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Addiction Help Is Available for Methadone, and the Sooner the Better

Posted under Addiction Help, Florida, Methadone, OxyContin

When it gets to the point where a county medical examiner says he would never let someone in his family take a specific prescription drug unless they were a heroin addict, you know you’re dealing with a dangerous drug. And that’s exactly what Hillsborough County, Florida, Medical Examiner, Vernard Adams, said about methadone. As methadone more…

Utica’s New Methadone Clinic: Blessing, or Devil in Disguise?

Posted under Drug News, New York

“Methadone, an opioid, is used to wean addicts off other opioids,” said an article about the Utica’s new methadone clinic, due to open later this year. Of course, with that description of methadone, who wouldn’t think it was a blessing? More addicts being helped to get off heroin and prescription painkillers? How can that be anything but good?

In fact, it is almost ANYTHING but good. 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 14, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG / ALCOHOL REHAB – USA Recovery high school to open in Worcester – Worcester Telegram A vacant manufacturing building on Rockdale Street is being transformed into the region’s first specialized high school for recovering substance abusers, local officials revealed this week. The new Worcester recovery high school, which will be the fifth recovery high more…

Drug News: March 26, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug database bills add security protections – Sun Herald Missouri lawmakers have tried and failed for more than a decade to join the rest of the country in creating a prescription drug monitoring program. All the while, state Rep. Holly Rehder watched her daughter’s addiction to painkillers deepen. ALCOHOL AND more…

Drug News: February 19, 2015

Posted under Drug News

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: January 14, 2015

Posted under Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA UFC champion Jon Jones lasts all of one night in drug rehab – Washington Post On Jan. 6, three days after defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones announced he would be entering a treatment facility after he tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in more…

You CAN Help Your Kids Stop Taking Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Young People

This morning I was reading a forum for mothers whose children are addicts. It was heartbreaking. They have had so much loss, so much devastation, the families are at a breaking point. But, if you act, things can turn out okay. more…

Why Longer Drug Rehab is Better

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Methadone

Have you heard about people going to drug rehab more than once? One person responded to a blog I wrote telling me he’d been to rehab seven times and, even the last time, it didn’t work. That particular person was on a methadone maintenance program – said he needed to stay on methadone because his failures at drug rehab proved that addiction help doesn’t work for him and that he actually needs the methadone.

But is it true that the addiction help that helps other won’t help him? Absolutely not. What is more likely true is that he didn’t do a long-term drug rehab. more…

From Painkillers to Heroin – An All Too Common Story

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

Every day there are stories about people who start their drug use with a legitimate prescription for painkillers and become heroin addicts. Their lives are ruined. But you can prevent it.

A recent story chronicled the life of one such person. Here’s the time line:

  • At 18, her doctor gave her a prescription for Vicodin for fibromyalgia.
  • Over the next two years she took the drug more and more frequently and, within three years, was a full blown addict. more…

Drug News: July 16, 2014

Posted under Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA U.S. Doctors Prescribe Opiate Painkillers at Twice the Rate of any other Country…and 500,000 Veterans are Dependent – AllGov Doctors in the United States lead the world in prescribing opioid analgesics, or opiate pain relievers (OPR). U.S. physicians write 82.5 prescriptions for OPRs for every 100 persons in the country. Many more…

Drug News: May 7, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – USA Veterans Rehab Clinic Failed Son Who Overdosed – Miami Herald The mother for a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran who died of a drug overdose while at Miami’s Veterans Affairs Hospital drug rehabilitation center last year says no one told her exactly how her son died. HEROIN / METHADONE – UK Tragic more…

Drug News: April 23, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA County judge wants drug rehab at jail – Medina County Gazette Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler wants the county to reopen the east pod of the jail to serve as a short-term rehab facility for drug offenders with opiate and heroin addictions. He said most heroin addicts who more…

Heroin Overdoses Lives Can be Saved

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone

When someone overdoses on heroin or similar drugs (called opioids) and doesn’t receive immediate treatment, they can stop breathing and die rather quickly. But a new drug could save the life of someone you care about.

We frequently hear about these overdose tragedies on the news – actors, musicians, all sorts of celebrities, not to mention college and high school kids, housewives, professionals, and so on – no one is immune.

Unfortunately, most of the time an opioid overdose means there’s very little anyone can do to save that victim’s life. Rescue people might be it, but there is virtually no chance they’ll be able to do anything about it. That is, unless more…

Drug News: December 26, 2013

Posted under Drug News, New Mexico

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA ACP Issues Wake-up Call on Prescription Drug Abuse – Medscape The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a policy position paper on prescription drug abuse in an effort to stem the “epidemic” of deaths from prescription drug overdose that is occurring. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA What If Holiday Stress Leads more…

Drug News: December 18, 2013

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA ‘Agents of change’ educate on prescription drug abuse – Johnson City Press “Through this program we go out and reach out into the community to educate about prescription drug abuse and hopefully to impact others.” ALCOHOL – USA Holiday Drinking: How 8 Common Medications Interact with Alcohol – Live Science If more…

Why You Shouldn’t Use Methadone to Get off Other Drugs

Posted under Heroin, Methadone, Opiates

Methadone has been used for decades to help people get off heroin. But guess what? It doesn’t work. It has life-changing side effects. It’s easy to overdose on. And it’s almost impossible to quit. It’s hard to face up to heroin withdrawal. It can be painful. That’s why only 5 percent of people who try more…

Methadone Is Worse Than Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Heroin, Methadone, Opiates

People sometimes go onto methadone temporarily to help them get off heroin. But rarely do they actually get off the methadone. In fact, methadone is so hard to stop taking that many addiction help facilities won’t even accept people who are taking it. Why Do People Take Methadone to Quit Heroin? Using methadone to help more…

Getting Addiction Help May Be Easier Than You Think

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Methamphetamine

Looking for help with someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol can be pretty overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of drug rehab facilities, and nearly as many different methods of rehab, that it’s almost impossible for someone who is not an expert to figure out what to do. The easy solution is calling more…

Drug News: July 8, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA ‘Celebrity Rehab’s Dr Drew accused of accepting money from drug firm – Digital Spy Dr Drew Pinsky has been accused of accepting money from a drug firm. Pinsky has been charged with taking $275,000 (£177,700) in bribes from the drug company GlaxoSmithKline in exchange for promotion of their products. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS more…

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