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Dr. Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., psychologist in New Jersey, and co-host Jennifer Russello, parent in New Jersey, address the serious epidemic of heroin in our schools and the easy access American kids have to this highly addictive and deadly drug. We will discuss how kids are getting heroin and what happens after they have tried it. Heroin almost always leads to addiction. Once addicted to heroin, these youths psychologically travel an express train to places they would never go and engage in stealing, lying, prostitution, burglary, suicide, and even killing … there is no end to what they will do. In an effort to keep “the high” going, these kids start “shooting up” (injecting heroin into their veins with a needle) and they can’t stop. Interestingly, heroin is not limited to inner cities and urban areas; the hurricane of heroin is blowing over small towns across America, creating a “perfect family storm” not to be reckoned with. Find out how to divert the path of the “hurricane heroin express” from hitting your family.
Dr. Barbara Kistenmacher is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Executive Director of the Hazelden Addiction Center in New York. After the most recent heroin overdoses in my communities of Cold Spring and Cortlandt Manor, I asked her to answer my neighbor's questions.
This is the tip of the iceberg.
Our work has just begun. Let's keep bringing this issue into the light. Let's keep raising our voices. Let's keep asking our questions. Let's start talking, or continue to talk to our kids. Their lives depend on it.
Kacey Morabito Grean is heard on 100.7 WHUD in New York
The United States is in the grips of one of the worst heroin epidemics in its history, due in part to a flood of cheap doses of the drug, which can be had for as little as $4 apiece, ordered on dark corners of the Web and delivered to your front door in the suburbs. In some regions, heroin is deemed "highly available" by local police in more than three times the number of communities. There are socceer mom's that are addicted.Heroin use among teenagers is increasing at an alarming rate as experts say the drug, long considered to be prevalent only in urban areas, is infiltrating the suburbs. All across suburban America, young people are getting hooked on a drug parents never suspected they needed to fear. It is impossible to understand the heroin surge without understanding the drug's link to prescription painkillers including OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet. The drugs are heroin's chemical sibling, all containing compounds derived from or similar to opium, one of the world's most dangerous drugs. From 1999 to 2010, the sale of opioid painkillers increased 300 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.With the reformulation of prescription opioids to make them harder to abuse and new regulations aimed at curbing prescribing the drugs, addicts are turning to heroin by the tens of thousands."People are going to go where the drugs are, and right now, the cheapest and easiest way to keep that addiction going is through heroin," said DEA spokesman Rusty Payne. Please join me and my special guest speakers Dr. Carl Glidden, E.R. Hillcrest Henryetta Medical Center in Oaklahoma, Sharon Glidden of Tiger Mountain Recovery, Maegan Glidden, clinical director of Tiger Mountain and Jessie Thomas, administrator and one in recovery, and Karen Morgan Regional Clinical Liaison with New Life Lodge from TN. as we share their experiences and how this epidemic is out of control. June 20th 9pm CT Live
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Tonite (1.09.2014) we talked about: Robert Gates book in which he blasted barry soetoro saying he dislikes generals and wanted out of Iraq. JP Morgan Chase fined $1.7 billion for its part in the bernie madoff scam. Madoff stole $50 billion but no one knows where the fed notes went to. We do. Big Brother media is reporting there is a heroin epidemic in America. 93% of opium comes out of Afghanistan. When the Taliban burned the poppy fields heroin dried up. Could that have been a reason the U.
World- renowned substance abuse expert Herbert Kleber, MD is joined by opioid addiction specialist Adam Bisaga, MD for discussion on relapse risk, prevention & treatment of heroin addiction
Only 20% of people with an opiate dependency are receiving treatment at a medical facility to reduce the risk of relapse and even fewer are on medication
Medication-assisted treatment can reduce the risk of relapse. Brupenorphine and naltrexone are proven effective in preventing relapse and overdose deaths.
The period three to six months after detox or rehab is the period of highest risk for relapse.
Addiction is the leading cause of preventable death in the US. And, according to CASA at Columbia, 40 million people over age 12 meet the criteria for addiction to nicotine, alcohol and other drugs.
More than 2.5 million of Americans abuse opioids and many of them will die as a result of overdose.
For information on substance abuse treatment and research studies at Columbia Psychiatry, contact Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) at 212 923-3031 or www.stars.columbia.edu
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All you have to do is read the paper or listen to the news to know that there’s a heroin problem in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago; but like most people we feel that as bad as it is, it won’t happen to us. But it happened to Ken and his family. It happened to his daughter earlier this year and it launched Ken into the desire or maybe the need to get the message out to other parents who think that it couldn’t happen to them. Please join us this week in welc
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