Everything you need to know about dual diagnosis - addiction with a mental health disorder, as we tell one tragic story of opioid abuse and PTSD.
This page discusses COVID-19 and how it has affected addiction recovery in Idaho. It covers online rehab and 12-Step meetings and how people are responding.
The clinical management of opioid withdrawal is vital in the fight against the opioid crisis. Find out how a simple scale from the 1930s is leading that fight.
Judith Grisel, Ph.D renowned neuroscientist and author of “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction,” reveals the truth about addiction.
For many of those who have unintentionally become addicted to their opioid prescription painkillers, and definitely those who have abused opioids, such as heroin, for solely recreational purposes, the first step of any rehab treatment is detoxification, and that may require the use of opioid withdrawal medication to ensure their safety. For those who think opioid withdrawal surely isn’t dangerous, let alone fatal, we encourage you to think again. The abrupt cessation of opioids can produce opioid withdrawal syndrome (also known as opioid discontinuation syndrome) - a set of particular symptoms that occur when there [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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. “Get your loved [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]