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Heroin Addiction – One Former Addict’s Success Story

Posted under Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, OxyContin, Successes

It’s amazing to hear stories of recovery, even more amazing to hear about a former addict’s background. It’s often nothing like you would expect. Fortunately, addiction help can really turn lives around. more…

Drug News: July 23, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

ALCOHOL – USA 9 Things I Don’t Miss About Alcohol Addiction – BuzzFeed From being permanently skint to hating yourself, addiction is like living in a house made of poor decisions. HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Multi-faceted treatment urged for drug addicts – Trib Live After 216 days in detox, in-patient treatment and a more…

How to Keep Addicts Alive Until They’re Into Rehab

Posted under Buprenorphine, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Intervention, Marijuana, Methadone, OxyContin

There’s probably nothing worse than having a kid, spouse, parent or close friend on drugs and spending most of your time worrying about whether they’re safe and whether you’re going to get a phone call giving you bad news.

Of course, the best solution to drug addiction is prevention, not treatment. And there are many things you can do to help prevent them from getting into drugs.

A lot of people dispute the disease theory of addiction. And for good reason: Although the drugs can definitely cause physical dependency, true addiction involves a mental and emotional element – it’s a symptom that the person has things going on in their life that they don’t know how to deal with. more…

Drug News: May 28, 2015

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA – USA House slams brakes on medical marijuana – Standard Speaker The speaker’s power to assign a bill to a committee usually doesn’t get much attention until it happens to a bill like this. “We’ve got to be real careful we don’t have unintended consequences that are harmful,” Baker said. “I’m open to more…

Drug News: May 21, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Doctors say treating babies born to addicted mothers expensive, painful – WMUR “These babies are not happy. They are very irritable, so the littlest of noises disrupts them. Their intestines are overactive. They throw up. They have diarrhea. They sweat.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – CANADA Federal government reversing its decision more…

This is Rehabilitation – The Real Thing

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs

When someone goes to drug addiction treatment, the goal is to change their life. Whatever led up to them taking drugs has been addressed, whatever is keeping them on drugs has been addressed, and they’ve changed those things in their life that continue to make them want to take drugs. That’s a tall order, but it is true rehabilitation. Here’s a perfect example of what should happen. more…

Drug News: April 9, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Drug Court, Carle to try heroin treatment pilot program – News-Gazette Local medical, drug treatment and court officials are partnering on a pilot program to get the addiction treatment Vivitrol to selected heroin addicts sentenced to Champaign County drug court. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Ex-Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye more…

Colorado’s Marijuana Retailers Trying to Entice School Kids

Posted under Colorado, Marijuana, Young People

There are nearly 400 places in Colorado where you can buy marijuana. Some are chain stores – one owner might have several shops. One of those owners, Brian Ruden, who had four stores as of last year and is still opening more, was recently stopped from opening another shop right next to a drug addiction treatment facility and two blocks from two different schools  – a college and a prep school.

Ruden used to be a tax attorney. He gave it up so he could sell drugs. more…

Drug News: March 5, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Adam Meyer, Sports Betting Pro to the Stars, Sent to Drug Rehab by Federal Judge – Broward Palm Beach Meyer, 42, the president and chief executive officer of sports betting consulting firm Real Money Sports Inc., has apparently failed four drug tests, one as recently as February 13, and has also more…

Jail Isn’t the Answer, But Does That Make Being Stoned Okay?

Posted under Colorado, Legal Issues, Marijuana, THC

Colorado’s first annual report on marijuana shows the state sold 4.8 million edible marijuana products—some for medical use, and some for recreation. Nearly enough for one for every person in the state. Oh, wait, more than 2.25 million of Colorado’s 5+ million people are under 21 and can’t legally buy the stuff. So, that means there were enough edible marijuana products for everyone to have two!

And when you consider that only 67 of Colorado’s 321 jurisdictions opted in to allowing retail or medical sales of marijuana, that decreases the number even further. So … let’s just say that quite a few people in Colorado got stoned last year. more…

Drug News: February 26, 2015

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DESIGNER DRUGS – USA Drug rehab center sees more cases of new designer drugs; Flakka and Budder becoming more popular – WPTV Drug rehab experts say users are putting butane hash oil, known on the streets as Budder, in their vaporizers. This drug along with another new type of bath salt called Flakka, are becoming more…

Drug News: February 19, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA State of Withdrawal: Methadone Works, so Why the Push to End Coverage? – News MPBN Maine is in the grip of an opiate epidemic, and has been for the past 15 years. Heroin is firmly entrenched in the most rural parts of the state. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA State of Withdrawal: more…

Drug News: December 18, 2014

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HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Cumberland County takes on heroin-painkiller crisis, overdose deaths – PennLive Cumberland County is the latest midstate community to launch a large-scale effort against painkiller and heroin addiction, which has emerged as a crisis locally and all over Pennsylvania. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Drug addicts need to be treated, not more…

Drug News: October 16, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Christie pledges $12 million to expand ‘Mommy & Me’ drug rehab programs to southern N.J. – Speaking at a residential facility that allows new mothers in recovery to receive treatment for drug addiction without giving up custody of their young children, Gov. Chris Christie today announced he was designating $12 more…

Drug News: October 8, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Can we talk drug treatment? ‘Obamacare’ Ky.’s best shot at beating scourge – For the first time, nonprofits and other providers will be able to afford to build treatment facilities, both residential and outpatient, knowing they will be reimbursed for the services. If the law is allowed to work as more…

Drug News: September 24, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Preventing teen prescription drug abuse – 13 Dallas Gay describes his grandson, Jeffrey, as energetic and friendly. While in high school, Jeffrey used prescription painkillers for recreational use, and rapidly became addicted. “Most everyone like myself, or Jeffrey’s parents, didn’t have any idea what it was about. That it was more…

Legal Marijuana – Should You Vote Yay or Nay?

Posted under Cocaine, Colorado, Marijuana, Washington

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational purposes in two states – Washington and Colorado – people are starting to realize that this crop is going to generate some serious money for the state and the 75 retailers who now have shops where you can buy everything from weed truffles to pre-rolled joints. But legal or not, marijuana still has same effects on individuals. And right now it is vital to look at what they are. more…

Drug News: September 17, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes – NY Times Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250. HEROIN – USA Eminem Rehab, Heroin Addiction HOAX! ‘MMLP2’ Rapper NOT more…

Drug News: August 27, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – Japan Former drug addict relieved to be alive – Japan Times “Drugs were a daily part of my life,” he says. “It was probably like eating three times a day for some people. I didn’t like it. I wanted to quit every time I used drugs but I couldn’t.” DRUG REHAB / more…

Drug News: August 20, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Gospel Music Singer Reveals How He Overcame Dangerous Battle With Prescription Drug Addiction – The Blaze “Welcome Home,” Habedank’s first solo album, comes a little more than a year after the singer checked himself into a treatment facility outside of Nashville, Tennessee, to combat his prescription drug dependence. MARIJUANA – USA more…

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