Addiction to narcotics is rising at an alarming rate and now out passes street drugs as a leading cause of death from addiction. As laws regarding the use of illegal drugs have been amplified, the painkiller addiction takes a new turn with the use of prescription drugs as the next “thing”. For the most part this abuse is “legal”
The use of heroin – one of the deadliest drugs – has become rife in different communities of the whole country. Youths, all around the country, are becoming the victims of this lethal addiction. Cheap rate and the powerful effect of heroin has affected every aspect of drug abuse – drug overdoses, treatment admissions, and mortality rate. This is indeed an alarming state as the use of heroin has reached even those areas where the drug abuse was rare before.… Read the rest
This picture has been around the web for some time but it never hurts to remind people just how ugly meth is as a drug. I have known several meth addicts who looked like this and its truly sad to see where this awful drug will take its victims.
Every parent’s nightmare teen drug addiction. We all want the best for our kids and we want them to succeed but that is not always the case as drug use and abuse continue to rise, especially among children. Drug-related fatalities are on the rise as well, as dangerous drugs are becoming easier to get. Parents of children with addiction often bail their kids out of any trouble they get into because of the addiction.… Read the rest
There is more than one type of drug rehab center. But the most effective are long term. You can find several types but the best ones treat multiple addictions. However, no matter what substance has been abused, all addicts start in detoxification.
People there for heroin addiction treatment, people there for alcohol addiction recovery and everyone in between must go through this first step to get the substance out of their bodies so they can start on the work of why they abuse drugs and to do some real self-reflection.… Read the rest
Music has long been used as a coping mechanism. Some of the best songs and compositions come out of pain or love lost. But now music is being used in a new way. Music therapy is becoming a new way to help addicts overcome their addiction in an addiction treatment center.
It may sound like something new and experimental, but in fact, the effects that music have on the body is quite scientific.… Read the rest
Oxycontin is a prescription drug that is used for extreme pain. This is pain that is very serious; Oxycontin is normally seen as a last resort pain medication. It is used in patients who have cancer to curb pain and is usually used by prescription only and a doctor will closely monitor the patient. However, without a prescription Oxycontin is highly addictive and its use usually cannot be stopped without the help of addiction treatment.… Read the rest
I went to see the Movie Bill W yesterday and I am still moved by what is an excellent portrayal of this remarkable man.
Using old footage and a mix of actors this documentary is very well made. It helped me understand this complex and very human man in a way I had never understood him before despite 15years in this program of AA. … Read the rest
It is hard to watch the news or access news online without some new information on the drug bath salts. A search on Google for “bath salts drug” produces some pretty startling headlines. “Flesh Eating Zombies”, “Killer drug” “Call to make bath salts illegal”
So What is Bath Salts a lethal drug with a very innocent name seems to describe it very well. … Read the rest