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Addiction Help Services Could Have Saved the Life of Another Model Kid

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Young People

Here is the heartbreaking story of a man whose 17-year-old son died from a drug overdose. The boy, Harrison, was the model kid. He and his dad had great rapport, they had a great family, but Harrison took a prescription painkiller, the same kind that are in the medicine cabinets of 10s of millions of homes more…

Addiction Help for Marijuana Should be Taken Seriously

Posted under Addiction Help, Marijuana

There are many people who don’t particularly worry about marijuana despite the fact that it has side effects that really change a person’s life – like being disassociated from reality – and despite the fact that it often leads to taking other drugs. However, the results of a new marijuana study released by the White House should serve more…

Addiction Help Needed for Heroin Rebirth

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

Heroin is more common than you think. That is, if you’re a parent. The kids definitely know about it. In fact, along with OxyContin and Vicodin – which are basically the same as heroin – it is becoming a widely used drug of choice. Where we used to think of heroin users as a the strung out, wasted more…

Addiction Help Expanded in Massachusetts

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

An article on SouthCoastToday.com, originating in Massachusetts, discussed the $5 million being invested in two drug treatment facilities that will offer addiction help services for those addicted to heroin, OxyContin and other opiates who are headed for jail. According to the article, the number of non-fatal opiate overdoses climbed from 8,000 in 1996 to 18,000 in 2005.  The more…

Addiction Help for Teens on Prescription Drugs

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

Do you remember Skittles? I don’t know if they still make them – little candies that look a bit like M & Ms, no chococate, just fruit flavored chewy candies. Well, if you hear your kid talking about skittles, they’re probably not talking about candy – they’re talking about prescription drugs. And there’s a good more…

Addiction Help for Heroin Replaces OxyContin in Virginia

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, West Virginia

Heroin is on the rise in Northwestern Virigina. One of the areas hit hardest by the scandalous promotion of OxyContin as less addictive than other prescription painkillers, Virginia residents are now turing to heroin to satisfy their OxyContin addiction. Drug addiction help services previously dealing with OxyContin addiction will now be battling heroin addiction instead. more…

Addiction Help for OxyContin Could Save Lives in Atlanta

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

In a period of just three months, 16 people died from drug overdoses in Barrow County, Georgia. 13 of them died from an overdose of prescription drugs and the majority of those were related to OxyContin. Many of those lives could have been saved if they’d received the addiction help they needed. A prescription drug more…

Kids Needing Addiction Help Could Be Reduced by Drug Recycling

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

Winchester, a New England town, has launched a campaign to protect its citizens from prescription drugs. The Winchester Medication Take Back Program encourages those with prescription drugs in their medicine cabinet to clean them out and turn them in. The idea is to keep drugs out of the water supply and landfills, and to stop young people from more…

Addiction Help for Mormons Not Likely If They Won't Talk About It

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

Even though Florida is called the pill capital of the U.S., there are other States in just as much trouble. Utah is one of them, and that’s the subject of Ron Williams’ movie, Happy Valley. Williams is now travelling around Utah in the hopes of educating people about  prescription drug addiction so they will get 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 Facility Under Investigation After Methadone Death

Posted under Addiction Help, Methadone, Pennsylvania

The recent death of a 16-year-old girl provides an excellent example of why people have to be warned about the dangers of methadone: Two girls living at a facility for teen substance abuser stole methadone from an employee. Not getting high as they had obviously expected to, the girls continued to take more methadone throughout more…

Do I Need Addiction Help for Methadone? Yes. It’s A Dangerous Drug.

Posted under Addiction Help, Methadone

While we may think being dependant on a drug isn’t the best way to go through life, we’re not alone. Many people dependent on drugs, including people on MRT, agree with that. We do recognize that some people have simply run out of options and that without methadone or some other drug they wouldn’t be more…

Do I Need Addiction Help for Methadone? Yes. It's A Dangerous Drug.

Posted under Addiction Help, Methadone

While we may think being dependant on a drug isn’t the best way to go through life, we’re not alone. Many people dependent on drugs, including people on MRT, agree with that. We do recognize that some people have simply run out of options and that without methadone or some other drug they wouldn’t be more…

Addiction Help Needed for Methadone Abuse Trend

Posted under Addiction Help, Hydrocodone, Methadone, New Hampshire, Painkillers, Xanax

Kay Sanford of the North Carolina Depatment of Health said “methadone may be the most underrated problem in drug abuse in the country today.” And the need for addiction help services for methadone abuse is more prevalent then ever. OxyContin is so dangerous that many doctors have started prescribing methadone as an alternative painkiller. But more…

Is Addiction Help Needed for Your Kids? Don’t Be Too Quick to Assume the Best.

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

Every day there are news stories about OxyContin addiction. Jennifer is 16 years old. She’s finally getting the addiction help she needs, but she had already been taking drugs for three years by the time she got treatment. She started with marijuana at 13, moved onto alcohol but didn’t like it, then tried Vicodin and more…

Will Addiction Help Ever Come from Purdue Execs?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, New Hampshire, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

Laconia, New Hampshire, where eight people died last year from methadone, is playing hardball. The man who sold the methadone to one of the victims has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years – which could turn into 40. He will be able to get out after 10 years if he gets addiction help through a more…

Get Drug Addiction Help – Don’t Switch to Heroin

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

In Glenn Falls, New York, heroin abuse is on the rise. According to Police Chief, Joe Bethal, the problem may be caused by people switching from OxyContin and other prescription painkillers to heroin when what they really need is addiction help. “One of the reasons may be because of prescription drug abuse. The pharmaceutical companies more…

Get Drug Addiction Help – Don't Switch to Heroin

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

In Glenn Falls, New York, heroin abuse is on the rise. According to Police Chief, Joe Bethal, the problem may be caused by people switching from OxyContin and other prescription painkillers to heroin when what they really need is addiction help. “One of the reasons may be because of prescription drug abuse. The pharmaceutical companies more…

The Need for Addiction Help Boosted by Internet Pharmacies

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, New Hampshire, Prescription Drugs

Diane Finch from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) has written an important piece about prescription drug dealing. 36 online pharmacies sold 100 million prescriptions in 2006. The main drugs sold were OxyContin (big surprise) and Hydrocodone. The drug dealers from the internet pharmacies in Tampa, Florida had to have a piece of the action. Another more…

Is Addiction Help Needed for Heroin In Your Town? If Not, It Will Be Soon

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

Heroin addiction has arrived in Ohio and, according to one law enforcement official, it’s because of the prescription drug monitoring system. The official, who asked not to be identified, said he has noticed a marked increase in heroin transactions and in the number of people needing addiction help and going to treatment over the past more…

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