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25 Feb New Jersey Opiate Addiction Treatment Video

Here’s a new Park Bench Group video for others dealing with addiction to prescription opiates (such as Dilaudid, Fentanyl, Methadone, Morphine, Norco, Oxycontin, Percocet, Suboxone and Vicodin), and heroin. Let us know how you feel below! Park Bench Group 2013 Park Bench Group Video Channel...

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17 Jan New Jersey Senate Health Committee Unanimously Passes New Bill that Expands Access to Life-Saving Overdose Antidote, Naloxone

PRESS RELEASE DrugPolicy.org| 01/14/2013 Park Bench Blog 2013 New Jersey Senate Health Committee Unanimously Passes New Bill that Expands Access to Life-Saving Overdose Antidote, Naloxone Public Health Advocates and Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Overdose Urge Action By Full Legislature Trenton—This Monday, January 14, the Senate Health, Human...

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05 Oct Propofol Addiction

Until the high-profile death of music legend Michael Jackson, it is possible that many of us would never have been familiar with the medication Propofol, even though it is possible we may have received it in conjunction with a number of medical procedures. Unfortunately, Michael Jackson's death and the subsequent trial of his personal physician have put Propofol "on the map."
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08 Mar Prochlorperazine (Compazine) Abuse

Prochlorperazine is a genetic medication available as  Compro and Procomp and possibly generic alternatives. This medication is often used to control  severe nausea and vomiting, as well as treating the symptoms of schizophrenia. Prochlorperazine is effective for the short-term treatment of generalized non-psychotic anxiety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved prochlorperazine for treating behavior problems in older adults who have been diagnosed with dementia.
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09 Aug Gabapentin Poses Addiction Risks, Especially When Improperly Prescribed

For those individuals who are dealing with epilepsy or seizures, the outlook can seem dim. They may have lost their ability to see the light at the end of a dark tunnel or maybe they fully believe life has lost its joy because their condition limits what they can safely do. One medication that is often used to treat seizures is gabapentin, which is the generic drug that is found in gabarone or neurontin.
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24 May Common Opiods & the Risks of Abuse

Opiates have been around for years as our ancestors discovered their powers centuries ago. The problem with addiction, however, emerged in North America. It seems our love for drugs in the states has deep roots and the many different forms of opioids today – known as Opiate Derivatives – are easily accessible and highly affective in delivering the desired high when abused.
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23 Mar Who and How to Tell People About Your Addiction

The decision of if, when, and how you should tell someone else about your addiction is a personal matter - and it’s not one to be taken lightly. Naturally, you wouldn’t dream of just blabbing to the stranger in the coffee shop that you once were a heroin or meth addict, or that you had a compulsive sexual addiction. They’d likely be put off by information of such a personal nature. But you also don’t want to get too far along in a new relationship – however intimate – before you reveal some of your past. The question, then, is how open can you be about your addiction?

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09 Feb How to Show Compassion for an Addicted Loved One – Without Being a Doormat

When there’s an addict in the family, it takes an emotional and sometimes physical toll on everyone. Sure, you want to be understanding. It’s tough enough for the addict to admit he or she has a problem with alcohol or substance abuse, or gambling, compulsive sexual behavior, and eating disorder or overwork. Your loved one may not yet be ready to acknowledge the problem, or isn’t quite able to reach out for help. You’re left to bear the brunt of the addict’s roller coaster of emotional outbursts, as well as the binges, broken promises, missing money, and possible physical violence. While you do want to show compassion, you don’t want to be a doormat. Here are some suggestions.
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