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What if our choices had the power to affect more than one reality?

SEATTLE (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Déjà Vu is French for “already seen.” Some theorists, including Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, say that Déjà Vu happens when parallel universes temporarily synch.

“The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann” by artist and writer J. Nichols Mowery is a psychological thriller that follows the parallel lives of three women born as one child, contemplating the great mysteries of our universe.

The first in a series, this new book explores the concept of parallel dimensions and the consequences of the choices we make in life.

In this new novel, three women’s separate dimensions entwine and mesh, revealing the mysteries behind their parallel lives. On the Summer Solstice, each woman comes face to face with the consequence of her actions and the conflicts that brought the three together.

“The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann” took Mowery several years to complete. 10 years ago, a voice told her to “Write Parallel Lives,” and a clairvoyant friend later confirmed the same concept. Years later she began to write the story, inspired by her many walks on one of her favorite beaches in the Pacific Northwest.

“I hope readers enjoy this unusual story then ask themselves, ‘Do parallel lives exist?’” Mowery said. “Hopefully they will have great discussions and question the possibility of their own parallel lives.”

“The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann” by J. Nichols Mowery

Paperback, $ 13.95

e-Book, $ 3.99

ISBN: 978-1-49175-407-8

Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, bookstore.iuniverse.com and http://www.theelizabethstrilogy.com

About the author

J. Nichols Mowery is a writer and artist. She and her husband, John, raised two children on an organic farm in Eastern Washington. She now lives near Seattle. “The Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann” is her first book.







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Novus Medical Detox Center Highlights Survey Findings: More Americans Support Detox and Rehab Over Methadone as Treatment for Heroin Addiction


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

According to a recent YouGov/Huffington Post survey on heroin addiction treatment, half of all Americans interviewed supported detox and abstinence, while only 19% were in favor of treatment with synthetic opioids like methadone.(1) Although many within the healthcare community advocate for “medically assisted treatment” with synthetic opioids, the survey findings suggest that most Americans concur with Novus Medical Detox Center that detox and abstaining from future drug use is a better approach than prescribing other drugs.

The YouGov/Huffington Post survey presented respondents with two opiate treatment options—one where addicts are provided with FDA-approved synthetic opioids under medical supervision versus one where addicts attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and detox completely from all drugs—and found that more Americans felt detox was the better program. The same poll also revealed that 40% of respondents agreed “synthetic drugs are more dangerous than helpful,” while only 24% opined they were “more helpful than dangerous.”(1)

In a follow-up article to the survey, Huffington Post writers referred to medically assisted treatment with synthetic opioids as “the standard of care for opiate treatment” and derided abstinence as a “broken method.” The article further claimed that 90% of heroin addicts following the abstinence method will relapse, though it didn’t address relapse rates for other methods. (2)

Despite such assertions, Novus’ experience has shown that its detox programs have a high success rate, both among former heroin users as well as those who subsequently become addicted to methadone. “Treating substance abuse with more drugs is not a viable long-term solution, as it often simply replaces one addiction with another,” stated Kent Runyon, Executive Director of Novus Medical Detox Center. He notes that many people develop a tolerance to methadone and other prescription opioids, and have to take increasingly higher dosages to achieve the same effect. “High-dose methadone ultimately makes the recovery process that much harder for an individual and attempting to withdraw ‘cold turkey’ at that point could kill them.”

Runyon maintains that the high relapse rates associated with drug abstinence are not a direct reflection of the approach itself, but are generally due to other factors such as the “hit-or-miss” quality of some detox and drug rehab programs as well as insufficient time devoted to the process. “The fact is that the longer the time a patient spends in rehab directly increases the recovery rate and reduces the relapse rate. There are countless thousands of people who have overcome opiate addiction without touching a single drop of methadone. And as many patients can attest, detoxing from methadone at any dose can be more difficult than trying to get off heroin in the first place,” added Runyon.

Mortality statistics published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that despite a sharp rise in heroin overdose deaths in 2013, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses as from heroin.(3) Another CDC report analyzed methadone specifically and estimated that some 5,000 people die from methadone-related overdoses each year.(4) Runyon contends that the risk of addiction and overdose from synthetic opioids is a strong argument in favor of drug-free treatment programs.

Rather than treating opiate dependency with methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone, Novus offers medically supervised detox programs that ease patients through the withdrawal process with natural supplements, nutrient-enriched IV treatments, and 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialists. The customized treatment programs follow proven medical protocols, and patients who require further support are referred to well-screened, quality drug rehab facilities. For those individuals who attempted prescription opioid treatment only to find themselves dependent on another drug, Novus offers methadone and Suboxone detox programs—and even takes on high-dose cases that other facilities refuse.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center and its opiate/opioid treatment programs, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center is a Joint Commission Accredited inpatient medical detox facility that 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, Florida, Novus is also licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient. By incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment, Novus tailors the detox process for each patient, 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. Novus’ expansion is tied to their contribution to their industry and their local community, ranking number 48 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of the fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,936 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1. Moore. Peter. “Poll Results: Heroin” in Huffington Post polls on YouGov; January 20, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

2. Grim, Ryan and Ariel Edwards-Levy. “Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds”; Huffington Post; February 23, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose Death Rates; February 2015. drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller”; CDC Vital Signs; July 2012. cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2012-07-vitalsigns.pdf







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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Doctors on Liens Adds Multispecialty Medical Group in Riverside Bringing Top Orthopedists, Pain Management Physicians, and More to the Network.


Riverside, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

Doctors on Liens has filled a major need for injury victims in Riverside and the Inland Empire at large. People involved in major accidents often suffer from a wide range of complex injuries, and need a diverse team of physicians and therapists to aid in their recovery. That’s why the addition of RMS Medical Group is critical to achieve the network’s goal of helping injury victims throughout Southern California. RMS Medical Group brings a team specializing in workers’ compensation and personal injury care including:


    Medical Doctors
    Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
    Pain Management
    Internal Medicine
    Occupational Medicine
    Chiropractors
    Registered Physical Therapists

Says Doctors on Liens President, Samantha Parker, “The Inland Empire has been a difficult place for personal injury and workers’ comp patients to find top tier doctors working on a lien basis. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with RMS Medical Group. All the people here in Riverside in need of a great doctor who work on a lien basis are now going to get the help they desperately need.”

Doctors on Liens is an innovator in the medical lien specialty referral industry and has forged close relationships with both legal firms and medical practices over the past 20 years. Doctors on Liens features medical specialties including board certified orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, general practitioners, psychologists, and chiropractors. Each medical office is independently owned and operated and all appointments can be conveniently scheduled directly with the facility.

Doctors on Liens lists medical professionals who offer medical services on a lien basis in Southern California, Central California, and Nevada.







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.







Original Black Power Ranger Walter E. Jones’ Gives UFC Predictions, Talks Power Rangers Reboot & More on AfterBuzz TV

(PRWEB) March 13, 2015

Actor Walter E. Jones stopped by E!’s Maria Menounos’ online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV to chat with host Kaori Takee. The original Mighty Morphin Power Ranger discusses his take on his friend Jason David Frank (Green Ranger) wanting to take on former WWE champ CM Punk in a UFC bout: “You know what I’m sure it would be a very interesting fight, and who knows who would walk away the winner. I gotta give the green ranger edge, you know that’s my boy.”

When asked about his thoughts on producer Adi Shankar’s controversial Power Ranger fan film, Jones says, “It was an experiment with how dark could it go, how bad could it be and you know, could they all turn on each other? And it could be this dark and nasty. It was intriguing, but you know I didn’t think it was right for most of our fan base.”

On the Power Ranger reboot currently in production, Jones’ expressed that he would love to be in it in some capacity. “I’m hoping they would have the sensibility for us to at least have a cameo.”

Jones, a salsa champion, when asked if he would ever do “Dancing with the Stars”, replied, “I would love to be on the show.”

Walter E. Jones was the original Black Power Ranger on the hit 90s Fox show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. He went on to do other roles on “The Shield” and “CSI”. If you listen, he lends his voice in many movies as he does voice acting. Currently he is touring with the other Original Power Rangers, so you may see him at your next convention.

For the full interview with Walter E. Jones and host Kaori Takee visit:

AfterBuzz website – http://site.afterbuzztv.com/shows/walter-jones-interview-afterbuzz-tvs-spotlight-on/

YouTube – https://youtu.be/J0ML8pv2hQA?list=PL6THzna6gLceuH3CwILF5MTLJ2UFIJ49H

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/afterbuzz-tvs-spotlight-on/id818919832?mt=2

SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/afterbuzztv

About AfterBuzz TV:

With nearly 26 million weekly downloads from over 150 countries, AfterBuzz TV is an online broadcast network created by E! host, Maria Menounos, and producer, Keven Undergaro. Nicknamed the ‘after-show’ network, when viewers finish watching episodes of their favorite shows, they can go to AfterBuzzTV.com to watch or listen to a post-game ‘aftershow’ for that series. On each AfterBuzz TV after-show, an eclectic and knowledgeable mix of celebrities, personalities and industry professionals break down that nights episode, take calls from fans and interview guests. The network produces over 90 after-shows per week. AfterBuzz TV also produces Spotlight On, an in depth, long-form interview series with stars and show runners. For more info visit http://afterbuzztv.com.