Posts Tagged ‘Epidemic’

Young Heroin Addicts – Swansea Love Story (3 of 6) VICE

0 Young Heroin Addicts   Swansea Love Story (3 of 6) VICEReforming addict Lee Dennis talks about decorating his blood-spattered house and demonstrates his love of Swansea City FC. An ex-dealer by the name of Old Famous Clinty talks about the pitfalls of methadone and how he’s determined to turn his life around. We leave Clinty to visit Cornelius’ dad Sean and we uncover a problem between he and Amy.

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Young Heroin Addicts – Swansea Love Story (1 of 6) VICE

0 Young Heroin Addicts   Swansea Love Story (1 of 6) VICEIn 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it’s visible on the city’s streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they’re smack in the middle of two of South Wales’s most ever-present epidemics.

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Stop to Prescription Drug Abuse—America’s Fastest Growing Epidemic

0 Stop to Prescription Drug Abuse—Americas Fastest Growing EpidemicPrescription drug abuse is the largest epidemic facing the American public today. The abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use in the United States. More people abuse prescription drugs than the number of people who use cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin combined. The number of children and teens abusing prescription medication has skyrocketed in the past 5 years. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), more than 2,500 children abuse prescription drugs to get high for the first time every day.

Joseph Simpson, a young inventor from California, saw first hand just how destructive this epidemic can be when his younger brother became addicted to pain killers. Joseph set out to find a solution to this tragic problem, and after many years of engineering and prototypes, finally developed “The Locking Cap”— a combination locking cap for prescription bottles. The easy-to-use cap is designed to prevent unauthorized access to prescription medication, particularly amongst children and teens.

Although the Locking Cap has the potential to drastically reduce prescription drug abuse, Joseph will not succeed in his mission until the American public is educated about this growing epidemic. Please share this video with your friends, family, and everyone else you know—prescription drug abuse can impact anyone.

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drug addiction cured with homeopathy in Bangladesh.3gp

0 drug addiction cured with homeopathy in Bangladesh.3gpThis guy is telling that he is cured of his heroine addiction by homeopathic treatment.

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The Abuse of Prescription Drugs / Documentary Video

0 The Abuse of Prescription Drugs / Documentary VideoThe abuse of prescription drugs is quickly becoming an epidemic. They’re easy to get and simple to distribute. Gone are the days when people need to go to a seedy street corner to get high. Now, they just need to go to a medicine cabinet or visit the doctor.

While many communities are just beginning to figure out how to handle this legal drug problem, anti-drug groups in Tennessee have had a head start. For years, Tennessee held the unwanted distinction as the nations top state for prescription drug abuse. That is changing, thanks to hard work and cooperation.

The people from Tennessee will share their experiences during this hour-long MCTFT broadcast. There will be no expert panel discussion, just advice from the people in the field.

Learn how citizens in Tennessee discovered the problem and took control. Hear from coalition leaders, law enforcement, doctors, pharmacists, insurance executives, and others. See what they did so you can bring it into your own communities.

Learning Objectives:

See how anti-drug groups in Tennessee discovered the prescription drug problem
Find out how cooperation is making a difference
Learn what law enforcement officers are seeing and how they are adapting to the new drug problems
Hear how health care providers are trying to protect themselves and their patients

From the public domain, courtesy of the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT)

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Drug Addict On Roxys Nodding Out Standing Up **STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE**

0 Drug Addict On Roxys Nodding Out Standing Up **STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE**This is a video of a drug user on about 15 Roxy’s.


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0 MANUFACTURING DRUG BABIES   (Doctors in denial) XANAX, KLONOPIN, ATIVAN (BENZODIAZEPINES)Is your baby a “drug baby?” Benzodiazepines have been found to be one of the most addictive drugs known to mankind, yet they somehow remain legal, even in light of numerous studies tying withdrawal in newborns to their mothers prescribed medications.
Over 10 million Americans are prescribed benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium & Librium each year, with an apathetic/arrogant medical community which seems to be doing little to curtail the epidemic.
If you or a loved one are addicted to “benzos”, and particularly if you’re pregnant, please research the links below for knowledge. Your baby shouldn’t have to experience weeks, or months of withdrawals from this tremendously underestimated drug.

Collective studies of “Benzodiazepine Withdrawal syndrome.”

List of common benzodiazepine medications.

Facebook Benzodiazepine support group. –!/groups/112449132147409
Website of former pharmaceutical sales representative, and author of, “Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher.”
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) website. 1999 Benzodiazepine statistics.
March of Dimes illicit drugs/pregnancy page.
American Pregnency Association illicit drugs statistics page.
FDA (Food & Drug Administration) Klonopin disclosure form.
UK benzo site, including the “Ashton Manual”, the culmination of 12 years of clinical studies by Dr. Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, considered the authority of benzodiazepine recovery. –

“As the father of someone going through benzo withdrawal, and a physician, I find it incredibly frustrating that our physician networks and knowledgebase in the U.S. is almost totally lacking. I am quite aware that the pharmaceutical industry, through marketing, has more effect on many physician decisions than the available literature. Any physician unwilling to appraise themselves of the great offering of articles on Benzo withdrawal and dependence/tolerance issues should not pretend to offer treatment. I would go to your visits armed with 1 or 2 Ashton papers or others published in scholarly journals, and insist they read them. Understanding that, I think the medical community in most places in the U.S., still believes benzos are more benign than aspirin. I feel great regret that I was not better educated about the benzo affliction with literature from England from the early 80s.
Unfortunately this battle is against a large, well-financed industry that is bent on selling drugs. My goal would be a targeted campaign to get primary care doctors in the U.S. to understand the scourge of Benzo therapy and the difficulties and complexities of withdrawal. I am no expert, but have been greatly educated by my son who has been on benzos for 9 years and is currently tapering off Valium.”

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Marijuana Use and Heroin Addiction: The Gateway Drug Theory – The Terrible Truth (1951)

0 Marijuana Use and Heroin Addiction: The Gateway Drug Theory   The Terrible Truth (1951)DVD:

The gateway drug theory (also called gateway theory, gateway hypothesis and gateway effect) is the hypothesis that the use of less deleterious drugs may lead to a future risk of using more dangerous hard drugs and/or crime. It is often attributed to the use of several drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, black coffee and cannabis.

While some research shows that many hard drug users used cannabis or alcohol before moving on to the harder substances, other research shows that some serious drug abusers have used other drugs before using cannabis or alcohol. The former is particularly evident in individual drug-abuse histories which tend to show that “hard drug” users do progress from one drug to another.

Several different hypotheses have been called “gateway” theories in popular discourse. These include (but are not limited to):

* The gateway substance causes users to be at increased risk for abuse of other substances.
* The gateway substance primes the brain for addiction to other substances (independent of becoming more likely to try other substances).
* A rigid sequence of progression, starting with illicit drugs followed by (increasingly dangerous) illicit ones.
* The gateway effect is pharmacological, rather than socially constructed.

Some scientific studies show that the consumption of cannabis can possibly predict a significant higher risk for the subsequent use of other “harder” illicit drugs, while other studies show that it cannot. Two recent studies are from University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy, and from Dr. Michael Lynskey.

The gateway theory has been criticized, mostly due to the existence of alternative explanations. These include (but are not limited to):

* Some individuals are, for whatever reason, willing to try any substance, and the “gateway” drugs are merely the ones that are (usually) available at an earlier age than the harder drugs.
* Particularly for cannabis, which is illegal, exposure to the black market (where harder drugs are available) is suggested to be the real cause.
* For teenagers, credibility of adults is eroded when the dangers of the “gateway” drugs are exaggerated or made up, leading them to think all anti-drug messages are nonsense.
* The peer environments in which “gateway” drugs are used can sometimes overlap with the ones in which harder drugs are used, especially in societies that prohibit the substances or impose very high age limits.

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Prescription drug overdose epidemic

0 Prescription drug overdose epidemicFederal officials say the number of people who have overdosed on prescription drugs is higher than by cocaine or heroine. Jim Axelrod reports on the growing epidemic and how the White House is responding.

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Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict 01/05

0 Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict 01/05Website:

As a bright schoolboy from a loving, middle-class family Ben Rogers was expected to make a success of his life. Raised in a quiet, picturesque village Ben was a Boy Scout, loved cricket, played in the school orchestra and looked forward to the annual family holiday. But despite his privileged start in life Ben found himself on the road to ruin, injecting heroin up to four times a day.

During his last months, Ben kept a video diary of his drug use and desperate attempts to come off heroin. Ravaged by the drug, Ben’s body began to break down: he developed DVT and his veins were rendered so useless he had to inject into his groin. Despite his family’s best efforts, Ben couldn’t stop. He was haunted by, and hooked on, heroin.

Ben: Diary of A Heroin Addict charts his lies and manipulation as he mixes his next hit whilst telling his mother Anne he is clean and making a new start. It reveals Annes anger and tears as Ben loses his fight against the drugs and shows how father Mikes unconditional love continues undiminished as they are forced to deal with their sons addiction.

Director Olly Lambert comments: It’s incredibly rare to come across such raw and unflinching footage of a man so close to an abyss. I was speechless when I first watched it. I hope the film finishes what Ben had begun: to give people a visceral understanding of the nature of addiction. It has been a privilege to try and unpick who Ben really was using the intimate legacy hes left behind.

“I hope to god you look at these videos and see what a mess I got myself into.” Ben Rogers.

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