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Return-To-Play Culture Causing Drug Addiction in Sports

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, OxyContin, Percodan

Mike Richards, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and more recently with the Los Angeles Kings, had his contract voided last week because he had allegedly used illegal means to get OxyContin. His $69 million contract was for 12 years; he had fulfilled 5. I hate to see another athlete bite the dust because of drugs – but whose fault is it, really? 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…

How Bad Is a Rob Ford Crack Habit?

Posted under Celebrity, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Intervention, Successes

Has there been an day in the last month without the U.S., Canada and Great Britain media covering Toronto’s out of control crack smoking mayor, Rob Ford? Although he says he’s not addicted, it’s pretty hard to believe, as is everything else he says. So, is it important to get off crack? Is it a very bad drug?  In fact, it’s one of the worst drugs around. more…

Female Addicts Not Getting Addiction Help Should At Least Use Birth Control

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Rehab, Young People

After adopting four of the eight children borne by a crack addict in Los Angeles, Barbara Harris started a charity designed to prevent addicts from getting pregnant. It’s the harm reduction end of things – not as good as the mother’s getting the addiction help they need, but it is certainly best for the babies. more…

Wisconsin Cracks Down on Alcohol Abuse

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Crack Cocaine, Wisconsin

You may have seen the tourist advertisements for Wisconsin. “It’s the cheese,” they say. Well, cheese isn’t the only thing Wisconsin is known for. In fact, alcohol abuse may be higher on the list of attractions for the locals. From the University of Wisconsin Madison’s high rankings on the various party school lists to the more…

Drugs Can Kill, In More Ways Than You Think

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

Crack-cocaine headlines aren’t as prevalent as they used to be, or as other drug headlines (like meth and marijuana), but nevertheless, they do appear from time to time. I came across one this week, that caught my eye, about a couple of crack-cocaine addicts who made a very bad move. In fact, it was deadly. more…

Addiction Recovery Doesn’t Have To Include Relapse

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Xanax

Have you ever heard that “relapse is part of recovery”? As much as people believe this to be true, it is not, plain and simple. If someone relapses after they receive their treatment, then a basic element of the recovery process was missed or omitted and the addiction help they received was incomplete. A good more…

Addiction Help Will Be Needed First by Those Who Think Crack is Okay

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Maine, Methamphetamine

Crack cocaine is becoming a bigger problem in Maine according to York’s Chief of Police Douglas Bracy. You can be sure that addiction help will be necessary as more kids become addicted. Chief Bracy is warning parents to keep track of their kids because of the influx of cocaine. He strongly suggests that you know more…

“I guess that’s what they’re calling it these days”

Posted under Crack Cocaine

I recently spoke to a woman who was telling me about her 15 year old son’s drug addiction to crack. She said, “I guess that’s what they’re calling it these days” in such a way that you could tell she really hadn’t heard the term before. She had been out of the loop, thinking she more…