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Don’t Even Bother with Low Success Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

I don’t usually watch reality shows, but I have to say that some of the legal/police type shows that take on social issues can be very insightful. Recently, when discussing the problem of drug addiction, someone on TV asked ‘Why don’t they just burn all the poppy fields?” The response – “Because there has to be more…

Don't Even Bother with Low Success Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

I don’t usually watch reality shows, but I have to say that some of the legal/police type shows that take on social issues can be very insightful. Recently, when discussing the problem of drug addiction, someone on TV asked ‘Why don’t they just burn all the poppy fields?” The response – “Because there has to be more…

Successful Addiction Help Doesn’t Come from Mental Health Professionals

Posted under Addiction Help, Prescription Drugs

I receive emails from a group of people who support non-drug solutions for mental and emotional problems. They’ve recently gotten into the subject of drug addiction and have suggested that psychiatry can help this problem. I beg to differ – and I’ll tell you why. During the years that psychiatry rose to power as the more…

Addiction Help in Pennsylvania – Toads Back in the News

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Hallucinogen, Pennsylvania, Xanax

Pennsylvania has a small population of drug users that can use addiction help. We are not talking about prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Xanax or Vicodin. We’re not even talking about the common illegal drugs. We’re talking about toad licking. And anyone who would go to those extremes to get high needs addiction help. That’s more…

Take Addiction Help When You Can Get It

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Painkillers

I don’t know of many drug addicts who want to get arrested, but I came across a story about NASCAR driver Aaron Fike who reportedly told a judge that he was thankful for an arrest that got him the addiction help he needed to handle his problem with heroin.   According to the article, Fike more…

Drug Rehab May Not Be In the Cards for Garret Reid

Posted under Addiction Help

The story of the Reid sons has been in the news a lot recently. I thought the saga would end with their sentencing. I thought that both sons would serve some time in prison, get addiction help through drug treatment, and disappear from the public eye. Now today there is another article in the news more…

Get the Addiction Help You Need to Stop Drug Addiction In Your Family

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab

When it comes right down to it, you’re the only one who’s going to educate your kids on drugs and alcohol and ensure that your kids, family members and others you care about get the drug addiction help they need. And the first thing you have to do is recognize that there is a problem. more…

Drug Rehab Would Have Helped

Posted under Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Rehab

The most difficult news articles to read are the ones about addicts losing their lives because of drug addiction. When you have seen that drug rehab can be successful, someone dying from a addiction-related circumstance is unreal – it is so preventable. I came across an article about this today – a man who had more…

Drug Rehab Q & A: How Do You Know Someone Is Ready To Leave?

Posted under Drug Rehab

Completing a drug treatment program is a milestone for a former addict. But how do you know when the person is really complete with drug rehab and can stay off drugs? A recent article reports that Lindsay Lohan, having completed her third rehab program this year, is ready to leave. The article says she’s a more…

Drug Rehab Planned by Business Owners to Help Drug-Infested Area of Chattanooga

Posted under Drug Rehab

Whose responsibility is it to make sure that there are enough drug treatment centers available to help addicts? Should setting up successful drug treatment programs fall on the shoulders of governments, church groups or religious leaders? Or even private citizens? How about the communities in which drug rehab is needed most? A recent article reports 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…

Is a Drug Rehab Program that Uses Prescription Drugs Increasing Addiction?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Valium

A recent government survey was done on over 67,000 people, which indicated that prescription drug abuse in the country is continuing to grow. An article in Reuters reports that that non-medical use of prescription drugs, especially prescription pain pills, among young adults increased a full percentage in 2006. What many may not have considered is more…

California Drug Rehab Treatment Funding Under Review

Posted under California, Drug Rehab

A recent LA Times Editorial criticized Governor Schwarzenegger for reducing and diverting drug rehab treatment funds from California’s Proposition 36 into a different fund that would provide the money to the counties who use it the most, but with restrictions. Proposition 36 was overwhelmingly passed in a statewide vote in 2000 to approve funding for more…