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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…

Canada Changing Laws to Tackle Painkiller Addiction

Posted under OxyContin, Painkillers

A couple of years ago the patent for OxyContin’s original formula expired. That’s not for the extended release version with the abuse-resistant formulation, but the original formula – which caused the huge epidemic in prescription painkiller addiction and abuse. The FDA refused to approve any drugs that were generic versions of the original OxyContin, but Canada gave the drugs approval. Now Canada’s prescription painkiller addiction problem is so bad that they’re going to reverse the approval. more…

Do You Wonder if You’re Addicted to Prescription Painkillers?

Posted under Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

There are a lot of people out there who’ve been on painkillers for a long time. Many have tried to stop taking them, but when they do, they suffer from pain and other symptoms that make them think they still need the drug. However, those symptoms are more likely to be from withdrawal – which means it’s time to get into a drug rehab program.

How Do You Know You’re Going Through Withdrawal? more…

Real Non-Addictive Opiate Prescription Painkillers?

Posted under Hydrocodone, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

Drug overdoses were the leading cause of death by injury in the U.S. just a couple of years ago. And the numbers aren’t getting any better. Most of those drugs that are killing people are prescription. And most of THOSE are OxyContin and other prescription painkillers. more…

High Rollers – Addiction on Wall Street

Posted under Heroin

I recently read an article about a 32-year-old bond trader on Wall Street. He makes tons of money – just paid $1 million cash for a condo – but he starts every morning shooting dope or taking OxyContin, and his life is falling apart. more…

One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Minnesota, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

If You Can’t Get Them to Get Addiction Help, Naloxone May Save Their Life During Overdose

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

When someone overdoses on heroin, it’s not likely that John Travolta’s going to be around to pull his famous Pulp Fiction move – stabbing them in the chest with a needle full of adrenalin. But with record numbers of people switching from OxyContin to heroin, something is definitely needed to help prevent death from overdoses. more…

What’s the Best Addiction Help? Just Say No to Prescription Drugs.

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

The lead medical examiner in Brevard County, Florida recently said that when he is called out to investigate a death that does not involve a shooting, stabbing or motor vehicle accident, there’s a good chance that drugs are involved. But he’s not referring to street drugs like heroin, cocaine, or meth – he’s talking about more…

Good News for those Needing Prescription Drug Addiction Help in Kentucky

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs

Now that more people in Kentucky are dying from prescription drug abuse and addiction than from car wrecks, lawmakers and a lot of other people are desperate to find ways to get the situation under control. Having more addiction help facilities and treatment programs available is one very good thing, but there’s a lot more more…

900 Percent Increase in People Seeking Addiction Help in Kentucky

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs

In the last 10 years, the number of people trying to get into a Kentucky drug rehab facility has increased by 900 percent. In 2010 alone, nearly 26,000 people were admitted to addiction help centers. But so many more people need help – 26,000 is just a drop in the bucket. Kentucky has one of more…

Prescription Drugs Turn People into Heroin Addicts

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Hydrocodone, MsContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee

Officials in Tennessee are predicting a surge in heroin addiction. Why? Is there a bumper crop of poppies in Afghanistan? Have the Mexican drug cartels pumped up their marketing efforts or lowered their heroin prices? No. It’s because there are so many people suffering from OxyContin addiction and addiction to other painkillers and prescription drugs, more…

Hooked on Prescription Drugs? Get Addiction Help.

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Tranquilizers, Xanax

I recently read an article about the prescription drug addiction problem in a certain state. There was a big task force formed by the police, various addiction help facilities and a number of other groups. One of the government officials in the town was quoted as saying that he didn’t think there was a prescription more…

Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drug Abuse – Before It Leads to Heroin Addiction

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

An investigation in New Jersey is evaluating what causes young people to move from one drug to another – specifically, the relationship between prescription drugs and heroin. The investigation was motivated in part by a rise in both heroin and prescription drug deaths in the area. They’re hoping their findings will prevent these deaths and more…

Prescription Drug Addiction Problem? Get Addiction Help and Fight for Prescription Drug Monitoring.

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

Florida has the biggest prescription drug abuse problem in the country. Despite that, it does not have a prescription drug monitoring system that will help isolate those getting prescriptions for the purpose of reselling the drugs to others. The monitoring program could put dealers out of business and, for those who are dealing to support more…

One More Reason to Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs

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

Prescription drugs are turning out to be such a problem. People all over the U.S. are addicted to them or abusing them. When compared to street drug problems, more people are dying from prescription drugs, more end up in emergency rooms because of them, more people are showing up at rehab centers for addiction help, 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…

Obama's Health Care Plan Should Address Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted under Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

The only funeral director in Pineville, West Virgina, recently commented on the number of deaths caused by prescription drug overdoses – painkillers like OxyContin being the major problem. “If these people had died of the swine flu, we’d probably be making national headlines,” he said. Well, it does make national headlines – every day you can more…

Thousands Will Need Drug Addiction Help as Florida Pain Clinics Get Nailed

Posted under Florida, Painkillers, Treatment

I’m reading an autobiography that takes place largely in Mumbai, known at the time as Bombay, India. It strikes me as similar to recent descriptions of Broward County, Florida, the new painkiller capitol of the U.S., where thousands of pills are handed out to local residents every day and thousands more are sold to people travelling more…

Addiction Help: How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Tranquilizers, Young People

Every day I see articles telling parents to discuss drugs with their children if they want them to stay drug-free. Statistics show that kids whose parents talk to them about drugs are 50% less like to take them. But often parents don’t know what to say and, because of that, don’t talk to them about more…

Doctor Suspended for Giving Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Suboxone, West Virginia

A doctor in West Virginia recently had her license suspended for treating too many drug addicts with Suboxone. She was limited to 100 patients by law, and she was treating 200. They warned her, but she didn’t get rid of those patients quickly enough and, when we was next investigated, was still treating 170, so more…

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