Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds!

 Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds! This girl is now 22 and has told me a lot about her younger years I never knew. When she was 13, her friends mother served them alcohol. This is how her problem with drug addiction all started. I hope this helps some of you that have teens and pre-teens. ...more

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead-UPDATED

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. The 46-year-old actor was found dead in his New York City apartment this morning around 11:30....more

Medical Advancements & Aging

A PHARMACY OF LOVE  The other day I was talking to my mother and, somehow, we landed on the topic of current medical protocols used in the treatment of both historical, and current diseases....more

Why I Have Never Done Drugs  ...more

Would You Leave Your Kid In Jail For Drug Addiction

Would You Leave Your Kid In Jail For Drug AddictionSometimes we have to impose “tough love”. ...more

Bath Salt Zombies

While the synthetic illicit drugs known as “bath salts” have gained plenty of media attention over the last several years, few people know what bath salts are and how they affect your brain. Bath Salt Zombies delves into the chemical and physical reactions that happen in your body when you take bath salts. This motion graphic is brought to you by Clarity Way Rehab...more

Go to Jail and Detox for Free

She sits across from me, a glass partition preventing us from touching. Having spent the last three weeks in county jail, she has detoxed from the latest drug binge. Her eyes are bright, the smile genuine, and for the first time in a long time, she’s not agitated with me, but calm and laughing. My love for her swells my heart. This is a feeling I haven’t had in a long time and I treasure the moment, because I know these are fleeting....more
@Denise Thank you Denise. I don’t let myself think too much about the future. This will all play ...more

Bath Salts: Your Guide to Dangerous Designer Drugs

I was watching the television on mute, so all I could see was that someone had become frenzied after using bath salts and resorted to cannibalism. It terrified me -- until I realized that the bath salts being discussed were not the same scented crystals I am fond of scattering into my tub. Bath salts are a powerful new class of drugs and this guide is here to get you acquainted with them and their dangers. ...more
I think part of the problem might be that people have not developed coping skills to deal with ...more


In cultural Anthropology class:Adorable home-schooled slightly less well educated that she could be girl: "I could never do any kind of drugs, I mean, taking drugs is so stupid, why would you want to start that."Me, looking at her giant diet coke: "You realize you are doing a great big glass of stimulant right now?"...more

The Shame of Addiction: Are Parents to Blame for Their Kids' Addiction?

My brother is a heroin addict. I am not ashamed of this. I do not hide from it and I speak openly about it. I write a different blog that talks about the effects his addiction has on my life, my husband’s life, and my family’s life. Even though I speak about his addiction, many do not. Many people are ashamed of the addict in their family. Many people hide the fact that addiction has affected them in some way. I don’t. I am not ashamed. I did nothing to make my brother an addict. My parents did nothing to make him an addict. He choose his path and we pay....more
Thank you.  I had the audacity to open my mouth.  Unfortunately, one half of the family supports ...more