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  • Heroin's Death Toll Hits an All-Time High in New York

    New York City has a serious heroin problem on their hands and new data released by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals just how deep the issue goes. In fact, more people died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York ...

    ... users in the Bronx. A Look at the Hard Numbers New York City experienced a total of 782 drug overdoses in 2013 ... north Bronx and eastern Queens have also become hot spots for heroin, a result of heavy opioid pill and heroin ... continue reading
  • The Deadly and Costly Consequences of DUIs

    Read time: 17 mins It all starts with the thought, “I'm fine.” Maybe that person goes to a party at a friend's house and has a few beers or glasses of wine at dinner. The guest says goodbye and climbs into the driver's seat to head home. What ...

    ... Gender The discrepancy of deaths between genders is significant. Men are far more likely to die in alcohol-related ... at once across the country, however. New York was the frontrunner for adopting these laws. Below is a ... continue reading
  • Party Culture and Substance Use

    Three out of five college students actively drink alcohol, and more than half of them practice binge drinking - or drinking enough to significantly raise blood alcohol content (BAC) levels in a short span of time. Typically, this means four drinks ...

    ... . Typically, this means four drinks for women and five drinks for men in about two hours. Nearly six ... haven for party schools, though the state's 22.3 percent binge drinking rate falls below the national average. New York, ... continue reading
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  • Crack History and Statistics

    Crack cocaine is a highly addictive drug of abuse that has intense stimulant properties. Typically, the user will feel a rush of excitement and energy that accompanies the euphoric delivered by the substance. Crack is a type of cocaine. This means ...

    ... is cultivated each year. The above shows that the area of land that is set aside for the coca cultivation is larger than New York City. As illustrated earlier, crack is a desirable drug throughout the world. Columbia is ... continue reading
  • Drug Arrests Across America

    The Current Drug Landscape An estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or over used an illicit drug in 2013. That's 9.4% of the population. 1 The number was similar in 2012 (9.2%), and in that year the FBI reports that there were 1.5 million drug ...

    ... plagued by gang and drug activity for many years. In 2011, The New York Times described the area as ... it's men in Baltimore who are arrested for drug offenses most often. 88% of the people arrested or cited for marijuana- ... continue reading
  • Sentencing by State 2

    have led to overcrowded facilities, skyrocketing prison costs, and major social, economic, and political impacts. Currently, nearly half of all inmates in federal prisons are serving sentences for drug offenses. Many are fathers and mothers who miss ...

    ... society. Because many of the people incarcerated are young men in their teens and 20s, they miss obtaining ... to large cities like Montreal, Boston, and New York. For some traffickers, Vermont offers an easy opportunity to ... continue reading
  • Your Brain on Drugs: Studying Cocaine's Effect on Blood Flow

    Stimulant drugs like cocaine can cause serious blood flow problems within the brain. When there is an insufficient flow of rich, oxygenated blood to the brain, it can result in aneurysm-like bleeding and strokes. Researchers have developed a new ...

    ... , which is a classic precursor warning for strokes. Cocaine and Neurological Blood Flow Previous research experiments conducted at McLean Hospital in Belmont, New York allowed scientists to watch blood vessels constrict ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl: The Newest Lethal Injection Ingredient

    Fifty times stronger than heroin , the synthetic opioid fentanyl is flooding the drug market - and heightening the danger of overdose. In search of cheaper mixes and stronger highs, dealers now lace heroin and cocaine with this potent drug. We've ...

    ... unleashes deadly results. A recent drug seizure in New York took more than 140 pounds of fentanyl and ... out the entire state of New York, along with neighboring Pennsylvania. Let that sink in for a minute. Beyond the Death ... continue reading
  • From Bath Salts to Flakka: Searching for Designer Drugs

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The new and unfamiliar often elicits fear of the unknown. But when the new and unfamiliar is a drug - and when this drug is attributed to episodes of extreme paranoia, acts of superhuman strength, and reports of ...

    ... the stimulant found in bath salts and flakka is man-made. For the most part, both drugs are synthesized in China ... for cocaine, heroin, and marijuana; authorities have now added flakka to that list. Georgia, Texas, New York ... continue reading
  • Heroin Abuse

    About Heroin Abuse What Is Heroin? Heroin use is increasing across new demographics. Learn more about this disturbing trend. Heroin is a substance that is both illegal and extremely addictive . The substance derives from opium from the poppy plant ...

    ... the New York Times illustrates the heroin addiction epidemic in the US. Credit: The New York Times ... detox treatment to a rehabilitation program for continued treatment. Rehabs are residential programs that vary length ... continue reading
  • States Scramble to Prevent Sale of Powdered Alcohol

    Palcohol, a new form of powdered alcohol , hasn't even made its way to U.S. shelves yet, but some states are already taking immediate steps to ban the product from seeing the light of day. Early Intervention in Colorado Palcohol, marketed by ...

    ... any place in our society…we have enough problems with the liquid kind.” New York Joins the Ban New York Senator Charles Schumer has also pushed for a ban on powdered alcohol, expressing concern that it could become the ... continue reading
  • K2 Knowledge

    For the last few years, the use of synthetic cannabinoids - also known as K2, Spice, Fake Weed, and over 500 other street names - has been on the rise. In a single three-day period in 2016, at least 130 people in New York overdosed on K2 . In 2015, ...

    ... three-day period in 2016, at least 130 people in New York overdosed on K2 . In 2015, 10 deaths were linked to ... is not natural or safe. It's not even legal for consumption. It's a chemical cocktail concocted in a lab with ... continue reading
  • 5 Things About Kratom You Need to Know

    Recently, a drug called kratom, has come into the center of national controversy.Also referred to as 'ketum' or 'kakuam', taking kratom produces opiate-like effects. Kratom is legal in the U.S. and many people begin taking the drug to help with ...

    ... the drug as a brewed beverage. States like Colorado, New York, North Carolina, are opening spots where you can sit ... after you take it and you can feel the effects for 2 to 5 hours. Although it's most commonly consumed ... continue reading
  • Seized

    In 2015, Border Patrol prevented more than 1.5 million pounds of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth from entering the United States. 1 In the same year, the Coast Guard intercepted 72 vessels and more than 150,000 pounds of drugs. 2 These ...

    ... it would be impossible to scour every newspaper and news site for drug bust headlines by hand, we turned to ... of several major drug distribution centers, including Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C., 17 which ... continue reading
  • Overdosed

    The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose deaths: every year, nearly 44,000 lives are tragically lost, with more than half of the fatalities caused by prescription drugs. We've analyzed the latest government data to find out why ...

    ... of the people whose lives were prematurely ended by them. Men are more likely to die from drug overdoses than women ... of witnessed drug overdose in New York City: implications for intervention,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence ... continue reading
  • Risk of Counterfeit and Laced Drugs

    Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 27 million people aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users. That figure amounts to 1 in every 10 people having used illegal drugs in the past month. With a ...

    ... of nightclub/festival-attending young adults in New York City who reported lifetime Molly/MDMA/ecstasy use ... adulterated drugs. Many sellers will alter their products for convenience or to cut cost and make more money ... continue reading
  • How Concerned Should We Be About Opiates?

    Opiates are a group of drugs that manage pain by depressing the central nervous system (CNS). There are two different kinds of opiates: natural and synthetic. Natural opiates come from the dried “milk” of the poppy plant and include opium, ...

    ... of heroin. Synthetic opiates, on the other hand, are man-made in a laboratory and are most often used to treat ... College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York. 3 Addiction milestones have continued to mount ... continue reading
  • Over 1 in 10 Americans admit they have had a drinking problem at one stage of their life

    Based on a survey of 2,560 Americans (aged 21+; Google surveys August 2020). State % Alabama 4 Alaska 29 Arizona 17 Arkansas 12 California 19 Colorado 23 Connecticut 10 Delaware 15 Florida 18 Georgia 10 Hawaii 14 Idaho 25 Illinois 14 Indiana 11 Iowa ...

    ... 8 Nebraska 10 Nevada 12 New Hampshire 50 New Jersey 12 New Mexico 25 New York 10 North Carolina 4 North ... deal with during these unprecedented times,' says a spokesperson for DrugAbuse.com “Now more than ever, it is ... continue reading
  • Heroin History and Statistics

    History Heroin is a powerful opiate narcotic that has no legal medical use in the US. Outside of the US, pharmaceutical grade heroin is still produced for limited therapeutic use. It is occasionally prescribed for severe pain in countries such as ...

    ... interesting to note that: The Bellevue Hospital in New York City admitted its first case of heroin dependence ... Nearly 170,000 people over the age of 12 tried heroin for the first time in 2013—this number has not changed ... continue reading
  • Progressive Ways Some States Are Reducing Nonviolent Drug Offender Incarcerations

    The United States has some of the highest incarceration rates in the world. In 2008 alone, the United States had placed one out of every 48 working men behind bars; that's a lot of people to support with tax money. In fact, about $75 billion was ...

    ... the United States had placed one out of every 48 working men behind bars; that's a lot of people to support with ... $1 billion. In New York and Rhode Island, mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenders was repealed in ... continue reading
  • Outlook on Opiate Abuse: There’s Good News and Bad News

    It's no secret that the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers, like OxyContin and Percocet , has reached epidemic levels in the United States. But a recently published study highlights a strange trend: Non-medical use of opiates has decreased, ...

    ... increase in the number of people who reported using opioids for more than 200 days. The slight decrease in nonmedical opioid ... sign, wrote Dr. Lewis Nelson of the New York University School of Medicine and coauthors in a ... continue reading
  • An Analysis of Drug Sentencing Trends in the US

    The United States justice system tries drug offenses on a daily basis, primarily through state courts. Because the vast majority of drug offenses are state cases rather than federal cases, individuals convicted of these crimes are largely tried and ...

    ... possession is far less severe. In fact, in 39 states, the median prison sentence for possession was 0 months. Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas all had 2 months as their median sentence followed by California with ... continue reading
  • Researcher Gets $431,700 to Study the Effects of Meth on Wounds

    It's widely known that meth use can lead to a multitude of health problems: rotten teeth, memory loss, a weakened immune system. Nobody knows this better than Luis Martinez, microbiologist and associate professor of biomedical sciences at the New ...

    ... associate professor of biomedical sciences at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). What's ... meth: skin lesions. While at a restaurant, Martinez saw a man and woman with what he believed to be hallmark indicators of ... continue reading
  • Russian Roulette: The Hidden Dangers of Cutting Agents in Cocaine and Heroin

    In the United States, more than 47,000 people die from drug overdoses every year . To make matters worse, drug deaths have recently surpassed both automobile and firearm accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the country. There's no ...

    ... levels , many are getting much more than they bargained for. The Average Purity of Cocaine and Heroin Over Time Although ... -drug-exacerbates-heroin-epidemic-in-new-york-city-1458772740 http://www.unionleader.com/article/ ... continue reading
  • History of Drug Abuse

    History of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation As drugs have been abused for hundreds of years all over the world, their effects have been felt for just as long. Since drugs have been used, there were always those who abused them, which led to full-blown ...

    ... illness that could be managed. In 1864, the New York State Inebriate Asylum, the first hospital intended to ... rum and beer were proving problematic for colonists. While the use of opium for dulling pain was well known by ... continue reading
  • Neighborhood Watch: Drug Sales Drive Drug Use

    Community prevention organizations have known for many years that one of the best predictors of drug use is what's known as “perception of risk.” In general, the higher the perceived risk for a particular drug, the fewer teens and young adults ...

    ... and compares them to the perceived frequency of drug use and drug sales. Community Influence New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) used renowned data from the University of Michigan's ... continue reading
  • The Dangerous (and Deadly) Effects of Spice

    Natural ingredients, legal use, lower cost…it must be healthy, right? The deadly misconception above has led to a growing number of fatalities brought on by synthetic or “designer” drugs. Use of synthetic marijuana - sold under names like ...

    ... Spice use. These numbers are ten times higher than those for the same time period in 2014. And these are just New York State's statistics. The New England Journal of Medicine has reported large-spread usage resulting in ... continue reading
  • Ruthless Drug Dealer Ordered to Pay for His Client’s Funeral

    Opioid abuse is killing thousands of Americans each year. Every day, nearly 100 lives are lost to the opioid epidemic. Many of these fatalities are caused by a deadly drug that's secretly added to baggies of heroin (or cocaine) as a cheap way for ...

    ... people in 2016 died from using these substances. In New York City, fentanyl-laced cocaine caused 37 percent of overdose ... it a step further by making them pay for medical bills or rehab treatment , as well? Tell us what ... continue reading
  • Desperate or Dealer: Officers Tasked With the Vetting Process

    Katrina was arrested in 2006 in South Florida for selling a small amount of heroin . Recently kicked out of a rehab for fraternizing with men, she was living between the couches of different “friends,” most of whom were on drugs or associated ...

    ... amount of heroin . Recently kicked out of a rehab for fraternizing with men, she was living between the couches of different ... published a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for police to have the ability to force ... continue reading
  • Famous Drug Abusers

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Disease that Touches Everyone According to data from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 22.7 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. And though it may sound cliché, ...

    ... famous actor, Baldwin developed a cocaine addiction back in 1989. He was even arrested for possession of the drug in 1998 after running naked through New York City's Plaza Hotel. Jeff Conaway : One of the stars of the TV ... continue reading
  • Private and Luxury Recovery Options

    When considering inpatient treatment, there are generally 3 standard options: public inpatient rehab centers, private inpatient rehab centers, and luxury treatment centers. Both usually offer the same core elements—including counseling, access to ...

    ... treatment at the facility, such as couples' rehab or rehab for LGBTQ people . Chef-prepared meals: Over time ... Springs, upstate New York, and rural New Mexico are all home to these facilities. The reason for this is twofold ... continue reading
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Substance abuse is a complicated issue, potentially impacting all areas of one's life, including work, health and interpersonal relationships. Hopefully, at some point, an individual battling with drug addiction or alcoholism will reach out for help ...

    ... drug or alcohol outpatient programs to allow sufficient time for school and/or work commitments. 3 It should ... ? You might be seeking rehab facilities in Texas , Florida, California , New York, Louisiana or Massachusetts . ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Poisoning Deaths are Occurring at an Alarming Rate

    The perception that it's the college crowd most given to binge drinking and alcohol poisoning has just been proven false, thanks to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cause of a Deadly Problem Of ...

    ... or more drinks in one occasion and five or more for men. The massive quantity of alcohol used by binge drinkers can ... an alcohol dependency. The Finer Details The New York Times' health page lists the difference between ... continue reading
  • A Closer Look at the History and Use of Cocaine

    Cocaine is a popular CNS (central nervous system) stimulant that is naturally derived from the cocoa plant, which is most commonly grown in South America's Andean region. Though its proper, chemical name is benzoylmethyl ecgonine (C17H21NO4), users ...

    ... at such iconic establishments as Studio 54 in New York City. Today, powder cocaine remains popular among ... 601,000 people over the age of 12 used cocaine for the first time during the course of the previous 12 months ... continue reading
  • Want Healthy, Clear Skin? Say No to Alcohol!

    Drinking too much alcohol too often has negative effects on the body, something anyone with nasty hangover experience can validate. Most people are aware that prolonged use of alcohol negatively impacts the liver, kidneys and heart. However, a fact ...

    ... a hepatotoxin, says Dr. David Colbert, founder of New York Dermatology Group, meaning it attacks the cells in ... our best to mask potential problems, part of the reason for a $55 billion annual cosmetic industry. By the way ... continue reading
  • 5 Movies That Will Make You Never Want to Do Drugs Again

    Hollywood has a knack for glamorizing controversial subjects and drug use is certainly one of them. Yet for every Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas or Trainspotting , there are also those films that will make you never want to touch drugs again. Here ...

    ... tale of addiction, robbery, prostitution and death makes for one of the most chilling portrayals of drug ... drug scene of 1970s New York City. Needle Park takes its name from a popular hangout for heroin users on Manhattan ... continue reading
  • 5 NFL Players Who Tackled Their Addictions

    Drugs and alcohol have become a major part of NFL culture. From March 2013 to March 2014, NFL players were arrested 27 times on drug charges, and several players have also received lengthy suspensions for positive drug tests, including Cleveland ...

    ... But I'm enjoying the sober life.” Erik Ainge (New York Jets) Shortly before training camp began for the 2010 season, Ainge, 28, went on a two-week bender and ended up in rehab. What came as a surprise to his fans was the ... continue reading
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s Incredible Comeback from Addiction

    A great Hollywood comeback story, Robert Downey Jr. is now one of the most bankable and highly paid actors in show business, starring in blockbuster comic book films like Iron Man and The Avengers as Iron Man—a role he continued in 2019's ...

    ... a 2003 interview with the New York Times , Downey was arrested multiple times for drug offenses and cycled in ... back to prison, the now-broke actor was ordered to rehab . The Turning Point Downey's wife Susan Downey (née ... continue reading
  • The 12 Most Expensive / Luxury Rehabs in the US

    You don't need to be a millionaire to go to rehab, but a person with a little extra money to spend and the desire to get sober can choose from many expensive or luxury rehabs in the United States. Southern California, specifically picturesque ...

    ... rehab facilities in the entire country. However, there are many luxury rehab options in the New York ... , with a $15,000 nonrefundable fee for a private room and $200 per day for detox - means patients can enjoy a glassed ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction: Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve ...

    ... medication. But that might not be the case for much longer… According to one recent study, a group of doctors from Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York may have finally overcome these roadblocks. This Discovery Offers ... continue reading
  • Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About a Resurgence of Cocaine in the U.S.?

    According to the DEA's annual Drug Threat Assessment cocaine use is on the rise. It looks as if, while in the midst of an opioid epidemic, a lethal storm of cocaine has quietly made landfall in the US. Cocaine-related deaths spiked in 2006 at 7,500 ...

    ... the legitimate cargo - a load of shaving kits headed for Pennsylvania. How Cocaine Kills On its own, cocaine is ... This deadly duo was responsible for 37 percent of overdose deaths last year in New York. What to Expect The ... continue reading
  • Can a Judge Order Me Not to Get Pregnant?

    A judge in New York recently ordered a woman who's addicted to drugs not to get pregnant. While no one would argue that someone with an extreme drug problem should get pregnant, there are complex issues involved in ordering someone not to conceive ...

    A judge in New York recently ordered a woman who's addicted to drugs not to get pregnant. While no one ... has struggled with alcohol , cocaine, and meth problems for years. Family Court Judge Patricia Gallagher ordered that ... continue reading
  • 9 Things People Get Wrong About Anxiety. #6 Makes it Worse!

    With more than 40 million Americans over the age of 18 currently struggling with some form of anxiety, there's a lot of misinformation floating around out there. From old wives tales to downright dangerous “cures,” if you're struggling with an ...

    ... is one of, if not the, oldest wives tales for people having an anxiety attack. When overcome by symptoms of ... associate professor of psychology at Stony Brook University in New York. He goes on to say that safety behaviors ... continue reading
  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Are you struggling to quit drinking? You are not alone. Millions of people each year try to quit drinking, and most of them find it very difficult. But don't give up-there are plenty of resources available to help you succeed. Here, we will discuss ...

    ... AA)? AA began in 1935 when Bill Wilson (Bill W.), a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob S.), an ... for the meeting. Some meetings may be women-only or men-only. Others are Spanish-speaking or especially for ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse Phenobarbital (trade name: Luminal) is a prescription barbiturate that is used primarily as an anticonvulsant to treat patients with seizures. Phenobarbital has been used to treat many different types ...

    ... on barbiturates like phenobarbital, either alone or combined with alcohol, results in death for about 1 in 10 people. A recent study in New York City revealed that 2% of overdose suicides in elderly persons were due to ... continue reading
  • Signs and Symptoms of Commonly Abused Drugs

    When you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, it's important to know some of the signs and symptoms of addiction to that drug. You can find a brief overview of the major drugs of abuse below. For a full list ...

    ... brief overview of the major drugs of abuse below. For a full list of substances. Alcohol Alcohol is one of ... someone with heroin addiction . Credit: New York Times Methamphetamines Methamphetamine, commonly shortened to ... continue reading
  • AmeRxica’s Most Medicated

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 54 million people have used prescription medication non-medically - effectively more than 20 percent of the population aged 12 and older. When our doctor puts pen to paper and hands us a ...

    ... more likely to use painkillers non-medically. Fentanyl, which carries a much higher risk for overdose,was most commonly distributed around mid-island New York with over 4,000 grams in 2015 . The DEA has reported that one ... continue reading
  • 5 Things to Look for in Addiction Treatment Centers for Men

    Addiction affects millions of men and women across the United States and many of them seek help from addiction treatment centers each year. National surveys conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate ...

    ... fix. Recovery continues well after treatment ends, so having a good aftercare plan is essential, especially for men at risk of relapse. Aftercare planning can include setting up therapy appointments, finding housing, and ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans

    Veterans frequently face a range of challenges as they readjust to civilian life after separation from the military. Substance use, mental health disorders, service-related injuries, and chronic pain are common among veterans. 1 Veterans are at a ...

    ... or thinking about traumatic events. 11 Treatment Options at Addiction Rehab for Veterans The following treatment options are available for veterans seeking help for SUDs and co-occurring disorders: Inpatient care, which ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Women

    Finding the right drug rehab center is an important part of treatment and recovery for addiction. Many women have found that pursuing a women's rehab center has helped address their unique needs. Others may find benefit in certain services at rehab ...

    ... and alcohol addiction is often very different for women than it is for men, and not just due to psychosocial ... of treatment. 2 Inpatient Rehab vs. Outpatient Rehab for Women Your treatment plan for rehab will be based on ... continue reading
  • Addiction Rehab for Seniors

    Historically, young adults have presented with higher rates of substance abuse and have made up a larger demographic at treatment centers than older adults. 1 However, substance abuse in seniors is often overlooked, underreported, and undertreated. ...

    ... can certainly progress and become problematic as people age, sometimes without them realizing it right away. Rehab for senior citizens can be especially beneficial. A thorough assessment will be done at the beginning of ... continue reading
  • Couples’ Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Addiction Treatment

    Substance misuse is a serious issue when it affects just 1 member of the family, but it can be even more problematic when it affects 2 people who are in a relationship, live together, or are married. Drug and alcohol rehab for couples is crucial for ...

    ... 2 people who are in a relationship, live together, or are married. Drug and alcohol rehab for couples is crucial for recovery, the well-being and health of both individuals, and the future success of the relationship ... continue reading
  • What Does Acid do to You? The Effects of LSD (Acid)

    What is LSD (Acid)? D-lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD or “acid,” is a hallucinogenic drug made from lysergic acid, a natural chemical found in a fungus that grows on rye called Claviceps purpurea . LSD was first created in 1938 ...

    ... As with many drugs of abuse, young men may appear to be disproportionately impacted by the dangers of LSD—of the 5,000 emergency room visits in ... household health brand names for LSD addiction rehab and treatment: Blue ... continue reading
  • Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment

    Drug Rehab For many, finding a drug rehab center is one of the most difficult parts of entering into recovery. You might be wondering, what is drug rehab? Or is there even a drug rehab near me? When you are in the early stages of recovery, it is ...

    ... based on their area of focus or target population. A drug rehab program might focus on treating addiction to certain substances, offer gender-specific facilities for men or women, or treat people by age group, such as an ... continue reading
  • How to Get into Drug and Alcohol Rehab Without Insurance

    What is Substance Abuse Rehabilitation? Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers provide professional rehabilitation services to those who struggle with chemical dependence and substance abuse issues. Rehab centers typically offer substance ...

    ... , women's addiction treatment, men's rehab treatment, inpatient treatment centers or outpatient treatment facilities near you. Call for free at at any time, day or night, for help finding rehab locations. Whether you're ... continue reading
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

    In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the opioid OxyContin for treating chronic pain. The drug netted a quick $45 million in sales its first year on the market. Ten years later, sales of OxyContin ballooned to $3.1 billion and the ...

    ... reformulation may have succeeded in some small measure, OxyContin abusers simply adapted to the market by searching for a new, easier drug to inject or snort. Not surprisingly, Opana has since become a street-favorite in ... continue reading
  • Addiction Rehab During the Coronavirus Pandemic Q&A

    Am I Allowed To Leave My House to Go to Rehab for Treatment? Yes! Accessing behavioral healthcare is an “essential” activity, which means you're allowed to leave your home to get treatment when you need it, even if you're practicing social ...

    ... distancing measures. Separating and monitoring all new patients to limit potential exposure to illness ... levels, how to get your insurance company to pay for drug and alcohol rehab and also how to pay if you don't have ... continue reading
  • Long-term Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

    Alcohol and drug abuse can be challenging to overcome on your own. Many people seek treatment to help them stop the cycle of substance use and start the path to recovery. Finding the appropriate long-term drug rehab center for your needs may be a ...

    ... counseling, and they may receive medication if necessary. 1 What is a 90-day Rehab Program? A 90-day rehab program can be beneficial for those who require a higher level of care and support, such as individuals without ... continue reading
  • New Jersey Brings Mobile Recovery to the Streets

    Residents of Morris County should watch for a new vehicle roaming its at-risk areas. Hope One, a mobile recovery access center, is officially bringing addiction treatment to the streets. The goal of the program is to remove barriers that prevent ...

    Residents of Morris County should watch for a new vehicle roaming its at-risk areas. Hope One, a mobile ... substance abuse and behavioral health issues to look out for the truck. The folks requiring services will be brought ... continue reading
  • Non-Religious Rehab Programs

    You might notice a theme of religious-based addiction therapy when researching rehab treatment options, and an overlap between mental health treatment and religion-based practices. For many mental health practices, religion is an integral component ...

    ... is the first step toward a successful recovery. 3 Regardless of your religious preference, participating in rehab for an SUD can have benefits that extend beyond your time in treatment. Benefits can include but aren ... continue reading
  • Cigna Rehab Coverage for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

    About Cigna Alcohol and Drug Rehab Coverage Cigna is a global healthcare business that serves over 180 million people in over 30 countries around the world. 1 You may be wondering, 'does Cigna cover mental health issues?' Cigna insurance provides ...

    ... 'does Cigna cover mental health issues?' Cigna insurance provides coverage for a host of medical needs, including the treatment of mental health and rehab for substance abuse disorder . This page will provide you with a ... continue reading
  • Nonprofit, Low-Cost and Free Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

    For individuals with no health insurance and unable to pay the costs of drug or alcohol addiction treatment, there is the option to seek the services of a low-cost or free addiction treatment program. Nonprofit rehab centers or free drug and alcohol ...

    ... methods that may not be as effective as the newest therapies available at more up-to-date private facilities. Many free rehab centers are overwhelmed by the demand for their treatment programs. As a result, most free ... continue reading
  • Should People Who Abuse Alcohol Qualify for Liver Transplants?

    Three years ago, one of my uncles - a long-time alcoholic - was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He was told he didn't qualify for a new one, so he continued to drink - all the way until his death a few short months later. Alcoholism and Liver ...

    ... my uncles - a long-time alcoholic - was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He was told he didn't qualify for a new one, so he continued to drink - all the way until his death a few short months later. Alcoholism and ... continue reading
  • State-Funded Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Me

    Many individuals struggling with drug abuse and alcohol addiction do not seek treatment because of the cost. But, even for addicts and alcoholics in need who have no health insurance or who cannot pay for the overall costs of rehab, there are ...

    ... substance abuse have limited availability and may be difficult to get into. If you are deemed eligible for state-funded drug rehab , there is a good chance that you will be put on a waiting list until a spot in a program ... continue reading
  • Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

    If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, it can feel overwhelming. Getting help through an addiction treatment program is a way to start the road to recovery, but the cost may seem out of reach. While you may be ...

    ... My Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment? You may be seeking couples' rehab, rehab for women or LGBTQ treatment centers . Perhaps you are looking for outpatient treatment or short-term detox. Finding out whether or not ... continue reading
  • Opioid Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    If you or a loved one abuses opioids, you should know that opioid addiction treatment can be a beneficial and potentially lifesaving intervention. 1 It can be challenging and uncomfortable to stop using opioids on your own. 2 Opioid rehab can help ...

    ... can be helpful in preventing relapse during and after formal rehab treatment. Lofexidine . This drug is not a treatment for opioid use disorder, but it is a newer, nonopioid medication that has been shown to be effective ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Many prescription medications have the potential to become drugs of abuse, if they are misused. Misuse of prescription drugs means taking them other than prescribed. This includes taking a larger dose, using them more frequently, or taking them for ...

    ... program, you can live at home and attend treatment several days of the week for several hours per day. This may be a step down from inpatient rehab for some people, or it could be an option if you have a strong support ... continue reading
  • Heroin Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Heroin addiction can negatively impact certain aspects of your life and have dangerous health repercussions. Here, we will help you understand heroin addiction, how addiction is treated, and what you should know about heroin rehab centers, including ...

    ... transition or step down to some form of outpatient care. 1 How Long Does Rehab for Heroin Addiction Take? The specific time frame for rehab can vary from person to person. Individuals often start with a 3-7 day stay ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction: Treatment and Rehab

    Cocaine use and cocaine addiction can be dangerous for your physical and mental health and have a detrimental impact on your life. If you or someone you care about is struggling with cocaine addiction, you know how difficult it can be to stop using ...

    ... depending on different factors, such as the length and type of program, some of the ways you might pay for rehab can include: 15, 16, 17 Health insurance. Paying out-of-pocket. Medicare/Medicaid. Going to a facility with ... continue reading
  • Gray Death: The New Killer on the Street

    While heroin adulterated with fentanyl has been in the news in recent years and the risks are well-known, there is a new danger on the streets, and it's even deadlier. It is a frighteningly powerful combination of heroin and synthetic opioids known ...

    ... to evade the laws that struggle to keep up with a changing drug landscape. And unfortunately, heroin users end up unwittingly serving as the testers for these new products and often end up paying with their lives. continue reading
  • UnitedHealthcare Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Insurance Coverage

    UnitedHealthcare (UHC) serves over 45 million people around the world and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and 6,500 hospitals and treatment facilities in the U.S. alone. 1 But how do they handle drug and alcohol ...

    ... Does UnitedHealthcare cover drug rehab ? The answer is 'yes'. The good news is that the majority ... of people with a UnitedHealthcare insurance policy will have coverage for addiction ... continue reading
  • 6 Things to Look for in Addiction Treatment Centers for Women

    Drug addiction impacts men and women in different ways, which is why there are many women-only addiction treatment centers. Women who have issues with men or simply want the support of other women may feel more comfortable attending a treatment ...

    ... addiction treatment centers. Women who have issues with men or simply want the support of other women ... attending treatment if they have to care for children. 1,2 Each rehab program is unique and offers different treatment ... continue reading
  • LSD Overdose

    LSD is a hallucinogen drug capable of altering thoughts and perceptions in those who use it, including pseudo-hallucinations and synesthesias—a condition where they see and hear things that are not real, while others report being able to hear ...

    ... to use it and other drugs and to develop new ways to cope with common stressors that trigger drug ... COVERAGE FOR LSD ADDICTION TREATMENT Find out if your insurance coverage includes LSD addiction rehab and treatment ... continue reading
  • Treatment for LSD Abuse

    Psychoactive substances, by definition, change the way people think and feel. Hallucinogens do this in a unique way, by altering the way that humans sense and perceive the world—making false visual, auditory, and tactile sensations seem real. One ...

    ... is when treatment for LSD addiction becomes vital. If the individual does not get treatment for LSD use, they ... treatment program, e.g., at the end of rehab. It can continue indefinitely to provide the support that ... continue reading
  • Does Opioid Addiction Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men?

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The research paper, titled “Sexual Dysfunction in Men Seeking Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Study from ...

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The research paper, titled “Sexual Dysfunction in Men Seeking Treatment for Opioid ... continue reading
  • Heroin Use Increasing Across New Demographics, Study Finds

    The face of heroin in the US is changing. As the drug becomes more commonly abused among new racial, geographic and socioeconomic groups, the profile of those users is also evolving. The change is, in part, because heroin is becoming more ...

    ... are contributing to a rise in heroin use among new segments of the population, particularly among whites, middle/ ... Penn State. More white people - young, white men in particular - are using heroin and prescription ... continue reading
  • New Years Resolutions & Substance Abuse

    The arrival of a new year represents a turning point for many people, and an opportunity to make long-awaited changes in their lives. While perhaps only 8% of people will stick to these resolutions, lots of folks still express a great interest in ...

    The arrival of a new year represents a turning point for many people, and an opportunity to make long-awaited changes in their lives. While perhaps only 8% of people will stick to these resolutions, lots of folks still ... continue reading
  • Penalties and Sentencing for Drug Abuse, Selling, and Smuggling in the USA

    Problematic substance use has the potential to negatively impact every area of your life. As dependence and addiction to alcohol or other drugs develop, these substances may begin to influence your physical and mental health, significantly affecting ...

    ... in those schedules. 5-7 Schedule I : Substances with a high potential for abuse and no medically recognized purpose. Heroin. LSD. Marijuana. Peyote. MDMA/Ecstasy. Schedule II: Drugs that have approved medical uses but ... continue reading
  • Druggie: The New Makeup Shade Making Ugly Waves

    Approximately 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, with drug overdose deaths continuing to rise. In fact, since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. As most of us know, drug addiction destroys lives ...

    ... Sephora responded not long after the petition started gaining steam, with the following statement via Twitter: “Thanks for sharing, we have forwarded all of the feedback to our PR department so they are aware of the ... continue reading
  • New Bone Loss Study Points the Finger at Marijuana

    “We have known for a while that the components of cannabis can affect bone cell function, but we had no idea up until now of what this might mean to people who use cannabis on a regular basis.” - Prof. Stuart Ralston , Centre for Genomic and ...

    ... Studies show that 25 percent of men over 50 suffer from broken bones due to osteoporosis. Now, let's combine these osteoporosis concerns with a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. Their data revealed that ... continue reading
  • Is There a Cure for Addiction?

    Drug addiction, also known as a substance use disorder (SUD), is a national crisis in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): 1,2,3 Approximately 53 million people aged 12 and older (nearly 1 in 5 Americans) used ...

    ... is defined as drinking four or more drinks for females and five or more drinks for males at the same time or within a ... effective without adding the risk of continued or new addictions. Medications can be used as: 4 ... continue reading
  • Understanding Addiction: A Guide for Families

    If your family member is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel a range of emotions such as anger, frustration, or sadness. You may want to help, but not know how. The challenges of supporting a family member with addiction can feel ...

    ... at a hospital, medical, or non-hospital rehab facility for the duration of their treatment, which may include ... Heroin Amphetamine Ritalin Crystal Methamphetamine Stimulants Ecstasy LSD DMT Bath Salts Designer Drugs/Legal ... continue reading
  • Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

    Deciding to get help for drug or alcohol addiction can be one of the most impactful and important decisions you ever make. There are many factors to consider when choosing a suitable treatment facility. These may include the location of the ...

    ... demonstrated that faith protects both women and men from substance abuse. 2 Incorporating Christianity and ... levels, how to get your insurance company to pay for drug and alcohol rehab, and how to pay if you don't have ... continue reading
  • More Proof that Boozing is Bad for Your Sexual Health

    We've all heard a story or two about someone acquiring a sexually transmitted disease after an alcohol-fueled night,right? But, as it turns out, the alcohol itself could be contributing to a higher rate of the human papillomavirus infection (HVP). A ...

    ... Facts A new study appearing in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections evaluated data from 1,300 U.S. men and found ... . Scientists in South Korea tested 9,230 women for HPV and found that the drinkers were three times ... continue reading
  • Can a Hormone Make You “Hungry” for Alcohol?

    New findings suggest that ghrelin, a natural hormone traditionally associated with healthy appetite and food intake, might also increase hunger for alcohol , potentially setting the stage for problem drinking and alcoholism. A research team led by ...

    ... Health conducted this study on 45 alcohol-dependent men and women. The participants were intravenously given ... potential of blocking ghrelin signaling as a new promising treatment for alcoholism .” The Role of Alternate ... continue reading
  • Is This New Drug the Holy Grail of All Pain Relievers?

    Millions of Americans suffer daily from chronic pain. Factor in all the people managing temporary pain after accidents or surgeries and you have a massive number of people on prescription painkillers. Abuse of morphine, an extremely powerful and ...

    ... with morphine use was not present with use of the new drug. However, it did deliver the same level of ... with the new drug. Hope For the Future With fewer side effects and great pain-relieving results, this new drug could ... continue reading
  • Welcome to a New Tramadol Nightmare

    People seeking safe opiate detox in Alaska were recently left out in the cold - in more ways than one. Only two state facilities currently offer detox services to Alaskans - and both of them were recently shut down, thanks to one of the DEAs newer ...

    ... room. In 2012, 3.2 million people used Tramadol for non-medical purposes. Two years after the classification change, ... they had been operating in violation of the new federal standards. Hoping to avoid huge fines and ... continue reading
  • Will Diplo’s New Anti-Drug Video Impact EDM Culture?

    Mad Decent label head Diplo just put the EDM drug culture on blast, releasing a dark music video for the track “Techno.” Teaming up with fellow Mad Decent producers Yellow Claw, Waka Flocka Flame, and LNY TNZ, the 3-minute video shines a ...

    ... spotlight on the dangers of drugs , particularly in the electronic music world. Viewers follow a couple of shady dealers looking for a “safe” place to set up their drug lab. They hit pay dirt when they find a down-on-his ... continue reading
  • Drug And Alcohol Rehab

    When you or a loved one is dealing with a substance abuse situation , drug and alcohol rehab programs are available to help. Call our confidential toll-free Drug Abuse Helpline at . There is always someone available to assist you, 24 hours a day, ...

    ... find out more about your health insurance coverage levels, how to get your insurance company to pay for drug and alcohol rehab and also how to pay if you don't have insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield Aetna Humana Kaiser ... continue reading
  • Rapper’s Shocking On-Stage Antics are Cause for Concern

    A Florida rapper by the name of “Stitches” has earned a name for himself as of late, but for all the wrong reasons. The joker-like face tattoos are enough to take most people aback, but it's the lyrics to Stitches' music and his on-stage ...

    ... rapper following his wife outside the club and urging the two men to turn their cameras off. Because he didn't attend ... the girl on stage, as the baggies weren't confiscated for testing. However, it's safe to say that the ... continue reading
  • Signs That You May Need Rehab

    Participation in a structured drug or alcohol rehab program is a necessary first step for many individuals seeking to find recovery from substance abuse. Some people try to quit on their own without the professional care that rehab provides, ...

    ... is restarted or ongoing, a recommitment to abstinence in new ways will be needed to return to recovery. Each ... levels, how to get your insurance company to pay for drug and alcohol rehab and how to pay if you don't have ... continue reading
  • Holistic Rehab Centers for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Near Me

    What are Holistic Treatment Centers? Holistic addiction treatment centers are an option for people seeking a drug and alcohol rehab program that incorporates both the health of the mind and the body. The term holistic rehab is used to describe ...

    ... . You may be looking for holistic drug or alcohol treatment in Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia, New Jersey or Hawaii. Helpline staff are available free of charge to help you find a rehab center that matches your ... continue reading
  • Do Women Pay a Higher Price for Smoking Weed?

    Tetrahydrocannibinol, better known as THC, is the most potent component of marijuana. It's the chemical that causes feelings of euphoria and makes users feel “high.” When someone uses marijuana, THC quickly travels into the bloodstream, through ...

    ... completed within a few minutes, but the high can last for several hours. Though you might think THC affects everyone the ... prone to cannabis abuse and dependence than men. Additionally, withdrawal symptoms of irritability, ... continue reading
  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... with stem cell functioning and healthy cell division, inhibiting tissue repair and increasing tissue injury. What Does This Mean for Your Body? In short, older hearts simply aren't as strong. As the heart ages, it isn't ... continue reading
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Finding Help for Drug Abuse

    How do I know if I need help? Sometimes it's difficult to tell if you're addicted to a substance, and you may be wondering if you need professional help. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the signs of a substance use ...

    ... will want to decide if you want to travel far away for your rehab or if you'd like to remain close to home so ... with those who tempt you to use and establish new healthy connections and supports. Focus on proper nutrition ... continue reading
  • Methadone Programs: A Bad Treatment Plan for Addicted Parents?

    When it comes to the negative effects of substance abuse , addiction casts a wide net. Addicted parents, in particular, are faced with a unique set of challenges, as an opiate dependency ultimately affects the whole family. For thousands of parents ...

    ... for many of the parents. More than a third (36 percent) reported at least one year not having a place to live, in the past decade. Men ... Reading: Outlook on Opiate Abuse: There's Good News and Bad News Image Source: iStock continue reading
  • Opioid Epidemic Coming for the Elderly

    How Common is Opioid Abuse in the Elderly? Close your eyes and imagine an opioid addict. Who do you see? Would you think of a young, poor male injecting heroin and obsessing over how they will need to score their next hit to satisfy their compulsive ...

    ... and other symptoms that make you want to turn back to opioids for relief. This is why it is a great idea to get ... a stand-alone detox program or an inpatient rehab program that incorporates supervised detox. Depending on ... continue reading
  • Religious Rehab Holds Addicts Against Their Will in Guatemala

    Thousands of drug addicts across Guatemala are receiving treatment at church-based rehabs throughout the country, but many of these patients are being held against their will and physically abused on a daily basis. Several people have reported being ...

    ... into a Guatemala City treatment center for six weeks. “I saw terrible things in that rehab - the owner used to beat ... . These facilities are far from luxurious . A rehab known as Rescatados del Abismo houses 54 addicts in ... continue reading
  • New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that's about it ...

    ... …but all that's about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just ... touch…really? No more giving up some small sample of yourself for a drug test? Yep, all you'd need to provide is ... continue reading
  • Religious and Faith-based Rehab

    If you're ready to take the first step toward sobriety, there is a lot to consider. Having a belief in a higher power can draw you towards the decision to stop using drugs or alcohol. For many people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, ...

    ... significant religious influence. Even more new-age approaches to addiction treatment incorporate ... faith-based rehab is right for you. What is Religious and Faith-based Drug and Alcohol Rehab? Faith-based rehab is a term ... continue reading
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