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 [...]

Columbine High School shooting survivor Austin Eubanks dies at 37 from Opioid Overdose

By |2019-08-31T02:11:55+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors from the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, was found dead in his house on May 18, 2019. He had passed away from an overdose, and no foul play was suspected. Eubanks had been sober for many years prior but had relapsed. He was found dead after a welfare check, as he was not answering his phone. Eubanks lost the battle with the very disease that he was fighting so hard to help others face. His legacy was to build a community of support for those who were struggling with [...]

Legislation Passes Allowing Needle Exchanges in Idaho

By |2019-08-31T02:17:29+00:00April 22nd, 2019|

In March 2019, Governor Brad Little signed into law legislation that will allow needle exchanges in Idaho.  Earlier this year, the original bill passed by a wide margin, 47 to 20 in the State House and 22 to 11 in the State Senate.  The new law will take effect on July 1st. “While substance abuse prevention and treatment remain vital, it is also essential that the health consequences of injection drug use be mitigated by needle exchange programs.” ~ Al Lamberti, former Sheriff, Broward County, Florida This newest step aimed at addressing the ongoing [...]

We Are Excited for the Grand Opening of Northpoint Washington, Our Newest Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Edmonds, Washington

By |2019-08-23T20:32:47+00:00April 14th, 2019|

We have some exciting news! We’ve been preparing for the grand opening of our newest inpatient rehab facility, Northpoint Washington, and it’s finally ready! This addiction treatment center is located in Edmonds, Washington, and will offer the same addiction treatment programs as Northpoint Recovery. Patients can also enjoy the same quality of care. We are hoping that Northpoint Washington will be able to cater to residents who are closer to Washington or who are able to get there. We understand that not Northpoint Recovery may not be a convenient place for everyone to get [...]

The Justice Department Claims that Drugmaker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

By |2019-04-14T19:00:14+00:00April 13th, 2019|

If you’ve been following the news lately, then you’ve probably read some unsettling news. The Justice Department has recently brought charges against Indivior, the maker of Suboxone. There’s a lot of disagreements against whether Suboxone, the popular opioid treatment, actually works. This opioid treatment is currently being used by many doctors and rehab centers to treat opioid addiction. These charges come just as the government has been taking legal action against many opioid drugmakers. Many people believe that prescription opioids and opioid treatment have been driving the rise in addiction rates and have become [...]

FDA Approves New Non-Opioid Drug for Use in Reducing Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By |2019-07-25T18:39:25+00:00October 10th, 2018|

If you live in the United States, you’ve almost certainly heard of the opioid crisis. It’s been addressed by presidential candidates, doctors, and celebrities. It was the cause of death of about 42,000 U.S. citizens in 2016. Its effects are present in every state and amongst every demographic. The push for treatment and recovery options for opioid addicts is stronger than ever before because so many people are suffering. Thankfully for those trying to get help for themselves or those they love, the U.S. FDA recently approved a new drug. This new drug is [...]

How Addiction Experts And Governmental Agencies Are Working To Stop The Opioid Epidemic

By |2019-07-25T19:04:35+00:00March 6th, 2018|

Experts Are Seeking New Treatment Options Fight Opioid Addiction The U.S. opioid epidemic is in full swing and the problem is escalating. Millions of Americans are addiction to opioids and there has been an exponential increase in the number of opioid related deaths in recent years. More than 64,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016 and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately sixty-six percent of these deaths involved an opioid. To counteract the problem of opioid addiction, experts are seeking new treatment options in 2018. [...]

A Guide to Drug Paraphernalia: Types, Laws, and Identification

By |2019-07-25T20:58:10+00:00February 17th, 2018|

An episode from the classic 1960’s television program, “Dragnet” had a perfect example of drug paraphernalia. In the show, a young man overdosed on LSD using a sugar cube. This one of a kind look at the drug culture of the era sparked debate and discussion on the issue of drug paraphernalia. Officer Friday might not be so shocked to see where the culture is today on the topic. The availability of drugs is prevalent among teenagers and older Americans. But another area of concern is the area of drug paraphernalia. The mere presence [...]

Review of the DEA’s Latest Drug Threat Assessment

By |2019-07-25T21:01:42+00:00January 26th, 2018|

If you are struggling to understand just how widespread the drug problem in America is, the DEA’s 2017 Drug Threat Assessment can help highlight the biggest issues we as a nation are facing. Released just this past October, this summary is an invaluable tool that takes an in-depth look at the drug situation. What is the National Drug Threat Assessment? The NDTA is a comprehensive evaluation of the drug threat in America. This annual assessment strategically focuses on two areas: The threat from both domestic and international drug traffickers The [...]

60 Minutes Opioid Report: Whistleblower Drops Bombshells

By |2019-07-25T21:03:31+00:00December 23rd, 2017|

A recent joint investigation conducted by the CBS news program 60 Minutes and The Washington Post has made a bombshell claim about the relationship between Congress and the cabal of huge pharmaceutical companies known as Big Pharma. If the contained claims are accurate, then this report sheds new light on the factors behind the continuing and worsening opioid epidemic that is plaguing nearly every community in the United States. Identifying the Architects of the Opioid Epidemic “This is an industry that's out of control. What they wanna do, is do [...]

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