Monthly Archives: April 2009
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today launched an initiative to help ensure the safe use of methadone. A prescription drug best known as a treatment for addiction and dependence on heroin and other narcotic pain medicines, methadone is also prescribed to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain patients. The campaign responds to concerns about an escalating number of poisoning deaths linked to the improper use of this medication.
Date Added: 04/29/09
note. not for addiction. for a beautiful skin.
i am curious to know. I have a coke addiction
Resolved Question: I’m an addict in every sense of the word. I desperately need help before it’s too late?
I’m 25. I’ve had addictive behavior as long as I can remember. I’m am a terrible alcoholic. It has gotten me in a lot of trouble. My probation officer recently put me on Antabuse, so I can no longer drink. The cravings are unbearable. Since I had to quit drinking, I have been doing cocaine every night. I can’t stop. I am high as a kite right now. My body feels great but my head is a complete mess. I am a complete wreck. Not to mention I am a sex and porn addict as well. I don’t know what to do anymore. I have been to several in and out paitient treatments. None of them seem to have long term affects on me. The treatments, as well as my addictions have put me in financial ruin. I just want my life back. I know I can’t do it alone, but I can’t rely on someone to do it for me. I can’t help but feel time is running out. They say “jails, institutions or death”. Well, I’ve already experience two of them
*I asked this question a few hours ago. I have since blown a gram of cocaine and I feel like I am going insane. I have abused this drug for a long time. It’s just different now. I’m completely emotionless and thoughtless at the moment. I’m like a zombie. It’s not the affect the drug is supposed to have. I am an isolated addict. I prefer to be by myself when abusing any drug. Does this even make sense?
Marijuana costs 400 dollars a pound to produce, but sells for 2500-3000 a pound. It is such a profitable crop to sell and traffic, simply because it’s illegal. If it were legalized and regulated (no being noticeably high in public, no driving while intoxicated), the profit margins would be much less, and violent drug cartels wouldn’t have nearly as much money from marijuana trafficking and dealing (this absence of profit would NOT be spent on guns, transportation for trafficking other harder drugs, or otherwise furthering their illegal, violent lifestyles.)
Here’s a couple excerpts from an article I just read about what happened when Portugal legalized not just marijuana, but other illegal drugs such as cocaine, meth, and heroine.
The paper, published by Cato in April, found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled.
“Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success,” says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. “It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does.”
Dancing smurf – Marijuana has never been proven to cause cancer of any kind, actually recently, it has been proven to reduce tumor growth: http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5307VK20090401
It also does not lead to suicide, or paranoia, at least not in the long term. People can be paranoid and anxious while high, but this is often because of a subconscious guilt they feel when they smoke.
If you were to set up a task force to tackle only ONE drug and see what you can do to stop it…
Crack Cocaine – Although crack cocaine is known to only have its influence largely in communities which are already on the “outs” – it’s reputation for causing “instant addiction” and connection to crimes like vandalism and theft make it a prime candidate.
Crystal Meth – although a meth user can “function” in society for a longer period of time undetected, the health risks associated with the drug are often disasterous and costly.
Heroin – although use of heroin is not nearly as prevalent in the USA as the others, it is marked by its connection to rebellious foreign enterprises like Al Qeida… It can cause delusional states in which the user acts out violently and it appeals to users who would ordinarily be peaceful and creative.
Ecstacy – Often used in controlled environments (nightclubs, at home or parties) this drug doesn’t often find its way out on to the street, but it is considered the most celebrated gateway drug for young people and has some serious health risks attached.
GHB – although this “date rape drug” is now used recreationally and without much detection, an overdose is often deadly. To complicate matters, it’s new reputation as a “club drug” has created deadly situations in which nightclub owners decide NOT to contact medical or emergency authorities when a patron overdoses, lest their reputation be marred.
What happens when the inside…
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I’m beginning to have self inflictions
Inflictions on some of the worst addictions
I’m having visions that I’ve never had before
I’m constantly lying dead on the floor
My heart is racing
Yet the cane is what I’m steady chasing
The way it flows through me blood as if it were a molecule
I love the sensation even though our love is ridicule
Whenever I sniff the white girl, it just blows my mind
I just wanna hit it one more time
It has my mind going in a swirl
Cocaine is one hell of a girl
The way it makes me feel when I’m done
The way it makes me live life and have fun (being high)
Some people say that it’s a drug habit
I say that it’s a drug ballad