DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

et another study indicates that patients are being tapered off prescription painkillers at “rapid” rates that surpass federal guidelines. Among more than 100,000 patients enrolled in both commercial insurance and Medicare Advantage programs, researchers found that the annual percentage undergoing tapering doubled between 2008 and 2017. In response to the opioid crisis, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a tapering guideline in … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems

A word to the wise:  Don’t start what Jesus Christ came here to destroy.  Depression is one of those things.  ~NationalAddictionNews.com Can going off your medication cause antidepressant withdrawal symptoms (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome)? About 10% of women ages 18 and over take antidepressants. As many of us know, these medications can be a godsend when depression has robbed life of its joy and made it … Continue reading Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems

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!

Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety

Mount Sinai study finds CBD is effective at treating opioid addiction by reducing cravings and anxiety without harmful side effects Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping to break the cycle of addiction, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published May 21 … Continue reading Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety

FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!

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!

What Are the Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth? Should This be a part of your Health Regimen?

You may never have heard of diatomaceous earth before, but chances are you’ve consumed or used plenty of products that contained it. So what is diatomaceous earth? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a natural product made up of fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Composed of the cell walls/shells of single cell diatoms, it easily crumbles to a fine powder. In fact, the composition of the diatom … Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth? Should This be a part of your Health Regimen?

Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

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!

3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

I am posting the article below for those of you who insist on benzo tapering on your own – despite the risks of  VERY SERIOUS, EVEN FATAL SIDE EFFECTS.  You truly need to be tapered in a medically supervised setting (hospital or detox facility) by a board certified addictions medical doctor.  That all said, I am putting this article here so that you might have … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

A Delaware mother is hoping the heartbreaking image of her identifying her son’s body at the morgue after he overdosed on opioids and fentanyl will deter others from making the same fatal mistake. DOCTORS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBING FENTANYL TO THE WRONG PATIENTS FOR YEARS, STUDY FINDS “Holding my dead son in my arms, this is the picture of addiction,” Nora Sheehan, whose son Andrew Jugler died in October, told … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

An over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication has been linked to a spike in overdoses and deaths among people abusing it to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, experts say. This drug is known as Loperimide (generic) and Imodoium (brand name).  This is a very SAFE drug when used properly for diarrhea.  It is NOT intended for opioid detox and will stop your heart from beating when used in high … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox

As we speak, America is in the throes of a devastating epdemic. Not the kind they make post-apocalyptic movies about or that you can wear a mask on an airplane to prevent. This epidemic is largely caused by opioids — drugs often prescribed by doctors — which are responsible for 115 deaths from accidental overdoses every day in America. That’s one person every 12 minutes. (Newer … Continue reading Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox

Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

Need a pill for pain?  How about that pill for depression?  Can’t sleep and feel you need a pill for that?  Can’t handle anxiety, so you pop another pill to calm you down?  Too many side effects from all the pills so you take another pill for that?  The problem is that on the other side of the pills are all of your pain, depression, … Continue reading Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted

What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA.  It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It’s preventable.  More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined.  This is SERIOUS! No child is immune, no matter what you think. … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted

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?

More on Kratom

Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines. Kratom, a tropical tree from Southeast Asia with leaves that produce stimulant and sedative effects, has been used in the Fort Smith region to both treat chronic pain and mitigate the effects of opioid painkiller withdrawals. Though it is sold legally through alternative medicine … Continue reading More on Kratom

Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

I have to preface the following NaturalNews.com article with a few points.  As my readers know, I am dead set against prescription drugs and other drug use and am very active in ministry and in teaching, taking people through recovery and bringing awareness to addiction and prevention.  The note I need to make is that I am not against medical marijuana; however, I am very … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

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

You Can’t Go Through Withdrawal with Supplements or Home Remedies!

I’m a huge believer in  natural alternatives and organic/non-gmo foods and supplements; however, when it comes to withdrawal, it must be done in a medically supervised setting in a hospital or detox center.  Withdrawal is extremely dangerous, and can be life threatening.  It can cause seizures, heart attacks, strokes and death. I read in many places, such as blogs and Facebook, how people are giving … Continue reading You Can’t Go Through Withdrawal with Supplements or Home Remedies!

SUBOXONE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!

Suboxone is a popular, prescription-only drug that effectively suppresses opioid cravings and reduces the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Although Suboxone has assisted thousands of individuals struggling with opioid addiction, the drug is not without its risks. While critics express concerns over the long-term risks of Suboxone, namely dependency, there is also a more immediate risk of Suboxone use — the drug’s dangerous interactions with other … Continue reading SUBOXONE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!