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
TAKE THEIR CAR KEYS AWAY! What is drugged driving? Drugged driving is driving under the influence of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs.Do you think driving while high is safe? 22% of teens admitted that driving while high on marijuana is common among their friends. A recent survey asked how students felt about drunk driving and drugged driving. It found that: In addition, 3.6 million young people between ages … Continue reading Getting High and Driving
From time to time, I like to list the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. They will occur once you are addicted. These signs are deadly and require immediate medical attention. So, if you are in withdrawal, seek the help of someone on the other end of calling 911 or speak with your doctor to arrange for in-patient detox. After that, get into Recovery. Signs & … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Withdrawal
Taking a few extra precautions this flu season may be just what the doctor ordered. Let’s face it, teaching proper handwashing protocols aren’t exactly on our kid’s priority list. That’s why hand sanitizers have become every mom’s dream when it comes to keeping their children’s hands clean. What’s great about homemade hand sanitizers is you can get creative with scents using your favorite essential oils. One ingredient … Continue reading How To Make Your Own Homemade Hand Sanitizer
When we are born, it is innate within us to desire pleasure. Some of the pleasure seeking behaviors unfortunately result in addictions of many kinds. The addiction I’m speaking of here is SUGAR! You love it! Your crave it! You can’t stop it! You even use this deadly weapon on your body to celebrate all kinds of occasions! So, how do you stop? Ending sugar … Continue reading Is Sugar An Addictive ‘DRUG’?
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
Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body: Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Heart: Drinking … Continue reading Alcohol’s Effects on your Body
Injuries. Drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls. Health problems. Drinking can cause a number of health problems. Studies have shown that one drink … Continue reading Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?
I feel as though I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence without including a post about how to save the life of someone who has overdosed. So, I’m going to make it simple, using few words and several videos so that you can learn. Please view all of these so that you can be prepared. This is serious! I’ve seen too many people who had … Continue reading What ‘IF’ The Unthinkable Happens Right In Front Of You? Learn How To Save Their Life From An Overdose!
End Time Signs “When You See All These Things” Today we will look at The End Time Sign of Drug Use. For those of us who study Bible Prophecy, because Jesus told us to. (Matthew 24:33) It isn’t so much anyone sign that has many of us looking, but it’s that so many signs are all happening with greater intensity than ever before. A Convergence of Society, World … Continue reading End Times Signs: Drug Use (That Includes Weed (THC, People). Users BEWARE!
“I thought marijuana was no big deal. … I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things.” That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette. Kevin agreed. He didn’t realize that putting a gun to … Continue reading The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
I wanted to put this letter here because, in my opinion, it is simple yet beautifully written. Enjoy & learn! ~NationalAddictionNews.com When I think about my life now compared to my life when I was drinking, there is an ocean of realizations that washes over me. One of the biggest and most significant is this: that life sober delivers everything that alcohol promised and then … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver
There are far better ways of dealing with depression and anxiety than going to a shrink and getting one or more Big Pharma ‘pill(s)’. Does that even make logical sense when you consider that a pill can make you happy? A pill puts you in emotional restraints and is like a straight jacket for your brain. A DANGEROUS pill that dumbs you down rather than … Continue reading How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?
Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something going on that we need to talk about?” Be specific. Explain … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction
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
We often discuss what addiction is in respect to what it does to a person’s heart and soul, and what it does to the family unit; however, how often are we brave enough to stare it in the face? If you have been affected, in any way, by addiction, these images may bring things more into focus. Oftentimes, we don’t see it in ourselves or … Continue reading The Many Faces of Addiction
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
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!
A major Canadian observational study identified alcohol use disorders as the biggest risk factor for the onset of dementia. It’s also the most preventable factor, so people wary of early-onset dementia can avoid it by controlling their alcohol intake, reported a ScienceDaily article. Implemented by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and published in The Lancet Public Health journal, the study took a … Continue reading According to Major New Study, the Single Biggest Preventable Risk Factor for Dementia is Overuse of Alcohol
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
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
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!