Vivitrol is a monthly injection of an opioid blocker. It shuts off an addict’s ability to get high from opioids and is usually used as a protective measure against relapse with addicts who are in early recovery. Could Vivitrol be contributing to the surge in methamphetamine addiction?
Lately, all the rage has been about vaping and the recent deaths allegedly caused by vaping. Since the first few cases made it on the news, tons of media outlets have covered the developing story as more and more cases came to light where people got sick and died, again allegedly, due to vaping.
As if using heroin wasn’t scary enough with all the deaths associated with fentanyl lacing, drug users now have to be weary of inadvertently contracting flesh-eating bacteria after pushing the plunger down.
Sending drugs through the mail is one of those “staples” of being an addict. While necessity is the mother of invention, drug users and drug dealers have found crafty ways throughout the years to buy and sell drugs. For a while now, the internet was the number one drug marketplace.
Working in drug and alcohol treatment , each year it becomes my duty to remind families that the upcoming holidays are NOT an excuse for an addict not to go to treatment and seek help. It becomes the easiest cop-out imaginable.
A few years back a ridiculous drug was found circulating on city streets. In the midst of a giant drug crisis , we needed a deadly combination of heroin , fentanyl , and other synthetic drugs like we needed a hole in our heads.
Anyone who’s been around the recovery community for any length of time has probably heard their fair share of clichés that get passed-off as a way to help encourage hopeful addicts through their recovery process.
What started off as a massive opioid problem, the current drug epidemic has changed gears yet again. When the opioid crisis started, we had a new group of addicts; those addicted to prescription painkillers.
Stories like this seem to literally pop up every week. Since the drug crisis took off all those years ago, it became a daily chore to scroll through social media feeds just to see them clogged with “major drug busts” over here and “mass overdose situations” over there…
Marijuana legalization has been a hot-button issue for years. You’ve got its supporters and its detractors. You’ve got those who see all the benefits of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes and you’ve got those with a million reasons why it’s a bad idea.