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One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Minnesota, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

Moms on Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Percocet, Xanax

A recent news article said suburban moms are popping pills like Xanax and Percocet ‘just to get through the day.’ Most probably don’t realize they need addiction help. It’s up to family members and friends to get them that help.

Why are moms having such a hard time coping? more…

Addiction Help Enables a Person to Make Correct Decisions – The Real Cure for Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Opiates, Xanax

Of course, there has been a flurry of reactions in the media to Whitney Houston’s death. Some journalists are talking about ‘enablers,’ specifically those who bent over backwards to get Whitney whatever drugs or alcohol she wanted, whenever she wanted them, and despite the fact that she was obviously out of control and needed addiction 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…

Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drug Abuse – Before It Leads to Heroin Addiction

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

An investigation in New Jersey is evaluating what causes young people to move from one drug to another – specifically, the relationship between prescription drugs and heroin. The investigation was motivated in part by a rise in both heroin and prescription drug deaths in the area. They’re hoping their findings will prevent these deaths and more…

Addiction Recovery Doesn’t Have To Include Relapse

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Xanax

Have you ever heard that “relapse is part of recovery”? As much as people believe this to be true, it is not, plain and simple. If someone relapses after they receive their treatment, then a basic element of the recovery process was missed or omitted and the addiction help they received was incomplete. A good more…

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…

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 Kids Who Drink Monster Energy Drinks or Red Bull?

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

Would you want your 10 year old to drink four cups of coffee before he went off to school? Don’t dismiss the idea that either Monster Energy or Red Bull could end up being gateway drugs to either prescription stimulant abuse or cocaine and the need for addiction help. Most kids say they take drugs 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 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…

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…

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…

Addiction Help Isn’t Just Needed By Twenty-Something’s

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Wisconsin, Xanax

If you think being addicted to prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax or Ritalin is limited to one age group or one location, you’ll have to look closer to your own home. Although high school seniors and college students get most of the press, and do need the majority of the addiction help in 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 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…

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