ūüĒäImportant Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Taking Opioids, Benzos, Hypnotics, Stimulants, and Other Addictive Medications?

A few ways to KNOW if you are truly addicted Answer YES to even one of these questions to know that you are addicted and in need of help with medically supervised detox. Do you have to have your bottle of 'pills' available at all times? Are you making sure you have an ample quantity¬† …

If You’re Taking Antidepressants And Have Health Issues, Reading This Is A MUST!

In our work with PIA's (People In Addiction), we have come to one certainty... they ALL have the common thread of despair.¬† Each and every single one of them have had serious emotional trauma in their lives that caused them to escape through drugs and alcohol.¬† I said EVERY SINGLE ONE!¬† Addiction is NOT a …

Ordering Opioids Online? Mail Carrier May Also Deliver Handcuffs

He looked like a regular mail carrier, dropping off an unremarkable package at an upscale New York City apartment tower, but neither the man nor the package were quite what they seemed. The mail carrier was really a federal agent, conducting a so-called controlled delivery, a tactic the U.S. government employs to help stem the …

Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist

Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych),¬†Psychiatrist and assistant professor The statement, in a¬†CMAJ¬†editorial,¬†1¬†that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been a steady erosion of individual responsibility and loss of any concept of personal …

How Much Time Did Your Doctor Spend Informing You About The Probability of Addiction, Organ Damage & Premature Death BEFORE He Gave You Your First Opioid, Benzo, or Antidepressant?

A typical scenario is going to your doctor with some type of pain, anxiety, or mood issues.¬† He (or she) gives you a few brief moments to describe what's going on and then offers you Vicodin, Klonopin, and/or an antidepressant.¬† The entire scenario exists in the space of about 30 seconds. You happily leave the …

This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

NEVER Blindly Trust Your Doctor. Be 99% Of Your Own Medical Care By Working Together As A Team Where YOU Do Your Due Diligence And Research, Research, Research! ~ NationalAddictionNews Story at-a-glance Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids are responsible for nearly two-thirds of these …

HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS

Addicted to prescription drugs?¬† SUE YOUR DOCTOR! In 2010, it was found that roughly¬†100,000 Americans die each year¬†from prescription drugs alone. When it comes to opioids, the number of deaths is in the tens of thousands while a quarter of patients who were given a short-term prescription¬†transitioned to long-term use. Now, according to a recent …

The Opioid Crisis: A Child‚Äôs Fight and a Mother‚Äôs Gain

Mothers:¬† DON'T do this to your child!¬† They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother‚Äôs opioid use. Note: This is one of a¬†series of stories¬†by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting …

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on …