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!

The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver

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: … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver

How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?

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 … Continue reading How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?