ADDICTION

Jason Good in Addiction
February 26, 2018

Diarrhea Meds… A Replacement for Heroin?

Drug addicts will never cease to amaze society with their creativity for finding new, cheap, legal ways to get high. Years ago Jr. High and High School-aged kids frequented pharmacies to purchase and consume mass quantities of Robitussin cough syrup, Coricidin Cold and Cough (known as “Triple C’s”) and Dramamine motion sickness medication to get a cheap LSD-type high that is undetectable on drug tests. These drugs are legal, sold over-the-counter without a prescription, and can be purchased by anyone, regardless of age.

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Aaron in Addiction
February 15, 2018

The Consequences of “Insurance Mill” Rehabs

When someone goes into treatment, they are vulnerable and they hope to figure out their problems and start a new life once they are done. Unfortunately, too often they go to a rehab center where treatment comes secondary to turning a profit.

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Karen in Addiction
November 13, 2017

Should Drug Addiction Prevent Someone from Buying a Gun?

Guns and addiction to alcohol or drugs could be a very bad mix. Should states allow a person using or addicted to drugs or alcohol to possess or use a gun?

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Sue Birkenshaw in Addiction
November 9, 2017

The 5 Most Common Behavior Traits of an Addict

The behavior of an addicted person can be baffling and frustrating. Learn what these traits are and what you can do about it.

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Aaron in Addiction
October 26, 2017

Hand Me Another Bar—No Not a Chocolate Bar

According to HealthResearchFunding.org, the average person with a Xanax addiction will take between 20-30 pills every day. The drug severely inhibits a person’s reasoning ability and, in addition, it is often mixed with other drugs and alcohol.

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Jason Good in Addiction
October 24, 2017

Microdosing: The Newest Creation of Quack Science

What could be worse than the mainstream use and acceptance of hardcore psychedelic drugs? The only thing that comes to mind is the sudden popularity of “mircrodosing” LSD.

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Jason Good in Addiction
September 25, 2017

Suboxone: The Aftermath of “The Cure”

From personal experience and multiple years of working one-on-one with addicts, I have seen the ups and the downs that go along with "miracle cures” like Suboxone.

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Karen in Addiction
July 9, 2017

Addiction and Its Damage No Longer an Affliction of the Young

At one time, it was primarily the young who struggled with drug use and addiction. That pattern no longer exists. New information reveals that more middle-aged Americans are continually being added to the rolls of the addicted.

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Karen in Addiction
March 21, 2017

Just a Box in the Street… But it Tells an Important Story

It was just a grubby, flattened box that had obviously been driven over a hundred times as it lay in the street. But since it had once held a constipation remedy, could it have been a sign of heroin or opioid addiction in the neighborhood?

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Karen in Addiction
December 14, 2016

As Opioid Use Increases, More Newborns Suffer

A new study reveals the rapidly increasing number of newborns struggling with sickness and discomfort when they are no longer exposed to the opioids their mothers were consuming.

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