Author Archives: Scott Wiseman

Are Opiates Addictive?

Opiates are highly addictive drugs, making opiate addiction (opioid addiction) a very real possibility for people who use these drugs. When a person takes an opiate, the drug enters the brain through the bloodstream, creating a flood of artificial endorphins and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of reward, pleasure and satisfaction. These neurotransmitters create a […]

What Do Opiates Look Like?

Opiates can range in appearance. Drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone come in pill form. Because many opioids are combination drugs that are formulated with acetaminophen or aspirin, different pill colors can denote different strengths of the drug. These combinations may be pink, blue, peach or yellow. Opiates are usually swallowed as pills to treat pain. […]

Drug Rehab News: Worker fired for opioid addiction

Dive Brief: SoftPro, a software company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) disability discrimination lawsuit after allegedly firing an employee for taking leave for inpatient treatment regarding substance abuse. The EEOC said that, when an IT worker with a history of opiate addiction who […]

Drug Rehab: What the Rehabilitation Process is Typically Like

First Things First: What is Drug Rehab? Drug rehab is the essentially the treatment of substance abuse. There are many different kinds of rehab centers however the best ones have the following types of treatment programs: Types of Drug Rehab Programs Sub-acute or Medically Assisted Detox Detox is the first step in the recovery process for […]

Seattle Has Figured Out How to End the War on Drugs

SEATTLE — On gritty streets where heroin, fentanyl and meth stride like Death Eaters, where for decades both drugs and the war on drugs have wrecked lives, the city of Seattle is pioneering a bold approach to narcotics that should be a model for America. Anyone caught here with a small amount of drugs — even […]

Babies exposed to drugs are kicked out of other daycares. They come here instead

Huntington, West Virginia (CNN)7-week-old Oliveah just started daycare, and when she cries, her teachers ask all the usual questions: Is she hungry? Does she need a diaper change? Is she coming off of opioids? That last question might sound unusual, but this new child care center in Huntington, West Virginia, is unusual: It serves only […]

Hospital Legally Fired Pharmacist Who Finished Drug Rehab Program

Legal Drug Rehab Program California Although employers must let employees participate in drug rehabilitation programs, a hospital did not violate California law by firing its pharmacy manager after she completed a rehab program, a California appeals court ruled. Allowing the plaintiff to return to her job would have violated her agreement with the rehab facility, […]

Family tied up girl to take her to drug rehab, CHP says; they may be charged

Drug Rehab News in CARLSBAD  California Highway Patrol officers rescued a 17-year-old girl Monday evening who was bound and gagged in the back of a car, but in a bizarre twist, investigators later learned her abductors were her father and sister trying to take her to a drug rehabilitation center in Mexico, authorities said. A […]

What is the Know More About Drugs Alliance

Voice of Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright speaks about passion project ‘Know More About Drugs Alliance’ Nancy Cartwright is familiar to generations of TV audiences as the voice of Bart Simpson. But one thing you may not know about Nancy is that she is passionate about painting and parental rights. Nancy is here with advocate Mathy […]