Month: November 2013

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Methamphetamine Use on the Rise

  November 13, 2013   No comments

Methamphetamine use climbed among people booked into San Diego jails in 2012, compared to the year before. A recent study found that 47 percent of women and 31 percent of

Congress discusses over medicating

  November 12, 2013   No comments

Congressional leaders recently met to discuss the over medicating of returning US service people because VA data that showed narcotics prescriptions to have jumped 259% over the past 11 years,

Keeping Up With Addiction

  November 11, 2013   No comments

The other week on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the story line may have hit a little too close to home. There have been reports swirling that Lamar is addicted

Trading Formula for Drugs

  November 8, 2013   No comments

While it certainly isn’t the booming business it once was, stealing baby formula to buy heroin for resale on the black market is certainly not unheard of in most towns.

Holidays Make Sobriety Tougher

  November 7, 2013   No comments

The holiday season is a time when other factors come into play that can compound problems associated with substance abuse and addiction. This time of year is the highest risk

The 12 Steps

  November 6, 2013   No comments

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you wish your thoughts and your mind would stop racing? Are the feelings of guilt and remorse too much

“Wrecking Ball”

  November 5, 2013   No comments

My ten year old daughter likes Miley Cyrus and her new song wrecking ball. She of course doesn’t understand the meaning behind the words, nor has she seen Miley swinging

The Gift of Desperation: The Human Spirit

  November 4, 2013   No comments

Most of us enter rehab in a state of complete and utter despair. We come in broken, beat up and worn out by the disease of addiction. When taking a

Prescription drug abuse Mo

  November 1, 2013   No comments

More people are dying in the US from prescription drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined, a new study says, signaling that pill abuse is not just the leading cause