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.