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)
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
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