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Rx Drug Abuse and Lax Parental Attitudes on the Rise

By on May 9, 2013 in Drug Addiction | 0 comments

Drug Abuse and Lax Parental Attitudes One in four teenagers admits to abusing prescription drugs at some point, a 33 percent increase in the last five years. Painkiller abuse remains stable while stimulant abuse of ADD medications has risen 13 percent with one in eight teens confessing to abusing them without a prescription or abusing their own. About half of users get the drugs from their home’s medicine cabinet while the other half obtained them from friends. These startling results hail from the PATS Study under the conduction of The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Met Life Foundation and evaluates prescription drug abuse stats among teens from 2008-2012. Beyond correlating teen drug abuse data, the PATS Study’s results indicate that many parents are taking a lax attitude about their teens and drug abuse, and the odds are in your favor that you know some parents like this and...

Alcohol Awareness Month

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Featured, News | 0 comments

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Alcohol Awareness Month was started in 1987 by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence in an effort to draw attention to the problems and effects caused by alcohol abuse and addiction, as well as to educate children and adults. This year’s program theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow” and is a theme recovering celebrities have hung on to after overcoming a battle with alcoholism. Like you, their lives fell apart as the need for that next drink became more important than their families and careers. After suffering the consequences of addiction, these celebrities were able to break free. Martin Sheen. The actor best known for his roles in Wall Street and Apocalypse Now initially became embarked on an alcohol recovery program in a show of support for his son, Charlie Sheen. But it soon became clear to the elder Sheen...

Alcohol Abuse Causes a Rising Star to Become a Falling Star

By on Feb 19, 2013 in Featured, News | 0 comments

The self-crowned “Party Princess” of Miami Beach, Karlie Tomica, was seemingly an innocent 20-year-old college student and a hard working bartender when her pictures, posts and videos went viral on Twitter and Facebook last year. People around the country followed the swanky beach club stories of rich and famous along Collins Avenue, an iconic strip in Miami Beach filled with top restaurants and bars. A Tragic Turn of Events Tomica began to take her Twitter crown too literally when she left her job January 28 with a blood alcohol limit three times over the legal limit. She got into her car, sped down the boulevard and and killed a well-known chef as he was walking to work. Stefano Riccioletti, 49, worked as the executive chef at the upscale Terraza at Shore Club. Tomica was initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but those charges were upgraded this week to...

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Reality Spotlight on Celebrity Drug Rehab

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

While it may seem risky for anyone, especially celebrities, to put their addictions on full display and work toward their recovery in front of millions, still many celebrities have appeared on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s reality programs that feature that very thing. About Dr. Drew With credentials and titles that include addiction medicine specialist and board-certified internist, Dr. Drew Pinsky — more commonly and simply called Dr. Drew — is more than a celebrity himself, regardless of the amount of Hollywood attention he has garnered over the years. Dr. Drew has become a household name by attending to the relationship and emotional concerns of callers on a telephone program called “Loveline” and by producing a series of television programs that revolve around the premise of helping celebrities find relief and recovery from their addiction issues. Celebrity Drug...

Lady Gaga Conquered Her Addiction

By on Jan 28, 2013 in Drug Addiction | 0 comments

Many youth and young adults go absolutely goo-goo for Lady Gaga, and for good reason. Among her most notable talents as a performer, she has become role model to many young people around the globe. But ask her about this responsibility, she just might tell you she was not always optimistic about her foot steps being ones to follow. This, in part, due to her admitted drug use. The Wake-up Call “I was very depressed when I was 19 … I would go back to my apartment and just sit there. It was quiet and lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I left my television on all the time just to feel like somebody was hanging out with me.” Gaga, whose birth name is Stefani Germanotta, continues to say after kicking her cocaine addiction, that the drug had become her best friend. Gaga says she never used it with others, only alone. She felt that it filled a terrible...