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Return-To-Play Culture Causing Drug Addiction in Sports

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, OxyContin, Percodan

Mike Richards, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and more recently with the Los Angeles Kings, had his contract voided last week because he had allegedly used illegal means to get OxyContin. His $69 million contract was for 12 years; he had fulfilled 5. I hate to see another athlete bite the dust because of drugs – but whose fault is it, really? more…

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…

Drug News: February 13, 2014

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ALCOHOL / MARIJUANA / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Selena Gomez left rehab 4 weeks early: Drug and alcohol treatment cut short – Examiner.com Selena Gomez left rehab four weeks early, against the advice of medical … with alcohol, marijuana and the prescription sleep drug Ambien.While her reps denied Gomez was addicted to drugs or alcohol, more…

How Bad Is a Rob Ford Crack Habit?

Posted under Celebrity, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Intervention, Successes

Has there been an day in the last month without the U.S., Canada and Great Britain media covering Toronto’s out of control crack smoking mayor, Rob Ford? Although he says he’s not addicted, it’s pretty hard to believe, as is everything else he says. So, is it important to get off crack? Is it a very bad drug?  In fact, it’s one of the worst drugs around. more…

Drug News: November 13, 2013

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MARIJUANA – USA Lady Gaga reveals weed addiction, admits smoking a whopping “15 joints a day” – Mirror.co.uk Superstar songstress Lady Gaga has revealed she became hooked on weed and was smoking up to “15 joints a day” to help numb the pain of her agonising hip injury. CRACK COCAINE – CANADA Why has Rob more…

Drug News: January 23, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA Ryan Leaf prison sentence continued after drug rehab eviction – Examiner.com Ryan Leaf is headed back to prison after getting kicked out of a drug rehab center. Leaf has been in and out of jail, with his biggest crime coming when he began to break into people’s homes to steal their more…

Drug News: July 31, 2011

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DRUG REHAB – UK Amy Winehouse’s death prompts review of drug rehab waiting times – ‎Telegraph.co.uk It claims that in 2009/10, 94 per cent of patients waited less than three weeks for drug rehabilitation. During that period, the NTA dealt with nearly 207,000 addicts. DRUG ADDICTION – USA With Drug Use on Rise, How Do more…

Female Addicts Not Getting Addiction Help Should At Least Use Birth Control

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Rehab, Young People

After adopting four of the eight children borne by a crack addict in Los Angeles, Barbara Harris started a charity designed to prevent addicts from getting pregnant. It’s the harm reduction end of things – not as good as the mother’s getting the addiction help they need, but it is certainly best for the babies. more…

Wisconsin Cracks Down on Alcohol Abuse

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Crack Cocaine, Wisconsin

You may have seen the tourist advertisements for Wisconsin. “It’s the cheese,” they say. Well, cheese isn’t the only thing Wisconsin is known for. In fact, alcohol abuse may be higher on the list of attractions for the locals. From the University of Wisconsin Madison’s high rankings on the various party school lists to the more…

Drug News: November 1, 2010

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Marijuana – Arizona Border agents recover $1.3 million in marijuana – azcentral.com TUCSON – Border Patrol agents working a desert area in southwestern Arizona Sunday recovered 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.3 million. Crack Cocaine – California 87 year old crack dealer Ola Mae Agee jailed – Thaindian News Los Angeles, Nov 1 more…

Drug News: October 18, 2010

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Cocaine & Meth – Oregon Medford family members charged in drug bust – OregonLive.com, The Associated Press MEDFORD, Ore. — Several members of a family have been arrested on charges of dealing methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine. Alcohol-Related Crash – Michigan Covert man hurt in crash early Sunday morning – Mlive.com PAW PAW — A 48-year-old more…

Drugs Can Kill, In More Ways Than You Think

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Crack-cocaine headlines aren’t as prevalent as they used to be, or as other drug headlines (like meth and marijuana), but nevertheless, they do appear from time to time. I came across one this week, that caught my eye, about a couple of crack-cocaine addicts who made a very bad move. In fact, it was deadly. more…

Drug News: October 8, 2010

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Substance Abuse Treatment – Oregon Demand for drug rehab in Oregon outpaces supply – KVAL.com EUGENE, Ore. – Willamette Family drug treatment center’s resources are being stretched by an increase in addicts needing goverment assistance and relying on its services. Drug & Alcohol Testing – Trinidad & Tobago Consultant: Zero tolerance for alcohol on the more…

Drug News: October 5, 2010

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Underage Drinking Prevention – Ohio ADAPT coalition ready to take on underage drinking – salemnews.net LISBON – A coalition tackling underage drinking in Columbiana County secured grant funding recently – now the coordinator is recruiting people for community leadership teams to aid their efforts. Heroin – New Jersey 15 charged in connection with alleged heroin more…

Drug News: April 19, 2010

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Prescription Drug Addiction – World-Wide Epidemic Addicts Go to Great Lengths to Obtain Prescription Drugs – Ezine @rticles Unfortunately, whether they’re aware of it or not, doctor shopping has become the number one way addicts are acquiring drugs like Xanax, Oxy Contin, and other pain pills. Once an addiction has reached this point, the only more…

Drug News: April 15, 2010

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Heroin – India Customs Department seizes six Kg heroin in Amritsar – Thaindian News Amritsar, Apr 15 (ANI): The Customs Department seized six kilograms of heroin from courier service provider’s office in Amritsar. Meth – USA New meth recipe sidesteps state laws – Stateline.org A new method of making methamphetamine — a highly addictive street more…

Drug News: April 5, 2010

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Crack – UK Six arrested over crack cocaine finds – BBC News Six people have been arrested following discoveries of crack cocaine in two areas of Aberdeen. Cocaine – Scotland Court appearance over £75,000 cocaine haul – NEWS.scotsman.com A MAN appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with the discovery of £75,000 of cocaine. Heroin more…

Drug News: April 1, 2010

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Drug Testing – USA Should Welfare Recipients Get Drug Testing? – National Public Radio Kasha Kelley believes that people on welfare need to spend their money on things like diapers and detergent — not drugs. Black Tar Heroin – Mexico Xalisco Boys Push Mexican Black Tar Heroin – Drug Addiction Treatment Imagine heroin addicts ordering 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…

Drug News: February 9, 2010

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Prescription Drugs – USA Middle-schoolers suspended for drug use – UPI.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 9 (UPI) — An ambulance was called to a middle school in Jefferson County, Ky., after 12 students allegedly took an unknown prescription drug, officials said. Drugs – USA Local man gets prison time — no drug rehab – TheUnion.com There’ll more…

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