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If doctors and pharmaceutical companies could find the “all-in-one” cure for addiction, there would be millions of people lining up at the door for this, but there isn’t one.
Vicodin and its Addictive Qualities Vicodin is the trademarked brand name of a powerfully addictive painkiller compound comprised of Acetaminophen (found in Tylenol) and hydrocodone (synthetic codeine). Other brand names of this compound painkiller include Lorcet and Lortab.
Narconon Freedom Center speaks out on DUI issues recently.
Over the past several decades, prescription drugs have found their way into the lives of millions of Americans. At one point it was rare to have to use a medication regularly, but now it has become more and more common for anyone to be prescribed powerful medicine by their doctors.
If you think that the only drugs that can harm your family are the scary illegal ones that you see sold on street corners in movies and TV shows, you’d be wrong. The fastest growing category of abused drug in the US is actually prescription drugs.
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Narconon Freedom Center offers tips to keep your home free from prescription abuse.
If you can tell that a friend or a member of your family has started to use drugs, you can take steps to get them to stop. The key to handling drug addiction is to handle it fast.
A new report shows that alcohol deaths are skyrocketing.
Showing 5 physical symptoms that someone is addicted to drugs.
The Narconon Freedom Center is promoting for alcohol awareness month.
There are many stories in movies and books about one of the good guys turning evil and becoming a villain, but we rarely find documented cases of this happening in real life. In the field of synthetic drugs, however, there has recently been a documented case of exactly that.
A review of 5 signs someone has had too much to drink.
Binge drinking is a popular form of alcohol consumption which usually leads to a hospital visit to get one’s stomach pumped. Binge drinking is dangerous and causes too many deaths per year among youth and adults alike.
One of society’s most acceptable drug habits is more dangerous now than ever before. Alcoholism is the United States’ third more lifestyle-related cause of death. It accounts for over 88,000 deaths in the country each year, and each year the number is rising.
The rising number of heroin overdoses in America can make one wonder how to prevent overdoses in the first place. Heroin is rising in popularity and decreasing in price.
The DEA has plans to reschedule hydrocodone.
An article highlighting the connection between youth substance abuse and violence.
This year, National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) was observed during the week of January 27 th through February 2 nd . It is an effort by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to raise awareness on the issue of drugs and drug abuse.
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In modern America, we’re living in a whole new world when it comes to avoiding false information about drugs. Everywhere you turn there are TV shows glorifying drug use and entire movie plots that revolve around the same.
Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman loses his life to drug abuse, more information here.
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Narconon Freedom Center publishes information on marijuana dangers in wake of the new legalization laws.
A popular sleep medication has been linked to mass shootings more information here.
This article highlights the early signs of drug abuse and what they are.
Successfully completing a drug rehabilitation treatment program is the beginning of learning how to live a life without drugs, and how to remain clean and sober as the challenges of life present themselves to be dealt with and overcome.
America has had many conflicting ideas on drug abuse, many wonder what our country's attitude on drug abuse is.
Drug use continues to increase worldwide, with abuse trends specific to different age groups and countries. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified the most common drugs currently abused. Let’s take a look at what is happening in the United States and what we can do about it.
In 2005, the National Center for Health Statistics reported 19,250 deaths by “accidental poisoning” in the United States, a rate almost doubled in 2009 with a recorded 37,000 deaths.
Substance abuse problems come with a multitude of effects. The most dangerous of which are the effects on the body and what prolonged use can cause.
Agents of the DEA in the Detroit metropolitan area are working with the Michigan State Police as a new form of Ecstasy has gained popularity. Molly, a more potent form of MDMA, is now being sold at rave parties. The drug is said to be a purer form of Ecstasy and has equally high risk factors.
Although alcohol is a legal substance that you can purchase if you are 21 years old or older, it is possible to develop an addiction to alcohol. When you are worried about the heavy drinking of a loved one, you will want to recognize the potential signs that they are addicted to alcohol.
For many users, polydrug use is inevitable. This article examines what polydrug use is and how families can be aware of and stop this dangerous trend.
Any parent desires for their kid to grow up happy, successful, and drug-free.
The flesh-eating drug krokodil (Russian for crocodile) originated in Siberia, Russia in 2002, as a cheap alternative to heroin. According to Huffington Post in a 2012 story on Russian drug abuse, there were about 2.5 million Russians addicted to drugs, with 90 percent of addicts abusing heroin.
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September 2013 is the 24th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
It is a widely documented and proven fact that substance abuse leads to suicide and accidental deaths.
When you think about work-related stress, you may think about long hours in front of a computer, strict deadlines, rude or difficult coworkers, and maybe even a long, traffic-laden commute. For an American military service member, however, work-related stress takes on a whole new meaning.
Miley Cyrus was once one of the most iconic child celebrities in the world. But a recent performance indicates a fall from grace. Many are wondering if
Getting Help for His Addiction When former England football star Paul Gascoigne reached out for help April 10, his friends and doctors put him on a plane the same day to a rehabilitation clinic in United States to be treated for his alcohol addiction.
A Setback in His Recovery In a heartfelt Facebook post, Ozzy Osbourne recently confessed to suffering a drug and alcohol relapse. The rocker says he is now clean after seeking treatment. Osbourne confessed to being in a very “dark place” and apologized for his “insane behavior.
Recognize the Signs Could a loved one be suffering from addiction or substance abuse? Learning to identify the signs and symptoms of substance abuse are essential to helping a loved one in need. This list of the top 7 warning signs of substance abuse can help: #1: Change in behavior.
Prescription Drug Traffic on the Rise in Michigan Prescription drug traffic and health care fraud are on the rise in Michigan and Ohio, says the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The U.S.
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Hiding The Problems Well During his days on the highly popular NBC sitcom “Friends,” you probably couldn’t tell Matthew Perry was struggling with drugs from his portrayal of the beloved Chandler Bing, but it all happened during the height of the young actor’s early career.
Actor Corey Monteith, star of the hit TV show “Glee”, voluntarily checked into rehab for substance addiction over the weekend. Monteith, 30, has been open about his past struggles with substance abuse. The star previously sought treatment at age 19 for his addictions.
His Early Aspirations Widely recognized as one of Hollywood’s toughest, smoothest and most iconic living actors, Samuel L Jackson did not always fit this flattering description.
A Tragic Ending for Mark Baleto A&E’s “Storage Wars” star Mark Balelo committed suicide earlier this week after being released from jail following a drug bust. Balelo died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage at his auction house.
There are few rock stars with the notoriety of the band members in Guns and Roses. Slash, who played guitar for the band, is one of the most famous rock stars of his generation.
A Difficult Realization When families and friends gather for the holidays, it can be difficult to avoid the fact that a loved one is suffering from an addiction problem.
An Unbelievable Tale In the world of celebrity recovery stories, the tale of Bob Forrest of the post-punk band Thelonious Monster is unique.
Since forming in 1987, the punk rock band Green Day has appeared nearly unstoppable. The band achieved commercial success with its major label debut Dookie in 1994, before going on to sell over 65 million records worldwide.
In a frightening discovery, police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration uncovered 69 kilograms of heroin and 10 kilograms of cocaine in a residential home in Oakland County Michigan.
Actors and actresses aren’t the only celebrities who can fall victim to drug addiction. Famous athletes have experimented with drugs and have died from overuse.
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Actress Amanda Bynes is the latest former child star to struggle with her transition to adulthood. Last week, paparazzi photos surfaced of Bynes smoking pot while driving around Los Angeles with a suspended license. Like Lindsey Lohan and Brittany Spears, Bynes seems to be headed for a breakdown.
Nitrous Oxide No Laughing Matter: Is Trendy UK Party Drug Invading the US? « Freedom Treatment Center
A New Fad? Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is taking the UK club scene by storm – and making inroads with American celebrities, too. In the UK, laughing gas – also known as ‘hippy crack’ – is quickly becoming a popular drug on the London club scene.
The stories of drug addiction that courageous men and women share reveal the true power of the disease. Addiction can affect anyone from the most physically fit to the least, the poorest to the most successful.
Betty Ford has become a legend in the world of drug rehabilitation. This former First Lady took a devastating drug addiction and turned it into a force for good, using her new found compassion to help others follow her on the road to sobriety.
LeAnn Rimes Checks Into Rehab for “Anxiety and Stress,” Blames Cyber Bullying « Freedom Treatment Center
Just days after celebrating her 30th birthday, country star LeAnn Rimes checked herself into an outpatient rehab facility to seek help for emotional issues. LeAnn’s rep says that the singer “voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress.
Oakland A’s Pitcher Bartolo Colon Suspended for Performance Enhancing Drugs « Freedom Treatment Center
Bartolo Colon, the star pitcher for the Oakland A’s, is the latest baseball star to be suspended from play this year for violating Major League Baseball’s tough drug testing policy.
David Arquette is a celebrity who is a member of the Arquette acting family. He is best known as an actor, but he has also been a producer, director, professional wrestler and fashion designer. Arquette entered a rehab program in 2011 and says that he is still sober.
Alcohol Abuse: The Stars Drink and Drive too Jessica Simpson’s father, Joe Simpson, is the latest celebrity to let his drinking get out of control this summer.
A Troubled Teen Troubled teen starlet and X Factor judge Demi Lovato is once again in the news for rumors that she is “partying hard” and not staying sober. Earlier this year, Lovato admitted to abusing drugs and alcohol, saying that she “self-medicated” to numb her pain.
Today, Drew Barrymore is best-known for the fresh face and bubbly personality that have made her the beloved star of numerous blockbuster romantic comedies, including Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, and 50 First Dates.
The Story of Robert Downey Jr. In one of the most astounding reversals of fortune in modern Hollywood, Robert Downey, Jr. went from being one of the most critically acclaimed actors of the 1980s to a drug addict who few casting directors dared to hire.
Russell Brand skyrocketed to fame after a blockbuster performance in Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 and his marriage to Katy Perry in 2010. By that time, the British actor and comedian was a well-known figure in the United Kingdom.
A new memoir published by Mitch Winehouse, the father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, reveals new details about his daughter’s battle with addiction. The memoir paints an open, honest and at times heart-wrenching portrait of how addiction can ultimately destroy a talented young life.
A proud and healthy-looking Melanie Griffith returned to the stage last week during the Fourth of July weekend while also crediting her family for her recovery and sobriety. Griffith states that her two daughters, Dakota, 22, and Stella, 15, truly saved her life through a family intervention.
When the television series “Lost” was in its prime, leading actor Matthew Fox was the hottie every woman wanted. But his recent mug shot, taken at the end of June 2012 in Bend, Oregon, paints a less-than-pretty picture of the former studly actor. Throughout the last year, Fox has been in the news repeatedly but not because of his acting career or drop dead gorgeous looks. Instead, his problems with alcohol continue to put him back in the spotlight, resulting in an increasingly tarnished image.
Is Ingestion of Bath Salts Responsible for Face-Eating Attack in Florida? « Freedom Treatment Center
A Scary Story About Bath Salts… Miami news reporters heard a shocking report of a man eating another man’s face on Saturday, June 26, 2012. The story was confirmed and quickly went to all national venues. Rudy Eugene, a quiet Miami man of 31, attacked a homeless on a sunny afternoon along a highway.
What is Heroin? At one point in history, heroin was called morphine diacetate. It is a derivative of the opium poppy and synthesized from morphine. According to the DEA, 87% of the world’s supply of opium and its many derivatives (heroin included) was being produced in Afghanistan as of 2004.
What are Inhalants? The wide array of drugs that emit volatile vapors which are then inhaled through the nose and trachea are categorized as inhalants. This classification of drugs does not include those that are burned or heated and then inhaled.
A Date Not to Forget… Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 is a date that Lindsay Lohan will not forget – hopefully. Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in a drug rehab which she will immediately go to after completing her 90-day jail sentence that was handed down by the judge rendering the decision in her case.
Addiction can hit anyone regardless of their fame or fortune. They can be an ordinary working “Joe” or they can be a famous star like Amy Winehouse. The world just hears more about it when it is someone famous which makes people wonder if the fame may be the culprit for the addiction.
Substance abuse in the United States today In the US today, substance abuse (and addiction) has become a serious public health problem as well as a catalyst for violent crimes. Substance abuse has been linked to several different facts, such as depression, poor academic performance, and violence.
The need for alternative addiction treatment The number of substance addiction cases and the consequences associated with them continues to increase every day. There are currently 40 million cases annually involving serious illness and/or injury associated with substance abuse and addiction.
What is a benzodiazepine medication? Benzodiazepines are oftentimes referred to simply as “benzos” and are psychoactive drugs that are typically classified as tranquilizers. They are normally prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks.
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive substance Along with being one of the 6 primary drug threats in the US (DEA 2009), cocaine and cocaine addiction is considered a significant public health threat as well.
Heroin addiction is always destructive and often deadly. No one disputes that rehabilitation from heroin is desirable. But how is that achieved? 12-Step programs are increasingly recognized as having low success rates, with frequent relapses to addiction.
Today marijuana is the subject of heated public debate. It medical uses, recreational abuses and laws regarding such issues are matters of political controversy. But while the politicians, advocates and media assert their favored positions, there are some facts which are beyond dispute.
About methamphetamine addiction Methamphetamine addiction wreaks havoc on the addicted individual as well as the family members and friends around them. It tears families apart and in some cases, eventually kills the addicted individual.
Methadone is a drug which has been and is currently prescribed as substitute drug for heroin and other opioid addictions. A methadone maintenance program permits addicts to change their behavior and to discontinue heroin use.
New Jersey’s current drug threats Oftentimes referred to as the “crossroads of eastern America”, the state of New Jersey is strategically situated between the markets of New York and Pennsylvania.
The current drug threat in New York state According to the DEA, the state of New York has always been a favorite target of drug distributors and trafficking organizations for decades. A major interstate highway corridor, airports, railway systems, and seaports are all responsible for this.
What is speed? The terminology “speed” (see the American Heritage Dictionary) is a slang term for a powerfully addictive stimulant made from amphetamine or methamphetamine. It is one of the 6 primary drug threats monitored by the DEA and law enforcement agencies.
What is Xanax and what is it prescribed for? Xanax is the patented brand name for Alprazolam, a short-term acting benzodiazepine compound that is extremely potent for treating a number of different disorders including: anxiety depression-related anxiety panic attacks social anxiety It is normally pr
What is addiction? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines addiction as a “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by … well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.
When Should you Consider an Addiction Recovery program? The more your life is controlled by alcohol or drug dependencies, the more powerless you are to overcome it.
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The State of Drug use in the US today The NHSDA has stated that over 13 million Americans currently use illegal drugs. This is a staggering figure, especially when you consider that no one intends to become an addicted drug abuser or addicted to alcohol.
What is Ecstasy and how does it function? Oftentimes referred to as a “club” or “date rape” drug, Ecstasy is an MDMA that has grown extremely popular with recreational drug users in their teens and early 20’s that frequent the club and “rave” scene.
Dealing With Heroin Addiction Originally referred to as morphine diacetate, heroin is synthesized from morphine and is a derivative of the opium poppy. It is used as a treatment for pain in other countries and is a semi-synthetic opioid substance.
What is Methadone and Why is it prescribed? Methadone is the trademarked brand name for the synthetic opioid Dolophine. It has been marketed under other brand names such as Amidone, Heptadon, Physeptone, and Symoron.
What is methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a very powerful drug that is highly addictive and classified as a psychoactive substance. It is known by several other names on the street such as “crystal meth”, “crank”, “ice”, “speed”, or just “meth” for short.
What is morphine and why is it so addictive? The painkiller morphine is by far one of the most powerfully addictive and psychoactive drugs on the streets today.
What is Roxicodone? One of the more narcotic and potent oxycodone medications is Roxicodone, a powerfully addictive analgesic or painkiller. It functions by dulling the brain’s pain perception center and is typically prescribed in order to alleviate moderate to severe pain.
Why is Vicodin so addictive? Vicodin is a narcotic, semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (painkiller) that exhibits a high potential for addiction or dependency.
Is marijuana addictive? Weed or marijuana has been a subject of controversy for many decades.
What is an intervention and why is it important? An alcoholism intervention is defined as a combined or group effort to help a family member, friend, or loved one get professional help for their drinking problems.
Narconon Freedom Center located in Albion, Michigan has been helping addicts recover from drugs for years. Every person that walks into our front door is a top priority for all staff members. Many who come to Narconon have been through other drug rehab programs before with no lasting success.
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What is Adderall? Adderall is the brand name for a compound, psycho stimulant medication which increases the amount of the brain’s dopamine and norepinephrine.
Drug rehabilitation is one of the best methods used for treating addiction. Freedom Treatment Center helps end addiction by working to meet the physical, emotional and mental needs of clients.
What is Ambien? Ambien is one of over 20 brand or trade names for a prescription medication known as Zolpidem (generic name) which is used to treat sleeping disorders and some brain disorders. It is a fast-acting, non-benzodiazepine hypnotic that usually takes effect within 15-20 minutes.
According to the DEA’s 2009 report on the current drug threat in the US, there are four major problems the agency must focus on: cocaine (crack or powder) heroin marijuana and methamphetamine.
Ativan is one of the marketed brand names for Lorazepam (generic name), which is a highly potent anxiety medication and classified in the benzodiazepine family.
Barbiturates are defined as being derivatives of barbituric acid. They function by depressing a person’s central nervous system and producing a broad range of effects from mildly sedative to complete anesthesia.
Oftentimes abbreviated as “benzos”, benzodiazepines are a category of psychoactive drugs which are commonly classified as tranquilizers. They are most commonly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks.
About codeine addiction One of the opiate based medications that is used because of its analgesic (painkilling), antitussive (cough suppressant), and anti-diarrheal (intestinal control) properties. Unfortunately, codeine is used recreationally and can be very addictive.
Crack is a form of cocaine that comes in a rock crystal structure. It is heated and smoked in what is commonly referred to as a crack pipe. The term “crack” refers to the sound that the rock crystal makes when heated.
Crystal meth (also called "ice," "chalk" and, sometimes just "meth" or "methamphetamine") is a drug that is almost entirely used for recreational purposes. It is extremely dangerous and can cause severe harm to the user, both physically and mentally and to those around the addict.
What is Darvocet? Darvocet and Darvon are brand names of the drug “dextropropoxyphene”. This drug is legally prescribed for specific medical conditions. However the drug is often used "off-prescription" -- illegally -- because of its emotional and physical numbing effects.
What is Demerol? The drugs, Meperidine or Pethidine, commonly called Demerol (brand name), are highly addictive narcotic painkillers. These are prescription drugs which have specific medical uses but today are frequently abused on the street.
What is Dexedrine? Dexedrine is the marketed brand name of the medication Dextroamphetamine. It is a psychostimulant that produces a decrease in appetite and increased wakefulness. Dexadrine and its related drugs have limited medical uses.
What is Ecstasy? In the past decade or so, Ecstasy has become an extremely popular psychoactive drug among younger individuals who frequent the nightclub scene. It is also referred to as MDMA, which is short for the technical name – Methylenedioxymethamphetamine.
What is GHB? GHB is the abbreviation for the chemical Gamma-hydroxybutyrate. It is most commonly classified as a sedative and a depressant that targets the central nervous system. It is a popular “club drug”, predominantly used in party settings by teens and young adults.
What are hallucinogens and how do they function? Simply put, hallucinogenic drugs are those which produce hallucinations, that is, they often distort a person’s perception of reality, sometimes creating sensations, sounds, or images which are not actually present or which are distortions of actual s
Heroin Abuse & Addiction Heroin was developed to be a safer painkiller than morphine but it is, itself, highly addictive and has long been one of the major addictive drugs, across the globe. And the heroin epidemic continues to grow.
What is Ketamine? Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic. It produces a relaxing, feeling of disconnection which has made it popular as a recreational drug, especially on the party scene. However it also causes hallucinations, sometimes severely upsetting , and may incapacitate the user.
What is Lortab? Lortab is a trademarked names for one of the many hydrocodone based medications (or the compounds that contain hydrocodone) such as Anexsia, Norco, and Vicodin. These are some of the most commonly prescribed analgesics or painkillers on the market today. The U.
While there is considerable controversy over whether medical uses of marijuana may be beneficial for some physically ill people, it is certain that its effects can be ruinous for people who chronically abuse the drug.
What is MDMA? MDMA is more commonly known as Ecstasy or the Love Drug. It fis a “club” drugs and is frequently abused by young people who frequent the club scene and “raves.
What is Mescaline? Mescaline is a psychedelic that occurs naturally in the Mexican peyote cactus. It produces altered awareness and hallucinations, in a similar fashion as LSD.
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What is Oxycontin and what is it prescribed for? Oxycontin is an opiate-based painkiller prescribed for people suffering from moderate to severe pain. However it is also a powerfully addictive narcotic and has become a major, illegally trafficked prescription drugs in the US.
What is Oxycodone HCL? Oxycodone HCL (hydrochloride) is an opiate-based painkiller, derived from morphine. The drug is on the market under several names, each of which has a slightly different added substance.
What is Ritalin? Ritalin is very widely prescribed central nervous system stimulant. It is often prescribed for students who are having difficulties with studies or with school and are diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder.
What is Ultram? Ultram is a brand name for one of several pain relievers containing the opiod (narcotic) ingredient, tramadol.
What is Valium and why to people take it? Valium is a tranquilizer, commonly marketed under the brand name of Diazepam. It is often prescribed for chronic sleep disorders, anxiety and muscle spasms. Unfortunately, Valium is also a highly distributed and trafficked recreational drug.
Vicodin is the trademarked name of a narcotic pain reliever (analgesic) which is a mixture of hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen). It is the hydrocodone, which is an opioid analgesic combination of codeine and thebaine, which makes Vicodin so addictive.
What is Xanax and why is it prescribed? Xanax is widely prescribed to treat the symptoms of emotional difficulties such as discomfort in social situations anxiety attacks and feelings of panic. It accomplishes this by blocking the ability of the user to feel these symptoms.
What is drug addiction? Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or similar substances despite adverse social, mental and physical consequences.