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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







More than 2,100 GranuFlo Lawsuits Now Filed in Federal Dialysis Drug Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2014

The federal litigation involving GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/granuflo-dialysis/lawsuit/) is continuing to move forward in Massachusetts federal court, where more than 2,100 claims have now been filed over the dialysis medication, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

A Case List updated on October 15th shows 2,127 claims now filed over GranuFlo and NaturaLyte in a federal litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits accuse the drugs’ manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care, of failing to adequately warn patients and their doctors about the risk for strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest, sudden cardiac death and other life-threatening heart problems to stem from either of the acid concentrates. Given these side effects, plaintiffs allege that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte were designed defectively. (In re Fresenius GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Litigation, MDL No. 2428)

“We are not surprised to see more than 2,100 claims filed in the federal GranuFlo litigation, as our Firm’s attorneys hear on a regular basis from individuals who were allegedly injured by the acid concentrate,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices and drugs including GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. The Firm is eager to speak with anyone who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular problems within 72 hours of undergoing a dialysis treatment that used either of the acid concentrates.

GranuFlo Lawsuits

Manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are designed to remove toxins that accumulate during dialysis. The medications became a subject of scrutiny two years ago when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall that determined their potential to cause cardiovascular injuries to be serious and potentially fatal. Prior to that, dialysis centers owned by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte’s manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care, administered the drugs in their facilities, as did more than 125,000 customer clinics outside the company’s network.

Plaintiffs in more than 2,100 claims now filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts allege problems with Fresenius’ handling of the GranuFlo recall, and accuse the company of withholding vital information about the safety of its products that may have placed thousands of dialysis patients at risk. Shortly after the FDA’s notice about possible problems with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, the New York Times reported that the regulator was looking into whether the company violated federal regulations in failing to warn dialysis patients about risks that may be associated with its products. An internal memo sent by Fresenius in November 2011 warned of hundreds of patient deaths that occurred in Fresenius centers that administered GranuFlo treatments. Despite their knowledge of dialysis drug problems, the company continued to aggressively market the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte in order to protect their market share, plaintiffs allege.

In addition to thousands of federally-filed dialysis lawsuits filed in Massachusetts, court documents show several more consolidated in a state proceeding underway in Middlesex County Superior Court. More than 3,900 lawsuits are now pending in that litigation, according to recent filings. (In re: Consolidated Fresenius Cases, No. MICV2013-03400-O).

Not unlike cases filed in federal court, GranuFlo plaintiffs in Middlesex County allege that an Urgent Product Notification issued in March 2012 by Fresenius was insufficient in warning patients about metabolic alkalosis, a condition referring to elevated pH levels in the blood stream that may derive from an overdose of the acid concentrates, and cause strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular injuries.

Dialysis patients who were allegedly harmed by GranuFlo or NaturaLyte may be entitled to take legal action against Fresenius Medical Care. Learn more about filing a GranuFlo lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/granuflolawsuit. For additional information, and to arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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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.

Sources:

robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50022456/Two-charged-with-stealing-medical-supplies-from-EMS#.U9qRL_mnwoc

wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_dee23d4f-65a2-503f-9633-6dba795b0ea1.html







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







Narconon Drug Education Receives Positive Response to Prevention Month Activities


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

Narconon centers around the world are known for their activities to teach young people about the dangers of drug abuse, but when October and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month roll around, outreach efforts in the U.S. increase even more. In Louisiana, the staff at Narconon New Life Retreat set up a booth at the Livingston Parish street fair to hand out drug education materials. They also invited kids from the community to sign a drug-free pledge. Approximately 300 children accepted, signing their names to a large placard in the booth. Booklets detailing the problems associated with drug use and educational DVDs were also handed out to teachers and parents.

In Southern California, a very active drug prevention schedule runs all year round, but for this special month, this schedule was increased. By the third week of the month, the team was on target to reach 10,000 children.

“The welcome our drug prevention specialists received was enthusiastic in both these locations,” said Clark Carr, the president of Narconon International. “At the street fair, our staff were visited by political candidates, a local pastor and the leader of a youth group. In Southern California, our drug education specialists are invited back again and again. Many people realize how serious the drug problem is and appreciate our efforts to get young people to commit to a drug-free life.”

Across Southern California, staff from Narconon Fresh Start visited schools to deliver modules from the Narconon drug prevention curriculum. The feedback surveys from the youth provided evidence that the message was getting through.

“We tabulate the results of every feedback survey we receive,” said Tony Bylsma, the director of drug education for Narconon Fresh Start. “Eighty percent of our students say they have learned new information about drugs and about half say that this information changed the way they think about drug use. Nearly all of them feel they can put this information to good use, either for themselves or their friends.”

“The welcome we receive from youth and community members is proof that our drug prevention outreach is vitally important,” said Carr. “Helping young people grow up sober and successful is one of our biggest motivations across our network of rehabilitation and prevention centers.”

Around the world, there are more than 100 Narconon rehab and education centers. The Narconon rehab program is a long-term residential program founded by William Benitez, that utilizes the humanitarian works of American author L. Ron Hubbard in its recovery steps. For more information on the drug rehab program of Narconon or the drug prevention curriculum, call 1-800-775-8750.







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.







Narconon Drug Education Receives Positive Response to Prevention Month Activities


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

Narconon centers around the world are known for their activities to teach young people about the dangers of drug abuse, but when October and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month roll around, outreach efforts in the U.S. increase even more. In Louisiana, the staff at Narconon New Life Retreat set up a booth at the Livingston Parish street fair to hand out drug education materials. They also invited kids from the community to sign a drug-free pledge. Approximately 300 children accepted, signing their names to a large placard in the booth. Booklets detailing the problems associated with drug use and educational DVDs were also handed out to teachers and parents.

In Southern California, a very active drug prevention schedule runs all year round, but for this special month, this schedule was increased. By the third week of the month, the team was on target to reach 10,000 children.

“The welcome our drug prevention specialists received was enthusiastic in both these locations,” said Clark Carr, the president of Narconon International. “At the street fair, our staff were visited by political candidates, a local pastor and the leader of a youth group. In Southern California, our drug education specialists are invited back again and again. Many people realize how serious the drug problem is and appreciate our efforts to get young people to commit to a drug-free life.”

Across Southern California, staff from Narconon Fresh Start visited schools to deliver modules from the Narconon drug prevention curriculum. The feedback surveys from the youth provided evidence that the message was getting through.

“We tabulate the results of every feedback survey we receive,” said Tony Bylsma, the director of drug education for Narconon Fresh Start. “Eighty percent of our students say they have learned new information about drugs and about half say that this information changed the way they think about drug use. Nearly all of them feel they can put this information to good use, either for themselves or their friends.”

“The welcome we receive from youth and community members is proof that our drug prevention outreach is vitally important,” said Carr. “Helping young people grow up sober and successful is one of our biggest motivations across our network of rehabilitation and prevention centers.”

Around the world, there are more than 100 Narconon rehab and education centers. The Narconon rehab program is a long-term residential program founded by William Benitez, that utilizes the humanitarian works of American author L. Ron Hubbard in its recovery steps. For more information on the drug rehab program of Narconon or the drug prevention curriculum, call 1-800-775-8750.







Top 6 Things Never to Say to a Recovering Addict, the Topic of Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post


(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

In a new blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict.

“We’ve all put our foot in our mouth – or maybe both feet – and said something that we deeply regretted,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, most of the time, our regret is self-directed. That is, we may have said the wrong thing to our boss or a spouse, and we brace ourselves for the consequences. However, with addicts, the situation is very different. People who say the wrong things – accidentally or even with good intentions – can make it that much harder for recovering addicts to stay on a path of sobriety.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the 6 things never to say to a recovering addict are:

1.    “You must be getting so tired of going to meetings.” While there may be some truth in this — meetings can indeed get tiring at times – recovering addicts need all of the support they can get to stay focused and committed. It’s more than their enrollment in a program that’s at stake; it could be their life.

2.    “You’re getting better, so quit therapy.” Getting better is not a sign that it’s time to stop therapy; on the contrary, it’s an indication that therapy is working. Recovering addicts need to see their positive growth and development as reasons to stay with their respective therapy program.

3.    “Let’s just meet for one drink.” Non-addicts (and addicts who are in denial and haven’t yet sought treatment) can fail to realize that there’s no such thing as “one drink.” There is drinking, and there is not drinking. Telling a recovering addict to have one drink is in no way helping them; in fact, it’s opening the door to what could be a relapse.

4.    “You shouldn’t crave drugs since you’ve been clean for so long.” Telling an addict what they “shouldn’t crave” isn’t merely extremely ignorant; it’s also quite offensive. It implies that recovering addicts are somehow weak or defective if they still have cravings. This is patently untrue, and it simply means that addicts need to seek proper care and support to manage and overcome their cravings.

5.    “You’ll be an addict forever.” Again, this is totally untrue. recovering addicts cease being addicts when, with proper care and support, they liberate themselves from drugs and alcohol.

6.    “You should really talk to your old friends.” This one is tricky, since it could be beneficial for a recovering addict to reconnect with old friends. However, such advice should only be given if it will in no way expose an addict to situations or pressures that could trigger a relapse.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recovering Addict” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/sobriety/6-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-recovering-addict/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







How Bullying and Teen Drug Abuse Are Related, A NoBullying Article Released Today


London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

It is fact that a large number of teenagers regularly experience bullying in schools. As a result these kids often have trouble following classroom rules. They also are less engaged in their studies. Much of this distraction comes from the emotional turmoil they are experiencing from being a bullying victim and in comes teen drug abuse. NoBullying releases an article today on the link between bullying and teen drug abuse.

Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, depression and social isolation. They may struggle with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. They may even contemplate suicide. As a result of being bullied, they may be at a greater risk for emotional problems including psychosis, substance abuse and personality disorders. Alcohol and party pills are the substances most often chosen by high school students followed by cigarettes and marijuana and prescription drugs.

There have been well-known cases of death of people who took the chemical drug Benzo fury to relieve themselves from the pain of bullying and depression. Teens resort to legal highs because of the stimulants in them that act like speed and ecstasy. From club drugs to LSD, Over the counter drugs and even huffing paint and the like, teens are looking for ways to numb the pain of not fitting in their social circles. Being on these drugs leads to more issues such as addiction, promiscuity and even criminal behavior, it is a spiral that never seems to end.

It is essential for parents in this case to talk to their teens about their feelings and what they are doing outside the house. Having long ongoing conversations on what happens when someone is getting high is more than important than ever. Parents need to be aware of the common signs of bullying and drug abuse in their teen’s behavior.

Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying, notes that the issues of bullying and drug abuse are issues that need more research and communication and even possibly stricter intervention on the parents’ side for healthier depression-free lives. There is no one article or one resource that could put parents at ease when it comes to their children’s safety online and offline. It is more than essential for parents to start talking things out with children and keeping a close eye for signs of drug abuse and depression.

Connolly says, “Not only are teens and children getting bullied online and offline, they are resorting to drugs and alcohol to numb out their pain. Parents and teachers need to be aware of how to talk to their children about letting out their feelings in the safety of their own family.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Connolly, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.

The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.