Approval of MDMA to Treat PTSD

In a bizarre turn of events the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of MDMA in a trial study in patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.  The trial study now in its third phase will examine the efficacy of the drug – more commonly known as Molly on the streets – in a […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Addiction|

Advantages Of Going To Rehab In Southern California

One of the advantages of going to rehab in Southern California is the warm sunny climate and breathtaking scenery.  If you happen to live in another state you will have the opportunity to reset and rebuild while in the most incredible settings possible.  Recovery is made easier if you’re in a place that you feel […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Addiction, drug rehab, treatment|

Nature Detox 101

Immersing yourself into nature as a powerful detox has a myriad of health benefits that can really, in particular, be of aid to individuals battling with addiction and substance abuse issues.  Since detoxification is an integral element to getting clean from drugs and alcohol it is important to discuss some of the less obvious methods […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Addiction|

Got Drugs? National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

For the fourth consecutive year since its inception the National Drug Take Back Day will take place this Saturday October 22, 2016 across the country.  The day was put into national recognition as a way to encourage individuals to forfeit their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications and drugs to the authorities.  The idea behind […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Addiction|

New Jersey Doctor’s Medical License Suspended for Improperly Prescribing Meds

A longtime Bayonne doctor has had his medical license suspended after being charged with improper prescribing of prescription medications.  On September 6, 2016 Dr. John R. McGee officially received his suspension which will run for 365 days till it is cleared and he can actively practice medicine again in New Jersey.  The consent order filed […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Addiction|

Canada Legalizes Prescription Heroin in Bold Shift of Health Policy

 

The Canadian government has set a new precedent in the war on drugs in its country.  The move is perhaps the antithesis to the drug policy embraced for the last century.  The war on drugs will now be less war and more damage control strategy.  The idea proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Addiction|

Study Finds Fentanyl in 86% of Drug Samples

 

A new study conducted on drug samples in Vancouver found that an astonishing amount of drugs submitted for analysis were found to be positive for the drug Fentanyl.  To be exact, 86% of the drugs brought forth were contaminated with the drug.  

Fentanyl has taken the United States by storm within the last couple of […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Addiction|

FSU Student on Deadly N-Bomb Fueled Rampage

 

Austin Harrouff a 19-year old student at Florida State University is in custody after a drug fueled rampage that left a couple dead and their neighbor in critical condition.  Authorities have attributed the deadly incident to a psychotic episode brought on by the dangerous synthetic drug known on the streets as N-Bomb.  

What Exactly Happened?

Harrouff […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Addiction|

College of New Jersey Unveils Housing for Students in Recovery

 

The College of New Jersey recently unveiled a substance-free housing unit dedicated to students in recovery – the only problem – only one person signed up.  The response was less than tepid and not what the organizers had anticipated.  

Christopher Freeman who heads the housing program and joined The College of New Jersey was under […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Addiction|

Drug Sting in Hudson County Results in 5 Arrested for Xanax & Oxycodone

 

An undercover police sting helmed by the Hudson County police department resulted in the arrest of 5 individuals from neighboring counties in East Newark, Kearny and Belleville who were operating an alleged prescription drug distribution ring.  Police conducted a two-month surveillance of the suspects with agents making undercover purchases primarily out of nearby counties in […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Addiction|