“My wife ended up overdosing and wasn’t expected to live. How did I miss the signs?”

The question in the title comes from a real person who just didn't or couldn't see what was going on right in front of his eyes. We don't want this happening to you or a loved one! We're here to help bring awareness to addiction so that it can be caught and healed in time … Continue reading “My wife ended up overdosing and wasn’t expected to live. How did I miss the signs?”

Will Those Who Made Fentanyl Now Get to Sell the Vaccine?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE The University of Houston published the results of an animal study demonstrating a series of three shots could eliminate the risk of fentanyl overdose but did not affect the use of other opioids The shot was created with the adjuvant dmLT, which has a history of use in human trials using oral administration; … Continue reading Will Those Who Made Fentanyl Now Get to Sell the Vaccine?

Benzodiazepine Abuse: A Lethal Addiction that Always Takes you to Dark Places

Sometimes people who have prescriptions misuse their medications, as well.  Taking too much and running out of the prescription, being overly focused on when you can take the next one and feeling you can’t live without it might also be signs of a problem.  Doctors may prescribe a benzodiazepine for the following legitimate medical conditions: … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse: A Lethal Addiction that Always Takes you to Dark Places

Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, so What Is the Alternative?

Back in 2013, one Reuters’ article opened with the following stunning sentence: “Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.” The 2004 Vioxx recall, as you may remember, was spurred … Continue reading Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, so What Is the Alternative?

U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High

The CDC reported that an estimated 100,306 Americans died from drug overdoses during the period of April 2020 to April 2021, a 28.5% increase from the previous year. Deaths in some states rose even more sharply. . Vermont saw an almost-70% increase, and drug overdose deaths in West Virginia increased by 62%. Many states, including Alabama, California, … Continue reading U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High

WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’

Warning: This story contains graphic content about injection drug use that might disturb some readers. In Philadelphia, the animal tranquilizer xylazine has infiltrated the opioid supply, and it's been linked to horrific wounds and amputations. PHILADELPHIA — Bill’s hands are so disfigured that he can no longer fit gloves over them. About two months ago, his … Continue reading WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’

How to Avoid Drug-laced Food

We’ve all been told to watch out for spiked drinks at parties. But what about drugs in your food? Nowadays, it seems like there are more kinds of edible marijuana than ever before. Because of this, accidental consumption of weed happens more than you think it does.  Here’s one example: In November 2017, three Michigan teens were hospitalized after they were … Continue reading How to Avoid Drug-laced Food

Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?

Every day we make choices that affect our health. People take drugs for a lot of different reasons, like to deal with life’s challenges, to escape from reality, to relieve pain, or to try to fit in—just to name a few. Some people can be aware of the negative effects of drugs on their health … Continue reading Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?

More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

More than 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in April, marking the highest number ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. The new record number marked a 28.5 percent increase over the previous year, with the total number of drug overdose deaths doubling over the past … Continue reading More Than 100,000 Americans Died Due to a Drug Overdose in a One-Year Period for the First Time, CDC Reports

WHEN YOUR FRIEND OVERDOSES ON DRUGS

Unintentional or accidental overdoses can occur when you or your friend takes too much of a drug—even if it's the first time taking the drug, and whether the drug is illicit, prescription, or over the counter. And if an overdose happens to your friend, you have to think twice about your responsibilities. A drug overdose can be hard to identify, … Continue reading WHEN YOUR FRIEND OVERDOSES ON DRUGS

The Dangers of Fentanyl – A Police Officer Investigating Drugs, Goes Into An Almost Fatal Overdose by Just Touching The Drug. A Very Sobering MUST SEE!

On July 3, 2021, Deputy David Faiivae from the San Marcos Sheriff's Station put on his uniform and badge for his patrol shift. He had no idea he was about to go through one of the worst days of his life after being exposed to Fentanyl. If it wasn't for the quick-thinking of his Field … Continue reading The Dangers of Fentanyl – A Police Officer Investigating Drugs, Goes Into An Almost Fatal Overdose by Just Touching The Drug. A Very Sobering MUST SEE!

Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

 Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total.  Officials believe pandemic stress as well as the strong synthetic opioid fentanyl are behind the sharp rise.  "This has been an incredibly uncertain … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

WHAT IS IT? Synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen. The pill form comes in a variety of logos and colors. STREET NAMES Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC HOW IT IS TAKEN Swallowing  gel capsules (Molly), pills, tabletsPowder, … Continue reading ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Note: Some of the views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of NationalAddictionNews.com. In July, Erica Rodriguez, 20, checked herself into the Renfrew Center, a residential center for eating-disorder treatment in the Philadelphia area. Rodriguez, who has been struggling with disordered eating since she was 12, had relapsed in quarantine. "It had … Continue reading COVID-19 has more people seeking help for addiction and mental health. But treatment centers struggle with outbreaks

Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: DEA Public Affairs  (202) 307-7977Press ReleaseDEA 2020 Year in Review: Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the PandemicWASHINGTON – With the unprecedented worldwide health emergency brought on by COVID-19, last year was filled with new challenges and increased risks. While much of the world focused on combating the pandemic, DEA continued to … Continue reading Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic

Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the … Continue reading Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19

CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the latest provisional numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  This is the largest number of drug overdoses ever recorded during a 12-month period. The number is an 18% increase from the prior 12-month … Continue reading CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

Here’s Why Modern Medicine Has A Problem With Natural Cures

Well, there is the money, of course. When millions of people forego expensive and toxic medical drugs; when they rarely see conventional doctors; when they don’t receive vaccinations and don’t have their children vaccinated; when they opt for natural remedies; when, worst of all, THEY STAY HEALTHY, this is a hammer blow to drug-based medicine. These … Continue reading Here’s Why Modern Medicine Has A Problem With Natural Cures

DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

Watch the Virtual National Red Ribbon Rally (above) October 1! Red Ribbon is a national anti-drug campaign that is celebrated annually, October 23-31. During Red Ribbon, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in community-wide anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a … Continue reading DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week

FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Teen misuse sparked by dangerous “Benadryl Challenge” promoted on social media Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 59KB) 09-24-2020  FDA Drug Safety Communication The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. … Continue reading FDA warns about serious problems with high doses of the allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

In life, we would think that when something doesn't work and people continue to die in ever increasing numbers, they would stop, drop and think about why. Do they? NO! Why? It's because greed has taken over. The days of listening to Dr Phil's opinions about addiction are OVER! So, below are a few questions. … Continue reading The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month – now in its 31st year – During the month of September, we especially recognize the millions of Americans in treatment for substance misuse, as well as recovery service providers. It also encourages those struggling with substance misuse to seek professional help. Let us never forget to remember those who lost their lives to … Continue reading September is National Recovery Month

There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19. Craig Hettlinger explains that he started drinking when he was about 16 years old. He escalated to stronger drugs three years later when he played Division I soccer at … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’

The 52-year-old went through a dark period of life at the start of her career where she was addicted to class A drug heroin and smoked cannabis Davina McCall has revealed she was taken to hospital after overdosing on drugs at the height of her crippling addiction. The TV presenter, who has previously spoken about her … Continue reading Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’

Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

What is gray death? Gray death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. The designer, synthetic drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. What’s … Continue reading Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

FRANKLIN, La. (KLFY)- A new, deadly drug is being found in Louisiana for the first time. Officials say the drug is so powerful, just touching it could kill you. They’re calling this super drug “gray death.” “The public recognizes a lot of the drugs that we deal with. This is a new one,” David Spencer, … Continue reading New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction?

Addiction is a word typically used to describe a person's dependence upon a substance or habit, either physically or psychologically. Though traditionally used in relation to the abuse of alcohol or drugs, people also use addiction to describe an unhealthy focus on other areas ranging from food to video games. What does the Bible teach … Continue reading Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction?

Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)

Before reading the article below, the takeaway of this is to warn you NEVER take one more Opioid pill or tablet if you've detoxed from Opioids and are clean. NEVER! There are many wonderful ways to quiet pain - be it post operative pain, chronic pain, or acute pain. If you've never taken opioids, DON'T … Continue reading Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)

Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart's inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, according to new research … Continue reading Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic