COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

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

How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!

  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!

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.

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 pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

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

Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!

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!

Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!

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!

Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health

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

What’s Going On With Teen Drug Trends ?

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’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?

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?

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 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

CBD

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

Vaping & e-Cigarettes Proving to be HAZARDOUS to Your Health – Yes, the Nicotine Free Ones Too!!!

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!!!

Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?

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?

Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths

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 Just Don’t Care

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 Feel Invisible?

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 Opioid Regulation Leads to Growing Illegal Sales Online

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

Retreat! Renew! Recover from Addiction!

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!

What Can You Do For Your Family Member Who Is Addicted?

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?

Don’t be Deceived by What You Perceive!

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!

There IS Hope for a Final End to Addiction

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

What’s Wrong with Most Recovery Programs?

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?

Addiction Has an END!

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!

Fear, Anxiety, Depression and the Link to Addiction

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

Just Found Amidst Dead Rocker Prince’s Personal Belongings — STEVE QUAYLE’S BOOK ON GIANTS and A BIBLE!

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!

A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction

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

Addiction is NOT a Disease!

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!

First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction

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

SCARY, HOT ‘NEWER’ DRUG CALLED ‘SPIRIT MOLECULE’

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’

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!

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!

The Deeper Reason For Drug Ads On Television

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’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts

  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

CONSIDER THE COST

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

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?

The word addiction has two basic meanings. The first definition, and the one most of us are familiar with is “to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.” Those who are addicted or “given to much wine” (Titus 1:7; 2:3), “drunkards” (1 Timothy 3:3) or “heavy drinkers” (1 Timothy 3:8) are disqualified from teaching or holding a position of authority in the church. It’s … Continue reading HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?

Ingredients for a 7 Layer Slice of Hope

The Problem:  Addiction The Solution:  Jesus Christ and His Word The Process:  Our program is composed of 7 perfected layers with the carefully chosen ingredients that offer an indescribably delicious and nutrient rich slice of hope Our 7 Layer Recipe for Recovery is: Salvation through receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior The Finest Discipleship Available on earth Specialized Christian Life Coaching with a touch of Mentoring … Continue reading Ingredients for a 7 Layer Slice of Hope

The Recipe for Victory Over Any Addiction

by Dina Perkins Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, porn, shopping, or something else that runs your life to the level of serious compulsion, there’s a way out that is not just a release, but a victory. How do we gain victory over obstacles in our lives, such as an addiction, that seem to be tearing us to pieces and controlling our lives as if … Continue reading The Recipe for Victory Over Any Addiction

Heroin & Cocaine VS Rx Drugs From Your Doctor. Same or Different?

Today, I want to show you how accepting those dangerous prescriptions from your doctor is causing you to be equal to a heroin/cocaine abuser. Once you know that your doctor is giving you dangerous medications, it is up to you to make a change in your life or suffer torment, withdrawal, organ failure, seizures, stroke, heart attack and an early death. We all know that … Continue reading Heroin & Cocaine VS Rx Drugs From Your Doctor. Same or Different?

“I can do ALL things through Christ” – yes, you CAN even get off drugs & alcohol!

Every single day of my life – without exception – I help, teach and bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drug abuse along with illegal drug and alcohol abuse.  Most who come to me are professing Christians!  How can I say I’m a born again believer and, at the same time, warn people about premature death? I mean, death is life to us who … Continue reading “I can do ALL things through Christ” – yes, you CAN even get off drugs & alcohol!

One Of The Many Victims Of America’s Psychiatric And Psychopharmaceutical Industries

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze I recently had a dialogue with a person who had emailed me about a friend of hers who had been mis-treated for years by drug-prescribing psychiatrists. The psychiatrists – and their alarming and illogical drugging – had made him worse and worse and eventually totally disabled over the years. Because of the high probability that the … Continue reading One Of The Many Victims Of America’s Psychiatric And Psychopharmaceutical Industries

Opiates & Benzos

Opiates are the MOST abused drug in the US today. In some people, addiction will begin in just 3 days or less. Most will be addicted within 4-6 weeks. After that, they will need detox to get them out of their addiction. The 6 week point is the point where doctors will escalate the addiction by increasing dosages and adding other opiates or other drugs … Continue reading Opiates & Benzos

Who Needs Rehab when You Can Have Renewal ? !

VRM Replacement Methodology & Message Therapy It is our opinion , based on years of research and experience, we have clearly concluded that addiction is a ‘symptom’ of trauma – not some theorized disease. There is no fact based clinical evidence of addiction being a disease. Yes… during the time of substance abuse, there are visible brain changes that can be seen on certain types … Continue reading Who Needs Rehab when You Can Have Renewal ? !

VRM Replacement Methodology Heals Addiction for Life!

A Question:  Do you really think you’re on the road to recovery when greed infused disease theorists (ie: 12 Steppers) tell you that you will never recover? Do you really think you’re truly ‘in recovery’ when the Steppers tell you that you’ll never fully recover?  Isn’t that a bold faced LIE?  Lies lead to futility… futility leads to frustration… frustration lead to anxiety and stress… stress lead … Continue reading VRM Replacement Methodology Heals Addiction for Life!