Commentary

Is the Country Going to Pot?

We’ve got no beef with medical marijuana but legalizing it for recreational use?  Not a good idea. Scientific studies are now showing much higher levels of psychosis. The amount of THC in marijuana has been increasing steadily over the past few decades.4 For a new user, this may mean exposure to higher THC levels with a…

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Addiction by Any Other Name

It can be a disservice to call someone an addict.  That labels the person and also puts a stigma on them.  What do you think of when someone is referred to as an addict?  Do you conjure up pictures of a downtrodden, dirty or maybe homeless person down on the street corner shooting up?  Something…

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Crystal Meth – Not So Much the Underachiever

There is so much attention on opioids now with deaths occurring on a regular basis, that crystal meth is being ignored.  The problem is that the use of crystal meth is becoming more and more widespread with the easy access coming from Mexico. What to look for?  How to do drug tests on your loved…

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Drug Addiction is not Discriminatory

Drug addicts are sometimes stereotyped as poor, homeless or only teens. While morals may be an issue in that addicts make decisions that are questionable as regards morals, it doesn’t matter what someone’s income level is, their education level, their intelligence or their religion – they can become addicted to drugs. There is no class,…

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Saying No to Drugs – Are you Educating your Kids?

If there’s one conversion you have to have with your children it is about drugs.  It is about the prevalence of drugs in our society and that it’s not enough to avoid the man on the street corner selling cocaine and heroin.  You have to NOT take the highly addictive pain killers and anti-depressants and…

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Enabling and Helping Are Not the Same Thing

If you’re an addict and you need help, sometimes what you get from your friends and family is more enabling than true help.  And if you’re the friends and family of an addict, you want to help but may not always know how to do that.  You want to care for your loved ones and…

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Synthetics are Not a Solution

In many cases, the current mentality and methodology for treating drug addiction is to substitute a supposedly  “less dangerous” drug like suboxone or methadone for the one addicted to.  It’s a “drug for drug” mentality and we believe there are alternatives in most cases. Synthetic drugs, also referred to as designer or club drugs, are…

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When Help Fails or Succeeds

The standard 28 day rehab program often fails.  It’s usually just not long enough to get someone stably sober. When you consider that someone did not become addicted in 28 days – it may have taken many months or years of scaling up to full on addiction – it a hard road to rehab in…

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Can Drug Rehab Cure Pain?

A large percentage of people addicted to drugs started on painkillers for some sort of pain.  The drugs can exacerbate the pain and add to it and cause it to get worse physically and mentally as addictions.  Listen to the stories of how the Narconon program helped people overcome not only drug addiction – but…

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Welcome to The Addiction Podcast

Welcome to The Addiction Podcast-Point of No Return. In this first episode, meet Jason Good, co-host with Joanie Sigal. Our goal is to give hope and encouragement to families, friends and addicts no matter what is occurring. We will have discussions between us, observations of the current drug scene and interviews with every segment of…

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