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No More Insurance Delays for New Hampshire Drug Rehab

Posted under Addiction Help, Fentanyl, Heroin, Hydrocodone, New Hampshire, Opiates, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Painkillers, Treatment, Vicodin

heroin addictIn Concord, New Hampshire, the number of people expected to die from heroin and opioid overdoses – which includes overdoses of heroin, fentanyl, Opana, prescription painkillers like OxyContin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, vicodin, and so on – is expected to be over 400 by the end of 2015, which is twice the number of overdose deaths in 2013. But a panel of New Hampshire lawmakers is taking steps to make it easier to get treatment. more…

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…

Vivitrol – Is it really a good way to get off drugs or alcohol?

Posted under Ohio, Opiates, Painkillers, Treatment

Vivitrol, a drug that blocks opioid receptors to prevent a person from getting high on narcotic prescription painkillers, heroin and other opiate drugs, is now being given to addicts who appear in Ohio’s drug courts. It’s being touted as a big success. One addict said she can barely remember what it was like to be an addict. BUT, people taking Vivitrol have to keep taking it every month in order for the effect to last. And it’s loaded with side effects and other complications. Is that real rehabilitation? more…

Number of Babies Born Addicted Still on the Rise

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Mississippi, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, Young People

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the result of babies born addicted to opioids. A few years ago I reported statistics on how many babies go through the hell of being born addicted to prescription drugs and having to go through the torture of withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is torture for everyone– you can imagine how bad it must be for a baby, just out of the womb, their body very delicate, and with no understanding of why they hurt.

The drugs they’re being born addicted to are opioids. 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…

Less that 90 Days in Drug Rehab Has Limited Effectivness

Posted under Drug Rehab, Opiates

Drugabuse.gov says drug rehab that lasts less than 90 days is of “limited effectiveness” and “treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes.” Nevertheless, the current trend is toward treatment that lasts less than 90 days—even when it’s sponsored by the same government that made that statement. Should you bother getting someone you care about into a drug rehab program that is anything less? more…

Real Non-Addictive Opiate Prescription Painkillers?

Posted under Hydrocodone, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

Drug overdoses were the leading cause of death by injury in the U.S. just a couple of years ago. And the numbers aren’t getting any better. Most of those drugs that are killing people are prescription. And most of THOSE are OxyContin and other prescription painkillers. 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…

If You Can’t Get Them to Get Addiction Help, Naloxone May Save Their Life During Overdose

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Fentanyl, Opiates, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

When someone overdoses on heroin, it’s not likely that John Travolta’s going to be around to pull his famous Pulp Fiction move – stabbing them in the chest with a needle full of adrenalin. But with record numbers of people switching from OxyContin to heroin, something is definitely needed to help prevent death from overdoses. more…

Why You Shouldn’t Use Methadone to Get off Other Drugs

Posted under Heroin, Methadone, Opiates

Methadone has been used for decades to help people get off heroin. But guess what? It doesn’t work. It has life-changing side effects. It’s easy to overdose on. And it’s almost impossible to quit. It’s hard to face up to heroin withdrawal. It can be painful. That’s why only 5 percent of people who try more…

Methadone Is Worse Than Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Heroin, Methadone, Opiates

People sometimes go onto methadone temporarily to help them get off heroin. But rarely do they actually get off the methadone. In fact, methadone is so hard to stop taking that many addiction help facilities won’t even accept people who are taking it. Why Do People Take Methadone to Quit Heroin? Using methadone to help more…

Addiction Help Enables a Person to Make Correct Decisions – The Real Cure for Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Opiates, Xanax

Of course, there has been a flurry of reactions in the media to Whitney Houston’s death. Some journalists are talking about ‘enablers,’ specifically those who bent over backwards to get Whitney whatever drugs or alcohol she wanted, whenever she wanted them, and despite the fact that she was obviously out of control and needed addiction 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…

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…

“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…

Lack of Addiction Help is Destroying Afghanistan. Is the U.S. Next?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Opiates, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

We’ve heard various rumors of how terrorists are financed. According to a recent news article, the Taliban takes a 10% cut on Afghanistan’s opium production – obviously a big source of income. So, who’s financing terrorists? Everyone who uses heroin – from the hard core addict desperately in need of addiction help to the kid who buys a more…

Addiction Help Needed as Prescription Painkillers are Replaced by Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Opiates, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

The onslaught of Oxycontin addiction and dependency is going to be the cause of more need for drug addiction help for heroin addicts. In 2007 a huge crop of opium from Afghanistan drove down the price of heroin. At Addiction Help Services we are starting to see or hear of people switching from OxyContin to more…

Will More Addiction Help Be Needed as Heroin Production Increases?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Opiates, Percocet, Prescription Drugs

Addiction help is needed by tens of thousands of people who are addicted to or dependent on prescription drugs. Those drugs certainly include OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Lortab, to name a few. But as prescriptions run out and Afghanistan produces more heroin, how many people with prescription drug addiction and dependency will turn to heroin 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…

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