Gun Homicides Total Less Than Opiate Overdose Rates?

The Opiate Overdose Outbreak The CDC has estimated that overdose connected deaths from Heroin have exceeded the wide range of gun connected murders in 2015. Daily in the United States, an approximated 120 people dies from drug overdose, an estimated seventy-eight of those deaths are from opioid overdoses. Wide spread recommended pain-killers can be responsible for the rise in opioid addiction across the country. Based on the CDC, health care providers wrote nearly a quarter…

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How does insurance work with drug and alcohol rehab?

Introduction: This article will give a gist on insurance relationship with alcohol, drug and inpatient rehab. The following questions will be given answers to during the course of the discussion. Is alcohol rehab covered by insurance? Is drug rehab covered by insurance? Does insurance cover inpatient rehab? Does health insurance cover drug rehab? Rehab covered by insurance? How much does rehab cost with insurance? How much does alcohol rehab cost? So grab a cup of coffee… "How does insurance work with drug and alcohol rehab?"

DRUG OVERDOSE: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

What to look for in the case of an overdose You’ve heard the stories. You have seen the pictures. You’ve shaken your head at yet another human being overdosing on drugs. From a spectator view, it is easy to sit on Overdose Aware app ivory towers and cast stones at those that fall to the cruelties of drugs. However, from a more empathetic view, drug addiction and eventual drug overdose is a constant battle, testing the… "DRUG OVERDOSE: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR"

DARE: Drug Abuse Resistance Education Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Drug Abuse Prevention Program: D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education The use of drugs increases a person’s chances of developing an addiction. Don’t forget, drugs change brain chemistry and this may lead to addiction along with several other severe problems. So, preventing early usage of drugs and / or alcohol could go a considerable way in decreasing these risks. Whenever we can prevent younger people from trying drugs, we could prevent drug dependency. The threat of…

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Can You Curb Alcoholism in it’s Early Stage?

ALCOHOLISM: CAN YOU CURB IT EARLY Alcoholism is an emotive issue in many circles. Not just because it has been linked to a plethora of vices, but because to a lot of people, alcohol is a staple in those moments when they need to unwind. Proponents would say alcohol is only as bad as the user. They isolate themselves from the negative image that alcohol has to carry. After a hard day of work, most… "Can You Curb Alcoholism in it’s Early Stage?"

ALCOHOLISM COULD RUIN YOUR SEX LIFE?

Can Alcohol Ruin Your Sex Life? Hate it or love it, you cannot deny the role alcohol has played in aiding the formation of human bonds and the advancement of social interaction. Alcohol has given a voice to the shy man at the bar and the girl who looks like she was forced to be at the club. At some point as the night makes way for the day, these two will, through liquid courage,… "ALCOHOLISM COULD RUIN YOUR SEX LIFE?"

Teens Facebook Live Feed Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin

Teens Film Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin A video is going viral on social media that shows two teenagers filming their parents who are extremely high on heroin. The video starts off with the son trying to wake the mother up who looks like she is in some serious need of a little Narcan. The young man says "you can't be doing this around your kids yo". The young lady in the video laughs and… "Teens Facebook Live Feed Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin"

Recovery from Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Long Difficult Road

How difficult is Recovery from Addiction & Alcoholism Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a long and difficult road for anyone suffering from addiction. The first step is probably the most important, realizing and admitting that one has a problem and need help. The second step would be the detoxification process and/or entering some sort of rehabilitation center. There are several different options for treatment. However, detoxing from the actual drug is of extreme…

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ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?

Why do I need Detox for Heroin or Alcohol? It starts out on Fridays to take off the edge. On Saturday it’s to relax. On Sunday it’s to watch the sun set. Any other day, it has no reason. Before you know it, you need entire bottles to get the same affect. The reality of excessive alcohol intake had set in on 16.3 million people from the age of 18. Heroin, on the other hand,… "ALCOHOL AND HEROIN: HOW VITAL IS DETOX?"

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"

Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…

Is the Prescription Pain Pill Epidemic The Real Reason for the Heroin Pandemic? Many say the heroin pandemic is a result of the prescription pain killer epidemic, but I feel this isn’t the whole truth. In a world where you see pharmaceutical commercials every five minutes on TV, this couldn’t be further from the truth.This may educate you as to what the real reason is and the solution to the problem. This may make some… "Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…"

Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix

What is Flakka? According to Wikipedia: α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone is a synthetic stimulant of the cathinone class developed in the 1960s that has been sold as a designer drug. Colloquially it is sometimes called flakka or gravel. Is Flakka Bath Salts? Most flakka users are not aware of what they consume or what is contained in the drug they take. Flakka is made from a mixture of methamphetamines and MDMA, and this mixture is incredibly potent. From… "Flakka & Bath Salts A Deadly Mix"

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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What should you look for in a sober living facility?

Here is what you should be looking for in a sober living facility? A sober living facility or in some cases a halfway house can be a crucial part of a recovering individual’s recovery from substance abuse. Much can be written pro and con about sober living communities. We can’t stress the fact enough that it’s imperative to do your research on a facility before you decide on residing there. In this post we are… "What should you look for in a sober living facility?"

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"

HEROIN AND FENTANYL: IS OHIO BEING ATTACKED?

HEROIN AND FENTANYL: OHIO IN THE DOLDRUMS. Breaking news reports are becoming a staple on television sets in Ohio. Every night, the news is peppered with a report of an overdose. Reminiscent of the crack cocaine epidemic, Ohio seems to be in a vortex of drugs and death.  According to authorities, at some point, it started off with ten overdoses, fluctuating to 15. While it appeared that the menace seemed to be getting nipped in… "HEROIN AND FENTANYL: IS OHIO BEING ATTACKED?"

Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites

What if there was a day where legalized injection sites for heroin and other illicit drugs were a normal sight next to the grocery store you purchase your vegetables? Where do we draw the line? A gruesome sight but a harsh reality many addicted men face on a daily basis. In some countries across Europe, a small possession of narcotics is decriminalized and addicts are instead encouraged to seek help. In other countries, controlled injection… "New York State Pushes For Legalized Heroin Injection Sites"

Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose

How Many Celebrities Have Died from Overdose? It doesn’t make a difference where you live, how old you are, what your economic status or how famous you are, you are susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can be deadly. The number of celebrities that have passed away due to overdose in the last few years should prove this point. Many of these celebrities had everything to live for in the eyes of the… "Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose"

Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?

Is Addiction a Genetic Disease The brain is a muscle, anything you train it to do, you become dependent upon and the repetition develops the need for more of the same thing. This applies to drug and alcohol addiction as well... What role does family history have on your addiction? The most noteworthy research states that addiction accounts to 50% genetic predisposition and 50% poor coping skills developed as children. Numerous studies have confirmed this over… "Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?"

Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!

The Heroin Addiction Crisis & Not Enough Solution for the Problem The heroin addiction crisis in America is at an all-time high, no pun intended.  The truth is it’s not a laughing matter. We face several issues, but this article will address three. Heroin addiction & overdoses seem to be a common occurrence. It seems that every day there is another R.I.P. status on Facebook. What is the solution for addiction treatment? What are we… "Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!"

Is “Pokémon Go” a new wave of Addiction?

Is the Latest Craze Pokémon Go Is Causing Unmanageability for People Everywhere? After the launch of the new game Pokémon Go, there have been all types of rants and raves on general media and social media about the game. The question is are you addicted and can it be the beginning of an addiction with youth. In this article we are going to compare this game with other addictions and we’ll let you decide. Let… "Is “Pokémon Go” a new wave of Addiction?"