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Here’s Why People Need Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs

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

$79 billion – that’s the latest figure on the profits of Big Pharma – the nation’s biggest drug dealer. And most of the money they’re making now comes from addictive drugs  – as is evidenced by the fact that many facilities offering addiction help are servicing more people for prescription drug addiction, dependency and abuse more…

Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs Could Slow Heroin Addiction Trend

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

The District Attorney and police are somewhat alarmed by the increased in heroin trafficking in Vermont, but say prescription drug addiction and cocaine are still their biggest problems. What they may not realize is that if they don’t get prescription drug addicts the addiction help they need, their heroin problem is likely to continue. Why? more…

Get Immediate Addiction Help If Your Kids Take ANY Drugs

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

New federal statistics show that teens are using fewer illegal drugs. In 2007 9.5% of the kids used illegal drugs, compared to 11.6% in 2002. However, this may be offset by an increase in prescription drug addiction and abuse – which is now driving as many people to get addiction help as illegal drugs.  The more…

Addiction Help Needed by 1 in 100 Nurses

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

You would think that medical personnel would be aware of the dangers of prescription drugs. But, on second thought, they epitomize the medical paradigm and it’s logical that the first place they’d look to solve their problems is in the medicine cabinet – which is probably why so many are in need of addiction help. more…

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 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…

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 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…

Are Addiction Help Services Needed in Harrisonburg High?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers

Ronnell Brandon, a student athlete at Harrisonburg High School, was recently accused of selling drugs to his teammates. Brandon supposedly sold drugs “to take away the pain of hits.”  Since it happened in Virginia and the pills were to take away pain, I’ll make a wild guess and say he was selling OxyContin.  It is more…

Addiction Help Is Better Than Playing Sports Through Painkillers

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox, Painkillers, Steroids

Shouldn’t the NFL be getting football players who are addicted to OxyContin or painkillers the addiction help they need? Brett Favre, who recently retired from professional football, had to deal with an addiction to Vicodin – and he managed to do it. The NFL estimates 10% of its players are addicted to painkillers. The reality more…

Addiction Help or Methadone? Yes, the Choice is Yours.

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Heroin, Methadone, Painkillers, Xanax

Some people don’t want addiction help, and some people do. Yesterday I wrote a blog about methadone. I received numerous comments from people who are on methadone for pain, or because they were addicted to heroin and wanted to overcome that addiction, but when drug rehab and other addiction help treatment didn’t work for them, more…

Addiction Help Gets You Drug Free, Not Hooked on Methadone or Xanax

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

When you are addicted to something like OxyContin the easiest path to take if you want to get off it is to switch to methadone or some other replacement drug. The hardest path is to get the addiction help you need to be drug free. You can, of course, go to a rehab facility where more…

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