Cocaine Production Is at An All-Time High, According to a Recent Report

By |2019-08-25T16:41:27+00:00July 31st, 2019|

“I hope the World Drug Report 2019 will shed further light on the world drug problem and inform international community responses. By working together and focusing attention and resources, we can help people get the services they need without discrimination, promote security and bring criminals to justice, safeguard health, and achieve Sustainable Development Goals.” ~ Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Ask most Americans what they think the world’s biggest drug threat is, and they will probably  answer opioids such as prescription pain medication, street-level heroin, and illicit synthetics  [...]

Clonidine Addiction Explained

By |2019-08-15T15:28:05+00:00June 17th, 2019|

While clonidine addiction isn’t necessarily the most common type of addiction today, its effects on the body, mind, and on an individual’s life can be just as destructive as many other drugs. In this article, we’ll be taking a deep look into what exactly clonidine is, what it’s used for, and how addiction begins. We’ll also be looking at what clonidine addiction looks like and what to expect from rehab treatment. All general drug information including side effects and dosages for clonidine are provided by the Mayo Clinic. Clonidine Classification Also known by [...]

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

By |2019-08-21T14:49:29+00:00June 17th, 2019|

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 to 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 [...]

20 Signs That You Are Abusing Ativan

By |2019-07-25T20:49:39+00:00June 17th, 2019|

The recent suicide of musician Chris Cornell and the speculation about the prominent role that Ativan seems to have played has people asking questions about this popular antianxiety medication. Is Ativan REALLY safe? How do you know when someone is abusing Ativan? What do I do if I have an Ativan prescription? These are valid concerns. After all, Cornell had a legitimate prescription. But he also had an extensive history of drug and alcohol abuse. This means that there was a fine line between treating his anxiety disorder and safely managing his substance abuse [...]

How Common Are Addiction and Alcoholism in the US?

By |2019-07-25T20:50:05+00:00June 16th, 2019|

“Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 – roughly equal to the ENTIRE POPULATION OF TEXAS.” ~ Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative One of the common feelings caused by the disease of addiction is an overpowering sense of loneliness. The alcoholic/addict, their friends, and their family all suffer under the mistaken belief that they are alone in their fight. Nothing could be [...]

Our Future in Danger: Children and Opioid Poisoning

By |2019-07-25T19:03:28+00:00June 7th, 2019|

The opioid epidemic that has broken out in the United States in the last several decades has recently taken a turn for the worse; opioid poisoning is now affecting increasing numbers of children and youth. According to a recent study from the JAMA Network, pediatric hospitalizations for opioid poisonings increased by nearly two hundred percent from 1997 to 2012. In other words, children and youth became nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized for an overdose from opioid medication. Clearly, there is a rising problem in children and opioid poisoning, but how does this relate [...]

Meth Bugs: The Nightmare Reality of Imaginary Meth Mites

By |2019-09-05T15:46:13+00:00June 3rd, 2019|

Meth bugs. Meth mites. Crank bugs. Ice mites. Whatever you call them, they are an awful imaginary reality in the daily lives of methamphetamine users. What causes these imaginary bugs? If you are familiar with the effects of methamphetamines, you know a meth addict when you see one. Methamphetamine users are characterized by the sores on their faces, arms, and other body parts caused by picking at their skin. These sores can range from small marks on the skin to severe scabs caused by repeatedly picking at the same places. If you ask about [...]

Flexeril High: Why This Muscle Relaxer is Creating Dependency

By |2019-09-03T19:13:32+00:00June 1st, 2019|

The DEA found that nearly 25 million prescriptions were given out for cyclobenzaprine, the active ingredient in Flexeril. As a muscle relaxant, it is often used for back pain. Flexeril is believed to be much less addictive than other pain killers. The technical name of the active compound in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine which can be found in a variety of different products. The Flexeril dosage comes in Flexeril 5 mg and Flexeril 10 mg tablets. Fexmid is a brand name tablet that comes in a 7.5 mg tablet. There are also generic Flexeril and [...]

The History of Quaaludes (Methaqualone) Abuse and Addiction

By |2019-08-26T01:59:03+00:00May 27th, 2019|

The Interesting History of Quaaludes Methaqualone was legal from 1961 – 1984. The bootleg period existed from 1984 – 1988. Then it just disappeared. The drug name “Quaalude” combined the words “quiet” and “interlude.” Quaaludes today are as mythical as a unicorn but the truth is, they did once exist. The story of Quaaludes is quite interesting too. It molds how the DEA and medical industry control substances today. It was in the 1950s that a lab in India synthesized Methaqualone. It was originally found to fight malaria and was also recognized to be a [...]

Morning Glory High: How and Why Teens Abuse Flower Seeds

By |2019-09-03T18:06:35+00:00May 19th, 2019|

Understanding the Hallucinogenic Effects of Flower Seeds What started out as a YouTube video from a Massachusetts teenager who consumed Morning Glory seeds to get high ended up as something of a public health crisis that put several other children in the hospital. The anonymous and reckless young man self-recorded the effects of what he claimed to be psychedelic plant seeds. The Morning Glory seeds he ingests “definitely make me laugh,” he claimed. As word spread, local police convinced the local Home Depot in Somerset, Massachusetts to pull Morning Glory seeds off the shelves, [...]

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