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 … Continue reading How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!

What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Kids are resilient in many areas.  The place where they are not resilient resides in their emotional lability. Kids suffer more ups and downs than any other age group.  Factored into t his is that their hormones raging, their self-esteem is bouncing, and, among many other things, they haven't  yet figured out or matured enough … Continue reading What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History

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 … Continue reading Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History

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 … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

While there's early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.   In a study of opioid deaths … Continue reading These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise. Why They’re Hard to Spot

The FDA reported a spike in kratom overdoses. Here are the warning signs. Kratom use has ballooned in recent years. So have overdoses. In the United States, calls to poison control centers about the drug have jumped dramatically. About 32 percent of those cases ended up being admitted to the hospital, with more than half … Continue reading Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise. Why They’re Hard to Spot

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,” … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROAD If You Are Using Marijuana For Medicinal Reasons Or Recreational! You’re Killing & Disabling People! Stay Home & Do What You Do!!!

As Colorado auto deaths involving marijuana rise, CDOT is asking thousands how they feel about driving under pot’s influence. CDOT is using online surveys and open houses across the state to gauge Coloradans attitudes. Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better … Continue reading PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROAD If You Are Using Marijuana For Medicinal Reasons Or Recreational! You’re Killing & Disabling People! Stay Home & Do What You Do!!!

Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!

The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new … Continue reading Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!