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…

"Gun Homicides Total Less Than Opiate Overdose Rates?"

TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN VETERANS WITH PTSD

Introduction: In this article, we are going to give a thorough breakdown on what is PTSD and How Does It relate to veterans? Further, we are going to talk on how is PTSD Treated with Substance Abuse Disorder? And lastly, What Type of Recovery Program Can Help With Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Abuse Disorder? So this article is going to focus on substance abuse in veterans. So grab a cup of coffee as we kick-off… "TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN VETERANS WITH PTSD"

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"

HEROIN AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY OVERDOSE

The Hollywood Shuffle of Drug Addiction & Alcoholism Hollywood, where you are only as good as your last work. Hollywood is no stranger to the ravages of various drugs. The curse of needles, sniffles, and marijuana smoke, makes a visit almost too frequently for it not to be considered an integral part of the makeup of Tinsel Town. Scripts follow the same prose. A star gets famous. A star can't keep up with the fame… "HEROIN AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY OVERDOSE"

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KRATOM BAN

DO YOU WANT THE DEA TO ENACT A KRATOM BAN Introduction: Bowing to public pressure, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it had delayed a decision on whether to classify the botanical substance kratom ban, which is available online in the United States as a dietary supplement, as a dangerous drug with no medicinal use. Some persons however, might wonder, What Is Kratom? Why Has the DEA Wanted to Ban It? Well, let not… "ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KRATOM BAN"

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?"

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…

"Recovery from Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Long Difficult Road"

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?"

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…

"THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY"

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?"

Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know

Information on Drug Abuse Parents Should Know The United States addiction crisis just keeps picking up steam in the media with the heroin overdoses from Carfentanyl and Fentanyl laced heroin. Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, street drugs and alcohol remain at the forefront of the addiction culture in America. Illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin have been abused almost since the founding of America.  Prescription drug abuse occurs when someone takes the medication other… "Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know"

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 Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story

The Journey of Recovery is a Rocky Mountain it takes Faith to Navigate its Terrain  The question you need to ask yourself: Are you or your loved one worth saving? I believe you are. It all starts with the first step forward… Ask for Help! I grew up with a good family in a good home and loved by many. My perception was quite the opposite which caused a lot of the mess that came from addiction…

"The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story"

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"

Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t an easy task, but once you have recovered it shouldn’t just stop there… So… you’ve solved the drink and the drug problem. I am truly grateful that you have. The truth is though; the journey to recovery doesn’t just stop there. The reality is that over the years of drinking and drugging we have done a lot of damage to our bodies and we need to work on it as soon… "Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction"

How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms & How to Cope Right now our country in overwhelmed with an influx of heroin and opiate addiction. It’s on such a scale that the treatment industry as a whole is overwhelmed and can’t help everyone that calls into their rehabilitation center looking for drug and alcohol treatment. Many give up hope and turn to detoxing from home “cold turkey”. We wouldn’t recommend you do this, but if you do here is… "How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms"

Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD

PTSD and SUD Substance Use Disorder PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a common occurrence in many soldiers who have made it back from war. Many struggle with lost friends and imagery instilled in their mind from their active duty experience. Substance abuse in veterans with PTSD is not too much different than those who struggle with substance abuse or addiction from a young age. The only difference is… "Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD"

Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer

The Emotional Barometer Explosion That Precedes Relapse Understanding Your Emotional Barometer Could Prevent Relapse. 99% of humans have an emotional barometer. As humans we’re created to experience many emotions like anger, sadness, happiness and joyfulness. Unfortunately, many of us have been raised by family and conditioned to believe that certain emotions are wrong to have or we’re wrong for acting out on them. We can handle these emotions in either a negative way or a… "Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer"

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?"