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Synthetic and designer drugs have been in the news because of the harm they have caused and the frenetic law-making that has tried to keep up with the manufacturers of these drugs. Synthetic drugs, also sometimes labeled “designer,” are simply substances that produce a high and that are not naturally occurring. In some cases, they [...]
The Thirty Eighth Annual TAAP State Conference on Addiction Studies Dr Powers will be signing his new book “When the Servants Becomes The Master”. Don’t miss this unique event and the chance to meet Dr Powers in person. “2012 Leagues Under the Sea: A Treasure Chest of Education” Date: July 26-28, 2012 Location: Omni San [...]
Addiction is a disease, and those who suffer from this deadly disease use a variety of different substances. People generally separate these into drugs and alcohol, which we’ve already discussed and which is the most common and accessible drug. What follows is information on different drug types that can help identify what substance may be [...]
Doc Talk: Identifying and Treating Alcoholism By: Dr. Jason Powers Title: Chief Medical Officer, Right Step and Spirit Lodge Info: Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award. Dr. Powers, Right [...]
When it comes to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, the ongoing support of friends and family is every bit as important as identifying the problem and signing up for treatment. That’s the sentiment of James Patterson, executive director of Right Step Conroe – an intensive outpatient treatment facility that is part of the nationally [...]
Cocaine, undisputedly one of the most addictive street drugs, is derived from the coca plant. The addictive power of cocaine can be illustrated by the fact that nearly 25 million Americans report having used cocaine at least once. While one of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse are varied. Below are [...]
Pill Mills in Our Own Back Yard: Harris County Texas provides easy access for prescription pill abuse.
Recent data collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety demonstrates that in Harris County obtaining a prescription for often abused controlled substances is very easy. In fact, some of the highest prescribing doctors in the state reside right here in Houston’s largest county, Harris County. The clinics responsible for the highest numbers of abusable medications are known as “pill mills” because they appear more like mass-production factories than actual medical clinics.
When we think about drug and alcohol recovery, the first thing that often comes to our minds are the hallowed hallways of some drug and alcohol treatment center or a newly released, recovered drug addict being embraced warmly by waiting family and friends. What we don’t think about or really take the time to consider [...]
Prescription stimulants used to treat ADHD, most commonly Ritalin, are the new drug of choice on college campuses and in high school hallways. Though legal and helpful when prescribed to people who actually have ADHD, these pills are more and more commonly being abused by students who don’t have the disorder. Ritalin stimulates the central [...]
A Riverside, California psychiatrist wrote prescriptions in the lobby of his fitness club and outside of restaurants for $100 each. An Orange County man who sold plastic bags of narcotic painkillers had more than $1 million stashed in his house. Outside an LA pharmacy, people peddled drugs, while their counterparts sneaked inside to buy more. [...]