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Drug News: February 25, 2016

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ALCOHOL – USA Part 1: Children of alcohol abuse, and alchoholism – Valley Morning Star Children reared in an Alcoholic home are affected physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually; and they learn three unwritten rules: Do Not Talk, Do Not Trust, and Do Not Feel. And, above all, they may carry those burdens throughout their lives. 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…

Drug News: November 19, 2010

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HEROIN – USA Reno launches campaign to fight kids’ use of heroin – Reno Gazette Journal However, prolonged use and addiction can push a user into injecting the drug. Sabrina’s parents, Ginger and Craig Paulsen said during a Thursday press … DRUG ADDICTION – CANADA Tories launch anti-drug ad campaign – MacLeans A new television more…

Addiction Recovery Doesn’t Have To Include Relapse

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, Drug Addiction, Oxycodone, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin, Xanax

Have you ever heard that “relapse is part of recovery”? As much as people believe this to be true, it is not, plain and simple. If someone relapses after they receive their treatment, then a basic element of the recovery process was missed or omitted and the addiction help they received was incomplete. A good more…

Accidental Overdose:Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson and Possibly Brittany Murphy?

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Just a few days ago, we learned that we’ve lost another star who suddenly died at way too young of an age. Brittany Murphy collapsed in her home over the weekend from what the Coroner has ruled to be “natural causes”, but there were many, many prescriptions found near her bed, in her name and 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…

More Addiction Help Desparately Needed for Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants and Sleeping Aids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Stimulants, Tranquilizers

Officials have determined that Heath Ledger died of an overdose involving a combination of six prescription drugs – painkillers, tranquilizers and sleeping aids. “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications,” the New York City Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement. Could addiction help have more…

Addiction Help Can Get Those Drugs Out of Your Medicine Cabinet

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

A recent article reported that 11.4 million people in the U.S. are abusing prescription drugs. I read an article the other day that put that number at 22 million. The difference may be accounted for by the definition of ‘abuse’ – if you have a prescription, the use of the drugs is legit, no prescription more…

Drug Rehab For Parents Taking Prescription Drugs Will Help Kids

Posted under Drug Rehab, Painkillers

Some people become addicted to prescription drugs after getting them from their doctor for surgery, injury or illness. But, for many, the drug problem starts by ‘borrowing’ a drug from a friend’s or parents’ medicine cabinet – a Xanax to help them sleep or a Vicodin for a headache. As a drug counselor I’ve run more…

Drug Rehab Isn’t Just For Street Drugs

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Drug Rehab, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone

One of the fastest growing drug problems today is the abuse of prescription medications. Opiates in the oxycodone/hydrocodone families and benzodiazepines such as Xanex are especially popular, and are highly addictive. Many people are initially prescribed these medications for legitimate medical conditions and don’t see the warning signs of addiction before it’s too late. The more…