Want to know if you are addicted to opioids?

Signs of opioid addiction everyone should know It isn’t always easy to tell if a person has an addiction to opioids. But any strange habits or suspicions should be taken seriously, says Jonathan D. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. “If you’re using more and more of a drug, yet your daily functioning is getting worse instead of … Continue reading Want to know if you are addicted to opioids?

I’m SO Sorry to Have to Tell You This. But You Need to Know

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine Killing for Profit The idea of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to formally study medical treatments and there have certainly been some successes Consider the procedure of angioplasty. Doctors insert a catheter into the blood vessels of the heart and use a balloon … Continue reading I’m SO Sorry to Have to Tell You This. But You Need to Know

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?

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!

FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!

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!

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?

Life’s a Book; You Can Write the Next Chapter Yourself.

Addiction is NOT a disease — and we’re treating addicts incorrectly We all know addiction is a disease(no way). It has been so classified by all the authoritative sources. The American Medical Association labeled alcoholism an “illness” back in 1967. The Centers for Disease Control, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and Alcoholics Anonymous urge us to think of alcohol and drug addiction … Continue reading Life’s a Book; You Can Write the Next Chapter Yourself.

You MUST ReFill Your ‘Glass’

Once your addiction is over, it leaves behind a large vacancy in your soul that must be filled.  Will you choose to fill that space with fear, anxiety, anger, weakness, or something else that will perpetuate darkness?  At VRM, people bring us …….  CLICK HERE, to my other blog, for the rest of this article. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed … Continue reading You MUST ReFill Your ‘Glass’

Why Do We Need To Theorize About Addiction Causes When We Already Know?!

In the field and ministry we’re in – addiction – we are constantly reading about addiction being theorized as a disease… a disorder… a choice… a deeply rooted inherited family problem… or a number of other theories.  None of those theories have been or can be proven; they are just guesses.  Well, I’m here to tell you that addiction is in the Bible and tells … Continue reading Why Do We Need To Theorize About Addiction Causes When We Already Know?!

Don’t Allow It!

Never allow your doctor to tell you that addictive drugs are okay.  They are NOT okay. They will cause other disorders and diseases as they kill you slowly. These include: opioids, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics. There is no reason on earth to be given these unless you have to be in the safety of a psychiatric institution. Right now, here in the US, … Continue reading Don’t Allow It!

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

Marijuana Users Report High Rates Of Dependence In Global Drug Survey

Before reading this article, please understand that I am a strong supporter of legally obtained medical marijuana for the purpose of healing sicknesses and diseases and for the purpose of minimizing unrelenting chronic pain.  I am NOT a supporter of medical marijuana for recreational use, as this represents the purposeful desire of it’s users to ‘run away’ as is the case with other drugs.  For … Continue reading Marijuana Users Report High Rates Of Dependence In Global Drug Survey

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?

Counseling for the Drug Addict

The video below is an ‘oldie’ but totally applies today. If you have a loved one in an addiction that you are trying to reach, this video has some extraordinary points on how to and how not to talk to them. Need truly affordable help in recovery? Want a permanent solution for addiction? Don’t want to do ‘steps’ or be told that you have a … Continue reading Counseling for the Drug Addict

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

REHAB FRAUD: PSYCHIATRY’S DRUG SCAM

What hope is there? Wouldn’t a universal, proven cure for drug addiction be a good thing? And is it possible? First, let’s clearly define what is meant by “cure.” For the individual a cure means complete and permanent absence of any overwhelming physical or mental desire, need or compulsion to take drugs. For the society it means the rehabilitation of the addict as a consistently … Continue reading REHAB FRAUD: PSYCHIATRY’S DRUG SCAM

Recovery

Do current addiction recovery strategies used in the revolving door rehab system cause addiction to continue rather than to heal?  I believe it to be so.  What’s the point if ‘they’ tell you you’re going to relapse?  Anyway, it’s all based on a theory that addiction is a disease.  We know now that it isn’t a disease; however, the system doesn’t want to let go … Continue reading Recovery

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

Should You Call Someone A Drug Addict or Alcoholic? Seriously!

The path to healing is best paved with tough love, kindness and respect.  The first and easiest way to cause someone in addiction to put up a wall between you and himself or herself is to call them an addict.  The word ‘addict’ is dirty, low, degrading and classifies that person as something other than a human being.  No one should ever be defined by … Continue reading Should You Call Someone A Drug Addict or Alcoholic? Seriously!

Ever Notice How Drug Ads Dominate TV Commercials? Want To Learn Why?

A little friendly advice for all of you… RECORD the TV shows you want to watch.  Then, you can fast forward through all of those nasty Big Pharma commercials.  Don’t allow subliminal ads for drugs cause you to lean on doctors rather than to lean on God for all of your needs.  It’s what we do at our home and we do just fine! Television … Continue reading Ever Notice How Drug Ads Dominate TV Commercials? Want To Learn Why?

You MUST Eat ONLY ORGANIC- Glyphosate Residues Discovered In Almond Milk, Bread And Veggie Burgers

It’s not rocket science, people.   There is enough awareness out there so that no one should be eating or drinking anything that isn’t organic and non-gmo; however, foods and drinks that are sugary, processed (prepared foods), and high in bad carbs (breads, pasta, rice) are notorious for causing food addiction.  NO ONE should be consuming artificial sweeteners, diet soda or any soda at all.  This … Continue reading You MUST Eat ONLY ORGANIC- Glyphosate Residues Discovered In Almond Milk, Bread And Veggie Burgers

Taking Rx Painkillers? Accidental Opioid Overdose Jumped to upwards of 30% Over Just One Year?

Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. The largest increase in overdoses occurred in the Midwest, which saw a 69.7 percent increase. In Wisconsin, opioid overdoses increased 109 percent. The smallest increase occurred in the Southeast, which saw a 14 percent increase. The findings come from … Continue reading Taking Rx Painkillers? Accidental Opioid Overdose Jumped to upwards of 30% Over Just One Year?

Facebook Pres. Admits ~ Social Media NOT For Connection ~ But Distraction By Dopamine Hits

“We are abusing a useful and necessary [reward] system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can.” ~ Dr. Schultz In the modern world, you are the commodity and your attention is a form of currency. What we give our attention to is what we give ourselves to. To give our time away is also to give our Essence away. What government today wouldn’t love the … Continue reading Facebook Pres. Admits ~ Social Media NOT For Connection ~ But Distraction By Dopamine Hits

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More Kids to Hospitals

ATTENTION PARENTS & EVERY OTHER LIVING HUMAN BEING! YOU NEED TO LOCK UP YOUR OPIATES, BENZOS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS, HYPNOTICS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS!!!  KIDS ARE DYING BECAUSE YOU LEAVE THEM OUT IN PLAIN SITE.  THEY ARE CURIOUS AND WILL POP THOSE PILLS!  YOU ALSO NEED TO FIND HELP FOR MEDICAL DETOX OR YOUR KIDS WON’T HAVE A PARENT SOON!  GET A LIFE, PEOPLE! Opioid poisonings and overdoses … Continue reading Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More Kids to Hospitals

Former Insiders Launch Awareness Campaign to Warn Users about the Addictive Dangers of Facebook and Google

PREFACE:  I included this article in my post today because, for the life of me, I absolutely cannot comprehend why people choose to live their lives out on Facebook!  Facebook is the land of the lost and loony.  There are sexual deviants… catfish… criminals of all kinds… identity thieves… idiots who thrive on putting up fake news… perverts engaging in exploiting your children… and on … Continue reading Former Insiders Launch Awareness Campaign to Warn Users about the Addictive Dangers of Facebook and Google

FDA Announces Voluntary Destruction and Recall of Kratom Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced it is overseeing the voluntary destruction and recall of kratom products. Earlier this month, the FDA warned kratom is an opioid and has been linked with 44 deaths. Kratom, an unregulated botanical substance, is used by some people to relieve pain, anxiety and depression, as well as symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The company that makes kratom-containing products under … Continue reading FDA Announces Voluntary Destruction and Recall of Kratom Products

Maker of Highly Addictive OxyContin Says it will Stop Incentivizing Doctors to Push its Deadly Drugs (I’ll believe it when I see it.)

The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to try to save lives in case of an accidental overdose on school premises. The … Continue reading Maker of Highly Addictive OxyContin Says it will Stop Incentivizing Doctors to Push its Deadly Drugs (I’ll believe it when I see it.)

Synthetic Opioids Flooding Into US Via Postal Service – BEWARE!

 Story at-a-glance Preliminary data suggests up to 65,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. More than 202,600 people died from opioid overdoses between 2002 and 2015 Opioid abuse has been identified as a significant factor in rising unemployment. Data suggests chronic opioid use accounted for 20 percent of the increase in male unemployment between 1999 and 2015 Use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl is … Continue reading Synthetic Opioids Flooding Into US Via Postal Service – BEWARE!

Opioid Addiction is Bankrupting America, County by County, City by City… Will America Collapse into a Narco-Pharma State?

We’ve heard a lot about the crime and deaths caused by the opioid crisis, but what about the financial impact of it? Many small towns are struggling to cover the costs associated with the epidemic, whether it’s emergency calls, coroner bills, courtrooms, or overcrowded prisons. Reuters recently examined the case of Ross County, Ohio, which has seen its budget for child services doubling from $1.3 million … Continue reading Opioid Addiction is Bankrupting America, County by County, City by City… Will America Collapse into a Narco-Pharma State?

Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

About 1.6 million Americans could die from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the next decade, according to a comprehensive new report out Tuesday. The figure is a 60 percent increase over the past decade, according to the report, which was released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust. The authors of the study say the projections could be conservative as the opioid epidemic continues to wreak … Continue reading Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

“I truly believe no treatment will work on a person with an addiction if the patient hasn’t fully given themselves over to the fact that they have a disease that does not heal itself.” Margaret F.’s words capture a core belief of the traditional type of treatment program she attended, one common in 12-step-based facilities. Leading professional organizations – including the American Medical Association, American … Continue reading

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems. In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic pot habit, saying it made him “emotionally unavailable.” Likewise, in June, notorious stoner Miley Cyrus did the same, saying she “wanted to be really clear” while making her new album. Long-term pot smokers who have quit cite similar anecdotal evidence about the chronic effects of … Continue reading Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Opioids passed out like pez in professional sports, contributing to the addiction epidemic

Grant Hill, a former basketball star, told The Daily Mail how athletes would do anything to recover quickly after surgery to play again. According to Hill, athletes want to be back on court immediately right after an injury or surgery because of pressure and impatience. They want something that quickly fixes everything, and for most, the solution is opioids. Other basketball stars like Shaquille O’Neal, Jay Williams, and … Continue reading Opioids passed out like pez in professional sports, contributing to the addiction epidemic

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

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

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

I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you!

If you ever go to a doctor or hospital, YOU need to read every word I have to say. I have to tell you that my message hasn’t made me popular because people don’t want to hear bad things about those in whom they have placed their trust.  There’s a flippant word out these days that people trash you with if they don’t want to hear … Continue reading I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you!

Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

A neuroscientist disputes the status quo, calling us all to rethink how we view addiction. As I looked down at my prepared questions, thinking they were juvenile or topical or pathetic, to ask Dr. Marc Lewis about his new book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease, he stopped me and said, “Before we get started, do you mind if I ask what … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

Are Painkillers the ‘Respectable’ Addiction, or is There No Such Thing?

Celebrity drug overdoses frequently shine the spotlight on the lethal danger of narcotic use and addictions in the entertainment industry. However, the problem spans across all age, gender, social, and economic groups every day. A person usually begins taking a narcotic during the treatment of a legitimate medical problem that needs more than an aspirin to kill the pain. These drugs are highly effective. They … Continue reading Are Painkillers the ‘Respectable’ Addiction, or is There No Such Thing?

National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)

NARDAS is an alliance that we have recently formed that will: Bring Awareness to the dangers Rx Drug Addiction Educate patients on physician induced addiction (Iatrogenic Addiction) which is the #1 cause of preventable accidental death in the US right now Advocate for those affected Provide support to it’s victims and their families Educate doctors about prescription drug addiction and detox Offer alternative methods of … Continue reading National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)

Snorting Your Prescription Painkillers

Insufflation – better known as snorting – causes drugs to enter your bloodstream quickly, giving you a more intense and faster high. People with chronic pain or those who have a painkiller addiction, seek a way to chase the high they once had. As you may know, the euphoria leaves after a short while, which leaves your body with a desperate need for that high again. … Continue reading Snorting Your Prescription Painkillers

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!

National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors

Victory Retreat Montana – VictoryRetreatMontana.com – has just formed a new organization for all those affected in any way by Rx Drug Addiction… victims and loved ones. We have appropriately named it, NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR Rx DRUG ADDICTION SURVIVORS. Please visit and ‘like’ our revised Facebook Page for support of those who never asked for an addiction, but suffered the ultimate betrayal at the hands of … Continue reading National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors

What’s killing Americans? Top 10 prescribed medications of 2016 give us a troublesome answer

‘Let food be thy medicine’ is a saying attributed to Hippocrates, who is known as the Father of Modern Medicine. We would be well off to heed his advice, but by and large, we do not, for it is the Standard American Diet that is making us sick. A look at the most often prescribed medications reveals the most common health conditions we are being … Continue reading What’s killing Americans? Top 10 prescribed medications of 2016 give us a troublesome answer

Government takes action as survey reveals 99% of doctors overprescribe opioids

It has been a busy month, in general, for top health officials. Last week was a busy one for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the nation’s health watchdog began taking serious action to combat the rising opioid crisis. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls the growing number of drug overdose deaths an epidemic. Since the year 2000, the rate of deaths from … Continue reading Government takes action as survey reveals 99% of doctors overprescribe opioids

Drug Companies Flooded This State With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills!!! WHAT?????????????

The United States is embroiled in a fierce battle against opioid abuse. In 2014, there was a 3.4-fold increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths in America. The state hit hardest by the opioid crisis is West Virginia, where drug companies pumped 782 million pain pills into the state over the last 6 years. In 2015, West Virginia had the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the country. Since … Continue reading Drug Companies Flooded This State With More Than 780 Million Pain Pills!!! WHAT?????????????

Does This Sound Like You?

Today, I want to have a super serious talk with you. You have chronic pain.  You’re sick and tired of being sick and tired and in pain all the time.  You want a quick fix and natural remedies seem just to hard to research.  So, you made an appointment with your doctor.  After your visit, you came home with a prescription.  Maybe it was Hydrocodone, … Continue reading Does This Sound Like You?

When the doctor you think you can trust with your life offers you Opiate painkillers . . . . . . .

You’re in pain.  Maybe it’s your back… neck… knee… or elsewhere.  Your heart tells you that it’s unbearable and you have to stop it – immediately or sooner.  Your mind speaks a different story, but your heart takes over, so you decide not to stick around for your mind to explain.  You don’t want to have pain and you don’t want to take the time … Continue reading When the doctor you think you can trust with your life offers you Opiate painkillers . . . . . . .

Are Americans Giving Doctors Too Much Power & Authority?

Doctors & Medical Care are now the #1 Cause of (Preventable) Accidental Death here in the USA.  This exceeds ALL other types of accidental death including motor vehicle accidents.  I have my definite views as you can see from my blogs and websites; however, what do YOU think? Are you allowing doctors to make decisions for you without a full explanation? Is your doctor setting aside ample time … Continue reading Are Americans Giving Doctors Too Much Power & Authority?

The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

Article below by Peter R Breggin, MD (Psychiatrist) On March 22 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing where dozens of family members and victims … Continue reading The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

Why do you need HELP NOW for your Rx Drug Addiction?

Why come to ToGiveYouHope.com for Online Help with your Rx Drug Addiction? Affordability: We will work with you for a donation of any size whatsoever. No one should ever have to die from an addiction simply because they can’t pay! Our only reason for any donation at all is Accountability; we have found that if you don’t pay something, whether it be a product or … Continue reading Why do you need HELP NOW for your Rx Drug Addiction?

Tranquilizers, Benzos & Anxiety, Oh My!

If you are taking Benzos for more than 3 days, you are headed down a very dark, dismal, and lonely road to suffering and death. Benzos will bite back after a while. They will either do the opposite to what they were originally intended for… stop working and cause you to increase the dose to try and  give you the same effect… become engorged in … Continue reading Tranquilizers, Benzos & Anxiety, Oh My!

Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs)

***It doesn’t have to be like this (below) if you have natural alternative safe pain control such as Real Time Pain Relief. This has, quite literally, saved me from the constant extreme pain I once had and would continue to have if not for this cream. That’s why we market this. Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin, Norco and Lortabs (to name just a few), is … Continue reading Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs)

Doctors told to avoid prescribing opiates for chronic pain

The nation’s top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for most people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its first ever guidelines for dispensing the morphine-like, addictive drugs, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, said it took the action Tuesday to combat the nation’s … Continue reading Doctors told to avoid prescribing opiates for chronic pain

Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

by Dr. Mercola The latest data on the leading causes of deathi in the United States has been released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report, which is based on 2010 data, lists the 10 leading causes of death as follows: Diseases of the heart Cancer Chronic lower respiratory diseases Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) Accidents (unintentional injuries) Alzheimer’s disease Diabetes mellitus Nephritis, … Continue reading Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?

by Dina Perkins Let me preface this article by saying that I never came close to looking for a way out of emotional or physical pain with any type of prescription drug. I began at age 11 with a doctor’s prescription.  I learned quickly over the years, that pills were the only answer available.  My parents taught me that doctors were never to be questioned, … Continue reading What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?