Amphetamine Addiction: When to choose inpatient vs. outpatient

Amphetamine is known to be a synthetic and extremely powerful psychoactive substance. This drug stimulates the central nervous system (CNS) by increasing the amount of neurotransmitters that travel through the brain’s synapses. These chemicals are also kept present for a long time by Amphetamines in nerve synapses to attach to a receptor site, which leads to experiencing long hours of intense euphoria. Therefore, since the year 1997, amphetamine has been categorized as a Schedule II… "Amphetamine Addiction: When to choose inpatient vs. outpatient"

LIVING WITH A DRUG ADDICT CHILD MOTHERS OF ADDICTS

Introduction: There are many factors that can lead to chemical dependence; a young adult can succumb to a new environment facilitating drug addiction, hanging around “the wrong crowd,” reacting to an emotional or physical trauma, or any number of other reasons. Many parents are faced with some excruciating choices: rehabilitation, incarceration, dislodging the addict from the family home, to name a few. In our experience, drug addiction help for parents can be summed up in…

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Cops Arrest 64 in New Rochelle Drug Sweep

According to CBS NY: 64 Arrested in New Rochelle in Heroin Sting Dozens of claimed heroin merchants were captured in the small hours of the morning Wednesday in New Rochelle. With the assistance of the FBI and DEA, police started to round up the 64 claimed low-level merchants at 4 a.m., WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported. A week ago, cops in White Plains captured 38 suspects in the same "Operation Street Sweeper II." "There are… "Cops Arrest 64 in New Rochelle Drug Sweep"

BEST WAY TO DETOX OFF HEROIN

Introduction: Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.” The effects heroin can have on the body can not be overemphasized, so in this article we are going to highlight some before discussing the best way to detox… "BEST WAY TO DETOX OFF HEROIN"

Heroin Addiction and Treatment

Heroin Addiction: How is it Treated? Heroin is a highly addictive drug produced by morphine that is obtained from the opium poppy. Opiates and Heroin is one of the most severe substances abused in the whole world. In addition to health conditions caused by the drug itself, there are numerous of other risks connected with heroin addiction which is not much of an issue with other drugs. Heroin is used in a variety of ways,…

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THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

The Story of Mercy a Recovering Alcoholic, Addict and Addiction Specialist Mercy is a 22-year old ray of hope where she comes from. She gets by rather comfortably, by running print ad campaigns. It’s campaign season. Mercy is wiped out from her part-time job. She has regular meetings with a group of recovering alcoholics and drug users. She’s been working with one of the most affected members of the group for nine months now. It has…

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What is Spirituality when it relates to recovery? Are you Spiritual?

What do the 12 Steps have to do with Spirituality? It’s very common in most twelve step fellowships to have 12 steps to guide you to recovery.  The most common 12 step fellowships are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These fellowships have written into the twelfth step “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we carry the message to the alcoholic or addict that still suffers.” There is quite a bit…

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New Jersey’s Leading Healthcare Crisis is the Skyrocketing Use of Heroin

The Skyrocketing use of Heroin is New Jersey’s Leading Healthcare Crisis  2012 has seen a reckoning in the way of admissions to state certified substance abuse rehab programs in New Jersey. Prescription Drug Abuse was the leading cause of admissions that year. The image credit: cfnj.org admission to drug treatment that year was up by a large percentage.  Almost 60% of 2012’s drug related deaths were due to opiate pain killers and heroin overdose. This leaves many New… "New Jersey’s Leading Healthcare Crisis is the Skyrocketing Use of Heroin"

Are you struggling with methadone addiction?

Do you want to get off of Methadone? Methadone is a synthetic opioid prescribed for chronic acute pain or for the detoxification process for heroin or prescription opioid addicts. Methadose is most commonly sold by the brand name Dolphine, Symoron, Amidone, Methadose, Physeptone, and Heptadon. Methadone or Methadone can be taken orally, intravenous, sublingual and through the rectum. Methadose is more known for what's called," Methadone Maintenance Therapy". Methadose maintenance has been becoming more and more common over… "Are you struggling with methadone addiction?"

Need to Know Addiction Facts for Parents

Facts for Parents about Drug Addiction Facts show that the involvement and support of a parent make teenage kids of these parents better performers, healthier and more disciplined. Most parents worry that they will have to compromise freedom for being there for their child. You and your child have probably had the talk about substance abuse; alcoholism, marijuana addiction and such vices when they were younger. How do you have a talk with your now… "Need to Know Addiction Facts for Parents"

Marijuana Addiction – True or False?

Marijuana Addiction Are You Addicted to Weed? Some people believe that marijuana is not addictive while others believe on the opposite. The truth is that it depends on you. If it's true that marijuana is stated to be less addictive than tobacco, for example, it's as easy to find a person who didn't develop any marijuana addiction symptoms as one that needs more marijuana to get the same high. Most people tend to establish a… "Marijuana Addiction – True or False?"

Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?

Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors.   Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…

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The Truth about Drug Abuse and Addiction in the United States

Drugs & Their Popularity in the United States are Staggering Made popular in the 1960s by mass media and music, drugs have been a part of United States culture. They don’t choose age, sex, race, monthly income, or education. Drugs conquered all. There’s estimation that over 208 million people in the world consume illegal drugs. Only in the United States, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2007, around 19.9 million…

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The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations

30 Positive Affirmations to Kick Off the Week Positively Why are affirmations so important? Affirmations are important because they allow you to assure yourself of who you are and what you’re capable of. They also further affirm the facts about yourself which you may or may not believe to be true. Affirmations can be negative or positive; in fact you may already tell yourself affirmations throughout the day already without even knowing it. For example… "The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations"

Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose

The Unfortunate Truth about the Chelsea O'Donnell Overdose Drug addiction is an ever-present problem that dangles over Hollywood since it was accepted that the ‘rock-n-roll’ lifestyle was detrimental to most artists. From the likes of Amy Winehouse to Michael Jackson, drugs, and their abuse has been a shadow that has loomed over Tinsel Town for the longest time. More recently, it was discovered that Bobby Kristina Brown, the daughter to songbird, Whitney Houston was also… "Chelsea O’Donnell: The unfortunate truth about overdose"

The Addicts Mother to other Mothers

This story comes to you from the addicts mother. I lost my son to heroin addiction. I am writing this to separate the real from the fake. Some of what I will write may be too real for some to accept.  However, it is my truth and my hopes are to educate the family of the alcoholic or drug addict. Michael's Story of Addiction The point of view from the addicts mother. My son Michael… "The Addicts Mother to other Mothers"