Fentanyl Overdose, Cocaine, Drug Addiction & Alcoholism

by Candace Bruce | March 10, 2019

When I was 5 years old I never envisioned myself at 22 years old in fentanyl overdose, using cocaine, with a drug addiction and alcoholism. In fact, I thought I would be a veterinarian because I liked animals. I was using drugs in high school and drinking quite a bit, but I was still good […]

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Desperate for Something Different

by Balboa Horizons | February 20, 2019

Sometimes life just sucks. I was desperate for something different. I grew up in a broken home, with a schizophrenic mom. As far as I can remember I was always asking myself why can’t I be like others. By others, I mean having both parents in the home and a mother that either didn’t have […]

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How to Stop Using Drugs When You’ve Been Using Every Day

by Balboa Horizons | April 3, 2018

How to stop using drugs when you’ve been using every day. Whether you are taking prescription medication or using illicit drugs every day you may have tried to stop using on your own at some point. Drugs in most forms take their toll on individuals often leaving them without hope and with the same symptoms […]

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Pain Management Without Drugs: Managing Pain in Sobriety

by baladmin | November 19, 2014

Chronic pain Can Lead to Drug Dependency Chronic pain can be the starting point in long-term opiate abuse, and can lead many into a devastating and dark battle with addiction. The problem with chronic pain is once someone seeks help for an addiction and gets clean and sober, the pain doesn’t necessarily go away. This is why […]

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What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

by baladmin | November 12, 2014

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Many people have heard of alcohol and drug withdrawal symptoms that occur within the first 5-7 days after the last use, but what about the long-term withdrawal that can happen for up to years after getting clean and sober? This is not nearly as well-known or talked about. This phenomenon is called Post-Acute Withdrawal […]

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Opiate Overdose Now More Common than Dying in a Car Crash

by baladmin | September 18, 2014

Dr. Sanjay Guptah at CNN reported that today’s typical heroin addict starts using at age 23 and is more likely to live in the affluent suburbs and was likely unwittingly led to heroin through painkillers prescribed by his or her doctor. Last year, the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte spent time trying to better understand […]

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New York City Officers Will Now Carry Heroin Antidote

by baladmin | August 28, 2014

As part of the 23 bills passed in New York City to combat heroin and opiate addiction, one effort allows police officers to now carry Naloxone, the anti-overdose medication. The cost for this program is $1.2 million dollars and paid for by the New York State attorney general’s office. The anti-overdose program provides 19,500 Naloxone […]

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America’s Addiction to Opiates

by baladmin | July 22, 2014

Americans don’t like to feel pain, as our addiction to Opiate Pain Medication supports. Teens, Young Adults and Seniors are filling our emergency rooms with overdoses to Opiates. How Does Addiction Start? Teen surveys have consistently found that the family is fundamental to keeping children away from tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. Teen drug abuse […]

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Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Between 2005 and 2012

by baladmin | May 13, 2014

In a national survey, the number of people who admitted to using heroin in the past year nearly doubled between 2005 and 2012, from 380,000 to 670,000, according to Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Pain Med Addiction Prelude to Heroin Addiction “Heroin provides a similar high as prescription opioid,” […]

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Sober Celebs – Matthew Perry

by baladmin | May 7, 2014

We have seen many celebrities fall victim to addiction but many have found their way to sobriety too. Matthew Perry is one sober celeb who is also an advocate for sobriety.  In a last year issue of People magazine, Perry really opened up about his struggles during the hit show Friends 10-year-run. Matthew reflected on […]

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