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Anthony Bourdain’s Fight with Addiction and Apparent Suicide

By | 2018-06-18T19:32:00+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Although the death of Anthony Bourdain has been ruled a suicide, there are no reports at this time that drugs or alcohol were involved. However, Bourdain had a well-documented personal history of addiction and spoke often about his recovery. We therefore provide this information about his life to educate others who are struggling about substance abuse or mental health issues. From the outside, it’s a mystery—Why would a world-famous figure like Anthony Bourdain take his own life? After all, by any measure, he seemed to be wildly successful, with fame, fortune, and professional [...]

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 | 2018-06-02T15:57:46+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

Desoxyn abuse today has a lot to do with how the prescription medication is managed. 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 1902 but patients weren’t being diagnosed until the 1990s. [...]

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Side-Effects: What You Need to Know about This Highly-Addictive Drug

By | 2018-06-02T15:30:51+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|

Heroin withdrawal symptoms are said to be one of the hardest things any addict will ever face. This is compared to other drugs that cause addiction. Decades ago, use of the drug would be unheard of in the mainstream. There is a stigma that only homeless junkies would ever get involved in such a dangerous street drug. Sadly, the prescription opioid epidemic has caused average people to turn to heroin because it’s easier and cheaper to obtain. The cause of addiction with opioids are due to how it works within the body. It doesn’t [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Research Tells Us About Veterans and Their Addiction Risk

By | 2018-05-08T01:50:36+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Why are American veterans at significant risk of addiction ? More importantly, what can be done to help? Members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces experience a very specific set of challenges and responsibilities not usually encountered by the rest of the civilian population. Regular deployment – moving from place to place Extended separation from family – frequently for months at a time Unique culture – drinking is often seen as a way to bond Combat service – needing to constantly be on alert Life or death situations – split-second decisions that [...]

The 23 Supposed Benefits and 25 Serious Risks of Microdosing Various Substances

By | 2018-06-02T17:43:28+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

Disclaimer: Northpoint and it's affiliates do not endorse the use of microdosing or any mind-altering substance - especially for those in recovery. This article is purely educational in hopes of providing readers with information they may need to make healthier choices.  “People are like, 'Yeah microdosing!' But in reality, there is not a single controlled trial ever on this yet. So whether it's helpful or hurtful we don't know.” ~ Dr. Stephen Ross, MD, Director, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Bellevue Hospital Is microdosing a form of drug abuse? Or, as supporters suggest, [...]

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