Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good and the use of most antidepressants and dementia drugs could be virtually stopped without causing harm, an expert on clinical trials argues in a leading medical journal. Given their lack of benefit, I estimate we could stop almost all psychotropic drugs without causing harm Peter Gøtzsche The views expressed in a British Medical Journal debate by Peter Gøtzsche, professor and … Continue reading Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good, says expert
A Note From NationaAddictionNews.com regarding this article: A very small portion of information was deleted from this post due to suggestions that some new-age practices may be of help. We do NOT subscribe to new-age ‘anything’ because it is against God’s principles. Also, dependence on sleeping pills prescribed by your doctor cause addiction. If you are addicted, you will need medically supervised detox from a … Continue reading The Worst Thing You Can Do If You Can’t Sleep. Many Die This Way.
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) In a new review article published in the scientific journal Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft, researchers discuss the negative and harmful side effects of taking/abusing stimulant medications that help with symptoms of ADHD. Participants with ADHD who abused stimulant medications were more likely to experience hallucinations and delusional infestation. These symptoms resolved after the medication was lowered … Continue reading Misuse and abuse of stimulant medications are linked to hallucinations, delusional infestations, and hair pulling
The highs are often high, but the lows are often low. People who use drugs are familiar with their preferred highs, but they’re also familiar with the accompanying lows. When used recreationally, drugs come with comedowns, crashes, and other conundrums. All this depends on things like dose, set, and setting. For the casual user, the highs often invite lows that range from mildly annoying—like a … Continue reading We Asked Drug Users How They Deal With Comedowns and Crashes
If you’re doing drugs, or you know someone who is doing drugs, PLEASE watch this. It could be lifesaving. Continue reading Benzo Dope and Tranq: The Next Wave of the Overdose Crisis
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’
Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. 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 … Continue reading Addiction is NOT a Disease!
The CDC reported that an estimated 100,306 Americans died from drug overdoses during the period of April 2020 to April 2021, a 28.5% increase from the previous year. Deaths in some states rose even more sharply. . Vermont saw an almost-70% increase, and drug overdose deaths in West Virginia increased by 62%. Many states, including Alabama, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington, had a 45%-50% rise … Continue reading U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High
A BRIEF OVERVIEW! Since 2008, after Jesus Christ miraculously brought me back from death to life after a massive opioid overdose, I have devoted my life to leading people down the Holy Road that leads to the forever end to addiction. This method is for those who choose to live a Biblical life and receive Salvation through God’s Son, Jesus Christ. All services are FREE. … Continue reading Why I Write This Blog
Warning: This story contains graphic content about injection drug use that might disturb some readers. In Philadelphia, the animal tranquilizer xylazine has infiltrated the opioid supply, and it’s been linked to horrific wounds and amputations. PHILADELPHIA — Bill’s hands are so disfigured that he can no longer fit gloves over them. About two months ago, his right ring finger was amputated. In a matter of … Continue reading WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’
We’ve all been told to watch out for spiked drinks at parties. But what about drugs in your food? Nowadays, it seems like there are more kinds of edible marijuana than ever before. Because of this, accidental consumption of weed happens more than you think it does. Here’s one example: In November 2017, three Michigan teens were hospitalized after they were tricked into eating marijuana-laced cereal. Police are investigating the incident … Continue reading How to Avoid Drug-laced Food
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist, is frequently referred to as “the conscience of psychiatry” because he’s been able to successfully reform the psychiatric profession, abolishing lobotomies and other experimental psychosurgeries Breggin refers to lobotomies as a rape of the soul, the permanent mutilation of an individual’s selfhood, as damage to one area of the brain will harm the integration of the whole brain … Continue reading The Shocking Little-Known Unthinkable and Sordid History of Psychiatry
Are your teens or young adults home for holiday break? With the stress of school or campus life behind them for a few weeks, this can be a great time for you to talk to them about substance misuse. Drug use, overdose deaths, etc., are serious and scary topics. But using scare tactics during your discussion aren’t likely to be effective. So, where do you start? A … Continue reading Talk to your teens about drugs – especially over the holidays!
Fentanyl-related drug overdoses in 2020 became the top killer in adults aged 18 to 45—overtaking suicide, vehicle accidents, and gun violence, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by nonprofit group Families Against Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, highly addictive, and deadly. Buyers may be unaware that the drugs they buy … Continue reading Fentanyl Overdoses Become Leading Cause of Death in 18- to 45-Year-Olds
The number of adults taking medications for ADHD increased by 53% and that among young American adults, it nearly doubled. While this is a staggering statistic and points to younger generations becoming frequently reliant on stimulants, frankly, I’m not too surprised. Over my 50-year career in behavioral neurology and treating patients with ADHD, it has been in the past decade that I have seen these … Continue reading Doctor: ADHD Does NOT Exist
When teens ask us about bath salts, we understand that they’re not referring to Epsom salt for a relaxing time in the tub. They’re talking about synthetic cathinones, which are stimulants made in labs. Bath salts and similar drugs cause extreme wakefulness and elevated heart and breathing rates. Many people seek out these drugs because they are viewed as a cheaper substitute for stimulants like methamphetamine … Continue reading What Are Bath Salts?
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
Every day we make choices that affect our health. People take drugs for a lot of different reasons, like to deal with life’s challenges, to escape from reality, to relieve pain, or to try to fit in—just to name a few. Some people can be aware of the negative effects of drugs on their health and in their life and still struggle to stop using … Continue reading Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?
Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total. Officials believe pandemic stress as well as the strong synthetic opioid fentanyl are behind the sharp rise. “This has been an incredibly uncertain and stressful time for many people, and we are seeing … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%
WHAT IS IT? Synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen. The pill form comes in a variety of logos and colors. STREET NAMES Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC HOW IT IS TAKEN Swallowing gel capsules (Molly), pills, tablets Powder, crystal, liquid Crushed or snorted Occasionally smoked PARAPHERNALIA … Continue reading ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)
We know that drugs are bad for your physical and mental health. But drug use also has a negative impact on your personal relationships since it can greatly change your mood and your behavior towards others. WHAT IS DATING VIOLENCE? Dating violence is violence between two people in a relationship. It is not always physical. In fact, according to the CDC, there are four different kinds: Physical – when a person … Continue reading DRUGS AND DATING VIOLENCE
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
Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest numbers suggest … Continue reading Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19
This is a testimony of someone who tried to commit suicide countless times and how God miraculously stopped him from being able to do it. Jesus had plans for this amazing man’s life. Please do yourself the honor of watching this video. I absolutely promise you that you’ll be blown away. God bless! Continue reading The Most Amazing Testimony I Have Ever Heard!
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Check out a few key frequently asked questions and answers about drug-impaired driving below. What is drug-impaired driving? Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, marijuana, or illegal drugs. How common is drug-impaired driving? In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. Of that total,12.8 million people were under the influence of marijuana (2019 National Survey on … Continue reading Drugged Driving—What You Should Know
We are here for you! As an outreach of RecoveryRoom7online.com, we are branching out and starting family support groups for those Christian families who need support due to a loved one’s addiction. We understand what a painful, nightmarish, and frustrating time you are having and we can’t sit by and do nothing. We work with the families of our participants; however, now, we’re reaching out … Continue reading FREE Family Support Groups Online for Christian Families Struggling with a Loved One’s Addiction
New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in the USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand. … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm
A new study finds sleep-deprived mice find cocaine more rewarding. Sleep deprivation increases rewarding properties of cocaine through motivation peptide. Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new research in mice published in eNeuro. Poor sleep and cocaine use go hand-in-hand. Both acute and chronic cocaine use disrupts sleep, and sleep disturbances can … Continue reading Too-Little Sleep Can Increase the Rewarding Properties of Cocaine, Paving Way to Addiction
In a move we are sure won’t have any negative repercussions on the state’s quality of life going forward, Oregon looks slated to the be the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize “hard drugs” like heroin, cocaine and LSD. The move could come as part of a ballot measure that voters will decide on during election day. The initiative, called Measure 110, could “drastically change” the state’s … Continue reading Oregon Is On The Verge Of Decriminalizing Heroin, Cocaine, And LSD
LOOKING FOR RED RIBBON VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES? WE GOT YOU COVERED! Plan a Red Ribbon “CruiseBy”Looking for a fun activity to plan while practicing social distancing? Plan a Red Ribbon Caravan! Contact your local fire or police department and ask them to join your car caravan in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Have each participant decorate his or her car featuring the Red Ribbon Theme and … Continue reading VIRTUAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
In life, we would think that when something doesn’t work and people continue to die in ever increasing numbers, they would stop, drop and think about why. Do they? NO! Why? It’s because greed has taken over. The days of listening to Dr Phil’s opinions about addiction are OVER! So, below are a few questions. Why is Substance Abuse called ‘Abuse’? It’s simply a (lethal) … Continue reading The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!
U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea announced the results of Operation Crystal Shield, a DEA–led … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield
We reward children with it over the holidays or for a job well done in school. And we reward ourselves with it after a particularly stressful day or to celebrate a birthday or a special success. We add sugar to our coffee, bake it into our favorite treats, and spoon it over our breakfast. We love the sweet stuff. We crave it. But are we … Continue reading Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine
I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a ‘wordly’ view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We’re all capable of being addicts. Here’s the lowdown on our fight against addiction. Millions of Americans are apparently “hooked,” not only on heroin, morphine, amphetamines, tranquilizers, … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View
Recurrent use of a substance, or engagement with an activity, that leads to impairment or distress, is the core of addictive disorders. The clinical diagnosis of an addiction is based on the presence of at least two of a number of features: The substance or activity is used in larger amounts or for a longer period of time than was intended. There is a desire … Continue reading Symptoms of Addiction
Regular users of alcohol are likely to experience some sort of withdrawal symptoms if they do not get to drink — a situation some could be facing during the lockdown. The symptoms may vary according to one’s drinking habit. This means that the symptoms could be more significant for heavy drinkers. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms “Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, depending on the amount you had consumed in … Continue reading Alcohol withdrawal symptoms: When do you start showing them and how to cope?
It’s widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that’s not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 in JAMA Network Open. About 47% of frequent users seeking treatment … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows
Silence isn’t golden, it’s LETHAL! She said, “If I wanted to reach out to educate others, I had to be honest. But that option involved blowing my life up”. Several years ago, I was sitting in a living room with my husband Rob, sharing one last cup of tea before I was to drive him to a psychiatric hospital. Rob had a black eye, from … Continue reading She Said, “I hadn’t even told my parents about my husband’s addiction. When he died by suicide, I decided to tell the world”
A man reportedly sawed off his own leg while off his head on the “zombie drug” Spice. Shocking pictures appear to show the man with a tourniquet wrapped around a bloody stump after he reportedly cut his left leg off above the knee. The bizarre scene unfolded took place in the western Russian city of Prokopyevsk in the Kemerovo Oblast region. Pictures shared shared on media … Continue reading Man Saws Off Own Leg While High on ‘Zombie Drug’ Spice
In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat anxiety that previously didn’t respond to any other treatments and … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction
Addiction is a word typically used to describe a person’s dependence upon a substance or habit, either physically or psychologically. Though traditionally used in relation to the abuse of alcohol or drugs, people also use addiction to describe an unhealthy focus on other areas ranging from food to video games. What does the Bible teach about addiction? First, the Bible clearly notes that addictions are … Continue reading Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction?
We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the effects these substances have on us. When measuring addiction, it’s … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction
Before reading the article below, the takeaway of this is to warn you NEVER take one more Opioid pill or tablet if you’ve detoxed from Opioids and are clean. NEVER! There are many wonderful ways to quiet pain – be it post operative pain, chronic pain, or acute pain. If you’ve never taken opioids, DON’T START!!! I know because I use alternative pain control myself. … Continue reading Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)
I absolutely had to put this video on for you. It’s self explanatory. Here it is: Continue reading A Video Everyone Needs to View. Some ‘Funny’ at the Beginning to Prepare you for the Sobering & Life Saving News After.
Story at-a-glance While the opioid crisis has received a significant amount of attention, and strategies have been put into place to try to curb the epidemic of overuse and misuse, few of the responsible parties have been held to account One West Virginia attorney has sued opioid wholesale distributors using a state nuisance statute. Distributors should have reported suspicious activity, yet didn’t. Farrell charges that … Continue reading Legal Eagle Goes After Opioid Wholesale Distributors
More than 30 percent of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines, a type of prescription sedative commonly prescribed for anxiety or to help with insomnia. Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) work to calm or sedate a person, by raising the level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. Common benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and clonazepam (Klonopin), among others. Every day, more than 115 … Continue reading Benzodiazepines and Opioids
QUES: Is your doctor a healer or a dealer? The fact that America is losing the desperate battle against the horrific opioid epidemic has been reported by many media sources. However, with all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of one of the biggest public health crises America is facing today. Every day, an increasing number of people are overdosing or … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis… Who Are The Pushers & Dealers?
By Michael Brown I want to share my own convictions as to why followers of Jesus should not smoke pot. I encourage you to consider them prayerfully before the Lord. First, for the sake of clarity and simplicity, I’m not addressing the issue of the medical use of marijuana, as prescribed by a responsible doctor. While it’s possible these subjects are related, I’m focusing here … Continue reading Why Followers of Jesus Should Never Use Weed
A new study finds that cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University’s School of Public Health, found a 25 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with an average temperature of 52 degrees. And while the researchers continue to … Continue reading Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses
In yet another sign that our healthcare system is fraught with problems that Democrats have made worse and not enough Republicans see fit to address, federal prosecutors have charged dozens of pharmacists and doctors in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama for illegally distributing opioids — even as an opioid epidemic sweeps the country. According to the Cincinnati Inquirer, prosecutors have charged 60 pharmacists and … Continue reading Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts
It’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption can take a serious toll on your health. While we often associate alcohol abuse with car crashes and cirrhosis of the liver, these are not the only health risks posed by drinking too many alcoholic beverages. The previously held thought that a glass of red wine a day could have a protective effect on the heart may no longer hold ground. … Continue reading Alcohol abuse leads to cancer, strokes, heart disease, brain damage
Normally, I would never post a video like this due to it’s graphic nature; however, it tells the story, so forgive me please. If this brings awareness or shock to get help, it’s worth it. I feel that you need to see this because it is the literal face of addiction. Shock has value. Please get help today if you are in bondage to drugs … Continue reading Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.
“In the name of Jesus the Messiah, I now repent of my involvement in the use of illegal and legal soul destroying drugs, and ask You, Abba Father, to forgive me for using them. I repent of this sin of using alcohol, marijuana, addictive prescription drugs, cocaine, crack, acid, speed, heroin, meth, etc, to dull and cripple my will, my mind and sensibilities. I only … Continue reading Deliverance Prayer For Having Used Drugs & Alcohol In The Past
While tapering patients taking prescription opioids off of the medication is associated with a lower risk of overdose if the patient stops taking the drug, it can also lead to increased risks of overdose if it leads to the patient switching up dosages, according to a new JAMA study. Why it matters: This is yet another obstacle to solving the opioid epidemic, and shows how the best intentions can … Continue reading FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!
CINCINNATI – They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pillsfor sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them painkillers, the feds say. Two of the prescribers charged in this week’s federal opioid sweep caused the deaths of five patients because of overprescribing, … Continue reading Federal Opioid Pill Bust Reveals Doctors Trading Pills for Sex, Dentists Pulling Good Teeth
s drugstore chains embrace products with traces of CBD, two recent reports in prominent medical journals point out the dangers of the other familiar component of cannabis, THC. An article in Lancet Psychiatry strengthens the link of THC to psychosis, and one in Annals of Internal Medicinechronicles people ending up in the emergency departments of hospitals after indulging in edibles. The news media picked up the edible-ED story, the … Continue reading Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis
by Dr. William & Mary Schnoebelen With One Accord Ministries © 2018 (We advise praying this prayer after seeking Abba Father for His Wisdom. Consult with your Health Care Professional concerning any prescription drugs you currently take and the effects of stopping or changing your medication. If, after this consultation, you do not feel comfortable with changing your medications, pray the second prayer (Prayer II) below. Either way, it will be a great help!) Abba YAHWEH, in Yeshua’s mighty … Continue reading Deliverance and Liberation Prayer: Spirit of Pharmakeia (Prescription Drugs)
Everyone already knows that drinking sugary and sweetened beverages is bad, but new research shows they’re way worse for us than we thought – and possibly even fatal. A study by Harvard researchers (see research below) published in the journal Circulation showed that people who drink two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day have a 31% higher risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease. And it doesn’t stop … Continue reading Drinking Two or More of this Type of Drink Every Day Can Skyrocket Your Chance of Dying Prematurely from Cardiovascular Disease by a Whopping 30%.
US daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, 54, has revealed she is seeking help for addiction and that she has been living in a sober house. Ms Williams did not offer details about her addiction, but said she had kept her sober house stay a secret from everyone except her husband and son. She has acknowledged struggles with cocaine addiction in the past. Ms Williams … Continue reading Wendy Williams – Update On Her Addiction & Sober House Living
Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic that is currently gripping the nation and taking the lives of 60,000 Americans each year? Most people tend to blame the makers of these drugs, the doctors who prescribe them, and some even fault those who take these medications. However, now a very familiar name has been exposed as being the mastermind behind the opioid epidemic: Johnson & … Continue reading WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS NOW KILLING OVER 60,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR AND RISING?
Sugar-filled drinks such as soda, sports drinks and juice drinks aren’t exactly known for their health benefits. But now, there’s even more evidence that they’re tied to an increased risk of early death, especially for women. In a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal, Harvard researchers analyzed information from more than 80,000 women and 37,000 men in the health profession. For nearly … Continue reading Drinking Just 1 Can of Soda Raises Your Risk of Dying From Heart Disease, Harvard Study Says
The recent explosion of iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones has provided people with the ability to access the entirety of the Internet on-the-go and at any given moment. 90% of adults in America own a cell phone,1 and while this may not be a problem for many people, some individuals develop an addiction to their mobile devices. 90% of American adults own a cell phone.1 Cell … Continue reading Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction?
Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from abusing this forest drug…especially among those who are trying to … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!
Overdose antidotes, now being sold without prescription, may turn out to be more harmful than people realize. With more than 8,000 pharmacies across the U.S., Walgreens will soon be carrying an overdose antidote. This concoction will be sold to anyone without the need for prescription or indication from a medical professional. The drug, Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride), claims to be a solution for opioid addiction. It is estimated that more … Continue reading Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter
A placebo pill is almost as effective as opioids for killing pain, suggests a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This is because the physiological pain-killing effects of opioids decrease over time. As the pain-killing effects wane, a larger dose is needed, causing opioid addiction. The researchers warn that this can lead to physical dependence and a potential overdose. The … Continue reading Despite what Big Pharma says, Opioids do Almost NOTHING to Treat Pain – study
It’s virtually impossible to completely avoid sugar in today’s world. But we can (and should) regulate the amount of sugar we consume. Here are several easy ways to work toward cutting sugar out of your diet. (Note from National Addiction News: I disagree. It is more than possible to avoid sugar completely; I do!) Luckily, it’s easy to know when you’re consuming excess sugar. Here are 7 … Continue reading 7 Obvious Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar. Sugar is a Drug & an Addiction!
By HORVATH, PH.D., ABPP, KAUSHIK MISRA, PH.D., AMY K. EPNER, PH.D., AND GALEN MORGAN COOPER, PH.D. There’s no question. Addiction wreaks havoc on the brain. Addiction causes significant chemical, structural, and molecular changes that quite literally hijack the brain. However, treatment can reverse or counteract these effects. Moreover, as the recovery process proceeds, the brain continues to heal. It is true that many changes occur in … Continue reading The Good News: The Brain Also Helps To Reverse Addiction
Sugar is delicious, and Americans are eating a LOT of it. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar a year. But sugar, especially in excessive amounts, does more harm than good to your health in many ways, ranging from adding wrinkles to your face to diabetes. So, how do you know if you’re eating too much sugar? … Continue reading 10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar–It’s Very Similar to Cocaine Addiction
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
Many people use opioids to treat chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drugs, they can become addicted to it. But it is not always easy to tell if someone you know has an addiction to opioids. Recently, researchers from the University of Michigan suggest 11 signs of opioid addiction everyone should know: Taking a substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
Having a ministry navigating people through addiction recovery has its shocking moments. I learn something new all the time… some of which I wish I could shake from my memory. Today, I’m shocked again. The FDA just approved another DANGEROUS drug that commonly causes dissociation, dizziness, nausea, sedation, anxiety, a lack of energy, increased blood pressure, vomiting, feeling drunk and ADDICTION. There are many more … Continue reading Spravato, A Ketamine Type Drug Has Been Approved For Resistant Depression. Problem Is That It Will Destroy Who You Are, Cause You To Be A Menance On The Road, & Then Kill You! WHAT???