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Ohio Rejects Legal Marijuana

Posted under Legal Issues, Marijuana, Ohio, THC, Young People

Girl Smoking marijuanaA bill to make medical and recreational marijuana legal was just rejected in Ohio, but it’s hard to say exactly why. Are the residents of Ohio actually against legalizing marijuana, or did they just object to the bill limiting who could grow it? One way or another, Ohio residents are lucky. more…

Jail Isn’t the Answer, But Does That Make Being Stoned Okay?

Posted under Colorado, Legal Issues, Marijuana, THC

Colorado’s first annual report on marijuana shows the state sold 4.8 million edible marijuana products—some for medical use, and some for recreation. Nearly enough for one for every person in the state. Oh, wait, more than 2.25 million of Colorado’s 5+ million people are under 21 and can’t legally buy the stuff. So, that means there were enough edible marijuana products for everyone to have two!

And when you consider that only 67 of Colorado’s 321 jurisdictions opted in to allowing retail or medical sales of marijuana, that decreases the number even further. So … let’s just say that quite a few people in Colorado got stoned last year. 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…

More Young People Getting Addiction Help for ADD and ADHD Drugs

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Ritalin, THC

Finally! Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs for ‘ADD’ and ‘ADHD’ are being recognized as the dangerous and addictive drugs that they are. According to a recent news story, a lot of young people going to facilities for addiction help are taking these drugs. How do they get them? Some get them from their doctors; others more…

Video Game Helps Doctors Screen for Patients Who Need Addiction Help

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

You’ve probably heard of doctor-shopping – going from one doctor to another faking symptoms so you can get a prescription for painkillers (or some other drug.) People do it to support their own habit, and some do it so they can sell the drugs to others. Obviously, anyone who’s doing it to support their own more…

Student Gets Addiction Help for Adderall; No One Ever Figured out What Caused her Symptoms

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ritalin, THC

Some people, including parents, students and doctors, don’t think of Adderall, or other drugs for the symptoms associated with ADD or ADHD, as addictive. But that is far from the case. Students often wind up needing addiction help to get off them. Here’s the story of one young lady: At 16 years old, she was more…

Health Plans That Cover Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, THC

Are you looking for addiction help but can’t afford it? There are plenty of insurance companies that cover alcohol and drug rehab. You might even have one of these plans but are unaware that they could help you get treatment for yourself or a family member. Here’s a list of possible plans: Aetna, Anheuser-Busch, APS more…

More People Need Addiction Help Than You Think

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

Another journalist jumps on the prescription drug addiction bandwagon – this time it’s the Orion, from Cal State University. Every time I see something like this my hope is renewed; if we want people taking prescription drugs to realize they have a problem and get some addiction help, we need more and more articles about the more…

Getting Addiction Help During Pregnancy

Posted under Addiction Help, THC

A new study from Indiana University indicates that pregnant women may not be getting the advice they need from their doctors and midwives about the dangers of consuming drugs and alcohol while pregnant. When you consider the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol on children and adults, you can imagine how hard all that poison more…

The Need for Alcohol Addiction Help More Prevalent for Smokers

Posted under Alcohol, Intervention, THC

According to a new study, people who smoke cigarettes are 16 times more likely to drink alcohol in ways that cause trouble than non-smokers. And they’re five times more likely to need alcohol addiction help. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – people who are really concerned about their health and, consequently, don’t smoke cigarettes, are more…