NorthPoint Recovery Blog 2017-09-21T17:27:52+00:00

Lawsuits Against Drug Manufacturers Exploding Across the US

By | December 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Every day, it seems as another location joins the growing list of cities, counties, and states who are pursuing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors. Local governments are trying to combat the worsening opioid epidemic in America, while at the same time, hold these corporate entities responsible. In 2016, [...]

Barbiturates vs Benzodiazepines: How These Addictive Substances are The Same and Different

By | December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Barbiturates And Benzodiazepines Are Commonly Mistaken For One Another Many people confuse barbiturates with benzodiazepines. It’s no wonder. They both start with the letter “b.” They are both hard to spell and they’re both difficult to pronounce. Plus, they are both in the same drug classification and are very [...]

Serotonin Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing

By | November 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that certain drug interactions can increase your chances of developing a potentially-lethal set of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome?  Knowing which medications, over-the-counter remedies, supplements, and drugs of abuse put you at risk may just save your life. First Things First—What is [...]

Wrestling Legend Ric Flair Opens Up About Alcoholism

By | November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Recently, Pro Wrestling legend Ric Flair experienced a severe health emergency. But what you may not know is his problems were caused by years of heavy drinking. Now recovering, the 68-year-old “Nature Boy” is talking about his past boozing, saying, “I’ll never drink again. I never want to go [...]

Which Prescription and OTC Drugs Are Just Fine to Use in Recovery?

By | November 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Can the prescription and OTC drugs you take REALLY play a role in successful recovery from addiction? Early in recovery, we are taught that if we want to stay sober, we may have to make wholesale lifestyle changes – avoiding the people, places, and things that may trigger a [...]

What It’s Really like to Be an Addiction Counselor

By | November 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become an addiction counselor? To help people struggling with substance abuse disorders regain their sobriety and return to happy, productive lives is an awesome responsibility, but it is also a rewarding career that actually allows you to make [...]

Checking in on Aaron Carter and His Journey Toward Healing

By | November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Aaron Carter has been in the public eye almost his entire life. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the pressure of fame and his stressful music career has made him turn to drugs in an effort to cope. The musician and former child star has made the headlines [...]

Limited Time: Life Expectancy Data for the Worst Addictions

By | November 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Almost everyone knows that heavy drug and alcohol use is bad for both the mind and the body. But just how much time does each drag of a cigarette or mixed drink shave off of your life? Is it a few minutes? A few hours? A few days? In [...]

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