Archive for the ‘Chemical Dependency’ Category

Amy Winehouse bought heroin and crack cocaine claims London fixer.

This does not surprise me, and is part of the problem.  Although if someone wants to get these drugs they will one way or the other. But monitoring more closely may help reduce the risk of creating new addicts instead of just dependency.

Doctors lax in monitoring patients on addicting drugs – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

A bath salt sold in some stores across the country is making it’s own tsunami party with teens, and adults alike, and it’s called Ivory Wave.

A British citizen has become the first person in that country to accept money to be sterilized by a controversial U.S. charity, Project Prevention, founded by Barbara Harris reported the Mail October 23, 2010.

Heroin addict accepts cash to be sterilized – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a gene variant that possibly protects persons from becoming alcoholics reported newswise.com 10-19-2010.

Scientists discover genetic link to alcoholism – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

$1,100 per injection once a month. Naltrexone, or Vivitrol as its brand name, is injected once a month and is said to help in the prevention of relapses.

FDA approves Vivitrol to treat opioid dependence – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

Drug treatment facilities SEMCA deal with when sending clients to drug treatment. Please do not try to contact the treatment facilities listed in the article because you will just be told to contact SEMCA. If you have medical insurance, you can still contact SEMCA for assistance in finding the right treatment center for either you, or a loved one.

Substance Abuse Treatment 101: Who does SEMCA coordinate with for drug treatment – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

Some prescription opioid drugs of abuse for your information.

Substance Abuse Treatment 101: Prescription opioid drugs of abuse – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

Drug referral agencies you can contact in the metro Detroit area, as well as out-of-state if you, or a loved-one need help with a problem. These agencies can also assist if a co-occurring mental health disorder is present as well. The links are in the article, as well as phone numbers.

Substance Abuse Treatment 101: Finding help in the metro Detroit area – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.

Have a safe holiday guys, and help in any way you can in recovery month. If you have a drug problem, get help man, it just isn’t worth the pain, anguish, misery, and possibly your life if you keep it up.

Labor Day, and September recovery month hopefully team up as safe occasions – Detroit substance abuse | Examiner.com.