Over the last year or so, a somewhat unknown over-the-counter drug known as kratom has been widely discussed amongst those both for and against its legality.
Substance abuse is challenging to overcome with many addicts going in and out of treatment several times before getting stable. One of the biggest things we advise families is to get the addict out of the area. A person’s environments have a huge impact on their lives.
Where do I begin… It started at a very young age when I was a child living in Tujunga, California. Into racing BMX and watching the supercross races on Saturday nights, I was an active kid and in great physical shape. My whole life was ahead of me and I had a loving family.
Suboxone along with other drug replacement programs, though not providing a permanent solution provides a substantial amount of relief to family members. From dealing with substance abusers over the last several years I have run into the same situation over and over.
On Thursday, Jeff Sessions overturned Obama Era legislation that discourages federal level prosecution of companies and individuals in states where marijuana is legalized. This produced an up roar from not only avid pot smokers but representatives in states where marijuana is legal at state level.
The most nerve racking step for every parent with a loved one in recovery is when they are discharged from addiction treatment . Old emotions and memories of the past come up, unsettling everyone involved.
Agents at the DEA claim that just as they were going to make an example of one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the US, things fell apart.
I wish I could say I made up that horrible quote… but I didn’t. I have been writing articles about recovered addicts and giving advice for families for almost four years now. The sad thing is after I post an article there is usually at least one response that will be completely without empathy.
At this point, it is fairly well known that the synthetic drug Fentanyl has been contributing to a worsening opiate epidemic in this country. While the drug is prescribed and can be found in prescription form, the majority of it is found on the streets.
According to the CDC’s 2014 report on opioid overdose , methadone overdose accounted for a whopping 22.9% of opioid-related deaths in 2014. More disturbing than this is the fact that methadone deaths dropped from 2007 when there were 5,518 deaths. In 2014, 3,400 people died of methadone overdose.