Note: Some of the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of NationalAddictionNews.com. In July, Erica Rodriguez, 20, checked herself into the Renfrew Center, a residential center for eating-disorder treatment in the Philadelphia area. Rodriguez, who has been struggling with disordered eating since she was 12, had relapsed in quarantine. “It had gotten to the point that I was feeling a bad … Continue reading COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks
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!
As a practicing internist, I am very aware of the distinction between medicinal and recreational use of any psychoactive substance. Unfortunately, when it comes to marijuana, this distinction is too often and too easily blurred. Currently, there are 10 states where recreational marijuana is legal and an additional 23 states where it may be used for medical purposes. Marijuana has been studied and found to be an effective treatment … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.
Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in adulthood, according to the study, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. Although the … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds
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
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 ?
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
The only reason I am putting this post on is to fund our ministry which is saving lives from addiction, providing them with a transformational recovery. So, please don’t be angry with me for putting this here. After my near death in 2007, stopping opiate addiction is my passion. We sell the finest, lab tested, Hemp CBD Oil as a mission for our ministry. Our … Continue reading CBD
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?
Increased regulation of opioids has led to a growing number of sales online, through an underground network of websites known as the “darknet,” Newsweek reports. In 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) changed the designation of opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II, which means doctors have more limitations on prescribing them. Researchers analyzed darknet sales for opioids in the … Continue reading Increased Opioid Regulation Leads to Growing Illegal Sales Online
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 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?
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’
Childhood & Personality Development are NOT NOT NOT Diseases! Allow Your Children to Experience Emotion, Right & Wrong, and the Effects of Balanced Discipline! If I could play any part in stopping this, I would have parents arrested for child abuse for medicating their kids! Personally, I do NOT believe in ‘mental illness’. There are personality disorders stemming from bad parenting, no parenting, abandonment and … Continue reading Well Over 8 Million U.S. Children Are Being POISONED By Psychiatric Drugs. Parents Are Allowing their Innocent Children to be placed into Chemical Restraints!
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
President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, calling for expanding drug courts into all 94 federal court jurisdictions. The commission also recommended easier access to alternatives to opioids to treat pain, The Washington Post reports. Drug courts are specialized court programs that target criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents with pending child welfare cases who … Continue reading President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts
Just a quick message for all of you today who are enslaved by addiction. In light of the fact that Jesus will be coming very soon to take His church (His true believers), it’s time to end your addiction. I’m speaking frankly now. Addiction is sin that is a combination of drunkenness and idolatry. Sin stands between you and God. When anything is more important … Continue reading CONSIDER THE COST
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