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Can video game addiction cause death?

December 10th, 2010

The latest video game addiction statistics. Plus, symptoms of video game addiction and a timeline of video game addiction causes of death. Video game addiction: can it be so severe that it causes death?


What does Vicodin look like?

December 9th, 2010

Most Vicodin tablets look like a regular white pill. Click here for pictures and full description of what Vicodin, Vicodin ES and Vicodin HP look like.


Cocaine slang words

December 7th, 2010

What do people call cocaine? From the suburban bathrooms to the urban nightclubs, we reveal over 100+ cocaine slang words here. Thanks to the Office of National Drug Control Policy's database, this comprehensive list of slang words for cocaine can be used by schools, parents, social workers or addiction professionals. Click here to read or add to Addiction Blog's list of cocaine slang.


Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility

December 7th, 2010

When teens start taking drugs, parents step in. But what can you do if you caught your teen drinking or using drugs? This mother of two tells more about teen drug addiction from her personal experiences. We invite parents to talk more about drug addiction, teens, parents and responsibility here.


Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?

December 6th, 2010

Narcotic pain meds like dolophine, methadone, methadose, and phy are prescribed during opiate addiction treatment. But does methadone encourage or reduce illicit drug use? Dr. Burson reviews the facts and research about the benefits of dolophine and methadone in the treatment of opioid abuse here.


Expressive art therapy for addiction

December 5th, 2010

Expressive art therapy can be a gift to addicts and alcoholics in recovery. We talk to Parker Lanier, an artist in recovery, about his work, the creative and expressive process. Learn HOW YOU CAN use expressive art therapy in a personal addiction recovery program here.


The drug methadone and its benefits

December 3rd, 2010

The drug methadone is surrounded by political and ethical debate. But researchers have been looking at methadone since 1966. And there are more studies on the drug methadone than most other prescription medications. Dr. Burson outlines the benefits of methadone clearly here.

Top 10 Jewish sayings about addiction recovery

December 2nd, 2010

Taken from the book, "God of Our Understanding", these Jewish sayings help bring light to the disease and condition of addiction. Little snippets of Jewish wisdom compiled by Rabbi Shais Taub.


Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

December 2nd, 2010

Through personal life experience, guest writer Clark Jones explains how the legal and medical systems work against late stage alcoholics. He talks about problems in the treatment model for late stage alcoholism, and the need for long term treatment in order for proper recovery to begin. Share your ideas about late stage alcoholism treatment alternatives here.


Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

December 1st, 2010

We hear from Clark Jones in part two of a three part series on late stage alcoholism treatment. Here, Clark talks about his personal experiences as a late stage alcoholic and questions punitive treatment models. He looks into the ethics of private and public treatment centers for late stage alcoholics, and explores problems in the system that could have caused the death of his friend, Janet. More on late stage alcoholism here.


Parent of drug addict help: Top 10 truths to help parents

November 30th, 2010

My son’s addiction started in high school, with what at the time I considered to be “normal” experimentation with alcohol and marijuana. I never expected then that his alcohol and drug use would escalate into full blown addiction and that it would progress over the years all the way to intravenous drug use, near death, and a prison conviction. I have learned so much along this journey of my son's addiction and recovery. From that I have compiled a list of truths to share with others who may find themselves seeking answers and help.


Addiction and art

November 29th, 2010

This book claims to be created for scientists in order to put a "human face" on addiction. It works. Learn why you should buy "Addiction and Art"...and how it is more than just a coffee table book.


What does a heroin addict look like?

November 28th, 2010

What does a heroin addict look like? Get the grim truth from a former heroin addict himself as Richie describes his former heroin addiction. Taken from his book "What's Left of Us", learn what a heroin addict looks like... a real look at the streets.

Jewish beliefs about God: recovery from addiction for Jews

November 27th, 2010

A few passages from the new book "God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction"...and thoughts about how to apply Jewish beliefs about God to addiction and alcohol recovery. Rabbi Taub clarifies Jewish beliefs about God here.


Expressions of gratitude for addicts in recovery

November 25th, 2010

How do you generate and express gratitude? A quick HOW TO guide on developing and accessing expressions of gratitude. Please add to these expressions of gratitude by letting us know what you do to cultivate and express your attitude of gratitude.


Drug and alcohol treatment aftercare: what is standard?

November 23rd, 2010

Any good drug or alcohol treatment center offers extensive aftercare and follow up. But what kind of drug and alcohol treatment aftercare is standard? And what new ideas might treatment centers start to use? We talk about novel approaches to drug treatment aftercare and ask you if you think drug rehabs are measuring up.


Dealing with drug addiction in prison

December 8th, 2010

Texas Magnum is a young male addict in prison for drug use. He joins our discussions about addiction recovery, relapse and consequences. And shares his most recent thoughts on how he’s dealing with drug addiction while in prison.

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Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin

December 6th, 2010

How do junkies use heroin? Richie Farrell describes heroin use and the possible effects of heroin in this excerpt from his book "What's Left of Us". An honest and frank look at heroin use from the mouth of a former heroin addict.


Methadone 60mg: the blocking dose for heroin treatment

December 3rd, 2010

Should methadone clinics support lower doses of methadone for patients being treated for opiate addiction? Or is methadone 60mg the analgesic dose needed to treat opioid abuse? Dr. Burson lets us know taking less than methadone 60mg can sabotage opiate and heroin addiction treatment


Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

November 30th, 2010

Guest writer, Clark Jones, asks questions here about late stage alcoholism treatment. Taken from his own anecdotal experience in late stage treatment for alcoholism in the state of Wyoming, he questions treatment practices outcomes for both private and public treatment centers. Read more about the special considerations for late stage alcoholism here.