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Shake and Bake – Another Reason to Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Methamphetamine

Drug dealers and methamphetamine users have now found a new way to make meth – one that evades detection by authorities and reduces the cost of meth, making it even more available. Another good reason to get anyone who is already using meth, or is using drugs at all (which makes them more prone to more…

Shoddy Treatment of Troops Leads to Prescription Drug Addiction and Deaths

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

I can’t help feeling angry when our troops – the guys and girls who are willing to give their lives for our country’s ideals – are treated with the worst kind of medicine there is: throwing dangerous prescription drugs at them to control their symptoms instead of finding real solutions to their problems. About 1/3 more…

Drug News: December 29, 2010

Posted under Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Art program at Johnson Museum helps addiction recovery effort – Ithaca Journal ‎ Groups of about 20 from CARS and the Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center in Ovid come to the museum twice a month. Ryan takes the groups on a tour and … DRUG REHAB – IRAQ Iran plans to more…

Illegal Drugs Available by Prescription? Prescription for Disaster.

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Heroin, Prescription Drugs

One of the MPs (Members of Parliament) in England is suggesting that the war on heroin and cocaine – on drug dealers – be won by making heroin and cocaine available by prescription from doctors. It is hoped that the dealers won’t be able to stay in business and, consequently, the drug scene will cool more…

Dangerous ‘Legal High’ Drugs in UK

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

In the UK, there have been several ‘legal high’ types of drugs on the market recently. Kids and young adults have access to them either online or in head shops where drug paraphernalia is sold. Most of the drugs come in powder form which is snorted by the user to get high. Unfortunately for some more…

Is There Enough Addiction Help for West Virginia, Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Ohio, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, West Virginia

According to a report by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the states with the highest percentage of its citizens addicted to prescription drugs are Tennessee and West Virginia. West Virginia just took over the number one spot, and drug rehab centers will probably be inundated with people needing addiction help.  We’ve talked about “West more…

True Drug Addiction Help Does Not Include Replacement Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Detox

The state of North Carolina is currently investigating 16 methadone-related deaths that occurred in a handful of clinics across the state. According to the Charlotte Observer, the victims went to the clinics for drug addiction help and, instead, lost their lives. Unfortunately, the 16 deaths being investigated are just the tip of the iceberg: 245 more…

Drug Rehab Can Keep A Drug Addict Out Of Jail

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

One of the problems with drug addiction and abuse is that the person often has to resort to criminal activity to support the habit. This can be a disaster for addicts as it’s almost as easy to get drugs in jail as it is in the streets – yet another reason to get addicts into more…

Drug Rehab is What Winehouse Needs, Not a Band

Posted under Drug Rehab

Amy Winehouse wouldn’t have had her recent problems with drugs and alcohol if she’d been in a band, according to a recent article. Sounds pretty lame to me. How about this for an idea: Amy Winehouse wouldn’t have had her recent problems with drugs and alcohol if she had gone to drug rehab. The front more…

We Need Drug Rehab and Effective Law Enforcement, Not Legalization

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

Another heated debate about whether or not drugs should be legalized: this one between a retired police captain and a district attorney. The police captain says drug laws are causing crime and violence that we wouldn’t have if we made drugs legal. Sounds to me like he’s just given up. Can’t blame him really – more…

Drug Rehab Candidates Can Be Found With Testing in Schools

Posted under Drug Rehab, Steroids

Chicago’s St. Viator High School is taking hair samples to test kids for drug use. So far, they’ve tested about 500 kids – half the student body – and only two tested positive. In the face of national statistics, this sounds pretty impossible. 10 percent of high school seniors have taken Vicodin according to a more…

Drug Rehab Offer from WWE to Former Performers

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Intervention

Formerly contracted performers of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have apparently received letters from WWE offering alcohol and drug rehab completely financed by WWE. The letter says that too many WWE performers have died from drugs and alcohol, and the organization wants to prevent further tragedy. WWE is also offering to provide intervention for those who more…

Drug Rehab in Washington Heights: God Knows They Need It

Posted under Drug Rehab, Washington

I read an article today about the residents of Washington Heights, an area in upper Manhattan, protesting a drug rehab opening right behind a school. “Why would you put a drug facility right on a street where there are drugs, constantly drugs?” comments one of the residents. That’s like asking why would you want to more…

Drug Rehab Recommendation in Australia Causes Controversy

Posted under Drug Rehab

A new recommendation from the Australian Parliament regarding how to handle drug addicts is causing considerable controversy: According to a recent article, they want to pull funding from harm minimization programs and put the funds into drug rehab programs that offer drug free approaches. The committee also announced that young people addicted to drugs should more…

Drug Rehab Client Arrested For Drugs

Posted under Alcohol, Drug Rehab

When a person is abusing a drug while in treatment, you know that things are really out of control. I just read an article about a man who was on his way home from a meeting for drug rehab, when he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and suspicion of dealing the drug. The man more…

Drug Rehab Q & A: Is Drug Addiction Just a "Phase"?

Posted under Drug Addiction, LSD

Have you ever heard someone say that drug addiction is ‘just a phase?’ Working in the treatment field, I’ve heard this from families of addicts more times than I can count. In many cases, even after drug rehab, the family will still refer to the addiction as a ‘bad phase’ in their child’s life. And, more…