Monthly Archives: June 2009

New American Indian and Alaskan Native Culture Pocket Guide

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its partners are proud to share the newly developed pocket resource, Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Competence: American Indian and Alaska Native. The portable, convenient, and useful card was developed to enhance cultural competence among service providers working in or coordinating services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Date Added: 06/30/09
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Teenagers In Northern Ireland Are Experimenting With Cocaine

Some Northern Ireland teenagers are experimenting with cocaine. Researchers found that 7.5% of young people who took part in the Belfast Youth Development Survey had tried cocaine at least once by the age of 16. Continue reading

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Resolved Question: So, I would feel better if he moved on already.?

My ex removed me as a friend from Facebook over two weeks ago, and I saw that he was invited to a party I’m going to on the 11th. So god knows why, but I clicked on his profile. Dun dun dun.

I saw this quote under his profile picture. Does it mean he has moved on and is madly in love with another girl? I don’t even know why I care. Maybe I just want more of a push off the edge for ME to move on!

“She’s like cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and vicodin; she’s my addiction, she’s my addiction” -DOPE

He must have met some chick while out on the town and messed with her or taken her on a date and…ugh…it’s kind of annoying to think about. Oh well. I just want to know already. I just wish I could see him at this party and feel like his acquaintance or at least more welcomed than dropped off the face of the earth.

I had to send him our formal prom picture in the mail earlier this week. I doubt that made things any better, but when we were together two weeks ago, I told him I wanted him to have a copy (it wasn’t just MY prom, after all).

So I am sure I have disgusted him and he is madly in love with anyone but me. I want to be on good terms with him, though, and I think it is so stupid that he deleted me from Facebook when I broke up with him. And I bet he is going to that party. What will I do? We have almost all the same friends and I want to get along with him like I do with all of my other casual acquaintances, like it’s no big deal, you know? Ugh…so many stupid things to think about.

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Resolved Question: So, I would feel better if he moved on already.?

My ex removed me as a friend from Facebook over two weeks ago, and I saw that he was invited to a party I’m going to on the 11th. So god knows why, but I clicked on his profile. Dun dun dun.

I saw this quote under his profile picture. Does it mean he has moved on and is madly in love with another girl? I don’t even know why I care. Maybe I just want more of a push off the edge for ME to move on!

“She’s like cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and vicodin; she’s my addiction, she’s my addiction” -DOPE

He must have met some chick while out on the town and messed with her or taken her on a date and…ugh…it’s kind of annoying to think about. Oh well. I just want to know already. I just wish I could see him at this party and feel like his acquaintance or at least more welcomed than dropped off the face of the earth.

I had to send him our formal prom picture in the mail earlier this week. I doubt that made things any better, but when we were together two weeks ago, I told him I wanted him to have a copy (it wasn’t just MY prom, after all).

So I am sure I have disgusted him and he is madly in love with anyone but me. I want to be on good terms with him, though, and I think it is so stupid that he deleted me from Facebook when I broke up with him. And I bet he is going to that party. What will I do? We have almost all the same friends and I want to get along with him like I do with all of my other casual acquaintances, like it’s no big deal, you know? Ugh…so many stupid things to think about.

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Resolved Question: I’m a cutter, how do I stop?? I hate cutting.?

I really do. But it is my addiction. I need it like druggies need Cocaine, or alcoholics need…alcohol. I have been suicidal and depressed for a long time. And I want to be free of it. I’m afraid if anyone finds out about my cutting, I will be in serious trouble, because my parents have no sympathy….for me.
I also drink sometimes. I’ll take a small glass of wine, or steal some beer, but only when I’m cutting, before I do, or after.
I’d explain why I was depressed, but I don’t want to bore you. So, anyways…I cut and I want tips on how to stop. Even though, I may not take them…I cure could use them .But as I said it’s my addiction, self injury. Ive also attempted suicide a few times before. And the poem that ran through my head every time I failed was “Next time, pull the trigger a little faster, tie the rope a little tighter, cut a little deeper. No one here will miss you, so no worries”. I do see a therapist and I don’t think it’s helping me, I’ve actually been more depressed since I started going to them. Maybe I just need to give it more time?
I have tried to drown myself and I have tried to hang myself. Just help me please?
And if you want to leave comments that are criticizing me, go ahead. I have two things to say to you that do:
1: It only drives me farther into depression and over the edge
2: I’ve heard it all before.
None of it would be new so you’d be wasting your time. Please, just help me. I’m probably not going to take the advice, but at least I’ll have it for when I want it. Thank you, it really means a lot.

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Resolved Question: I’m a cutter, how do I stop?? I hate cutting.?

I really do. But it is my addiction. I need it like druggies need Cocaine, or alcoholics need…alcohol. I have been suicidal and depressed for a long time. And I want to be free of it. I’m afraid if anyone finds out about my cutting, I will be in serious trouble, because my parents have no sympathy….for me.
I also drink sometimes. I’ll take a small glass of wine, or steal some beer, but only when I’m cutting, before I do, or after.
I’d explain why I was depressed, but I don’t want to bore you. So, anyways…I cut and I want tips on how to stop. Even though, I may not take them…I cure could use them .But as I said it’s my addiction, self injury. Ive also attempted suicide a few times before. And the poem that ran through my head every time I failed was “Next time, pull the trigger a little faster, tie the rope a little tighter, cut a little deeper. No one here will miss you, so no worries”. I do see a therapist and I don’t think it’s helping me, I’ve actually been more depressed since I started going to them. Maybe I just need to give it more time?
I have tried to drown myself and I have tried to hang myself. Just help me please?
And if you want to leave comments that are criticizing me, go ahead. I have two things to say to you that do:
1: It only drives me farther into depression and over the edge
2: I’ve heard it all before.
None of it would be new so you’d be wasting your time. Please, just help me. I’m probably not going to take the advice, but at least I’ll have it for when I want it. Thank you, it really means a lot.

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Weekly News Digest: Week of 6/22 – 6/26

2009 Recovery Month to Mark 20th Anniversary — TV and Radio Public Service Announcements Unveiled (6/25)

SAMHSA Announces FY 2010 Guidance for Submissions to National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) (6/23)

SAMHSA Releases Latest TEDS Report on Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services Provide Nationwide Data Substance Abuse Treatment Experiences (6/22)

Date Added: 06/26/09
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Postponed: Screening and Brief Intervention Training for Trauma Center Care Providers

Due to events beyond our control, the Screening and Brief Intervention Trainings will be rescheduled. We will send a notification once the new training dates are confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Date Added: 06/25/09
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