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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…

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…

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…

Addiction Help for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

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

Janice Dickinson, the star and executive producer of the hit TV show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, had a panic attack on live TV while she was withdrawing from benzodiazepines. I’m not sure why Janice chose to make her addiction and withdrawal public – although she tends to discuss just about every intimate detail of more…

Do I go to detox or rehab?

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, Stimulants, Valium, Xanax

Detoxification is defined by most people as simply just withdrawing from drugs. In a lot of cases, a withdrawal that is medically supervised isn’t necessary and can just be done at home. This is especially true with most stimulants, painkillers and even heroin, although it is often preferred with the latter two to do a more…

Addiction Help or Methadone? Yes, the Choice is Yours.

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Heroin, Methadone, Painkillers, Xanax

Some people don’t want addiction help, and some people do. Yesterday I wrote a blog about methadone. I received numerous comments from people who are on methadone for pain, or because they were addicted to heroin and wanted to overcome that addiction, but when drug rehab and other addiction help treatment didn’t work for them, more…

Addiction Help Could Save Thousands of Lives in Florida

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Florida, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Valium

Here’s the latest stats from Florida – in the first six months of the year 470 people were killed by cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, and 1,324 were killed by prescriptions painkillers and tranquilizers. This is one state that is in serious need of addiction help services. Which prescription drugs are killing all these people? Methadone, more…

Addiction Help May Be Needed for Teens Who Party With Whatever Drugs They Can Get

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Drug addiction help will be needed by more adults as teens graduate from high school and enter college. With 50 percent of high school students thinking prescription drugs are safe because they come from the doctor, the prescription drug problem can only get worse. And even more people will be checking into drug detox and more…

Prescription Drug Addiction and Your Credit Score

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Prescription drug abuse and addiction can be caused by many things, but how about your credit card company. Picture getting home opening your mail and someone or a computer has decided you are a bad risk. Your monthly payment has gone through the roof and your interest payment is now more then your whole payment more…

Addiction Help Needed On Desperate House Wives

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Valium

Mike needs drug addiction help and he probably doesn’t know he will need a medical detox to get off the prescription pain pills he is on. He thinks he can quit cold turkey but only 5% of people are really able to do that. It’s definitely a drama, but this one is not real enough more…

Is a Drug Rehab Program that Uses Prescription Drugs Increasing Addiction?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

A recent government survey was done on over 67,000 people, which indicated that prescription drug abuse in the country is continuing to grow. An article in Reuters reports that that non-medical use of prescription drugs, especially prescription pain pills, among young adults increased a full percentage in 2006. What many may not have considered is more…

Drug Rehab May Require Detox as a First Step

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

Although not true of all drugs, the withdrawal process for some is so severe, and potentially dangerous, that medically-supervised detox is vital as a first step to drug rehab. Heroin, methadone, alcohol and benzodiazepines such as Xanex, are good examples – about one in four people coming off these drugs are at risk of seizure more…

Drug Rehab Isn’t Just For Street Drugs

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Rehab, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone

One of the fastest growing drug problems today is the abuse of prescription medications. Opiates in the oxycodone/hydrocodone families and benzodiazepines such as Xanex are especially popular, and are highly addictive. Many people are initially prescribed these medications for legitimate medical conditions and don’t see the warning signs of addiction before it’s too late. The more…

When is detox necessary versus drug rehab?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Most people’s definition of detoxification is simply just withdrawing from the drug. In most cases, a medically-supervised withdrawal is not necessary, especially with most stimulants and even painkillers and heroin, although it is often preferred with the latter two. Even though a common aide is to have someone ‘sleep it off,’ alcohol and some other more…

Could Anna Nicole's death have been prevented?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Celebrity, Valium

Recently the Broward County Medical Examiner has ruled that Anna Nicole Smith’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose. Since she was found unresponsive on Feb 8th in her hotel room in Hollywood, FL there has been a media storm surrounding questions of how she died as well as where to bury her more…