Addiction Information

/Addiction Information

Johnny Manziel: “Johnny Football” Is Putting Recovery First

By | 2018-08-10T03:09:47+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery applauds Johnny Manziel as he focuses on his mental health and continued sobriety. His is a good example of how ANYONE can recover, with the right professional help and support. Once upon a time, Johnny Manziel led what seemed to be a charmed life. Growing up in a small town in Texas, he achieved “folk hero” status for his gridiron accomplishments in high school. He won the Mr. Texas Football award and was even honored as a prep-level All-American. His athletic success followed him to college. After receiving scholarship offers from [...]

Demi Lovato: From “Sober” Confession to Overdose

By | 2018-07-31T04:20:52+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: While all the details aren’t yet known about the possible overdose Demi Lovato recently suffered, what IS known is that the 25-year-old singer and actress has a long and well-publicized personal history of substance abuse and mental illness. Using that information, this is an attempt to provide context to her struggles in the hope of educating and helping others who might be dealing with similar issues. “…this is definitely a medical emergency for her.” ~ 911 dispatcher, July 24, 2018 At 11:22 am on July 24, singer and actress Demi Lovato was found [...]

What Kinds of Addictions Can Naltrexone Treat?

By | 2018-07-12T02:26:35+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Naltrexone is a medication that helps people stop taking opioids or drinking alcohol. The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is the worst drug crisis the country has ever seen. The overdoses that are happening with opioids are the leading cause of death for people under 50 years old in the U.S. Last year, opioids killed nearly 64,000 Americans. It is one of the drugs that was developed to help people recover from an opioid addiction. It also works to aid those who are looking to abstain from alcohol abuse. It is capable of blocking [...]

The Klonopin High: More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

By | 2018-07-11T16:04:49+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

When it comes to prescription drug addictions, we hear a lot about opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxy, and Fentanyl. After all, there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. These drugs were responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. It’s no wonder they make headlines. We also hear horror stories about Xanax and Valium. However; there is another highly addictive script we should all be wary of. It’s called Klonopin. Klonopin may not get a lot of coverage in the news, but it is still one of the most dangerous and widely abused prescription pills [...]

Chris Cornell: How Big a Role Did Ativan Play?

By | 2018-07-06T19:10:08+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Was Ativan a factor in the suicide of Chris Cornell? Chris Cornell was the front man for Soundgarden and then Audioslave. He committed suicide in 2017 and Ativan was found in his system. His wife called his actions “inexplicable”. In a recent interview, a year after his death, she said that he loved his life and would never end it. Addiction to Ativan is a deep and complex disease. According to Vicky Cornell, when she spoke to her husband by phone shortly after his Detroit performance, she noticed he was slurring his words. In a [...]

It Has Taken the Lives of Many, But Americans Still Love Their Cocaine

By | 2018-07-12T02:27:57+00:00 July 7th, 2018|

Let’s Talk About Coke (The Drug, Not America’s Fave Soda Pop) Cocaine. The word itself strikes fear into the hearts of many. Its reputation for destroying lives makes it one of the most feared substances on the planet. And, rightfully so. It ranks as one of the most addictive drugs known to man. Most people are hip to this reality. After all, we were taught the about the dangers of illegal drugs in school. Yet, this hasn’t stopped millions of Americans from trying coke and getting hooked on the stuff. Since the 1960’s, this [...]

About Flakka: The New Designer Drug

By | 2018-07-06T18:05:53+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Flakka  - The New Dangerous Designer Drug https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyeVhYTMtmY Recently, there have been a lot of outrageous stories about people in Florida doing strange things. For example, a man rushed out of his house in Miami a month ago. He ripped off all his clothes and screamed violently while running. This occurred after smoking Flakka, a crystal-like drug. It took five police officers to take him down. The “excited delirium” that the user ends up in seems to create a superhuman strength. With this strength, there is delusion, paranoia, and hallucination. The drug is new [...]

Nootropics – Are These So-called Smart Drugs The Real Deal?

By | 2018-07-12T02:27:08+00:00 July 1st, 2018|

Brain Enhancement in A Pill Form? Seriously? We live in a demanding world where we are being asked to do more (and more and more!). It’s no surprise that people are looking for a way to boost brainpower. And, as to be expected, Americans want brain enhancement to come in the form of a pill or some other easily accessible substance. (Hard work and diligence? Who has time for all that!?) This is where nootropics come in. These so-called smart drugs have been around for years. But, their popularity has increased since Dave Asprey [...]

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 [...]

Anthony Bourdain’s Fight with Addiction and Apparent Suicide

By | 2018-06-26T17:34:14+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. Anthony Bourdain’s Fight with Addiction and Apparent Suicide From the outside, it’s a mystery—Why would a world-famous figure like Anthony Bourdain take his own life? After all, by any [...]

Discover Our Addiction Resources

Get Access to:

Our Comprehensive Addiction Guides
15 FREE Addiction Quizzes




* Northpoint Recovery will Never Sell or Share Your Information.

Or Call Us Today for Your FREE, Confidential Addiction Assessment:

(888) 280-3348