On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

“…no one sober knows if they’re going to be sober forever. It was a forgiving moment, and it humbled me.” via On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads LOU'S FOOTNOTES: This is something I am always repeating to peers and fellow patients of addiction treatment.  They get it, too.  It makes me chuckle … Continue reading On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

LOUISIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFERS TO ‘TEST’ METH FOR ZIKA VIRUS — National Addiction News

The Harahan Police Department has made an offer that they’re hoping some will utilize. The department, located in Harahan, Louisiana, posted to their Facebook page on Saturday, warning people that the meth they’ve purchased locally could be infected with the Zika virus. “If you have recently purchased meth in any area of Louisiana it may […] … Continue reading LOUISIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFERS TO ‘TEST’ METH FOR ZIKA VIRUS — National Addiction News

Addictions & Distractions — Kensho Homestead

(Part 2.1) Misunderstanding and Misdiagnosing Addiction Addiction is addiction, I hope to make that very clear. I can sometimes be a stickler for the meaning of words and there are plenty of words in the English language-culture that are over-used to the point of having lost any sense of a concise and universal meaning. “Love” […] … Continue reading Addictions & Distractions — Kensho Homestead

Opioids and Assisted Suicide — Witness for Life

We’ve been told by assisted suicide advocates that doctors would prescribe lethal doses of opioids to their cancer patients who wanted “aid in dying,” or that patients would stockpile their pain medications to accumulate a lethal dose, practices encouraged by the Hemlock Society. This, they argue, is why the practice should be legalized. “It’s happening […] … Continue reading Opioids and Assisted Suicide — Witness for Life

I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you! — National Addiction News

If you ever go to a doctor or hospital, YOU need to read every word I have to say. I have to tell you that my message hasn’t made me popular because people don’t want to hear bad things about those in whom they have placed their trust. There’s a flippant word out these days … Continue reading I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you! — National Addiction News

MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could easily be the next Weapon of Mass Destruction — National Addiction News

Opioids are the class of pain-relieving drugs made from the illegal and deadly drug heroin. Fentanyl is by far the most dangerous, but you’ve certainly heard of some other popular ones, including oxycodone (a.k.a. Oxycontin), hydrocodone (a.k.a. Vicodin), morphine and codeine. Fentanyl is so strong that just a few too many milligrams can cause a […] … Continue reading MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could easily be the next Weapon of Mass Destruction — National Addiction News