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In the News – Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, September 23- Thursday, September 29, 2016. The post In the News – Other Headlines of Interest appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Prescription Opioids: Humane Pain Relief or Big Pharma Bucks?

The post Prescription Opioids: Humane Pain Relief or Big Pharma Bucks? appeared first on Sober Nation. An unthinkable death toll continues to rise due to the opioid crisis in America. Since 2000, more than 165,000 people have lost their lives to opioid overdoses in the U.S. Show More Summary

Why It’s Imperative to Put Sobriety First

The post Why It’s Imperative to Put Sobriety First appeared first on Sober Nation. Getting sober can be a slap in the face, and I mean that in the best way possible. Everything is real and dealing with emotions and life can be overwhelming. Show More Summary

World coming down

In short: Friday I will hand in (mail) my resignation and the tax office wants to audit me from 2015 back to 2010. How funny is that for somebody who can’t even open a letter? Well, I guess that is … Continue reading ?

Mistakes in Early Recovery

You have been doing a great job in recovery! Positive vibes and thoughts are running rampant through your mind.  Your future is bright.  You are strong, disciplined, and determined.  I hear a noise in the distance.  What is it?  It’s you!  Roaring! Slow down, Bearcat!  There is a useful adage in early sobriety, “Slower is … Continued

Introducing the Family Resource Center – Trusted Resources for Parents and Caregivers

By researching the most consistent, accurate and scientifically informed information, the Treatment Research Institute sorted through the most widely available resources so parents and caring loved ones don’t have to. The post Introducing the Family Resource Center – Trusted Resources for Parents and Caregivers appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

DEA Warns Public and Law Enforcement About Risks of Opioid Carfentanil

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a warning to the public and law enforcement about the risks of the synthetic opioid carfentanil, ABC News reports. Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more...Show More Summary

ADHD Medications Don’t Appear to Help Children With Homework: Study

Giving children stimulant medication meant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has no significant effect on homework completion or accuracy, a new small study suggests. The post ADHD Medications Don’t Appear to Help Children With Homework: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

More Than Half of Opioids Prescribed After Wisdom Teeth Removal Go Unused

Within five days of having wisdom teeth removed, most patients experience relatively little pain, but most still have well over half of their opioid painkiller prescription left, a new study finds. The post More Than Half of Opioids Prescribed After Wisdom Teeth Removal Go Unused appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

American Teens Have Higher Rates of Illicit Drug Use Than European Peers

American 10th graders have a higher rate of illicit drug use than their European peers, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. American teens have lower rates of drinking and smoking. The post American Teens Have Higher Rates of Illicit Drug Use Than European Peers appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Price of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Soars

The price of naloxone is increasing at a time when the need for the opioid overdose antidote is growing, CNBC reports. The post Price of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Soars appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Insurance Barriers to Addiction Medication Putting People at Risk of Death: Doctors

Addiction doctors say insurance barriers to opioid addiction treatment are putting people’s lives at risk, USA Today reports. The post Insurance Barriers to Addiction Medication Putting People at Risk of Death: Doctors appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Group of House Lawmakers Ask DEA to Reconsider Making Kratom a Schedule I Drug

A group of House lawmakers—both Democratic and Republican—is asking that the Drug Enforcement Administration delay the decision to make kratom a Schedule I drug, according to The Huffington Post. The post Group of House Lawmakers Ask DEA to Reconsider Making Kratom a Schedule I Drug appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Surge in Carfentanil Overdoses Overwhelming Ohio First Responders and Crime Labs

The recent surge in overdoses from the potent opioid carfentanil is overwhelming first responders and crime labs in Ohio, NPR reports. Carfentanil, used to sedate elephants, is 100 times stronger than fentanyl. The post Surge in Carfentanil Overdoses Overwhelming Ohio First Responders and Crime Labs appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

5 Fears That Keep You From Getting Alcohol and Drug Treatment

The post 5 Fears That Keep You From Getting Alcohol and Drug Treatment appeared first on Sober Nation. It can take a long time and a lot of heartache to get to the point in your addiction where you decide that you need alcohol and drug treatment. Show More Summary

Audio: Q&A Quitting Together & Medication (episode sp160)

Last week I recorded a quite long question-and-answer live broadcast for my weekly sober podcast series. You’re familiar with the one-minute audios. These are longer, meatier. Part 2 of the Q&A call (episode #160) covers these two questions: ~ How would you work with a couple who are both trying to quit drinking at the […]

Rehab

So, singing lessons…. Guess what we got the first lesson? Ghegheghe…. Yes; Rehab… This is so, so, so dunno, strange? Of all the songes in the world.???? Obviously the frequency of addiction is still strong in my life. Further: I … Continue reading ?

A Recipe for Dealing with Stress & Depression

The post A Recipe for Dealing with Stress & Depression appeared first on Sober Nation. Recovery for me is the space between what happens in life and the breathing space to deal with it. It’s that place of reflection. It’s the difference between response and reaction. Show More Summary

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