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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
Hosts Jesse and Cody discuss Eric Cantor losing in his district's primary to a Tea Party Challenger and the overall mood and trends heading in to the general election in November, the recent shooting in Las Vegas and the media response from alternative/conspiracy oriented websites, and the media's response and depiction of drug abuse and poverty in lower class white communities and specifically the focus on Appalachia, southern, and rural locales, even though such problems and their symptoms can be found throughout America.
Health Guru, Beverly Nadler, talks about "The Dangers and Disastrous Effects of Prescription and Non Prescription Pain Killers."
"The use of opioids -- a group of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers -- is having a devastating impact on public health and safety in communities across the nation.” Director of U.S. Office of National Drug Control
Do you take Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet or other opioid drugs? They can lead to drug addiction. Since heroin has the same effect in the body as prescription pain killers, an addicted person may become a heroin addict because heroin is cheaper than the drugs. The Director of U.S. Office of National Drug Control believes prescription pain-killers are in large part responsible for the resurgence of heroin. In addition, non prescription pain killers, especially those containing Acetaminophen, cause very serious side-effects, including liver damage, and can also be addictive. Listen to Beverly to learn what you can do to relieve YOUR pain, without taking dangerous, addictive pain killers.
Matthew Ganem, a Boston based Poet born May 1, 1985, an ex-addict that has been clean since April 21, 2006, father to a handsome son, author of the book The Shadow of an Addict and a spoken word artist that performs all around Boston.
Turning his experiences into poetry detailing his struggles with addiction he looks to be a voice for the voiceless, giving hope to anybody caught in the grip of addiction, active users, people that are clean and the families that are affected.
He uses words to paint a vivid picture of where the drugs had taken him from the first time he snorted OxyContin in the Mystic Projects of Somerville to hitting his lowest point with heroin in South Boston, the place he made up his mind that he was either gonna die or get clean then through Dorchester, at the Hamilton House, the placed that saved his life where he got clean and rediscovered his love for writing. Author Matt Ganem's book The Shadow of an Addict can be purchased on his website at http://mattganemthepoet.com/the-shadow-of-an-addict/
"It has been called an epidemic, a silent scourge and a bigger problem than illegal drugs." A growing number of victims of prescription narcotic abuse never choose to take the powerful painkillers - they are babies of pregnant mothers addicted to Vicodin, OxyContin, morphine and methadone." Journal Gazette
My guest Mary Calhoun Brown of Lily's Place, a new pediatric addiction recovery center in Huntington, West Virginia, will be sharing with us all that we need to know to better understand this heartbreaking epidemic.
As an author and passionate advocate for all people, Mary Calhoun Brown has helped spearhead the opening and operations of Lily's Place. Only the second of its kind in the United States - its medical and clinical team has over 130 years of expertise in the care of babies suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or drug addiction.
Lily's Place is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013.
Pharmacy robberies are on the rise due to drug addicts looking for their fix or people looking for stock to sell on the street. Young people get hooked on pills in their parents medicine cabinet and it is a gateway to heroin use. What can we do about addiction to pain pills? How can people handle their pain without getting addicted to dangerous drugs?
Downtown Las Vegas project holds ALOT of promise..Salt creeping up the Mississippi River... Wildfires roast western states..Musk oxen, people don't mix well in Nome..El Rancho Shutting Down Restaurant in North Dakota..Boise Idaho man charged with felony injury to child after police find Oxycontin in diaper bag..Salt creeping up the Mississippi River..Mansfield Connecticut man struck by lightning while inside home
Are you or someone you love struggling with addiction?
Do you want to break free & live a full life?
Then meet Ryan Donnelly!
Ryan Donnelly is an author, vlogger, and creator of Free From Hell; a freel social network for recovering addicts & the people who love them. Ryan's passion for life has enabled him to touch many people. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper & was recently featured in Men's Health Magazine.
Here is a glimpse of Ryan's life & mission in his own words:
"I am a recovering addict & alcoholic. My drug of choice was Oxycontin.
Over the past two years on my journey to sobriety I have replaced my “drug of choice” with an undeniable thirst to live life and be present in each and every moment I have left of it.
My goal & passion in life is to change the addiction community. I find it disgusting that people who need help can not afford it. Most treatment centers cost far too much money & I am going to change the competition.
I am going to be opening free rehabs to the public nationwide. These rehabs will be self-sustaining & I have come up with a formula to keep them running.
My goals are to reach as many lives as I can. To show people that an addict on a positive mission is one that will not be stopped. I am a voice of the men women who are struggling and I give my life for this mission."
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On this episode of the Recovery Road; we talk about the growing rate of prescription drug addiction among Americans. Be it Oxycontin, Vicadin, Percocet and others; Abuse of Pharmaceutical and Prescription drugs is on the rise. Andrea talk with us about 449Recovery.org and their special program for those with prescription drug addiction.
The Recovery Road is sponsored by San Clemente based 449Recovery.org. Offering resources and information to those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment center. Founder Rodney Robinson created 449 Recovery based on the concept of a Culture of Caring, reaching out to those in need with respect and care. Offering affordable interventions, group therapy, and outpatient counseling; 449Recovery is the leader for California Drug Rehab.
Go to 449Recovery.org or call 855-449-4490 for more information and more information for alcohol and drug addiction.
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BettyLou is a bereaved mother who lost her 25 year old son Pete who died December 23, 2001 of a mixed drug overdose (oxycontin & psychiatric meds). Betty-Lou is a published author who wrote "Living Bereaved While in Recovery", an illustrated soulful dialogue of grief expression from a mother living in recovery from her own mental health addiction issues trying to hold on without relapsing a she grieves the loss of her beloved son.Betty-Lou an outspoken provincial advocate, key-note speaker, active committee member and facilitator/trainer for Mental Health, Addictions, Trauma and Bereavement reform and was awarded the 2009 Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) Transforming lives Award. Betty-Lou is also a board director and peer support bereavement facilitator for Bereaved Families of Ontario. www.littlebooksofbigpain.com
Medications proven to stop alcohol and drug dependence cravings, Medical Treatment for recovery FDA proven by government studies to work. Percy Menzies Hello Dr CJPercy Menzies, M. Pharm., RSAP, founded Assisted Recovery Midwest in response to the growing need for effective addiction treatment, especially opioid drugs like VICODIN, OXYCONTIN and heroin. Menzies attributes the success of Assisted Recovery Midwest to their non-traditional approach of treating clients on an outpatient basis, helping them to live with their addictions in their normal environment. This approach is not only cost effective but allows patients to rehabilitate in complete confidentiality.
Assisted Recovery Midwest (ARCAMW) specializes in the outpatient treatment of addictive disorders through a combination of anti-craving medication, non-12-Step counseling and psychiatric treatment, which allows patients to return to work within days. Call Assisted Recovery’s 24-Hour Help Line (314) 645-6840 for a free, confidential consultation or visit Assisted Recovery Midwest
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Percy Menzies founded Assisted Recovery Midwest in response to the growing need for effective addiction treatment, especially opioid drugs like VICODIN, OXYCONTIN and heroin. Menzies attributes the success of http://www.arcamidwest.com to their non-traditional approach of treating clients on an outpatient basis, helping them to live with their addictions in their normal environment. This approach is not only cost effective but allows patients to rehabilitate in complete confidentiality.
Assisted Recovery Midwest (ARCAMW) specializes in the outpatient treatment of addictive disorders through a combination of anti-craving medication, non-12-Step counseling and psychiatric treatment, which allows patients to return to work within days.
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