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Prescription Drugs Taken As Directed Endanger Your Baby

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

Everyone who’s ever looked into the drug problem at all has heard about ‘crack babies’ – babies born to mothers who used crack cocaine while they were pregnant. It was, and is, a huge problem. Now, the same thing is happening with prescription drugs. more…

Killer Krokodil Hits the U.S.

Posted under Codeine, Specific Drugs, Tranquilizers

“ …painkillers, iodine, lighter fluid, industrial cleaning oil, and an array of vials, syringes, and cooking implements. Half an hour later, after much boiling, distilling, mixing and shaking, what remains is a caramel-coloured gunge held in the end of a syringe, and the acrid smell of burnt iodine in the air. Sasha fixes a dirty needle to the syringe and looks for a vein in his bruised forearm.”

This deadly drug, used by heroin addicts in Russia for the last few years, is now rearing its ugly head in America. more…

Hooked on Prescription Drugs? Get Addiction Help.

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Tranquilizers, Xanax

I recently read an article about the prescription drug addiction problem in a certain state. There was a big task force formed by the police, various addiction help facilities and a number of other groups. One of the government officials in the town was quoted as saying that he didn’t think there was a prescription more…

Drug Addiction Problems Ruin Millions of UK Families

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers

An amazing new study out of England showed that 1 in 5 people have either had a drug addiction problem themselves, within their family, or their circle of friends. That’s in the UK – not including Ireland – which has a population of about 70 million. So, 14 million people in the UK have had direct more…

Addiction Help: How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Tranquilizers, Young People

Every day I see articles telling parents to discuss drugs with their children if they want them to stay drug-free. Statistics show that kids whose parents talk to them about drugs are 50% less like to take them. But often parents don’t know what to say and, because of that, don’t talk to them about more…

It’s No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

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

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, more…

It's No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

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

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, 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 – One More Reason You Should Get It

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Methadone, Tranquilizers

I’ve written a lot of blogs in the past about the dangers of methadone. Check out yesterday’s New York Times article about methadone-related deaths and you’ll find out more about the problem. And why people who are already taking other drugs or drinking alcohol, or could possibly do either, need to get addiction help before more…

Addiction Help for Older Americans

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

Pledging to help “the millions of elderly Americans who can’t get through the day without popping pills or shooting up insulin,” President Bush announced his committment  to wiping out prescription-drug use among seniors around 2001. Last year 184,000 people went for addiction help for things like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Xanax.  Roughly 10% of them were more…

More Addiction Help Desparately Needed for Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants and Sleeping Aids

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

Officials have determined that Heath Ledger died of an overdose involving a combination of six prescription drugs – painkillers, tranquilizers and sleeping aids. “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications,” the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement. Could addiction help have more…

Addiction Help in Kentucky Can Help the Growing Prescription Drug Epidemic

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Xanax

”Kentucky leads the nation in the non-medical prescription drug use, especially when it comes to pain relievers and tranquilizers.” According to a recent report from WAVE 3, one in ten Kentucky high school seniors uses prescription drugs at least monthly. With a population of 290,000 kids in the state between the ages of 14 and 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…

Is Addiction Help Needed by High School Students in Santa Cruz, California?

Posted under Addiction Help, California, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Steroids, Tranquilizers

Santa Cruz, California is essentially a beach town: if you had been there you would get the idea of a low key, low stress, health conscious community. Steroids, high school athletes and Santa Cruz would not seem like a natural fit. Neither does it seem likely that Santa Cruz would have many people who need 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 Help – How Do I Recognize the Signs of Drug Abuse?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Ketamine, LSD, Tranquilizers

Have you ever been concerned that someone you love might be taking drugs but have no way to verify it? Many of the effects of drugs are felt only to the user, but there are signs and symptoms noticeable to an outsider and they may be an indication that your loved one is using drugs more…