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How drugs destroy stars’ reputation

Endowed with outstanding talent, but many stars did not know how to preserve their reputation and then destroyed themselves with drugs. It seems that the fame has created invisible pressure and they used drugs to forget those things. Drug abuse is the main cause ruining life and career of celebrities.

 

1. Whitney Houston

As one of the leading diva in the world but Whitney Houston could not resist the temptation of drugs and gradually destroyed her own reputation. In 2000, Houston was detected while transporting drugs in Hawaii airport. Later, she was removed from the list of Grammy nominations when she could not remember the lyrics. Drugs and alcohol destroyed Houston during 6 years.

 

Whitney Houston

 

Do you believe this is Whitney Houston?

Read more: 

Whitney Houston Dead 2012: Husband Bobby Brown & Pop Diva in Pictures

2. Jodi Sweetin

Jodi Sweetin entered the entertainment world at the age of 5. She became famous for her role as Stephanie Tanner in “Full House” series when she was only six. After divorcing, Sweetin tried drugs to avoid pressure of life.

 

Jodi Sweetin

 

From a cute girl, she changed completely due to drug.

 

3. Makaulay Culkin

“Home Alone” made Culkin a famous star and high paid for his role. In 2004, he was arrested for drug possession. The police found him carrying 17g marijuana, 8 pills of Xanax and 16 white round pills called clonazepam. Also, in an interview on CNN Macaulay admitted using drugs and alcohol for years.

 

Makaulay Culkin

 

Money and fame destroyed a talented young star.

 

4. Corey Haim

Teen idol of the 1980s with the role in the movie “The missing boys” and used to date with Victoria Adams. He confessed to use 85 pills of Valium a day. Corey died of drug abuse at the age of 38 on March 10, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank City, Los Angeles, California.

 

Corey Haim

 

Corey died of drug abuse at the age of 38.

 

5. Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter always won the hearts of young girls with his handsome outlook. However, on Thursday morning (February 20, 2008) his younger brother – Nick Carter was arrested in Kimble County, Texas on suspicion of drug possession. The police found 56g of cannabis in the Cadillac Escalade that Aaron was driving. Although Aaron attempted to rebuild his name, he was never successful as before.

 

Aaron Carter

 

Aaron Carter after enslaved to drugs

 

6. Tatum O’Neal

Tatum Oneal is the youngest Oscar winner for the title “Best Supporting Actress” with “The Paper Moon” (1973). But she used drugs when she was only 13 years old. Tatum O’Neal was addicted drugs heavily and arrested for possession and use of drugs in 2008. It can be said that Tatum’s career and talent of drug was very early destroyed.

 

Tatum Oneal

 

Tatum O’Neal was much addicted to drugs and arrested for possession and use of drugs in 2008.

 

Tatum O’Neal’s pictures in the 1970′s

Related links:

Whitney Houston Dead 2012: Husband Bobby Brown & Pop Diva in Pictures

Hollywood Stars Died of Drug Overdoses

Stars Whose Careers Thrived After Rehab

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Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







Cure Acne Naturally Without Drugs

 

As you read, acne is fast erupting on someone’s skin. Majority of those affected fall within the age group of twelve and above. As this horrible skin disorder get formed beneath their skin, they are getting more irritated and nothing else runs through their mind except thought of how to cure acne and also get back that smooth beautiful skin they once had. If you are one of those craving to know how to cure acne, you can be certain that the remedy to your skin disorder is not far-fetched.

There are various ways you can use to cure acne. While some are natural methods, some require that you take certain pill orally. I implore you to dig deep about both ways before you opt for any if you truly want to cure acne.

Although acne is generally referred to as a skin problem but it is in fact an internal problem which manifest itself as acne, pimples, zits, blackhead, whitehead and cysts. Acne is an alert from the body telling us there is a problem internally and the only way to cure it is by using a natural approach which does not get rid of it but also prevents further breakouts.

In an attempt to cure your acne, certain simple things need to be done. You need to be aware that simple cleaning of the skin can be exceedingly helpful in curing acne. However, this does not imply that you clean your skin excessively as this can result in a counter effect on your skin. All you need to do is just clean your face twice everyday; in the morning and in the evening. This is the fundamental key to any attempt to cure acne. After cleaning your skin, you can take a step further by trying to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This will reduce the possibilities of acne erupting on your skin, as every likely clogging of your skin pores will be reduced thereby removing dead cells from your skin.

Earlier cited above are two methods on how to cure acne. While you have the option of making use of the natural treatment, you can as well opt for acne drugs, creams, lotions and ointment. Although some of the drugs and topical products available tend to give results but it does not last for long before further breakouts occurs. The reason for this is these products do not take out zits from the root rather it deals with it from the surface while the internal cause is left untouched. More so, the consumption of drugs in an attempt to cure acne comes with side effects. This is what the pharmaceutical companies will never tell you when trying to sell their products through over-hyped catchy adverts.

In order to get the best result while trying to cure acne, I advise you opt for natural methods which is seemingly the best. You will not only get back your beautiful blemish-free skin but will also be preventing future outbreaks.

 

 

Ken Sam is an information researcher. He is keen about finding valuable information aimed at making life better and he does not hesitate to share useful information whenever he finds any. He loves writing articles about computer technology finances, health and fitness. His latest site provides quality information about acne cure. For more comprehensive information visit http://www.acnecureodel.info/

Natural Cures For Heartburn Vs OTC Drugs

Heartburn is a common complaint that has been around for as long as humans have. It can have a variety of causes, from anything as serious as a gastric ulcer, to something minor like improper posture. What this means is that there are also a huge range of treatments available for us to try. Some, understandably, will work better than others, but there is one group of heartburn treatments that are far better for your health than others; natural heartburn cures.

It’s not common knowledge, but the only reason we don’t use plants, roots, vegetables, herbs and flowers in everyday medicine is because we’ve lost the ability. Since over the counter drugs have become available we’ve had a ‘quick fix’, with no need for natural cures for heartburn. Our ancestors used natural remedies for all kinds of ailments and what botanists and natural health experts today are trying to do, is bring that knowledge back. Did you know that some heartburn can be prevented simply by chewing a piece of rhubarb? Imagine if you could do that, rather than spending $ 5 on antacids; many of which are flavoured with peppermint which can actually exacerbate the problem.

Quite often easing heartburn is simply a matter of changing our lifestyle or the way we go about our day. Some people are spending fortunes on over the counter proton pump inhibitors to ease their heartburn, when simply reducing portion size and eating one more meal each day could solve the problem completely. This kind of heartburn natural cure is so easy to implement in daily life it’s hard to imagine why more people don’t try it. What’s more, there are tens, even hundreds of natural heartburn cures to try. Some may not work for everyone, as many cases of heartburn are caused by different things, but when you find the right one a natural heartburn cure is likely to be cheaper and healthier than any over the counter medication.

Lucy Wallace is a freelance writer, specialising in news release and article writing. She has a deep interest in alternative health and nutrition. To find out more about treating this condition with natural cures for heartburn, visit http://www.heartburnnaturalcure.com

Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







Cure Acne Naturally Without Drugs

 

As you read, acne is fast erupting on someone’s skin. Majority of those affected fall within the age group of twelve and above. As this horrible skin disorder get formed beneath their skin, they are getting more irritated and nothing else runs through their mind except thought of how to cure acne and also get back that smooth beautiful skin they once had. If you are one of those craving to know how to cure acne, you can be certain that the remedy to your skin disorder is not far-fetched.

There are various ways you can use to cure acne. While some are natural methods, some require that you take certain pill orally. I implore you to dig deep about both ways before you opt for any if you truly want to cure acne.

Although acne is generally referred to as a skin problem but it is in fact an internal problem which manifest itself as acne, pimples, zits, blackhead, whitehead and cysts. Acne is an alert from the body telling us there is a problem internally and the only way to cure it is by using a natural approach which does not get rid of it but also prevents further breakouts.

In an attempt to cure your acne, certain simple things need to be done. You need to be aware that simple cleaning of the skin can be exceedingly helpful in curing acne. However, this does not imply that you clean your skin excessively as this can result in a counter effect on your skin. All you need to do is just clean your face twice everyday; in the morning and in the evening. This is the fundamental key to any attempt to cure acne. After cleaning your skin, you can take a step further by trying to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This will reduce the possibilities of acne erupting on your skin, as every likely clogging of your skin pores will be reduced thereby removing dead cells from your skin.

Earlier cited above are two methods on how to cure acne. While you have the option of making use of the natural treatment, you can as well opt for acne drugs, creams, lotions and ointment. Although some of the drugs and topical products available tend to give results but it does not last for long before further breakouts occurs. The reason for this is these products do not take out zits from the root rather it deals with it from the surface while the internal cause is left untouched. More so, the consumption of drugs in an attempt to cure acne comes with side effects. This is what the pharmaceutical companies will never tell you when trying to sell their products through over-hyped catchy adverts.

In order to get the best result while trying to cure acne, I advise you opt for natural methods which is seemingly the best. You will not only get back your beautiful blemish-free skin but will also be preventing future outbreaks.

 

 

Ken Sam is an information researcher. He is keen about finding valuable information aimed at making life better and he does not hesitate to share useful information whenever he finds any. He loves writing articles about computer technology finances, health and fitness. His latest site provides quality information about acne cure. For more comprehensive information visit http://www.acnecureodel.info/

Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







Recent Reports State That 19 Million Americans Abuse Prescription Drugs; FDA and Novus Medical Detox Agree That Education is Needed


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that 46 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdose, which adds up to about 17,000 deaths annually. The reports also state that poisonings by drug overdose have tripled over the past 30 years. (1) Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, states that the reason behind the high number of fatalities lies in inadequate drug education.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries this same belief, and has responded by implementing a new drug education program. The program seeks to educate doctors who prescribe these highly-addictive painkillers, as well as the patients who are taking them. The program’s mission is “to teach doctors about proper opiate prescribing for pain patients to minimize the risks of diversion and addiction.” (4)

The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 stated that in 2012, 6.1% (19 million) of Americans abused prescription opioids, including morphine, codeine, OxyContin and Vicodin. This figure categorizes the United States as a country that abuses prescription drugs more than any other country in the world. (2) In an effort to lower the number of people harmed by these drugs, Novus warns Americans to exercise caution when receiving a new prescription from a physician, and to ask questions related to its side effects.

“Intentionally or not, Americans may be underestimating the highly addictive nature of drugs such as opioids,” stated Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon. “It may start as nothing more than filling a prescription for legitimate pain, but overdose may result when a patient seeks to elicit a stronger high from these drugs.”

Novus recommends that the following steps be taken when being prescribed a new medication (3):

●    Be sure that the prescription comes from a trusted physician;

●    Only use the medication as prescribed;

●    Ask the physician about the medicine and its effects;

●    Conduct your own research about the drug’s effects; and

●    Be prepared—ask your doctor what to do if one becomes addicted.

All of these tips are important to heed before a patient starts to take a medication, because addiction may begin with the patient being unaware of a medication’s initial effects. This patient may begin to take pills more liberally than prescribed, and the dangers of addiction do not lie far behind.

Runyon maintains that comprehensive drug education, starting in grade school and continuing throughout adult life to physician visits, can help to significantly reduce the number of Americans addicted to such drugs.

While new preventative measures are being taken, Novus recommends looking out for the following symptoms or behaviors (but not limited to), if someone suspects that a loved one is abusing pain reliever prescription drugs (5):

●    Nausea, drowsiness;

●    Mood swings and anxiety;

●    Slowed reactions, movement and breathing;

●    Jittery or secretive; and/or

●    Neglect of work/school responsibilities.

Runyon advises those who are dependent upon any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those with integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit http://www.NovusDetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1.Hutchins, Sarah. “Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day.” Liberty Voice, 20 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. guardianlv.com/2014/07/drug-overdose-prescription-painkillers-poison-46-americans-every-day/.

2.Blake, Matthew. “Extent of US Dependency on Prescription Drugs Revealed: UN Report Shows 6% of American Adults Hooked on Pills.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 July 2014. Web. 21 July 2014. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683318/Extent-US-dependency-prescription-drugs-revealed-UN-report-shows-6-American-adults-hooked-pills.html.

3.Winkel, Bethany. “Avoiding Prescription Drug Abuse—Treatment Solutions.” Treatment Solutions. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 July 2014. treatmentsolutions.com/avoiding-prescription-drug-abuse/.

4.Sack, David. “FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits—and Misses—the Mark—Addiction Recovery.” Addiction Recovery with David Sack, M.D. Psych Central.com, 7 July 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. blogs.psychcentral.com/addiction-recovery/2014/07/fda-prescription-drug-abuse-plan-hits-and-misses-the-mark/.

5.“Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse.” Narconon International, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. narconon.org/drug-abuse/signs-symptoms-pain-relievers.html.







Can You Cure Hair Loss Without Drugs?

Hair loss is a common problem which affects millions of people worldwide. For centuries, people have been looking for the most effective cure for baldness; there are hundreds of remedies for preventing and reversing hair loss, from traditional herbal preparations to pharmaceutical treatments to hair replacement surgery.

There are many options for treating hair loss with prescription or over the counter medications. While these treatments are often effective, many people prefer a more natural solution that does not contain harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritation. Unless you have an advanced case of hair loss, natural remedies can be a healthy alternative to prevent hair loss and stimulate the growth of new hair.

How to Grow New Hair

The first thing that you should take into account is that hair grows faster if you are healthy. Thus, good nutrition is an important element in your hair treatment regimen. Plan healthy meals and include foods that are rich in vitamins, proteins and other important nutrients in your diet. Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy body weight, and find a relaxation technique that can help you to cope with daily stress.

Proper hair care is also important for stimulating hair growth. Wash your hair with mild shampoos and conditioners that contain natural ingredients.

Trimming your hair once in every month is important for encouraging the growth of healthy new hair. Periodic hair treatments such as hot oil messages can stimulate the follicles and encourage hair growth.

Even common household items can be beneficial for encouraging follicle activity. Onions are rich in sulphur, which has been shown to promote hair growth. Cut an onion open and rub the pulp into your scalp before shampooing to stimulate the follicles to enter their growth phase.

Aromatherapy essential oils can be extremely beneficial in stimulating new hair growth. An experienced aromatherapy practitioner can help you to select the botanical oils and teach you how to combine them properly to cleanse the scalp and promote faster hair growth.

In severe cases of hair loss, you may need to seek the advice of a medical professional in order to determine the most effective way to restore your hair.

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Cure Acne Naturally Without Drugs

 

As you read, acne is fast erupting on someone’s skin. Majority of those affected fall within the age group of twelve and above. As this horrible skin disorder get formed beneath their skin, they are getting more irritated and nothing else runs through their mind except thought of how to cure acne and also get back that smooth beautiful skin they once had. If you are one of those craving to know how to cure acne, you can be certain that the remedy to your skin disorder is not far-fetched.

There are various ways you can use to cure acne. While some are natural methods, some require that you take certain pill orally. I implore you to dig deep about both ways before you opt for any if you truly want to cure acne.

Although acne is generally referred to as a skin problem but it is in fact an internal problem which manifest itself as acne, pimples, zits, blackhead, whitehead and cysts. Acne is an alert from the body telling us there is a problem internally and the only way to cure it is by using a natural approach which does not get rid of it but also prevents further breakouts.

In an attempt to cure your acne, certain simple things need to be done. You need to be aware that simple cleaning of the skin can be exceedingly helpful in curing acne. However, this does not imply that you clean your skin excessively as this can result in a counter effect on your skin. All you need to do is just clean your face twice everyday; in the morning and in the evening. This is the fundamental key to any attempt to cure acne. After cleaning your skin, you can take a step further by trying to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This will reduce the possibilities of acne erupting on your skin, as every likely clogging of your skin pores will be reduced thereby removing dead cells from your skin.

Earlier cited above are two methods on how to cure acne. While you have the option of making use of the natural treatment, you can as well opt for acne drugs, creams, lotions and ointment. Although some of the drugs and topical products available tend to give results but it does not last for long before further breakouts occurs. The reason for this is these products do not take out zits from the root rather it deals with it from the surface while the internal cause is left untouched. More so, the consumption of drugs in an attempt to cure acne comes with side effects. This is what the pharmaceutical companies will never tell you when trying to sell their products through over-hyped catchy adverts.

In order to get the best result while trying to cure acne, I advise you opt for natural methods which is seemingly the best. You will not only get back your beautiful blemish-free skin but will also be preventing future outbreaks.

 

 

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