Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption

Many complain that our culture is too beholden to biological psychiatry and genetic reductionism. Much of the discussion on addiction forms part of this cultural background. Thus we inherit, or even construct, different ways of thinking about ourselves, about health and disease, about weal and woe. But not every popular assumption is sober truth. The concern of many Christians, myself included, is the tendency to … Continue reading Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption

Why addiction isn’t a disease but instead the result of ‘deep learning’

This feature article on neuroscientist Marc Lewis and his new book discusses his theory that callenges the modern-day concensus on drug dependence as a brain disease, arguing that in “in reality it is a complex cultural, social, psychological and biological phenomenon” as NDARC Professor Alison Ritter describes. For a long time, Marc Lewis felt a body blow of shame whenever he remembered that night. “We thought … Continue reading Why addiction isn’t a disease but instead the result of ‘deep learning’

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, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington, had a 45%-50% rise … Continue reading U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High

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Why I Write This Blog

A BRIEF OVERVIEW! Since 2008, after Jesus Christ miraculously brought me back from death to life after a massive opioid overdose, I have devoted my life to leading people down the Holy Road that leads to the forever end to addiction. This method is for those who choose to live a Biblical life and receive Salvation through God’s Son, Jesus Christ. All services are FREE. … Continue reading Why I Write This Blog

43,898 Dead 4,190,493 Injured Following COVID-19 Vaccines in European Database of Adverse Reactions

The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, verified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and they are now reporting 43,898 fatalities, and 4,190,493 injuries following injections of five experimental COVID-19 shots: COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE MODERNA (CX-024414) COVID-19 MRNA VACCINE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19) COVID-19 VACCINE JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S) COVID-19 VACCINE NOVAVAX (NVX-COV2373) From the total of injuries recorded, … Continue reading 43,898 Dead 4,190,493 Injured Following COVID-19 Vaccines in European Database of Adverse Reactions

“It’s Unacceptable!” – Dr. McCullough Calls on the Court of Public Opinion to Take the Shots Off the Market

“Pfizer knew within 90 days of release of their vaccine, there was 1223 deaths reported to Pfizer by doctors and hospitals that thought the vaccine did it, and Pfizer sat on these deaths, didn’t tell anybody, didn’t pull the product off the market. Now there’s extraordinary public viewing of this. Many are calling for Pfizer to just pull the product off the market. It’s unacceptable!”……. Continue reading “It’s Unacceptable!” – Dr. McCullough Calls on the Court of Public Opinion to Take the Shots Off the Market

Xanax & Percocet – Both Extremely Deadly Drugs

Xanax® and Percocet® are both brand names of prescription drugs. Both can help treat certain medical conditions when used as directed by a doctor, but they have a POWERFUL potential to be misused and abused. They work in the brain in different ways: Xanax®, or alprazolam, is a prescription depressant that helps produce a calming effect. Many people experience anxiety disorders and have difficulty sleeping, and prescription … Continue reading Xanax & Percocet – Both Extremely Deadly Drugs

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 and in their life and still struggle to stop using … Continue reading Why do people take drugs when they know they’re bad?

Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness DEA 360 and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents What Every Family Needs to Know about Opioids, a community-based summit that will examine the opioid epidemic from a local perspective and focus on how this crisis impacts our schools, families, law enforcement and healthcare systems. Our expert panel will answer your questions about how opioids affect the human brain, signs of addiction and … Continue reading Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

VIRTUAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK

LOOKING FOR RED RIBBON VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES? WE GOT YOU COVERED!  Plan a Red Ribbon “CruiseBy”Looking for a fun activity to plan while practicing social distancing? Plan a Red Ribbon Caravan! Contact your local fire or police department and ask them to join your car caravan in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Have each participant decorate his or her car featuring the Red Ribbon Theme and … Continue reading VIRTUAL WAYS TO CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK

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 addiction. Continue reading September is National Recovery Month

Antidepressants: The Purple Elephant in the Bedroom that No One is Talking About or Even Wanting to Notice

It’s been twenty years since Viagra first hit the U.S. market, and in that time erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have grown into a nearly $3 billion a year market. Incidentally, in the last fifteen years there has also been a 65% surge in the use of antidepressants, and today over 40 million Americans regularly take them, with some 25 million people having been on them for a period longer than … Continue reading Antidepressants: The Purple Elephant in the Bedroom that No One is Talking About or Even Wanting to Notice

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!

Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.

Normally, I would never post a video like this due to it’s graphic nature; however, it tells the story, so forgive me please.  If this brings awareness or shock to get help, it’s worth it.  I feel that you need to see this because it is the literal face of addiction. Shock has value. Please get help today if you are in bondage to drugs … Continue reading Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.

Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction?

The recent explosion of iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones has provided people with the ability to access the entirety of the Internet on-the-go and at any given moment. 90% of adults in America own a cell phone,1 and while this may not be a problem for many people, some individuals develop an addiction to their mobile devices. 90% of American adults own a cell phone.1 Cell … Continue reading Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction?

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!

DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA

Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and control. Thus, it is important for those who can access … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA

The Good News: The Brain Also Helps To Reverse Addiction

By  HORVATH, PH.D., ABPP, KAUSHIK MISRA, PH.D., AMY K. EPNER, PH.D., AND GALEN MORGAN COOPER, PH.D. There’s no question. Addiction wreaks havoc on the brain. Addiction causes significant chemical, structural, and molecular changes that quite literally hijack the brain. However, treatment can reverse or counteract these effects. Moreover, as the recovery process proceeds, the brain continues to heal. It is true that many changes occur in … Continue reading The Good News: The Brain Also Helps To Reverse Addiction

10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar–It’s Very Similar to Cocaine Addiction

Sugar is delicious, and Americans are eating a LOT of it. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar a year. But sugar, especially in excessive amounts, does more harm than good to your health in many ways, ranging from adding wrinkles to your face to diabetes. So, how do you know if you’re eating too much sugar? … Continue reading 10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar–It’s Very Similar to Cocaine Addiction

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 use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from … Continue reading Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History

Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the researchers found that a majority of these users are not adequately prepared … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

Many people use opioids to treat chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drugs, they can become addicted to it. But it is not always easy to tell if someone you know has an addiction to opioids. Recently, researchers from the University of Michigan suggest 11 signs of opioid addiction everyone should know: Taking a substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious & Even Paranoid

It’s a cruel irony that the very people who could benefit from weed’s relaxing effects are often the ones who don’t feel them. This article originally appeared on VICE US.  Remember people, this is a MIND ALTERING DRUG!!!!!!!   As a type A person—a generous understatement—I used to have high hopes that weed could give me that elusive experience known as chilling out. But each of … Continue reading This Is Why Weed Makes Some People Anxious & Even Paranoid

Alcohol’s Effects on your Body

Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health.  Here’s how alcohol can affect your body: Brain: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Heart: Drinking … Continue reading Alcohol’s Effects on your Body

Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?

Injuries. Drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls. Health problems. Drinking can cause a number of health problems. Studies have shown that one drink … Continue reading Your Free Will Can Lead You To Drinking. What Are The Risks?

Husband Agrees to Take Comatose Wife Off Life Support, And Then The UNEXPECTED Happens!

Most young married couples are preoccupied with choosing the furnishings for their new houses or discussing when to start having babies. Although you vow to love and support each other through thick and thin, you hope that life won’t throw too many curveballs that make you test that promise. For Oklahoma couple Ryan and Jill Finley, however, the bonds of their matrimony and their personal … Continue reading Husband Agrees to Take Comatose Wife Off Life Support, And Then The UNEXPECTED Happens!

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a number four times the number of U.S. casualties from the entire Vietnam War. The research, which looked at drug overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, concluded that in 2017, there was a … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

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: that life sober delivers everything that alcohol promised and then … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol 5 Promises that alcohol made that only living sober could deliver

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.

About Alcohol Use

Overview Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that’s sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. Unhealthy alcohol use includes any alcohol use that … Continue reading About Alcohol Use

Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Marijuana changes how the brain works. It attaches to parts of your brain, and for most people, it tells your brain and body to feel calm and relaxed. What can marijuana do initially and over time? Feel less coordinated and react more slowly Altered sense of time Anxiety, fear, distrust or panic (with high levels of THC) Increased … Continue reading Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

THE HIDDEN ENEMY

“We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence. “Why hasn’t psychiatry in the military been relieved of command of Mental Health Services? “In any other command position in the military, there would have been a change in leadership.” – Lt. Col. Bart Billings, Clinical Psychologist U.S. Army Reserve, Ret.   Today, with militaries of … Continue reading THE HIDDEN ENEMY

Questions to Ask your doctor when he/she prescribes an opioid, benzodiazepine, antidepressant, stimulant, antipsychotic, or other dangerous medication

ALL medications have dangers… I mean ALL.  I have prepared a list for my readers of questions you need to print out and take with you to your doctor – each and every single time you visit him or her.  Medication, whether it be a dangerous opioid or any other medication is a major commitment and a foreign chemical substance to your body.  Anything and … Continue reading Questions to Ask your doctor when he/she prescribes an opioid, benzodiazepine, antidepressant, stimulant, antipsychotic, or other dangerous medication

Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something going on that we need to talk about?” Be specific. Explain … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms

A firearms expert said Missourians who get a medical marijuana card will not be able to buy a gun. “If you are able to get it, get a doctor’s prescription, you will no longer be able to purchase firearms, not legally, not through a gun shop,” firearms instructor Don Pind said. The federal form required with each gun purchase specifically says that using or possessing … Continue reading Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms

10 very basic & simple rules to avoid health problems caused by prescription drugs & polypharmacy

Millions of people use prescription drugs every day for any number of reasons, and a growing number of people are falling prey to prescription drug addiction. While the first rule of medicine is said to be “Do no harm,” it seems that modern medicine has dropped the ball on that front. As drug addiction expert Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., says, there are plenty of “feel-good” … Continue reading 10 very basic & simple rules to avoid health problems caused by prescription drugs & polypharmacy

Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

Rachael Pomerleau, 40, had taken opioids before, having had procedures like wisdom teeth removal and gallbladder surgery. But during the tumultuous two years that her children, now ages 7 and 8, were born, opioids took over her life, she told HuffPost. She was put on bed rest as a result of complications with the pregnancy of her daughter. A few months after her daughter’s birth, she became pregnant … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

If You’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?

If you follow any of my blogs, you know how I feel about the 12 Steps. Those groups ENRAGE me because they are NOT basing their disease theory on any facts whatsoever. Up until recently, when this disease theory has been annihilated by many renown psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals, it was all ‘they’ had and figured they’d keep it that way.  After all, the … Continue reading If You’re 12 Stepping, Could You Be Brainwashed? Should’t You Find Out?

Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes unnoticed. It’s when school starts and students nod off in class, exchange pills in the hallways and fail tests that the truth becomes apparent. This … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Meth Pills!

We’ve all seen it – the faces of meth – the before and after mug shots of those seemingly regular people shape shifted into ghastly ghouls by the grips of methamphetamine addiction. Their appearances go from relatively attractive human beings to borderline skeletal beasts, complete with missing teeth, crank bug sores all over their faces, and sometimes even clumps of hair ripped out of their … Continue reading Meth Pills!

Addiction: A (fake) Disease or a Symptom of Despair & Hopelessness? YOU decide!

There IS a place for recovery where hope exists for a lifetime of addiction freedom. You can recover from home and you can include God in all of it.  It is only in our faith in the One True Living God that destroys addiction. Continue reading Addiction: A (fake) Disease or a Symptom of Despair & Hopelessness? YOU decide!

FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing potentially dangerous, unapproved, and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol. The warning letters issued by the FDA to each of the networks state that they must immediately stop illegally selling these products to American consumers. “The illegal online sale of opioids … Continue reading FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales

CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets

A new report from the CDC reveals a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women. Researchers found that addiction among soon-to-be mothers is four times higher than it was 15 years ago. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that the number women diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) around the time they went into labor quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. “Opioid use by pregnant women … Continue reading CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets

Simple 3 Ingredient Recipe to END Addiction & Bring Recovery to a Close!

Catastrophizing is basically believing something is far, far worse than it actually is.  Some do it specifically for the attention, while others experience this because they truly perceive things from a very negative perspective.  It can generally can take two different forms: making a catastrophe out of a current situation imagining making a catastrophe out of a future situation. People tend to  catastrophize and dramatize, … Continue reading Simple 3 Ingredient Recipe to END Addiction & Bring Recovery to a Close!

Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death

Most Will Overdose and Die, Unless……. This is a topic that many don’t want to hear, and one that is hard to talk about; however, it is the reality of a user’s life. Most will never make it to detox or rehab because they will die of an overdose first. A person who is addicted will climb the highest mountain, swim across the country – … Continue reading Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death

Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has not been discharged due to various “complications,” according to TMZ. The outlet’s sources, who are said to have “firsthand” knowledge of Lovato’s treatment, say she has a high fever, bad nausea and other ailments. TMZ characterized … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Antidepressant Prescriptions for Children on the Rise ~ Including Babies! CHILDHOOD IS NOT A DISEASE!

Antidepressants and antipsychotics,  along with other dangerous prescription drugs, should never ever be used, as they create a type of chemical restraint. They confuse thinking and turn you into someone you aren’t. If ever doctors need to use these types of drugs, they should be institutionalizing their patients and monitoring them closely.    After that, they need to be taken off antidepressants or stay institutionalized.  … Continue reading Antidepressant Prescriptions for Children on the Rise ~ Including Babies! CHILDHOOD IS NOT A DISEASE!

Removing ALL Sugar from your Diet Starves cancer cells? Check Out This New Study!

To all of you who love your donuts, cookies, candy, and processed carbs, you are indeed setting yourself up for morbid obesity, diabetes II and heart disease (to name just a few). You are also setting yourself up for a future of cancer as well.  Organic Stevia (concentrated with no additives) is a wonderful solution. Please read the article below and make positive change starting … Continue reading Removing ALL Sugar from your Diet Starves cancer cells? Check Out This New Study!

11 BIG Signs of Opioid Addiction Everyone Should Know

As this is only a brief overview of opioid addiction, it is one that everyone needs to know and understand.  If it isn’t you, yourself, it could be a child, a spouse, a relative or a friend. In these dark times of doctors causing addiction, we need to be vigilant to keep our eyes and ears open, as it could mean life or death! A … Continue reading 11 BIG Signs of Opioid Addiction Everyone Should Know

Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed

Helpless. Alone. Those are two feelings both Brooke and her mother shared during the height of Brooke’s heroin addiction. Brooke, a straight-A student born in a wealthy churchgoing family, hated herself for losing control of her life. Her mother, a prominent psychologist of 30-some years, blamed herself. Neither one saw this coming. Brooke grew up singing in church with her mother. She remembers accepting Jesus Christ … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed

Anticholinergic Antidepressants Have Been Found to be Linked with Dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants are linked to a higher risk of dementia. Anticholinergic antidepressants have been found to be linked with dementia, even when taken up to 20 years before a diagnosis. The research also shows a dementia risk linked to medications prescribed for bladder conditions and Parkinson’s. Other anticholinergic medications, … Continue reading Anticholinergic Antidepressants Have Been Found to be Linked with Dementia

This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

NEVER Blindly Trust Your Doctor. Be 99% Of Your Own Medical Care By Working Together As A Team Where YOU Do Your Due Diligence And Research, Research, Research! ~ NationalAddictionNews Story at-a-glance Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids are responsible for nearly two-thirds of these deaths, but benzodiazepine (“benzos”) overdoses are also on the rise … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder

I am placing this warning here today for obvious reasons; however, I am (personally) completely against trading one addiction for another by the use of methadone and suboxone!  They are both addictive and will destroy body organs, with the same potential for overdose.  Once detoxed, the craving are gone, so there is no need for these dangerous drugs except to bring more money to Big … Continue reading Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Mothers:  DON’T do this to your child!  They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother’s opioid use. Note: This is one of a series of stories by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting the nation’s opioid crisis is one of HHS’s main priorities. The drug … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Could Marijuana Be Another Addiction?

The article below was written by Wes Boyd is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and on the faculty at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He teaches medical ethics and human rights at Harvard Medical School and also teaches a freshman seminar in Harvard College titled “Psychology of Religion.” He is the author of the book, Almost Addicted, which won … Continue reading Could Marijuana Be Another Addiction?

CBD

The only reason I am putting this post on is to fund our ministry which is saving lives from addiction, providing them with a transformational recovery. So, please don’t be angry with me for putting this here. After my near death in 2007, stopping opiate addiction is my passion. We sell the finest, lab tested, Hemp CBD Oil as a mission for our ministry. Our … Continue reading CBD

Vaping & e-Cigarettes Proving to be HAZARDOUS to Your Health – Yes, the Nicotine Free Ones Too!!!

Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic – with cinnamon, vanilla, and buttery flavors ranked to be worst – and that mixing e-cigarette flavors harms … Continue reading Vaping & e-Cigarettes Proving to be HAZARDOUS to Your Health – Yes, the Nicotine Free Ones Too!!!

Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer be forced to rely solely on opioids for the treatment … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp

How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

Kids are not immune to addiction.  It’s quite the opposite.  They are vulnerable and more emotionally unstable these days than ever, and for for many reasons – all having to do with the breakdown of the traditional family structure and society.  There is also a great deal of stress from the outbreak of school shootings.  They go to school not knowing what will happen, when … Continue reading How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

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

Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?

I can remember the first time I was given an opioid.  I was in a great deal of pain from a motor vehicle accident when someone crashed into the rear of my car and pushed me into the car in front of me.  It was a rainy day and the roads were slippery.  I was on a downward sloped hill when it happened.  I never … Continue reading Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?

FREE Addiction Recovery is Waiting for You because No One Should be Denied Recovery because of Lack of Money

Teshuvah Road Ministries Inc publishes National Addiction News because we know about addiction.  We have studied it, become certified in several aspects of it, have personally lived through it many years ago, and have raised up a ministry helping many come out the other end victoriously.  It has become our lives, our passion, our mission and purpose for being alive. We founded this ministry based … Continue reading FREE Addiction Recovery is Waiting for You because No One Should be Denied Recovery because of Lack of Money

Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like ‘behavioral cocaine’

Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media’s deliberate addictive qualities. Social media companies work hard to get us addicted to their services, Silicon Valley insiders have reportedly revealed. Features such as infinite scroll and Likes keep people looking at their phones for longer than necessary and feed on their insecurities, they told the BBC’s Panorama for a documentary set to air Tuesday. Aza Raskin, formerly … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like ‘behavioral cocaine’

DR. PETER BREGGIN, MD: THE PROVEN DANGERS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. On March 22 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing where dozens of family members and victims testified about suicide … Continue reading DR. PETER BREGGIN, MD: THE PROVEN DANGERS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Opioid Death Toll MUCH Higher Than Previously Thought

Opioid death toll MUCH higher than previously thought: 70,000 more Americans died of overdoses in the last decade – but did not get counted, study suggests In 2016 alone, a record 64,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses  But a new study from the University of Pittsburgh study found that 70,000 opioid overdoses were likely counted ‘unspecified’ since 1999 Death certificates were more likely to be … Continue reading Opioid Death Toll MUCH Higher Than Previously Thought

I’m SO Sorry to Have to Tell You This. But You Need to Know

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine Killing for Profit The idea of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to formally study medical treatments and there have certainly been some successes Consider the procedure of angioplasty. Doctors insert a catheter into the blood vessels of the heart and use a balloon … Continue reading I’m SO Sorry to Have to Tell You This. But You Need to Know

Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths

The doctor’s “brusque and indifferent” prescribing of diamorphine led to the deaths of at least 456 patients between 1989-2000. A British doctor is making headlines once again, after a report released Wednesday (June 20) concluded that her policy of over-prescribing a powerful pain medication led to hundreds of patient deaths. Jane Barton, who is now retired, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct in 2010 … Continue reading Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths

I Just Don’t Care

I don’t care if you like me, love me, or hate me.  I care that you see Jesus in me and that you run to Him and love Him. I don’t care if you follow me or not follow me on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked-In, or any other social media site.  I care that you see Jesus Christ, and His Power and Love, through … Continue reading I Just Don’t Care

Do You Feel Invisible?

Do you ever feel as though no one is hearing you… that no one can see you?  100% of those in addiction feel this way.  They feel like they just don’t matter to anyone. They view the world as filled with people who hate them and who don’t see that as having any value. So, they turn to drugs and/or alcohol. The high gives them … Continue reading Do You Feel Invisible?

Retreat! Renew! Recover from Addiction!

Once your addiction ends, you will need a quiet place to go and spend time – be it in your mind, your soul and spirit, or even in an actual physical place.   It’s kind of a ‘hiding’ place. You can liken it to a person who has been  critically injured in a violent car accident and needs months of rest and appropriate medical care – … Continue reading Retreat! Renew! Recover from Addiction!

FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!

The Bible says, in Hebrews 11:6,  “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He Is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.“.  So, if you are like all too many believers in these last days, who wonder if they’re truly saved or not, this is one of the test scriptures to help you know.  If you don’t … Continue reading FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!