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Wendy Williams Flying High in Sobriety

By on May 6, 2013 in Drug Addiction, News | 0 comments

Another Story of Addiction in Hollywood Nothing gets entertainment buffs stirred up like a sensationalized story about celebrity drug addicts, particularly those who struggle year after year of unsuccessful bouts in rehabilitation. Apparently, Wendy William’s prior cocaine and crack addiction barely rated a blip on the paparazzo’s newsworthiness radar, perhaps due to her long-term sobriety thanks to the effectiveness of her own personal version of outpatient rehab, her commitment to being drug-free, and the love of her life. Complacency Only Fuels Addiction Beginning what was to become a successful and lucrative media career in radio and television, Wendy Williams is certain that her larger-than-life personality allowed her to mask an increasing cocaine addiction, which began in college in the 80s. Although drugs were a part of her daily life, those who knew and worked with her were...

Governments Struggle to Legislate Designer Drugs

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Drug Addiction, News | 0 comments

A New Focus for the DEA The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration stays busy synthesizing new drugs in the laboratory, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The purpose of this research is to curtail the recreational drug market, which is currently worth billions of dollars. Manufacturers are continually synthesizing new drugs that provide the effects of street drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine and marijuana. These synthetic drugs are chemically distinct from traditional street drugs and may legal to use until a national government passes new laws outlawing the synthetic drug. A Never Ending Supply of New Synthetic Drugs The International Narcotics Control Board reports that synthetic drugs such as 2NE1 and STS-135 have entered the recreational-drug market at the rate of about once per week since 2008. Governments routinely outlaw these drugs but window of time always exists during...

Is My Teen Smoking Spice?

By on Dec 19, 2012 in Drug Addiction | 0 comments

The Problem at Hand Most people wouldn’t intentionally harm themselves, but anyone who smokes spice is doing just that. Spice is one of the street names for synthetic marijuana, a dangerous man-made drug that’s sold at convenience stores and smoke shops as incense. Despite public awareness campaigns, the use of Spice among teens continues to rise. A survey conducted in 2011 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed that one out of every 10 high school senior class members has used or experimented with Spice. The synthetic drug appeals to kids and young adults due to its accessibility, low cost compared to street drugs and the variety of flavors. It’s wise to be concerned if you suspect your teen might be smoking Spice; read more to gain helpful information. Learn More About Spice Abuse How is Spice Used? Spice is typically sold under the label of incense and...

5 Steps to Take Before Choosing A Drub Rehab

By on Nov 11, 2012 in Drug Addiction | 0 comments

You are NOT Alone Many people search for an answer to drug and alcohol addiction that is right for them. The first step is committing yourself to a qualified drug treatment program that can help ensure a full recovery from addictive substances. Knowing the correct steps to take in choosing the program that is right for you or a loved one is the second step to a full recovery. Getting life back on the right track may not be easy, but it can be made easier with qualified, trained professionals who are educated in how to help you do it. No two drug rehabilitation centers are the same, so it is important to learn and compare the options available when making a decision. Five important steps to locating a rehab center that is right for you or a loved are: Follow These Steps… Get the process going by making a list of at least three rehabilitation centers in the area where you or your...

Demi Lovato Overcomes Her Addictions to Become Even Bigger Star

By on Jul 23, 2012 in Drug Addiction, Featured | 0 comments

When you hear the name Demi Lovato, good girl Disney star is likely the impression that first jumps to mind. However, like many child stars, Demi has had to handle the pressures of Hollywood to be perfect. These stars often feel like drugs and alcohol are the answers to the constant stressors in their lives. However, Demi was able to overcome her addiction and is now healthier than ever. In interviews, Demi has been candid about the reasons behind her experimentation with drugs. Although only now 19, she became pretty much an overnight sensation as a teen with the hit “Camp Rock” films and “Sonny With a Chance” series. Her singing career also took off and her schedule became more and more hectic. After performing on stage in front of adoring fans, she would find herself depressed as she sat alone in her hotel room. She felt desperate to recapture that up feeling of being on stage....