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OxyContin Drug Manufacturer Pulling Back: What This Means to You

By | 2018-04-07T20:45:48+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

In a shocking reversal of their earlier corporate policies, Purdue Pharma, one of the country’s largest drug manufacturers, announced that it will immediately discontinue promoting OxyContin and other prescription opioids. In addition, the drug giant laid off over half of its sales staff. The remaining salespeople will now focus on promoting the company’s other products. With this reversal, Purdue now joins other so-called “Big Pharma” drug manufacturers. Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Allegan stopped opioid marketing years ago. Purdue Pharma’s shift is especially significant, however. While opioid pain medications make up a fraction of the other [...]

Phenibut: Facing the Facts

By | 2018-04-07T20:34:12+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

“There is no drug that is the same as phenibut in the country. So we are really working with an unknown substance here in Australia.” ~ Dr. Jim Finn, Queensland Vice President, Australian Medical Association In February 2018, seven Australian schoolboys from a prestigious private school were rushed to the hospital and treated for drug overdoses. But the real story is the offending substance – a drug so rare that doctors were clueless about the best way to treat them. Up to that point, most doctors had never even heard of using phenibut powder [...]

WARNING: Mixing Marijuana and 207 Other Common Substances – What NOT to Do

By | 2018-04-07T00:57:42+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery is a 12-step abstinence-based program. We unequivocally do NOT recommend the use of ANY addictive or mind-altering substances, including marijuana. At the same time, we realize that marijuana is easily available for many people in America. Therefore, we are providing the following public safety information. As more states make medicinal and recreational marijuana legal, it is important to fully understand what potential drug interactions and side effects may occur when weed is used in combination with other common substances – alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs, for example. This can be [...]

The FDA Says Kratom Is an Opioid: Now What?

By | 2018-04-07T00:33:00+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

“Further, as the scientific data and adverse event reports have clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant – it’s an opioid. And it’s an opioid that’s associated with novel risks because of the variability in how it’s being formulated, sold and used recreationally and by those who are seeking to self-medicate for pain or who use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.” ~ Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, in a press release In early February 2018, the FDA declared that kratom, a [...]

Treating Addiction with MAT: 10 Reasons Why Vivitrol Shots are Safe and Effective

By | 2018-03-23T15:37:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

With opioid and alcohol addiction rates in America skyrocketing, many health insurance providers find that they are paying out more and more for drug addiction treatments. Providers who contract with IPN and payers who use the IPN network are often given several treatment options to choose from. Vivitrol has become one of the most highly recommended options for treating alcohol and opioid dependence. It can only be prescribed once patients are alcohol and opioid-free for a minimum of 7 to 10 days. If not, it may cause adverse effects. This medication is used in [...]

Fentanyl Is A Major Player In The Number Of Opioid Related Deaths

By | 2018-03-07T04:43:18+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

The Opioid Epidemic Is Ravaging The Country And Fentanyl Is At Center Stage Opioid addiction is scourging the United States and Fentanyl is a major player in the number of opioid-related deaths happening in the country. By now, most Americans have heard that the country is experiencing an opioid addiction epidemic. Here are some statistics that put the Fentanyl problem into perspective: In 2015, there were 6.5 million fentanyl prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. In 2016, more people died from a drug overdose than any other year. Fentanyl is largely to blame for this [...]

Drug Psychosis: Why a Woman Gouged Out Her Own Eyes While on Meth

By | 2018-03-21T00:45:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

On February 6 of this year, Kaylee Muthart, a pretty young 20-year-old from Anderson, South Carolina, ripped out her own eyes while high on methamphetamine. What she thought was a religious sacrifice was in fact a delusion brought on by an episode of drug-induced psychosis. Now blinded for life, Kaylee is speaking up about her descent into drug addiction in the hopes of helping others avoid similar tragedies. Once upon a Time – A Life before Drugs “I had been a straight-A student in Anderson, South Carolina—I was even in [...]

Combining Cocaine and Alcohol and the Dangers of Cocaethylene

By | 2018-03-07T04:28:08+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

Cocaethylene is a rare production that occurs within your body. Using alcohol and cocaine simultaneously causes a third drug to form. Your liver is responsible for detoxifying your body. Substances you abuse like cocaine and alcohol will pass through your blood and into your liver. When alcohol and cocaine meet in your liver at the same time, cocaethylene may be produced. The production of cocaethylene is the only known example where your body creates a third drug when cocaine and alcohol are combined. The euphoric effects make it alluring enough that people will combine [...]

Dealing with Suboxone Withdrawal: WARNING this drug may cause dependence

By | 2018-03-07T04:28:59+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Suboxone is a prescription medication FDA-approved to treat opioid addiction. It is combined with the drugs buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is known as a partial agonist which relieves the symptoms of a powerful opiate withdrawal. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which reverses the effect of opioid drugs. While the drug for opiate withdrawal has shown effective through a variety of studies, Suboxone withdrawal symptoms can make it hard to stop. Suboxone is often a long time treatment for those recovering from addictive opioids like heroin. As it is addictive, staying on it for the [...]

3 Popular Date Rape That Drugs are Widely Abused: Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine

By | 2018-03-06T05:27:25+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

When we hear the name Rohypnol, we think “date rape” drug. Drugs like Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine are also abused knowingly. Date rape drugs are illegal and can be used to incapacitate someone so sexual assault is easier. When someone is roofied, they will have no idea. These drugs are colorless with no smell and no taste, which has made it effective in victimizing people. When victims of the date rape drug are given enough, they will pass out completely. Taking date rape drugs recreationally is a different experience. With the right doses, users [...]

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