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Category Archives: Blog

Newborn Withdrawal from Opiates

With the increase in opiate prescriptions over the last decade, it’s a given that many become addicted to what their doctors prescribe. Add to that an overall increase in those who find their opiates on the street, and you may get an idea of the scope of this serious problem. But alongside those moms-to-be facing Continue Reading

Poor Judgment or Denial?

We’ve all known those who have drank way more than their limit, yet still thought they were okay to drive, work, parent or whatever. Those surrounding that person know the obvious, so what would make one so in denial of their abilities while impaired? Each year impaired drivers put thousands of lives in danger An Continue Reading

Tapeworm Diet

A recently re-aired Tyra Banks show addressed the topic of the fad tapeworm diet and not everyone thought it was so far fetched, as a few women were actually so desperate to lose weight that they admitted they would try it. And an Iowa woman actually did try it! The unnamed woman bought the tapeworm Continue Reading

Internet Addiction - How the Internet can be Addictive

When talking addictions, most think of alcohol and drugs. But there are other addictions, that don’t involve the ingestion of a substance, but rather a type of behavior. According to an article in Forbes, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V) is looking to include Internet Addiction Disorer (IUD) as an actual mental Continue Reading

Drugs found on Justin Bieber’s Tour Bus

Drugs were found on Justin Bieber’s tour bus when the singer was crossing the Canadian border headed for a concert in Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border protection spokesman, Ken Hammond, told the Detroit Free Press that a drug sniffing dog alerted to the presence of marijuana and upon searching, a small amount of the drug, Continue Reading

Eric Holder's Alternative Sentencing for Drug Offenders

Of the 219,512 inmates occupying American Prisons, a whopping 47 percent are there for drug offenses. Many of those offenders are small-time drug offenders -meaning those who are street-level dealers or couriers. When these nonviolent offenders -who aren’t connected to gangs or cartels- appear in court, they sometimes are hit with larger sentences than higher-level Continue Reading

This Khat Tale not a Happy Ending

A Minnesota man was detained at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for allegedly smuggling 85 pounds of Khat purchased in the United Kingdom in two suitcases. According to the Sun Times Media Wire, when questioned by authorities, 20-year-old Dominic K. Running claimed he didn’t know the drug was illegal. He had been chewing the plant with friends Continue Reading

Bottoms Up! er...sorta...

College kids always seem to find new and unusual ways to imbibe spirits in an effort to outdo one another and perhaps avoid hangovers. While not rocket science, this school of fools methodology has found some unique delivery tricks good for getting the edgy high desired, but these methods are not without risks. Butt Chugging, Continue Reading

Fan Plans Foiled by Molly

New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival was cut short due to the deaths of two revelers who allegedly overdosed on Molly – a drug chemically related to MDMA, or Ecstacy. The festival, usually a huge end-of-season fest featuring electronic music pulsing from at least five stages was cut short after it’s second day due to Continue Reading

Trends in Addiction Treatment: Age and Life Stage

It seems that most of the time when the media profiles an addiction treatment facility, they focus on inpatients who are in their 20’s and who may have begun abusing drugs or alcohol as a teenager. Celebrity news supports this image, as the figures most well-known for going to rehab—Lindsay Lohan, Cory Monteith, and Amy Continue Reading