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Crocodile – Deadly New Designer Drug. Run, Don’t Walk, To Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Codeine, Morphine, Opiates, Treatment

New designer drugs are scary – and there aren’t too many more frightening than Crocodile, a designer drug taking Russia by storm. If Crocodile doesn’t kill you, you may be seriously impaired for the rest of your life. Will Crocodile make it to the U.S. and other countries? If it does, or if you or more…

Methadone – The Other Heroin

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Methadone, Morphine, Treatment

Methadone is commonly given to heroin addicts (as well as morphine and other opioid users) to “treat” their dependence and withdrawal symptoms. It is prescribed to addicts every day, all over the US. It’s considered a way of helping people to get past their addiction and dependence to illegal street drugs. The unfortunate thing about more…

Thousands Will Need Drug Addiction Help as Florida Pain Clinics Get Nailed

Posted under Florida, Painkillers, Treatment

I’m reading an autobiography that takes place largely in Mumbai, known at the time as Bombay, India. It strikes me as similar to recent descriptions of Broward County, Florida, the new painkiller capitol of the U.S., where thousands of pills are handed out to local residents every day and thousands more are sold to people travelling more…

Kids Whose Parents Drink Often Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment, Young People

I know people who are haunted by how they treated their kids. This is especially true for alcoholics and drug addicts. Their guilt is despairingly deep – it all comes out when they finally get some addiction help. The ironic thing about it is that their guilt over drinking or taking drugs is one of the reasons more…

Why Long-Term Addiction Help Services Are Needed

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

I read a news item about Baron Geisler, an actor in the Phillipines, who’s going to get addiction help for alcohol. The story says he lost an acting job because he showed up on the set with a few drinks under his belt. It also said he has a history of drunken brawls but, since more…

Addiction Help Works – Don't Let Anyone Tell You It Doesn't

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

I’ve heard a lot of bad-mouthing about drug rehab. While it’s true that some rehab facilities don’t get down to the bottom of why the person is taking drugs, there are also many that do. And if the person is in a good facility and is determined to do it, they can do it. Even more…

Addiction Help Works – Don’t Let Anyone Tell You It Doesn’t

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

I’ve heard a lot of bad-mouthing about drug rehab. While it’s true that some rehab facilities don’t get down to the bottom of why the person is taking drugs, there are also many that do. And if the person is in a good facility and is determined to do it, they can do it. Even more…

Don't Endure Another Christmas of Worry and Frustration – Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

Merry Christmas!!! Time to visit friends and family, have some good meals, wrap and unwrap presents – overall a great time. But many people’s Christmas is marred by family members who drink or take drugs. If they’re drinkers, they’ll probably drink even more during Christmas because whatever pressures they feel that drive them to drinking in more…

Don’t Endure Another Christmas of Worry and Frustration – Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

Merry Christmas!!! Time to visit friends and family, have some good meals, wrap and unwrap presents – overall a great time. But many people’s Christmas is marred by family members who drink or take drugs. If they’re drinkers, they’ll probably drink even more during Christmas because whatever pressures they feel that drive them to drinking in more…

Did Alcohol Abuse Motivate God to Invent Taxis?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

I’m in Ontario, Canada visiting family and friends for the holidays. Boy, they really take drinking and driving seriously here. They have a program called Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere – R.I.D.E. Teams of police are assigned to spot check drivers and if the driver says they’ve been drinking, AT ALL, or if the police can more…

Self-Help Groups May Work Better After Residential Alcohol or Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

According to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 5 million people in the U.S. are currently attending alcohol and drug addiction self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and so on. About 45% of the participants said they had been clean for the month prior to the study, and about more…

Surf’s Up – The New Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

Here’s an unusual addiction help treatment being used in Australia – surfing. LJ’s Surf Clinic was set up by a former drug addict who just couldn’t find anything he was more interested in than drugs. Surfing, he discovered, was a challenge that motivated him to stay alert and in good physical shape, which means being more…

Alcohol Addiction, Abuse, or Any At All, Shrinks the Brain

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

A new study shows that alcohol shrinks the brain. Millions of people need drug and alcohol addiction help, and we’re spending millions finding out this useless information. Why do we need it? We already know that just one drink can impair abstract thinking for a month, we already know it causes a gradual deterioration of more…

Loving Father’s Life Lost – Where Was the Addiction Help He Needed?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

Most people probably don’t think of drug addicts as loving, responsible fathers. But being an addict isn’t something that only happens to free-wheeling singles who spend their nights on the town. Check out this story about Benjamin Rodriguez. A father who died recently after a 20 year battle with drugs – who is sorely missed more…

Drug Addiction Help Could Prevent AIDS for Your Family Members

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

I was reading an article today on the number of used needles dropped on the streets by drug addicts in Edinburgh – it’s 800, every day. I can’t find these statistics for American cities but you can be sure they’re comparable. Edinburgh has a population of less than 1/2 million. In the U.S. we have more…

More Addiction Help Available in Illinois

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Illinois, Treatment

Illinois has come up with some innovative ways to fund drug courts. They’re adding $5 onto each traffic ticket and $10 onto each felony conviction. Especially since so many traffic accidents are caused by people who are drinking or taking drugs while driving and so many felony convictions now involved drug-related crime. But drug court more…

It’s Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

It's Time for Addiction Help – September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Treatment

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month but according to a recent survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, less than 2% of Americans who need addiction help are even attempting to get it. While it’s true we need to help those who do get addiction help to recover, there more…

Addiction Help Could Have Prevented Meth Faces

Posted under Addiction Help, Methamphetamine, Treatment

If you think drugs aren’t such a bad thing – maybe you took them when you were a kid, and you turned out fine – be aware of the fact that your kids, your friends, your husband, wife, brother, sister, could turn out like the pictures from the faces of meth project. They’re real. And some more…

Addiction Help – Do We Really Need Addiction Vaccines?

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

Have you heard of addiction vaccines? I really don’t get the point. They’re for people who are already on drugs and are really motivated to get off them. The vaccines are said to prevent the person from being affected by the drug (they take it and they don’t get high.) The rationale being that if more…

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