Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Rachael Pomerleau, 40, had taken opioids before, having had procedures like wisdom teeth removal and gallbladder surgery. But during the tumultuous two years that her children, now ages 7 and 8, were born, opioids took over her life, she told HuffPost. She was put on bed rest as a result of complications with the pregnancy of her … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

Safeguard & Dispose of Your Medications Step 1: Monitor How aware are you of the quantities of prescription medication that are currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes. Start by taking note of how many pills are … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox

https://youtu.be/8IR12fx7CKA As we speak, America is in the throes of a devastating epdemic. Not the kind they make post-apocalyptic movies about or that you can wear a mask on an airplane to prevent. This epidemic is largely caused by opioids — drugs often prescribed by doctors — which are responsible for 115 deaths from accidental … Continue reading Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox

🔊Important 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  … Continue reading 🔊Important Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Taking Opioids, Benzos, Hypnotics, Stimulants, and Other Addictive Medications?

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

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 … Continue reading Ordering Opioids Online? Mail Carrier May Also Deliver Handcuffs

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

Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

Need a pill for pain?  How about that pill for depression?  Can't sleep and feel you need a pill for that?  Can't handle anxiety, so you pop another pill to calm you down?  Too many side effects from all the pills so you take another pill for that?  The problem is that on the other … Continue reading Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

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 … Continue reading 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?

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 … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold