Rapper 360’s slow, tentative recovery from addiction began on the floor of the Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay. It was January 2015. He was part-way through a 16-date tour of regional Australia, travelling the country with a half-suitcase of clothes and a half-suitcase of painkiller medication.
Category Archives: Addiction
When Jack O’Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.
About 1,000 people die each year in North Carolina from prescription drug overdoses, but addiction experts say less than 10 percent of the people who need help get it.
I woke up Sunday morning with a throbbing headache. I’d spent the previous night heavily sampling a selection of rare whiskeys with some friends.
Can there possibly be good news on the opioid epidemic?
I think so.
On Dec. 11, at the University of Toledo’s Scott Park campus, Toledo might have turned the corner in the fight against opioid addiction.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Keith-Burris/2015/12/17/Good-news-on-addiction.html#b5dbqjpbYQce9sSR.99
A senior at Bow High School is trying to raise awareness about the effects of drug addiction.
One of the biggest challenges people with mental illness face are references to being cured. The illnesses can be treated and controlled , but they do not go away. Donald Trump was right.
People who have personality disorders appear normal and accomplished, and their accomplishments can make them feel above others. They see everyone else, not themselves, as needing treatment. It is very different from having a big ego.
When Courtney Griffin was using heroin, she lied, disappeared, and stole from her parents to support her $400-a-day habit. Her family paid her debts, never filed a police report and kept her addiction secret — until she was found dead last year of an overdose.
In the last decade, opioid dependence has increased at such an alarming rate that many public health officials and lawmakers consider abuse of these drugs—in the form of prescription painkillers and heroin—an epidemic.
Understanding America’s epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin addiction requires grasping certain statistics and trends, some of which I have highlighted in prior posts.