Many complain that our culture is too beholden to biological psychiatry and genetic reductionism. Much of the discussion on addiction forms part of this cultural background. Thus we inherit, or even construct, different ways of thinking about ourselves, about health and disease, about weal and woe. But not every popular assumption is sober truth. The concern of many Christians, myself included, is the tendency to … Continue reading Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption
This feature article on neuroscientist Marc Lewis and his new book discusses his theory that callenges the modern-day concensus on drug dependence as a brain disease, arguing that in “in reality it is a complex cultural, social, psychological and biological phenomenon” as NDARC Professor Alison Ritter describes. For a long time, Marc Lewis felt a body blow of shame whenever he remembered that night. “We thought … Continue reading Why addiction isn’t a disease but instead the result of ‘deep learning’
A BRIEF OVERVIEW! Since 2008, I have devoted my life to a few related purposes that God has given me. One of those purposes has been to expose the medical profession for the heinous acts against humanity that they have succeeded to accomplish. It’s not all, but it is definitely a majority. As a retired nurse, I saw far too much! I’m haunted to this … Continue reading Why Am I Here?
Xanax® and Percocet® are both brand names of prescription drugs. Both can help treat certain medical conditions when used as directed by a doctor, but they have a POWERFUL potential to be misused and abused. They work in the brain in different ways: Xanax®, or alprazolam, is a prescription depressant that helps produce a calming effect. Many people experience anxiety disorders and have difficulty sleeping, and prescription … Continue reading Xanax & Percocet – Both Extremely Deadly Drugs
Teshuvah Road Ministries Inc publishes National Addiction News because we know about addiction. We have raised up a charitable ministry helping navigate people through an uplifting and victorious addiction recovery from the comfort of their home and with their families taking part. It has become our lives, our passion, our mission and our purpose for being alive. We founded this ministry based on the belief … Continue reading Addiction Recovery from Home. It’s 100% FREE & Live through Video Conferencing, Phone, Text, Chat & Email!
Communication with a loved one or friend who is in an active addiction is very challenging, to say the least; however, there IS a way to get through to him or her. Whether you are a parent, a child, a friend, a household member, or co-worker of a person actively using, you may want to read this and do it. Addiction is NOT a … Continue reading How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!
Frequency of these relapse dreams decreases as the body and brain adapt to abstinence Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of alcohol and other drug problems. Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from … Continue reading Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History
A note from NationalAddictionNews.com, to those of you who use and abuse weed, opioids, benzos, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics. STAY HOME WITH YOUR ADDICTIONS! KEEP YOUR ADDICTIONS TO YOURSELVES AND KEEP OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!! ARE YOU TOO HIGH TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE THE LIKELY POTENTIAL TO KILL AND DISABLE CHILDREN, ADULTS & ANIMALS??????? Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new ones opening every day in this country. There is more … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the rise. For example, what are the effects of vaporizing marijuana versus smoking it? Although limited research currently exists, there is some data and anecdotal evidence that can offer a look into the health risks, or lack thereof, associated with … Continue reading Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health
An over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication has been linked to a spike in overdoses and deaths among people abusing it to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, experts say. This drug is known as Loperimide (generic) and Imodoium (brand name). This is a very SAFE drug when used properly for diarrhea. It is NOT intended for opioid detox and will stop your heart from beating when used in high … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.
Getting high for the sake of escape could cost you. With the legalization of marijuana comes clinical studies that are beginning to reveal the dangers of THC. Recreational marijuana is just another drug that offers people a way of escape. Just remember that no one can run and hide from life. Life must unfold and be properly unpacked without the need for an artificial high. … Continue reading Exposure To Cannabis’ THC Alters The Genetic Profile (DNA) Of Sperm.
Drug trends among teens and young adults today are “not your father’s Oldsmobile,” so to speak. The whole scene has changed. We continue to have problems with commonly-used mind-altering substances that have been around for a long time such as opiates, marijuana and hallucinogens. Today, however, we add to this list increasingly bizarre practices such as consuming embalming fluid, along with numerous synthetic drugs and … Continue reading What’s Going On With Teen Drug Trends ?
The Marketing of Madness is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center. But appearances are deceiving. How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses – and how safe are their drugs? Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the … Continue reading THE MARKETING OF MADNESS: ARE WE ALL INSANE? (Please Watch)
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 daughter. A few months after her daughter’s birth, she became pregnant … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women
If you follow any of my blogs, you know how I feel about the 12 Steps. Those groups ENRAGE me because they are NOT basing their disease theory on any facts whatsoever. Up until recently, when this disease theory has been annihilated by many renown psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals, it was all ‘they’ had and figured they’d keep it that way. After all, the … Continue reading If You’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?
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 blame for bad choices. To quote comedian Flip Wilson, “It’s … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease – A Clinical Evaluation by a Psychiatrist
Most Will Overdose and Die, Unless……. This is a topic that many don’t want to hear, and one that is hard to talk about; however, it is the reality of a user’s life. Most will never make it to detox or rehab because they will die of an overdose first. A person who is addicted will climb the highest mountain, swim across the country – … Continue reading Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death
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 Harvard University analysis, doctors who prescribe these pain-killers are being … Continue reading HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS
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’s opioid use. Note: This is one of a series of stories by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting the nation’s opioid crisis is one of HHS’s main priorities. The drug … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain
IN 2018, MORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS WILL SUFFER FROM ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION OR ILLICIT OPIOIDS Opioids killed more people last year than either car accidents or gun violence. This crisis of addiction can affect any American, from all-state football captains to stay-at-home mothers. As a result, Americans across the country are feeling the weight of the crisis next door. Share your story below by uploading a video about … Continue reading Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely
Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic – with cinnamon, vanilla, and buttery flavors ranked to be worst – and that mixing e-cigarette flavors harms … Continue reading Vaping & e-Cigarettes Proving to be HAZARDOUS to Your Health – Yes, the Nicotine Free Ones Too!!!
I can remember the first time I was given an opioid. I was in a great deal of pain from a motor vehicle accident when someone crashed into the rear of my car and pushed me into the car in front of me. It was a rainy day and the roads were slippery. I was on a downward sloped hill when it happened. I never … Continue reading Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?
The doctor’s “brusque and indifferent” prescribing of diamorphine led to the deaths of at least 456 patients between 1989-2000. A British doctor is making headlines once again, after a report released Wednesday (June 20) concluded that her policy of over-prescribing a powerful pain medication led to hundreds of patient deaths. Jane Barton, who is now retired, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct in 2010 … Continue reading Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths
I don’t care if you like me, love me, or hate me. I care that you see Jesus in me and that you run to Him and love Him. I don’t care if you follow me or not follow me on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked-In, or any other social media site. I care that you see Jesus Christ, and His Power and Love, through … Continue reading I Just Don’t Care
Do you ever feel as though no one is hearing you… that no one can see you? 100% of those in addiction feel this way. They feel like they just don’t matter to anyone. They view the world as filled with people who hate them and who don’t see that as having any value. So, they turn to drugs and/or alcohol. The high gives them … Continue reading Do You Feel Invisible?
Once your addiction ends, you will need a quiet place to go and spend time – be it in your mind, your soul and spirit, or even in an actual physical place. It’s kind of a ‘hiding’ place. You can liken it to a person who has been critically injured in a violent car accident and needs months of rest and appropriate medical care – … Continue reading Retreat! Renew! Recover from Addiction!
The Bible says, in Hebrews 11:6, “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He Is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.“. So, if you are like all too many believers in these last days, who wonder if they’re truly saved or not, this is one of the test scriptures to help you know. If you don’t … Continue reading FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!
The question that I want to answer today is, what can you do when your family member is addicted? Let me just say to you that there is no one answer to this… sometimes, there is no answer at all. Addiction is so powerful that it occasionally becomes untouchable. There are unseen forces at work that take over the addicted person’s entire mind and body, … Continue reading What Can You Do For Your Family Member Who Is Addicted?
Prescription Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Prescription opioids continue to contribute to the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. More than 40% of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved a prescription opioid, with more than 46 people dying every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. The most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths include: Methadone Oxycodone (such as OxyContin®) Hydrocodone (such as Vicodin®)3 … Continue reading Rx Drug Deaths
Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment. The above is the definition of the word, ‘perception‘. What we each perceive as being the truth is, to us, the truth. There’s a glitch here, though. You may be colorblind and I’m not. I may try as hard as I can to convince you that my favorite flowers are … Continue reading Don’t be Deceived by What You Perceive!
Today, on National Addiction News, I would like to spread hope. It’s the hope found in Jesus Christ for a final end to addiction. Being accountable to God is the only answer. Accountability is found in His plan of Salvation. How you can be saved is found HERE. With all of my heart, I invite you to read how to get saved at this link. … Continue reading There IS Hope for a Final End to Addiction
I will make this answer as brief as I can… highlighting what I see is wrong. Recovery, as the word implies, indicates that you will, at some point, recover; however, in addiction recovery, it takes on an entire new meaning when the ‘Steppers’ get involved. Recovery, in the broken ‘Step’ system that exists today, is defined by: Forcing people to admit that they are ‘addicts’, even … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Most Recovery Programs?
Just as addiction has a beginning, it also has an end. It’s not a disease. It doesn’t have relapses. Don’t subscribe to the lies of the medical, psychiatric and addiction rehab communities; they want to perpetuate the lie in order to keep bringing in those big bucks. Don’t be their cash cow. Your addiction can end in death or in life. It’s a choice only … Continue reading Addiction Has an END!
As true believers in Christ, we know that the Bible speaks volumes regarding fear, anxiety and depression. What God says is that they are all demonic spirits that cause oppression if we submit to them. . For me, I no longer have any of these because I have learned to walk my faith and walk by faith. When we trust Him, all of these spirits … Continue reading Fear, Anxiety, Depression and the Link to Addiction
Haunting Images show the inside of Prince’s Paisley Park compound including the elevator where he overdosed on Fentanyl – with bundles of cash, drugs and a bag labelled ‘opium’ inside his vault. A chilling video taken inside Prince’s Paisley Park compound moments after his body was found has been released by cops alongside multiple photos which show (Steve Quayle’s book on Giants), bottles of drugs, wads of … Continue reading Just Found Amidst Dead Rocker Prince’s Personal Belongings — STEVE QUAYLE’S BOOK ON GIANTS and A BIBLE!
I have a question for you today… one that you need to search your heart and soul for. I’m asking those of you who enslaved by prescription drug addiction, illegal drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, shopping addiction, food addiction, and others. What’s the inescapable purple elephant in the room for you right now? Once you ID the purple elephant, ask yourself – … Continue reading A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction
The brain is an organ that can be conditioned (programmed). When you tell the brain that addiction is a disease, it will program the person to continue in that addiction and have relapses. Addiction being a ‘disease’ is nothing more than a theory that has never been able to be proven, so why subscribe to a theory? When you condition the brain to the FACT … Continue reading Addiction is NOT a Disease!
Scientists have shown that CBD actually blocks the opioid receptor in the brain, leaving no more doubt that cannabis should be a primary treatment for addiction. As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek “solutions” are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments – medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study … Continue reading First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction
Johns Hopkins studies effects of DMT, including encounters with ‘autonomous beings’ It’s one of the most popular new hallucinogenic drugs being smoked by young people around the world, with many users reporting “spiritual encounters” with entities that sound a lot like demons. And now, Johns Hopkins University is studying the alarming effects of DMT, or Dimethyltryptamine, asking volunteers who have taken the drug about encounters … Continue reading SCARY, HOT ‘NEWER’ DRUG CALLED ‘SPIRIT MOLECULE’
Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood. Have you ever heard of these drugs? Otezla, Xeljanz, Namzaric, Keytruda, Breo, Cosentyz? Not likely. If you have, do you know what conditions they treat? Highly unlikely. But there they are, splashed in commercials. Why? Who is going to remember to ask their doctor whether these and other obscure meds are right … Continue reading The Deeper Reason For Drug Ads On Television