The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been cracking down on online sales of prescription medications over Craigslist over the last 11 months. Their investigative work led to 21 arrests and the seizure of more than $19,000 in prescription pills and $10,400 of cocaine. The individuals who allegedly peddled these medications came from a wide … Continue reading Craigslist Drug Ring Busted
The most recent estimates approximate that 10 million people worldwide use the khat plant for its euphoric high.[i] Despite such large numbers using the drug internationally, most Americans have never heard of it. However, these chemicals known as cathinones, responsible for the stimulating euphoria, are not a new invention. People around the world have been using the … Continue reading Synthetic Cathinones: The Dangers of Bath Salts
Current information about drug addiction in the United States is absolutely mind-boggling. For example, from 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. This out-of-control problem has many families at their wit’s end. How can you treat this serious problem when … Continue reading Is Involuntary Commitment to Addiction Treatment the Answer to Chronic Addiction?
Sex addicts tend to walk through the world with a purely sexual filter. While the average person recognizes when someone is attractive and feels a certain spark with some more than others, they also have the ability to relate to people on a number of non-sexual levels. For sex addicts, the next sexual conquest is … Continue reading How Sexual Objectification Is Linked With Sex Addiction
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), there were five times as many pregnant women using opiate drugs in 2009 than there were in the year 2000. This rapid escalation is likely due to the boom in prescription painkiller abuse over the last decade. This explosion of abuse, especially involving pregnant … Continue reading Should Moms on Methadone Have Their Parental Rights Taken Away?
Many studies and considerable anecdotal evidence support the theory that cultural and spiritual connections can assist individuals as they move through the drug recovery process. Addicts seeking alternatives to the typical counseling and 12-Step model of drug treatment are now employing spiritual concepts, both ancient and modern. Native American sweat lodges are one tradition that … Continue reading Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction keeps track of the substances that police find in arrests and pull out of drug busts as well as the mystery drugs that show up in the systems of emergency room patients around the world. When a new drug or substance pops up repeatedly, the European … Continue reading New Powder Version of Ecstasy and Amphetamine PMMA Found in Ireland
Shift drinks: a single shot, a beer, a mixed drink. It’s a perk to many restaurant employees, an incentive to avoid drinking the restaurant’s booze on the clock – and it’s also the start to a long night of pouring the paycheck back into the restaurant’s cash register drink by drink. But some are looking … Continue reading Do Shift Drinks Encourage Alcoholism in Restaurant Workers?
Most everyone has met the yoga-practicing, meditation-touting vegetarian that claims no one should ever ingest the soul of another living animal; to them, it’s a matter of preserving good karma, spiritual self and physical health. Recent findings may support this concept, at least in part. Although it’s obviously impossible to accurately “test” people’s karma, some … Continue reading Can a Vegetarian Diet Improve Your Mood During Drug Addiction Recovery?
We often only hear about one family member struggling with addiction while everyone else tries to intervene and provide support. However, it is not uncommon for couples to be struggling with a substance abuse issue simultaneously. Dysfunctional dynamics often develop in order to keep the family unit together during the addiction process. If both of … Continue reading What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?