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Meth Ruins a Family – Drug Addiction Treatment Saves It

Posted under Crystal Meth, Methamphetamine, Minnesota, Successes, Young People

happy sober womanMethamphetamine isn’t easy to kick, but thanks to an 18-month program through Minnesota’s Morrison County Drug Court program, Missy Strack is clean and living a whole new life! Here’s how she finally did it. more…

Why Drugs Are A Worse Idea In Oklahoma Than in Other States

Posted under Cocaine, Legal Issues, Methamphetamine, Oklahoma

prisonerNative Americans – the largest population of any state other than California – and with about 20 big name country music stars including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood. But there’s another aspect of Oklahoma which might be part of the inspiration for all those sad country song lyrics – the largest per capita prison population in the U.S. and with more than 50 percent in prison for drugs. Why are these numbers so much higher than in other parts of the U.S.? more…

Methamphetamine Hitting Texas, Again

Posted under Methamphetamine, Texas

meth-before-after (2)Years ago methamphetamine was a real problem in Texas. People could go into a drug store, buy over- the-counter cold medicines that contained pseudoephedrine and use them to make meth in home labs. The state removed these products from the shelves so they could only be bought by going directly to the pharmacist. That was 2006, and the number of meth incidents has gone down every year. Until now. more…

Why is Ecstasy Deadly?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine

Ecstasy and other club drugs – so many people are taking them, and think they are just ‘fun.’ But, in fact, they are among the most dangerous drugs around. Anyone who is taking them needs to know the truth about these drugs and, if they don’t stop taking them when they find out the truth, they should really get addiction help as soon as possible. more…

You CAN Help Your Kids Stop Taking Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Young People

This morning I was reading a forum for mothers whose children are addicts. It was heartbreaking. They have had so much loss, so much devastation, the families are at a breaking point. But, if you act, things can turn out okay. more…

You Can Stop the Epidemic of Babies Born Addicted

Posted under Addiction Help, Methamphetamine, Opiates, OxyContin, Young People

If there’s any better reason to get someone off drugs – other than the fact that they could die and it’s ruining their lives and that of their family – it’s the skyrocketing stats of babies born as addicts.

How many drugs does a pregnant woman have to take for a baby to be born addicted? 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…

Crystal Meth: Not for Weight Loss!

Posted under Addiction Help, Crystal Meth, Methamphetamine, THC

We just read a story in the news that reported a REALLY strange and depressing statistic. Something like 30 percent of female meth addicts are risking their lives, physically and even legally, by abusing one of the worst illegal drugs ever invented to achieve something called “body image”.

The study that revealed that information, from the Burnet Institute of Medical Research in Australia, found that weight loss is a key factor in abusing meth. Meanwhile, a Canadian addiction specialist has found the same situation in Western Canada. He says 30 percent of the female meth abusers he sees in Vancouver are using it to control their weight. 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…

How Bad Can Methamphetamine Addiction Get?

Posted under Methamphetamine

There was a recent news story about someone who called the police because he heard voices in his house. He was alone and assumed there was some sort of home invasion. When the police got there, they found no one – other than the guy who called – and no signed of anyone having been there. However, they did find plenty of substances and paraphernalia related to making meth and so concluded that the guy was hallucinating. So, instead of getting help for the voices he was hearing, the man was charged with various crimes related to meth and sent to prison. more…

Getting Addiction Help May Be Easier Than You Think

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Methamphetamine

Looking for help with someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol can be pretty overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of drug rehab facilities, and nearly as many different methods of rehab, that it’s almost impossible for someone who is not an expert to figure out what to do. The easy solution is calling more…

Methamphetamine Addiction Help Could Prevent Anxiety, Depression and ADHD in Children

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Young People

Any woman who could possibly get pregnant should get addiction help before they’re pregnant so they don’t endanger their child. What can happen? We’ve all heard about children who are born addicted to one drug or another, and the horror they go through as the doctors try to get the infants through withdrawal. You may more…

Shake and Bake – Another Reason to Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Methamphetamine

Drug dealers and methamphetamine users have now found a new way to make meth – one that evades detection by authorities and reduces the cost of meth, making it even more available. Another good reason to get anyone who is already using meth, or is using drugs at all (which makes them more prone to more…

Get Addiction Help Fast for Bath Salts

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Methamphetamine, Stimulants

In case you’ve been wondering about the new drug called ‘bath salts’, here’s some additional information. By the way, if you have kids or friends who use drugs, you have to warn them about bath salts. A guy who’s been using the drug since December just murdered his girlfriend. Bath salts can cause very strange, more…

Addiction Help for Mom Could Have Prevented Baby's Death

Posted under Addiction Help, Methamphetamine

There was a local news item last week about a woman who was using meth while breast-feeding her baby. The baby died due to methamphetamine toxicity. She had another child as well – a 19-month old baby. After authorities tested the baby for meth and found the baby tested positive, the child was taken from more…

Get Meth Users into a Meth Rehab Center ASAP

Posted under Crystal Meth, Methamphetamine

I read an article this morning about meth lab busts in ‘Miami County.’ When I first saw the headline I read ‘Miami,’ but didn’t really notice the ‘County.’ I then discovered they were talking about Miami County, Indiana! Big surprise. An even bigger surprise was the number of meth lab busts in Indiana – 1,059 in 2008.  more…

Addiction Help: How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Tranquilizers, Young People

Every day I see articles telling parents to discuss drugs with their children if they want them to stay drug-free. Statistics show that kids whose parents talk to them about drugs are 50% less like to take them. But often parents don’t know what to say and, because of that, don’t talk to them about more…

Are Energy Drinks a Gateway Drug?

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Methamphetamine, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin

I recently had occasion to meet one of the major marketing people for perhaps the best-known energy drink. More caffeine than about 10 cups of coffee in one little can. She confessed to having been wired on this stuff – but said she’s now down to about 6 cans a day. I don’t know the stats on her more…

Get Addiction Help Before Disaster Pushes Them Over the Edge

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Methamphetamine

Although methamphetamine is in widespread use across the country, there are some areas where use is heavier than others. Some communities have formed groups to fight drug addiction and abuse in their area. One such group, the District Court’s Monitoring Assessment Program (MAP) in the Canon City area of Colorado, says that 80% of those more…

Will Meth Mouth Go On Decline in Arizona?

Posted under Addiction Help, Arizona, Methamphetamine

The Arizona police department received an unusual donation last week – a meth scanner. Concerned about the meth problem, a subsidiary of BHP Hilton, the world’s largest mining company, gave the police a scanner that can detect trace amounts of meth on any surface. Hopefully, this will enable the police to find and get addiction help for more people – as more…

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