helped a woman whose son was addicted to heroin. He had been using cocaine since he was in high school and was now 26. He claimed to have attempted to quit on his own, but was never successful. His mother couldn’t convince him to get help, so she called me to find out more…

Is there a certain type of person who does drugs?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Intervention, Maine, Treatment

Despite any stereotypes about drug users, there is no definite outline of an addict. There is not a single gene that defines one, or a certain family background, favorite food or economic status either. It’s not like only the rich can afford to use drugs or only the poor use certain type of drugs. It more…

Sleep Driving and new warning labels

Posted under Intervention, Legal Issues, Treatment

Earlier in the week we talked about the issue of driving under the influence of other drugs besides alcohol. One of the cautionary points included sleeping medication – sedative drugs such as Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta. Just a couple of days ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all manufacturers of these more…

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