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 … Continue reading Xanax & Percocet – Both Extremely Deadly Drugs
Stopping anti-anxiety agents or antidepressants suddenly is a mistake. Sertraline withdrawal can cause “brain zaps.” Is there a better way? Doctors have been prescribing tranquilizers and anti-anxiety agents for centuries. Antidepressants are more recent. They weren’t discovered until the 1950s. … Continue reading Antidepressant Withdrawal Feels Like Circles of Hell
I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a ‘wordly’ view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We’re … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View
From time to time, I like to list the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. They will occur once you are addicted. These signs are deadly and require immediate medical attention. So, if you are in withdrawal, seek the help of … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Withdrawal
It’s widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that’s not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows
Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units, a new review concludes. “Nicotine and caffeine are some of the most commonly used and highly addictive substances … Continue reading Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Lead You to the ICU and Cause Problems for You There.
A word to the wise: Don’t start what Jesus Christ came here to destroy. Depression is one of those things. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Can going off your medication cause antidepressant withdrawal symptoms (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome)? About 10% of women ages 18 and … Continue reading Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems
Mount Sinai study finds CBD is effective at treating opioid addiction by reducing cravings and anxiety without harmful side effects Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it … Continue reading Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety
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 … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!
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 … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)
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? … Continue reading How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?
CANNABIS IS quite the drug. It can treat inflammation, pain, nausea, and anxiety, just to name a few ailments. But like any drug, cannabis comes with risks, chief among them something called cannabis use disorder, or CUD. Studies show that … Continue reading SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS
I am presenting facts about marijuana abuse because people are thinking that, just because its been legalized in most places, that it must be ‘safe’. It is NOT safe! Not too long ago, most thought doctors’ prescriptions for opioids, benzodiazepines, … Continue reading
The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: … Continue reading She drank KRATOM TEA WHILE PREGNANT. Then her NEWBORN WENT INTO WITHDRAWAL.
When one of the world’s leading psychiatrist issues such a severe warning about antidepressants, we should probably listen. In 1994 Dr. Allen Francis chaired the committee that assembled the DSM-IV, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is sometimes referred … Continue reading Prominent Psychiatrist Speaks Frankly as to Why Antidepressants Are So Dangerous
As we speak, America is in the throes of a devastating epdemic. Not the kind they make post-apocalyptic movies about or that you can wear a mask on an airplane to prevent. This epidemic is largely caused by opioids — … Continue reading Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox
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 … Continue reading CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets
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 … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose
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 … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed
The beginning signs of opioid dependence include, but are not limited to the following: Drowsiness Nausea Constipation Slowed Breathing Slurred Speech Requiring more frequent dosing Concern about making sure the prescription is filled and always on hand Increased pain Early … Continue reading Early Signs of Opioid Addiction
The photo above shows a lethal dose of Heroin on the left, compared to a lethal dose of Fentanyl on the right. Doctors are prescribing this drug. I’m trying desperately to have your back – IF you let me – … Continue reading Why Fentanyl is Deadlier than Heroin ~ Shown in a Single Photo
Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines. Kratom, a tropical tree from Southeast Asia with leaves that produce stimulant and sedative effects, has been used in … Continue reading More on Kratom
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for American’s under 50. GET HELP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! 91 Deaths per day from accidental overdose, here in the US . Need truly affordable help in recovery? Want a permanent … Continue reading The Scary Truth 😦
What are Benzodiazepines? For those of you who are unaware of what Benzodiazepines are and may even be unaware that you’re taking them, here are a few names you may be familiar with. These are, by no means, a complete list as there are many brands and generics. These are just a few common ones: alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR) clobazam (Onfi) clonazepam (Klonopin) clorazepate (Tranxene) chlordiazepoxide (Librium) diazepam (Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat) estazolam (Prosom is a discontinued brand in the US) lorazepam (Ativan) Benzodiazepines are a class of depressants that affect the central nervous system and are used as a sedative … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than … Continue reading Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled
This is a VERY critical article for those of you who are being lied to about Gabapentin (Neurontin). It IS addictive and you should NOT be taking it… especially if you have suffered a prior addiction. Please read. Question Has gabapentin become a drug of abuse? Response from Sarah T. Melton, PharmD Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee Gabapentin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia. It is often prescribed off-label for other pain syndromes, anxiety and mood … Continue reading Has Gabapentin Become a Drug of Abuse?
IF YOU’VE BEEN TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS, YOU ARE ADDICTED AND YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Hypnotics, Stimulants, toxic poisons that your doctor gives you simply because you’re complaining and want … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Drugs You’re Getting from your Doctor?
Suboxone is a popular, prescription-only drug that effectively suppresses opioid cravings and reduces the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Although Suboxone has assisted thousands of individuals struggling with opioid addiction, the drug is not without its risks. While critics express concerns … Continue reading SUBOXONE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!
NARDAS is an alliance that we have recently formed that will: Bring Awareness to the dangers Rx Drug Addiction Educate patients on physician induced addiction (Iatrogenic Addiction) which is the #1 cause of preventable accidental death in the US right … Continue reading National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)
by Dr. Jennifer Leigh, Psy.D. Benzo Awareness Is Coming Of Age Alexander Zaitchik shoved the dangers of benzodiazepine into the spotlight with his edgy article “Is It Bedtime For Benzos?” re-published by the Huffington Post, June 25, 2015. I’m over … Continue reading Benzos Are LETHAL & Withdrawal is Worse then ANY Other Drug!