About 29 years ago, a public school teacher told Barbie Rivera that her 6 year old son had a mental disorder and she needed to put him on a mind altering drug – Ritalin. Barbie thought that was nutty as her son was very bright, normal and already bilingual. She started home schooling him now has her own school – called HELP Miami. Her story of how the drug companies offered to pay her $5K every year for every student she will recommend for medication is horrific.
The Addiction Podcast
Dan Zsido has had 15 years of narcotics investigative experience with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He established and supervised the the Strategic Diversion Task Force investigating pharmaceutical crimes, doctor shopping, fraud, trafficking and more.
His current presentations and training target the dangers of “vaping”, especially in the teen population, the e-cigarette delivery systems and the current and potential delivery of THC and other drugs through these new devices.
A podcast listener wrote a song about addiction and we said we’d give it some air time. It’s at the end of this podcast. By Melanie Tolbert – “Addiction Salvation” is at https://youtu.be/EJVtk-Fj7OE
Erin’s story is horrific for any mom to deal with. Not only did she lose her beloved son to a heroin overdose but when she started a foundation to spread his story in the hopes of helping others, she was arrested.
Here is the tragic story of a young man with a very bright future in hockey who overdosed after being prescribed opiates. Here is also the story of a mother who doesn’t want any other mother to have to experience what she went through.
Justin’s struggle with addiction is not so different from other former addict’s stories and yet, it has some significant differences. He started on drugs, alcohol and Adderall when he was young and in school, and ended up on heroin and methamphetamine. He’s story includes his attempts to recover, but after 10 different rehab programs, it didn’t happen for him. Finally he tried a holistic route at Narconon Suncoast, and now he is clean and sober – and happy to be alive and helping others. He tells his story to give hope to others who want to change their lives. His successful action? Never give up.
Pastor Michael Carter began his journey into addiction at the tender age of 6 where he saw that those who used drugs had money, power and influence. He snorted heroin at age 9 and his drug use continued from there. Finally reaching his “Point of No Return” in his 20s, he got clean and sober and now helps others through Victor Newman Ministries – a non-profit group founded by himself and his wife, Yvette. Together, they nourish not only the bodies of individuals but also the souls through their faith.
Recently there was some fake news about kids smoking bed bugs. It appeared that the television station reporting same, said that it was a joke and that it really wasn’t true. We don’t think it’s funny. There are too many horror stories about the drugs that ARE being used to make up things like this. Colorado is finding that young people are abusing marijuana. Ya think?