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Addiction Help Q & A: Shouldn't Oklahoma Spend More Money on Treatment?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Oklahoma, Treatment

Oklahoma has it bad. Drug and alcohol addiction in Oklahoma contributes to 85 percent of homicides, 80 percent of prison incarcerations and 75 percent of divorce, and costs the state about $5.8 billion a year – which is enough to get about 10% of the entire population of Oklahoma through a long-term residential drug rehab more…

Addiction Help Can Prevent a Life of Crime

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

One of the consequences of drug addiction – and it doesn’t matter whether your problem is heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, and so on – is getting hooked up with an unsavory crowd. Here’s the story of a 20-year-old man who committed two burglaries to pay off a drug debt. It wasn’t much money – about more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Intervention Really Like It Is On TV?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Treatment

In some cases an intervention is the only way a person will get the addiction help they need. We now have the TV series called Intervention. But is that what it’s really like? Stay tuned for intervention stories that are the real thing. We’d like to hear from people about their experiences with intervention for more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Intervention Really Like It Is On TV?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Treatment

In some cases an intervention is the only way a person will get the addiction help they need. We now have the TV series called Intervention. But is that what it’s really like? Stay tuned for intervention stories that are the real thing. We’d like to hear from people about their experiences with intervention for more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G's Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

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

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

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

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Always Find Addiction Help When Prescription Drugs Are a Problem

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

“People using these (prescription drugs) recreationally have no idea what they’re getting into,” emergency room physician Dr. Lawrence Wilson commented after yet another Texas prescription drug death. One more reason to ensure that anyone taking prescription drugs gets the addiction help they need before they, too, end up in the hospital or the morgue. The patient in more…

Addicts Need Addiction Help – They're In the Grip of Something Very Powerful

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

Some people wonder why they don’t get the reaction they expect when they try to get someone they care about to stop taking drugs. Well, it’s just not that easy. Take this  recent news story about a drug problem in Long Island, for example. These parents did everything they could to get their 18-year-old daughter more…

Addicts Need Addiction Help – They’re In the Grip of Something Very Powerful

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Treatment

Some people wonder why they don’t get the reaction they expect when they try to get someone they care about to stop taking drugs. Well, it’s just not that easy. Take this  recent news story about a drug problem in Long Island, for example. These parents did everything they could to get their 18-year-old daughter more…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Help for Jockey, Patrick Valenzuela – Will He Finally Get the Help He Needs Now That California Has Revoked His License?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, California, Drug Rehab, Treatment

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has had a conditional license for the past several years due to substance abuse problems. On Friday he had his conditional license revoked by the California Horse Racing Board after being stopped and arrested for a DUI in Upland, California. It’s time for him to get the addiction help he needs. During more…

Drug Rehab: When Is It Time To Call An Interventionist?

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention, Treatment

Getting someone who needs help with alcohol or drug addiction can be difficult. In fact, 95% of alcohol and drug treatment candidates think they don’t have a problem. But, they do. They have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and they have the problems that got them into alcohol or drugs in the first place. more…

Drug Rehab Q & A: Why Aren’t Addicts Clambering for Treatment?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Treatment

There’s a new movie coming out – Happy Valley. It’s filmed in Utah, where anti-depressant use is double the national average. Ron Williams is the director/creator/producer and, from his viewpoint, the denial of addiction is a more serious problem than addiction itself. I agree. I have often wondered why drug rehab facilities even have to more…

Drug Rehab or Methadone: End Heroin Addiction or Keep Addicts in Treatment for Life

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Methadone, Treatment

For some, the idea of drug rehabilitation went out the window when the methadone clinic was introduced. Now, instead of getting addicts through drug rehab, they are being kept “in treatment” for life while being given no actual solution for their heroin addiction. I just read an article about a methadone clinic in Madison, Wisconsin more…

Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs Can Be Hard to Find

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There are more than 13,000 drug rehab programs in the country, but only a small number of them are non-hospital inpatient centers. In fact, according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, nearly 90% of people attending a drug rehab program in 2005 underwent outpatient services, while only 7% enrolled in long term more…

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Posted under Drug Rehab, Treatment

When looking at the overall cost of drug rehab programs, there are several things to consider. One of them is, what is the cost if you don’t try to rehabilitate? This means crime, incarceration, lives lost, broken families, spread of disease, etc. This also is a number that multiplies each year the addiction is left more…

Alcohol Abuse Lands Tudors' Star In Rehab

Posted under Alcohol, Treatment

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has checked into a rehab facility to keep up with his recovery from alcohol abuse. Meyers, star of the current Showtime series The Tudors, recently finished shooting his upcoming flick ‘August Rush’ opposite Terrence Howard and Robin Williams in New York. Rhys has scheduled his next project to start after more…

“Addiction” series on HBO stirring controversy

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Treatment, Young People

A new documentary series on HBO that has been airing in recent weeks has been creating buzz about the use of medications in the treatment of drug abuse. As we announced a few months ago, this show is actually 9 short films by various directors and many are promoting the use of medications as a more…

Women Only Drug Rehab Versus Co-Ed Rehab

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Did you know that there are over 13,000 drug rehabs in the United States. Of these thousands of rehabs, there are many different types of rehabs: all women; ages 17 – 35; CO-ED; and even one for pregnant women only. I thought it was interesting that there are so many women only drug rehabs (and more…

Is there a certain type of person who does drugs?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Intervention, Maine, Treatment

Despite any stereotypes about drug users, there is no definite outline of an addict. There is not a single gene that defines one, or a certain family background, favorite food or economic status either. It’s not like only the rich can afford to use drugs or only the poor use certain type of drugs. It more…

Sleep Driving and new warning labels

Posted under Intervention, Legal Issues, Treatment

Earlier in the week we talked about the issue of driving under the influence of other drugs besides alcohol. One of the cautionary points included sleeping medication – sedative drugs such as Ambien, Restoril and Lunesta. Just a couple of days ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all manufacturers of these more…

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