Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Home Opiates Page 5

Opiates

Adolescents, Brain Development And The Turkey Model

Adolescents and Brain Development For the past five years I’ve overseen an adolescent substance abuse treatment center in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The boys are between the ages of 13-20,...

Pain Medication And Addiction

It is the beginning of a hot summer in 1863. The aromas of a three day battle hang in the air. Robert E. Lee is in retreat with what is left...

Drug Treatment And Crime

Sending drug abusers to community-based treatment programs rather than prison could help reduce crime and save the criminal justice system billions of dollars, according to a new study by researchers at...

Prescription Drug Addiction- Are Doctors Responsible?

Are doctors or patients more responsible for prescription drug addiction? Each year in the United States, approximately seven million people will use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, and of that number, nearly...

Family, Personality, Brain Chemistry And Addiction

There is no one Addictive or Compulsive Behavior. There are many. Sex, gambling, internet pornography, cutting, eating disorders, these would be the more common examples of just a few. Additionally, there...

Wife Of a Doors Rocker Warns About Drug Overdoses

I can’t help but think back 40 years ago; to the time I got up close and personal with overdose. The Sunset Strip scene of 1966, 1967’s “Summer of Love” and...

Our Addictive Society Part II: The Neo- Opium Wars

I received so much positive feedback and questions from my last article “Our Addictive Society” that I was encouraged by readers to write a follow up. In this second installment my...

I Didn’t Know Adolescent Drug Use, Misuse And Addiction

Susan B. heard a knock on her door Tuesday, November 19th, 2002, that every parent dreads. It was the news that her 22-year-old son had been shot to death by their...

Overdose Is Inevitable

The word commonly associated with “overdose” is “accidental”. What we will suggest here is that, for substance abusers, overdose is not accidental, but a logical milestone in the progression of addiction....

Staying The Course

As a boy growing up in Minnesota my whole world revolved around hunting, fishing, trapping, and milking cows. My parents loved me and my two younger sisters but they were alcoholics....

Lastest Articles