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WAISMANN METHOD

Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

An “abuse-proof” formulation of OxyContin may have helped reduce the number of patients abusing the drug, but Dr. Michael Lowenstein, medical director for WAISMANN METHOD® opiate detoxification and treatment, is voicing alarm at recent data showing it may have consequentially resulted in a sharp increase in heroin and other opioid drug use.

“After the new abuse-resistant OxyContin was released, I expressed concerns that it could encourage patients to migrate to other, sometimes more dangerous opioid drugs,” said Dr. Lowenstein. “Two years later this fear has become a reality, as the New England Journal of Medicine reported a huge increase in high-potency prescription opioids while heroin use nearly doubled. Patient education is more important now than ever before, so we can work to actually help alleviate people of their addictions to opioids rather than replace one narcotic for another.”

The NEJM study scrutinized data from 2,566 patients with opioid dependence, and found that abuse of OxyContin as the primary drug decreased from 35.6 percent to 12.8 percent from July 1, 2009 to March 31, 2012. During the same time period, respondent figures showed a rise in use of opioids, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and powerful opioids, like fentanyl and hydromorphone, which rose from 20.1 percent to 32.3 percent. Data collected from WAISMANN METHOD® patients between January and December 2011 also showed similar trends. During this time, there was an 80 percent decrease in the number of patients treated for OxyContin dependency compared to those in 2010. At the same time, oxycodone patients treated at the facility went up by 35 percent.

According to the NEJM study, heroin was the most common opioid being used among the 66 percent who indicated they had switched after the abuse-resistant OxyContin was released. Qualitative responses from the study indicated many patients who switched to heroin did so because it was easier to obtain and more economical than prescription drugs. One participant said, “Most people that I know don’t use OxyContin to get high anymore. They have moved on to heroin [because] it is easier to use, much cheaper and easily available.”

“We want patients struggling with opioid addiction to know that there are true solutions, and that they don’t have to continue to put their lives in danger by using prescription painkillers or switching to illicit street drugs like heroin,” continued Dr. Lowenstein. “Abuse-resistant drugs are not the answer, and we in the medical community have a responsibility to do more for our patients so they can eventually live drug-free lives.”

For more information about WAISMANN METHOD® treatment and detoxification please visit opiates.com. For interviews contact Nicolette Surh at 877-975-3423 or send an email to Nicolette(at)rkpr(dot)net.

About WAISMANN METHOD® Treatment

WAISMANN METHOD® opiate treatment and detox is a safe and proven protocol for opiate dependency that utilizes the most advanced medical and psychological techniques available. Together Michael H. Lowenstein M.D., Clifford Bernstein M.D. and Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) created a treatment protocol based on a foundation of safety, success and respect. Our detoxification and aftercare programs are customized to each patient’s individual needs and dependency history, combining the most advanced medical treatment with personalized assessment and aftercare. From rapid opiate detoxification under sedation, to medically assisted detoxification and managed care at Domus Retreat, our doctors, therapists and staff work with patients to create personalized treatment and aftercare plans that ensure a healthy and effective transition to life without opiates. WAISMANN METHOD® patients achieve an extraordinarily high success rate because the treatment doesn’t take a cookie cutter approach to addressing opiate dependency. We always put treatment and care over blame and punishment. For more information, please visit opiates.com.

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Honolulu HI Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


HONOLULU, HI (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Living in Honolulu offers paradise under the swaying palm trees and beautiful beaches, Yet it also can be a trap, for some, who find themselves craving for drugs such as barbiturates, heroin, Darvon and prescription drugs. Some people begin to believe that this is a great way to live. Then a realization hits them that drug detox could offer a better chance at longer life.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. Support in Honolulu is available for those seeking a simpler way of life. Places like Ku Aloha Ola Mau and The Watershed among those in Honolulu that offer drug detox options.

Honolulu is the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu. It is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination; Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. It is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.

In Honolulu, marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction turns well-functioning individuals into different people over a period of time. Seeking help in Honolulu to recover from alcoholism is definitely encouraged.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep in their addiction will seek a “fix” at any price.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the detox process. Some include Ativan, Librium, Methadone, and Naltrexone. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available in Honolulu.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Seattle Treatment Center for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Announced


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

A Seattle treatment center is announcing that it is opening doors for adults and adolescents dealing with alcohol and drug addiction through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Statistics from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report reveal that “in 2012, there were 156,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. This estimated number in 2012 was similar to the numbers in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to 2011 (ranging from 106,000 to 187,000), but was higher than the numbers in 2003 and 2006 (92,000 and 90,000, respectively). The 2012 average age at first use among recent heroin initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.0 years, which was similar to the 2011 estimate (22.1 years).”

Among the drugs that the Seattle Treatment Center can help adults and adolescents become free of include Darvon, Demerol, Darvocet, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Klonopin. Alcohol addiction also is addressed, too, as many people will use alcohol as a co-addictive drug. The goal is to help all clients leave with a structure in place for life. People come into these types of centers looking for a new life, and counselors on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Seattle Treatment Center gives clients a new chance to become responsible members of society. They come to find themselves and discover new levels of self-esteem.

Detoxification helps cleanse the body of mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported through these initial days free from their drug of choice.

Counseling helps get through life without drugs and alcohol. Adults and adolescents will understand that this is a process, one that is not over in a matter of days. Once people leave the Seattle Treatment Center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the “real world” takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people.

For more information on the Seattle Treatment Center, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Cleveland OH Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in Cleveland, Ohio.

Citizens of Cleveland understand that getting involved with drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, heroin and prescription drugs are not a healthy way to live. Drug detox offers a better solution.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. Support is available for those seeking a simpler way of life.

Cleveland is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in Ohio. The city is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland’s economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Marijuana, opiates, and benzodiazepine addiction turns functioning individuals into almost zombie-like humans. Seeking help when recovering from alcoholism is not a sign of weakness but strength.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics in Cleveland deep into their addiction will get their substance fix, and no one can really stop them. They medicate themselves so that life’s issues become secondary and unimportant.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the drug detox process. Some include Ativan, Librium, Methadone, and Naltrexone. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available in Cleveland right now.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Teen Mom Star Suspected to Have Out of Control Drug Problems

(PRWEB) October 30, 2014

As reported by the International Business Times in the article ‘Teen Mom 2′ Star Leah Calvert Allegedly Abusing Drugs, Dealer Says She Has Been Using “For Years”: Report (10/22), one of the well known stars of the MTV reality show, Teen Mom 2, is under fire for using drugs despite the fact that she publicly denied it on an aired reunion. Leah Calvert’s supposed drug dealer has alleged that she has been using illegal drugs for years and cited her as a person who frequently abuses drugs. According to the dealer, Calvert would sometimes pick up 30 to 40 pills from him, sometimes spending up to $ 1,000 per week. The pills have been identified as Percocet, Lortab, Vicodin, and Oxycodone. Additionally, is has been reported that Calvert now uses a middle man to get the drugs for her since she has been starring on the show.

According to Calvert, whom family members have reported seeing taking large quantities of pills at a time, the pills are used for a back pain problem that she developed after giving birth to one of her daughters. Her family claims that she takes the pills due to pains of withdrawal, not from her back. According to Calvert’s first husband, he is in the process of trying to gain primary custody of both of her children. He has stated that he is only acting in the good interest of the kids. Calvert has not yet said anything of her newest allegations.

http://www.ibtimes.com/teen-mom-2-star-leah-calvert-allegedly-abusing-drugs-dealer-says-she-has-been-using-years-1710352

At Harbor Village, a drug and alcohol treatment center, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







The Jennifer Act Bill in Florida Will Help Save Addicts from Fatal Overdose, and Allow the State to Collect Data on Long Term Drug Treatment

USA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

In response to the overdose death of her 29 year old daughter, grieving mother Sharon Blair has dedicated the last six years of her life to pass the Jennifer Act in Florida. The bill proposes to give family members the ability to impose state sanctified interventions for persons who are unable to take necessary action to protect their own self interests (compromised by addiction). TBN Weekly reports (March 18th) the Jennifer Act is presently Senate Bill 1340 and House Bill 1017. The act would allow addicts to remain in intensive care for a minimum of 14 days (completing a full detox cycle) as opposed to Florida’s insufficient Marchaman Act, which addresses addiction by observing drug addicts for three days (most do not complete a full detox cycle). Harbor Village Detox is a specialized inpatient medical detox center in South Florida, and supports the Jennifer Act’s attempt to lessen rates of drug overdose and provide immediate assistance to those in desperate need of addiction treatment.

A Harbor Village Detox associate supports the bill’s passing and comments, “[The Jennifer Act] proposal is something the state of Florida has needed for a long time. There’s no way for parents to get help for their children who refuse to get treatment themselves. This bill is an important step in preventing overdose deaths in families, where addiction is known. Blair’s case is particularly tragic, wherein she could not force a court to grant Jennifer into rehab. There’s no reason why any mother, father, sibling, or loved one should have to watch their loved one deteriorate from an untreated disease- because that’s exactly what addiction is. It’s like letting someone bleed out on the street. The Jennifer Act will help us stop the egregious rate of preventable deaths.”

The inpatient medical detox center, Harbor Village Detox, is dedicated to providing the apex in effective addiction treatment. The facility offers patients a spa-like environment to go through the typically painful withdrawal process; their instrumental, JACHO accredited, medical staff remains with patients 24/7 to ensure patients benefit from continual medical and emotional support. Unlike most detox treatment center, Harbor Village Detox offers group and intensive therapy to begin unraveling the chords of addiction.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.







Drug Enforcement Agency Taking a Stand Against Hydrocodone

(PRWEB) August 29, 2014

According to an L.A. Time published article, entitled DEA Tightens Controls on Hydrocodone Painkiller Drugs (8/21), there is going to be a new stance on Hydrocodone abuse taken by the DEA. Drugs that are made with Hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, are to be named Schedule II drugs within 45 days, which marks them as likely to cause harm and become abused by users. Other drugs considered Schedule II include Fentanyl and OxyContin. This means that pharmacies and patients will likely see stricter policies when it comes to filling and refilling these scripts, and when it comes to storage and handling of them as well. This is thought to be a step in the right direction because Hydrocodone is one of the most commonly prescribed painkillers on the market and it is also one of the most commonly abused. In fact, it has been found that these pills are responsible for more deaths in the United States annually than heroin and cocaine combined.

For Californians, this could be a precursor measure taken towards reducing prescription drug abuse, as Governor Jerry Brown plans to have Proposition 46 on this fall’s ballot, which would require that any physician, prior to prescribing drugs like Vicodin, check the state’s prescription monitoring program to help reduce the likelihood that a patient is abusing these drugs. The goal of this measure is to help further reduce the number of individuals that become addicted to prescription painkillers and to help decrease the death toll that is attributed to these serious drugs.

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







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San Antonio Drug Detox Presents Video Explaining Services Offered for Drug Abuse Support


SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center in San Antonio is announcing that a new video regarding its services and plans is now available for San Antonio and surrounding cities. Those cities include Live Oak, Balcones Heights, Castroville, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.

Drug detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Detoxification may be achieved drug free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than medical center.

Substance abuse problems can turn ordinary people’s lives upside down. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a horrid disease that affects the body, mind and spirit. Other drugs like oxycontin, Klonopin, opiates, and cocaine – when taken beyond “normal” levels – destruct whatever kind of lives people have from an emotional and physical standpoint.

Drug addicts and alcoholics who are deep into their addiction will go to any lengths and neighborhoods for their “fix.” These drugs also include heroin. It isn’t surprising to find out how many streets, roads and miles they have walked or driven simply to feel better and medicate themselves. Making sure that these adults and adolescents understand there are different options and choices for life is important. Sometimes, they are ultimately life-saving ways.

There are prescription drugs, when taken under proper medical supervision, to help the detox process flow better for people. Some of these include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, Suboxone, Valium, and Naltrexone. Again, it is suggested to receive help and it is available at Medical Drug Detox Center.

When people attempt to detox from drugs and alcohol on their own, the results are not always successful. Getting the proper help and support for gaining and maintaining long-term sobriety can turn lives around. People discover that recovery is an easier, softer way after going through detox.

Also, there seems to be a misunderstanding in some circles that reaching out for help is a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is not. This truly becomes a source of strength and shows that an individual is ready to leave his or her substance abuse-filled life in the past.

If you want more information about Medical Drug Detox Center, then visit http://drugdetox.org or pick up your phone and call (888) 444-9148.







New Street Drug Found to be Much More Powerful Than Heroin

USA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

According to an article posted in Medical News Today (8/21), entitled Emerging Street Drug Fifteen Times Stronger than Heroin, a new opiate has begun to hit the streets of America which is fifteen times more potent than heroin. Known as acetyl fentanyl, this opiate is a non-medical use drug that has been linked to many overdoses and emergency room visits among opiate addicts because it is much more serious than other drugs. While an individual might demonstrate the signs of a heroin overdose, they (many without even knowing) may have been intravenously taking acetyl fentanyl. This is particularly dangerous because the dosage of naloxone is much higher for those who have overdosed on acetyl fentanyl versus heroin, which means that emergency room physicians may not be treating some overdose patients with enough naloxone to treat an acetyl fentanyl overdose.

Interestingly enough, it has been found that many heroin users themselves are unaware that they are receiving or injecting themselves with acetyl fentanyl, which makes overdosing on this drug even more risky for users. According to the article, acetyl fentanyl legality falls into a grey area, when it is packaged with a “not for human consumption” label it is technically considered legal, which makes access to it much easier for users and dealers. Based on this article, it is important for additional medical research to be conducted in order to help medical professionals identify these types of overdoses and develop better means to help the individuals they see to survive.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/281258.php

Whether someone suffering from a alcohol dependency or any other drug, it is highly important to seek the professional counseling and assistance found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. A 24/7 medically supervised facility, Harbor Village allows each client to receive private drug rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a suite with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, Internet and NetFlix access, nutritious, gourmet dining, private limo pickup and transportation to anywhere in Florida and a results proven plan for recovery.

For more information about this luxury rehab facility, visit: http://www.harborvillageflorida.com or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-426.







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New MedixSafe Alert – Ambulances Must Have A Medical Safe, Narcotics Cabinet, or Drug Locker


Memphis, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

In many states and counties across the country, narcotics safes are required for proper storage of necessary life saving drugs. This requirement is for the safety of the patients and staff. Unfortunately there is still a high number of ambulances without proper security procedures.

In extreme cases it is an EMT who steals the narcotics and even replaces the vital pain killers with saline. Later, the patient needing urgent relief receives none. As seen in the case in Baraboo, Wisconsin last November. According to court documents, officials at the ambulance service contacted police after noticing four vials of the painkiller Dilaudid went missing from a supply closet. When interviewed by the detective, documents state, he took drugs from the cabinet about 10 times, and that he typically would replace what he took with saline or Benadryl.

Last week, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, a bag of medical supplies were stolen from a Robeson County ambulance. Responders were inside a home tending to a patient when the theft took place. The bag has been recovered and two people have been charged for the theft,

MedixSafe offers solutions that can prevent narcotics theft in Ambulances by offering high tech narcotics cabinets. The MedixSafe product is available in 5 different sizes and many different configurations including; Biometrics, PIN, Proximity Card, Wi-Fi, Wall Mount, and Separate Compartments.

The MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution. Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

The MedixSafe Biometric M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically-advanced Triple Access Security Solution. The revolutionary M2 is equipped with a stand-alone networkable TCP/IP based controller and is designed to require combinations of fingerprint, PIN and Proximity Card for access.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, controlled substance inventory loss is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to new regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe not only enforces authorized access, it tracks access for unprecedented accountability. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

For more information about MedixSafe visit http://www.medixsafe.com or call 855-MEDIXSAFE.

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