Apparently Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” has checked himself out of Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah after just two weeks. He was being treated for prescription drug and alcohol abuse. The “situation” is this if Mike has recovered in two week he is truly a miracle. Addiction recovery requires a life long commitment ,not a two week stunt in a high profile rehab center to ensure he gets maximum publicity. … Read the rest
Janelle Evans star of Teen Mom 2 is alleged to be hiding a drug habit or so it says in this article from Hollywoodlife.com. The 20 year old has already been to Rehab and is on probation. Why on earth is anybody buying into this and reporting on it as news. I think a show about teen moms is worth doing if it done right and sends a clear message that being a teen mother is a very bad idea.… Read the rest
The seeds which form the basis for many opiate derived drugs is more widely spread than initially thought. Poppy seeds, the specific kind used for heroin, opium, and other drugs, are in numerous gardens all over the United States. The specific genus is the scarlet poppy, its Latin name Papaver somniferum.
These are indeed the same kind of seeds sometimes found on bagels, which is why employers who use drug tests request that employees not eat any bagels with poppy seeds. … Read the rest
I often hear people talk about the morning and evening prayer being the 10th step. For a time I also thought that. The morning and evening devotion to improve our conscious contact with God is the 11th step which starts on page 86 of the big book. I also hear people who have been in the program a long time talking about doing the 4th step on their current issues. … Read the rest
Its all over the news, its all over the web, Bobbi Brown ex husband of Whitney Houston and father of her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been arrested for DUI. You only have to do a Google search to see how many news outlets are carrying the story.
The LA coroner has released Whitney Houston’s cause of death. Accidental drowning, aggravated by cocaine use and heart disease. She had other substances in her body such as marijuana but it seems that the cocaine was the one drug which contributed to her sudden death.
An MSN, APRN, and CS, Alice B. Britt has a new definition of substance abuse based upon her findings and research. It does of course involve the unceasing abuse of any kind of drug which provides its abuser with a mood and mind altering state and that thusly causes the abuser much turmoil in terms of emotions, psychology, and the physical and spiritual. … Read the rest
The movie Bill W. is soon to be released. Eight years in the making this is the story of a remarkable man whose vision and dedication has led to saving probably millions of lives. I believe that the the program of AA and the 12 steps are a miracle a gift from God which was passed to us by Bill W.… Read the rest
Anyone who has worked in a bar knows the pattern – group comes in to bar all happy and joking, a few drinks later they leave the worse for wear and usually miserable.If advertising reflected this reality instead of the amp’ed social circles shown at the top perhaps people would drink less.
In Britain the ASA requires advertising to comply with the following rules:
The stringent rules are designed to ensure alcohol is advertised in a socially responsible way.
In studies that examine risk factors among people who have completed suicide, substance use and abuse occurs more frequently among youth and adults, compared to older persons. For particular groups at risk, such as American Indians and Alaskan Natives, depression and alcohol use and abuse are the most common risk factors for completed suicide. Alcohol and substance abuse problems contribute to suicidal behavior in several ways.… Read the rest