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Changes in Legislature Bring Hope to Recovery

By | 2018-11-23T15:37:46+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|

Historically, addiction hasn’t been a topic many people are openly willing to discuss, but that is all changing. In recent decades, our society has become more open with digital communication,  resulting in information spreading faster than ever before in human history. Due to the opioid crisis and the overwhelming need to help those with addiction treatment, the federal legislature is stepping in to provide further assistance. Legislation Changes to Assist Addiction Bipartisan bill is a prime example of our federal government responding to the overwhelming feedback and discussion surrounding addiction, [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day

By | 2018-12-06T16:43:27+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

“No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic – we all know a friend, family member, or loved one devastated by opioids” ~ CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. We attended International Overdose Awareness Day because too many people are dying unnecessarily. Each day over 115 people overdose on opioids and die in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018). From January 2017 to January 2018 the US saw an increase in overdose deaths by 6.3%, which the CDC reports is an underreported number based on incomplete data (CDC, [...]

8 Confessions of a Heroin Junkie

By | 2018-06-02T16:38:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Addiction to heroin crept up on me. It started with a prescription for opioids to manage pain after I had a car accident. It’s hard to believe that a legal drug would have been the catalyst for a decade long bout abusing heroin. This isn’t uncommon sadly and many won’t ever get out of the cycle. I did eventually get clean. I was one of the lucky ones. A chronic heroin abuser will experience a 97% relapse rate. Most people using heroin will die of an overdose within 10 years of first starting. My [...]

Everything You Might Want to Know About the Top 13 Antidepressants on the Market

By | 2018-06-02T16:29:54+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Depression is a debilitating disorder that is widely affecting people all over the world. There are many antidepressants that are designed to help all types of depressive disorders. So which ones are the best for managing certain types of depressions? Well, a list was put together by IMS Health where they talk about the 100 most prescribed drugs. Some of the antidepressants on this list were quite high on the overall list. The likes of Cymbalta was three times more prescribed that than the next most prescribed antidepressant. Addiction and [...]

How Likely is Abuse of Desoxyn and Why?

By | 2018-12-06T16:41:46+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Desoxyn abuse today has a lot to do with how the prescription medication is managed. How Likely is Abuse of Desoxyn and Why? It was approved for the treatment of ADHD in 2010. The DEA has stated that there were over 16,000 prescriptions filled for the drug in 2012. This brand name drug is a methamphetamine hydrochloride. It works on the central nervous system as a stimulant. This calms down the symptoms that often occur with the disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recent development within behavioral disorders. It was mentioned in [...]

Verne Troyer: His Battles with Alcoholism and Depression

By | 2018-05-23T04:07:02+00:00 May 26th, 2018|

On April 21, 2018, Verne Troyer, the actor who shot to fame for his hilarious portrayal of “Mini-Me” in the Austin Power movies, died after a hard-fought personal war against alcoholism and depression. Although the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has deferred an official cause of death pending further tests, spokesperson Ed Winter said, “He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system.” Winter also noted that Troyer’s case was reported as a “possible suicide”. Did Alcohol Directly Cause Verne Troyer’s Death? Just weeks prior to [...]

What Claimed the Life of Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan??

By | 2018-05-27T01:42:53+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: The cause of death of Dolores O’Riordan has not been released. This article’s purpose is to educate about mental health and substance abuse risks. It has not been confirmed that O’Riordan used any illicit drugs or died by suicide at this time. On January 15, Cranberries singer, Dolores O’Riordan, was found dead in a London hotel room. She was only 46. With O’Riordan out front, the Cranberries achieved worldwide fame and sold millions of albums. Despite the public success, however, O’Riordan privately struggled with trauma, physical pain, substance abuse, personal setbacks, and mental health [...]

The Death of Avicii: What it Teaches Us about Substance Abuse, Depression, and Suicide

By | 2018-05-23T03:55:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

On April 20, 2018, Avicii – the internationally-famous DJ who was among the most successful in the world – took his own life while working in Muscat, Oman. Reportedly, he used broken glass from a wine bottle to cut himself, self-inflicting the wounds that killed him. He was only 28 years old. If the reports are true, this makes the circumstances of his suicide tragically apropos. For years, Avicii had struggled mightily with excessive problematic drinking. In fact, he suffered from a number of alcohol-related health problems that may have contributed to his desperate [...]

Top 10 Addictions People Go to Rehab For

By | 2018-12-06T16:56:12+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

What are the most common addictions – the ones that are severe enough to necessitate a rehab stay? Top 10 Addictions People Go to Rehab For Right now, headlines are dominated by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. But rehab programs are filled with more than just people who are addicted to painkillers. Understanding the drug hazards that exist is a crucial part of prevention and treatment. TEDS – Tracking Rehab Admissions The best resource for identifying those hazards is the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), a system [...]

Opiate vs Opioid: The Differences That Make a Difference

By | 2018-05-10T04:21:49+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Opiate vs opioid – opioid vs opiate: Are there really any differences? As it turns out, there are a few important distinctions between the two terms. And in today’s environment, with the continuing opioid epidemic, it behooves all of us to learn all we can about everything involved in what some are calling the greatest public health emergency in American history. First Things First – What Is the Definition of an Opiate? An opiate is a drug that has been refined or extracted from natural plant matter – the fibers or sap of [...]