You finally made the decision to enter rehab, and made it through alive and a better, healthier, and happier person. But now you have to go back to ‘normal’ life, which seems scary. How do you continue in life without the one thing that used to consume you? There are ways to make transitioning back
Police departments in New England will take part in a nationwide drug take-back day initiated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This is one way the police will help fight the war on drugs. Law enforcement officials are hoping that by collecting unused, unwanted or forgotten prescription drugs from the public, the potentially dangerous medications
President Barack Obama has a new plan to fight the war on drugs. He feels that the to win the battle we need to have a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction by sending non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of prisons. The new measures will be outlined by the National
Going to your first 12 step meeting can be a very scary thing for an addict or alcoholic seeking recovery. By nature, addicts and alcoholics are isolative and the very thought of being in a room full of people can be earth shattering, terrifying or even embarrassing to admit that we to have a problem.
People in New Jersey Getting Ripped Off with Fake Drugs Two New Jersey men recently were caught by police trying to pass off fake drugs to unsuspecting customers. The real irony? Both men were arrested and charged with possession of an imitation controlled dangerous substance, which is illegal under New Jersey law. “Not speaking about
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Increasing Among the Elderly Though the common stereotype is that young people are the ones addicted to drugs and alcohol, new research shows that substance abuse is becoming a growing problem among elderly people. Older people are showing increasing rates of alcohol and drug abuse, according to Dr. Ole J. Thienhaus,
Alcohol Disrupts Your Sleep, New Study Finds Do you take nightcaps from time to time? Do you drink alcohol frequently, or even every day? A new study shows that even moderate alcohol usage can have severe repercussions for a person’s sleep at night. The new study tested college students the night before a major exam.
Caldwell, NJ Council Candidate Faces Drug Charges A write-in candidate for a council seat in Caldwell, NJ dropped out of the race recently right before being indicted for drug possession charges. Stephen Modica received more than 60 write-in votes in the recent race, before dropping out of the race. Two days later, police responded to
Alcohol in Common Medications May Be Impacting Children Many people don’t know that alcohol is actually a very common ingredient in many over-the-counter medications such as cough syrups, cold medication, and even liquid vitamin supplements. The alcohol acts as a way to suspend the active parts of the medication in the surrounding liquid, or sometimes
Stricter Laws on Drugs After “Zombie” Attack After the widely-publicized, possibly drug-related attack in Miami, Florida state officials are looking again at the legality of certain drugs and considering outlawing more of them. Rudy Eugene, the attacker, had apparently gotten high on “bath salts,” before abandoning his car, stripping naked, and wandering through Miami. Under