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Babies Born Addicted in Tennessee Three Times National Average

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Morphine, Opiates, Painkillers, Tennessee, Young People

addicted babyThere’s a law in Tennessee that makes it a criminal offense for a woman to have a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS happens when the pregnant woman takes opiates or opioids – like heroin, morphine, prescription painkillers – during pregnancy and the baby is born addicted. NAS puts the baby through agony, could cause permanent damage, and risks the baby’s life. The mother is charged with ‘fetal assault’.

Unless you’re an addict, it’s hard to imagine what kind of hell an NAS baby is going through. more…

Chicago Heroin Overdoses Skyrocket to Double the Normal Rate

Posted under Addiction Help, Fentanyl, Heroin, Illinois, Morphine

Chicago_RiverChicago’s used to seeing a lot of heroin overdoses. At this time of year (beginning of October) it’s about one every 2 hours. And about 13 percent of those people – more than 550 of them – die. But last week, for a period of 72 hours, the number of overdoses skyrockets to one an hour. Why? more…

One Way to Help Stop Drugs in Your Community

Posted under Addiction Help, Buprenorphine, Codeine, Connecticut, Drug Addiction, Intervention, Morphine, Opiates, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs

When someone’s in the ER to save their life after they overdosed on drugs, it’s the perfect time to get them started on getting the addiction help they need. Hospital ERs aren’t generally set up that way, but I’m hoping that will change once they find out about a study done at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut where getting people into treatment was very successful! more…

Do You Know a Woman On Drugs? Will She Have an Addicted Baby?

Posted under Morphine, Young People

Women need to understand the special brand of hell their infant goes through when mom takes drugs. Whether street drugs or prescription drugs, if mom is taking it, the baby is taking it. And baby might have to go through withdrawal. Is it hard on the babies? Other than being scared to death, here are some of the symptoms: more…

Study Drugs Running Rampant in High Performance High Schools

Posted under Adderall, Connecticut, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Ritalin

There was an excellent investigative report on study drugs in a recent issue of the New York Times/Herald Tribune. Reading this report, you can really see that these drugs – Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse or Focalin, the drugs prescribed for ADD/ADHD but used by students to improve focus and clarity – are becoming epidemic in high more…

Crocodile – Deadly New Designer Drug. Run, Don’t Walk, To Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Codeine, Morphine, Opiates, Treatment

New designer drugs are scary – and there aren’t too many more frightening than Crocodile, a designer drug taking Russia by storm. If Crocodile doesn’t kill you, you may be seriously impaired for the rest of your life. Will Crocodile make it to the U.S. and other countries? If it does, or if you or more…

Methadone – The Other Heroin

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Methadone, Morphine, Treatment

Methadone is commonly given to heroin addicts (as well as morphine and other opioid users) to “treat” their dependence and withdrawal symptoms. It is prescribed to addicts every day, all over the US. It’s considered a way of helping people to get past their addiction and dependence to illegal street drugs. The unfortunate thing about more…

"Non-Addictive" Drugs – Do They Really Exist?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, LSD, Morphine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, Ultram

Have you ever heard of “non-addictive” drugs? Sounds a bit like an oxymoron to me, but there are many drugs in existence today, both legal and illegal, which claim to be just that – non-habit forming. Pharmaceutical companies have come out with “non-narcotic” forms of pain and insomnia relief like Ambien and Ultram that are more…

“Non-Addictive” Drugs – Do They Really Exist?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, LSD, Morphine, Opiates, Prescription Drugs, Ultram

Have you ever heard of “non-addictive” drugs? Sounds a bit like an oxymoron to me, but there are many drugs in existence today, both legal and illegal, which claim to be just that – non-habit forming. Pharmaceutical companies have come out with “non-narcotic” forms of pain and insomnia relief like Ambien and Ultram that are more…

Family Member on Drugs? Call Addiction Help Services for Help.

Posted under Addiction Help, Morphine

What happens to kids whose parents and siblings do drugs? What happens to kids whose mother used crack while she was pregnant? What happens to kids whose parents wind up in prison because of drugs? Through My Eyes, an essay contest sponsored by the Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition with additional support from the Washington State more…

Which Prescription Drugs are Killing Us?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

China’s getting some pretty bad press these days. A few days ago I found out that kids are dying from chocolate – including Halloween candies – made with a milk powder containing an industrial chemical called melamine. And in today’s news, about this quarter’s increase in prescription drug deaths and injuries (4,825 deaths and 21,000 more…

Addiction Help Could Have Ended Doctor's Drug Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Morphine

If you think you or someone you care about is immune to drug addiction, read Dr. Chris Davis’s story. Dr. Davis, as a family practitioner, found the job very stressful and when he started having minor medical problems injected himself with a morphine-type drug called Nubain. He said he experienced withdrawal symptoms whenever he tried to more…

Addiction Help Can Get Your Life Back Under Control

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

A lot of people get the alcohol or drug treatment they need through drug court. Here’s the story of one young Kentucky woman, a mother, who started taking drugs and drinking casually while she was a senior in high school. It seems she wasn’t really interested in drugs, but because the people she hung around more…

Addiction Help and the New Breed of Drug Dealer in Indiana

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Indiana, Morphine, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Valium, Xanax

Montgomery County Superior Court sentenced Henry Martin Kolep to 10 years in prison for dealing in prescription drugs. His customers could have been buying Ritalin, Adderall, methadone, OxyContin, Percocet, Morphine, Xanax, Valium or any other prescription drug – all of which are Schedule II substances according to the DEA and, of course, very dangerous. They 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…

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…

Does Drug Rehab Work? Only if You Find the Right Program.

Posted under Drug Rehab, Morphine

I look at my life and, really, there’s no problem that wouldn’t absolutely go away 100% if I had a bottomless checkbook. I guess I should consider myself lucky because there seems to be no end to the problems of the rich-and-famous – including alcohol and drug abuse – and money doesn’t seem to be doing an more…

Drug Rehab Views: Afghanistan's Opium Poppy Industry Is Blooming

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Opiates

The world is awash in Afghan heroin, millions of people need drug rehab, and no one knows what to do about it. The world-wide illicit drugs business is by far the most profitable illicit global trade, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), earning some $320 billion annually. Compared to this, human more…

Drug Rehab Views: Afghanistan’s Opium Poppy Industry Is Blooming

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Morphine, Opiates

The world is awash in Afghan heroin, millions of people need drug rehab, and no one knows what to do about it. The world-wide illicit drugs business is by far the most profitable illicit global trade, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), earning some $320 billion annually. Compared to this, human more…

Why Is Drug Rehab So In Demand for Heroin and Other Opiates?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin, Morphine, Opiates

A recent report from the United Nations stated that 200 million people around the world are taking illicit drugs, with cocaine and opium derivates such as heroin being the most popular. Problems with heroin addiction, and addiction to other drugs derived from opium, also represents a high percentage of those seeking drug rehab. The UN more…

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