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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…

Get Addiction Help for Teens and Young Adults Using Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

“This is the age of medication”, said Dr. Steven Jaffe. “I have a thousand parents who say, ‘I didn’t know how much my child was into.” That’s right. They’re really into medication – the kind they find in their own homes, steal from the family medicine cabinet and share with their friends. And the number more…

Will Addiction Help Follow Senator Biden’s Investigation?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alabama, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Valium, West Virginia, Xanax

Senator Biden is looking into the problems caused by prescription drug addiction, dependency and abuse. He heard testimonies about the most commonly abused drugs – Vicodin, OxyContin, Valium and Xanax – and, according to The Talk Radio News Service, “experts’ testimonies at the hearing were appalling.” The whole situation is appalling and President Bush and 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…

Addiction Help for College Students Abusing Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

If you are a parent and have one or more children attending college you can assume that half of them are abusing drugs and alcohol and may need addiction help at some point in their life. A study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Substance Abuse Research Center says one in five students are abusing more…

Less Addiction Help Needed As Doctors Required to Get Educated

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

Would fewer people become addicted to prescription painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin if Massachusetts Rep. Steve Walsh’s bill passes?  Rep. Walsh wants doctors to be required to 10 hours of training on pain medications and pain management in order to get or renew their license. I think Rep. Walsh has the right idea. It would more…

Addiction Help or Drug Testing? Those May Be Your Only Choices With Your Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

You might find the idea of testing your kids for drugs offensive. But it might not be a bad idea. So many kids are getting involved in drugs these days – and so many parents lose their kids because of it – any warning that a parent could take advantage of so they can help more…

Addiction Help Could Stop Use of Prescription Drugs in Baseball

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Steroids, Valium, Xanax

Baseball should really investigate the use of prescription drugs in their sport. If a player can’t perform without Adderall or Ritalin, why isn’t that considered performance enhancing? If he can’t get off the bench without painkillers, shouldn’t that considered performance enhancing? To make matters worse, these athletes are going to become, or already are, dependent 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…

The Need for Addiction Help in the Future Can’t Be Predicted Without Complete Surveys, and They Have to Include Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Minnesota, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

Where does addiction treatment fall when you do a survey about drug abuse? Do the surveys tell us enough to measure how much addiction help will be needed in the future? The surveys that are done are incomplete and half the students don’t even fill them out. Also, there are plenty of questions about street more…

Drug Addiction Help in New York – High On Wall Street?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, New York, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Getting the addiction help you need is still necessary – even though you’re on prescription drugs now, not cocaine or heroin  Your broker or money manger may be addicted to drugs, or at least crazy enough to use them. Addiction help is going to be needed by a few rich and successful wall streeters –  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…

Addiction Help May Be Needed for Teens Who Party With Whatever Drugs They Can Get

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Drug addiction help will be needed by more adults as teens graduate from high school and enter college. With 50 percent of high school students thinking prescription drugs are safe because they come from the doctor, the prescription drug problem can only get worse. And even more people will be checking into drug detox and more…

Prescription Drug Addiction and Your Credit Score

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Prescription drug abuse and addiction can be caused by many things, but how about your credit card company. Picture getting home opening your mail and someone or a computer has decided you are a bad risk. Your monthly payment has gone through the roof and your interest payment is now more then your whole payment more…

Addiction Help Needed On Desperate House Wives

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Valium

Mike needs drug addiction help and he probably doesn’t know he will need a medical detox to get off the prescription pain pills he is on. He thinks he can quit cold turkey but only 5% of people are really able to do that. It’s definitely a drama, but this one is not real enough more…

Is a Drug Rehab Program that Uses Prescription Drugs Increasing Addiction?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

A recent government survey was done on over 67,000 people, which indicated that prescription drug abuse in the country is continuing to grow. An article in Reuters reports that that non-medical use of prescription drugs, especially prescription pain pills, among young adults increased a full percentage in 2006. What many may not have considered is more…

Drug Rehab – Again – For Al Gore's Son After Drug Bust

Posted under Drug Rehab, Maryland, Valium

When I saw the news items last week about Al Gore III, 24, son of former vice-president Al Gore, being stopped for driving over 100 miles per hour at 2 a.m. on a California freeway with marijuana and illicit prescription drugs in the car, I had an eerie sense of deja-vu. When young Gore opened more…

When is detox necessary versus drug rehab?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

Most people’s definition of detoxification is simply just withdrawing from the drug. In most cases, a medically-supervised withdrawal is not necessary, especially with most stimulants and even painkillers and heroin, although it is often preferred with the latter two. Even though a common aide is to have someone ‘sleep it off,’ alcohol and some other more…

Could Anna Nicole's death have been prevented?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Celebrity, Valium

Recently the Broward County Medical Examiner has ruled that Anna Nicole Smith’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose. Since she was found unresponsive on Feb 8th in her hotel room in Hollywood, FL there has been a media storm surrounding questions of how she died as well as where to bury her more…