heroin
23 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Melisa Tablada
Scoop.it!

The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors - Daily Beast

The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors - Daily Beast | heroin | Scoop.it
The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors Daily Beast The number of drug- and alcohol-addicted physicians and nurses is estimated at 10% to 14%, similar to the general population.
Melisa Tablada's insight:
There is no discrimination when it comes to addiction. It can happen to ANYONE! contact me if you or a loved one needs help at : Melisa.tablada@gmail.com Melisa Tablada CDS, CATC II, NCRC-I, NCIP Specializing in: Addiction Counseling Recovery Coaching Family Coaching Interventions
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Melisa Tablada from Addictions and Mental Health
Scoop.it!

Heroin Addiction May Alter the Brain's Ability to Change

Heroin Addiction May Alter the Brain's Ability to Change | heroin | Scoop.it

Researchers report that years of heroin addiction alter gene expression and brain plasticity.


Via Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home
Melisa Tablada's insight:

Addiction is a brain disease and without treatment it will take away everything you love including your life.

Message me if you or your loved one needs help.

Melisa Tablada CDS, CATC II, NCRC-I, NCIP

Certified Addictions Counselor

Nationally Certified Recovery Coach

Nationally Certified Interventionist

Business Development and Treatment Consulting

melisa.tablada@gmail.com

 

more...
Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:46 AM

 

A post-mortem study that compared  the brains of heroin abusers with those of matched controls was performed  at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y. Researchers  found that longer duration of heroin use was associated with changes in the shape and packaging of DNA in areas of the brain associated with drug addiction.  Specifically, the DNA of patients' brains were more "open" to gene expression and "overactive", leading the researchers to speculate that treatments which address this problem may help reduce addiction by "re-normalizing" the brains of  abusers.


This study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference.  It has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Rescooped by Melisa Tablada from Addictions and Mental Health
Scoop.it!

FDA OKs "Rescue Pen" for Overdose: Will be available to family members and caregivers

FDA OKs "Rescue Pen" for Overdose: Will be available to family members and caregivers | heroin | Scoop.it
The FDA has okayed an auto-injector formulation of naloxone (Evzio), intended to expand the use of an agent that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose.

Via Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home
Melisa Tablada's insight:

" The message should be that these drugs (Opiates) are dangerous and should be treated with respect," Chou said. "For people at high risk, just because we have a tool available doesn't mean [clinicians] should jump into prescribing opioids."

 

"The approval of this product is great," said Andrew Kolodny, MD, the New York City-based chief medical officer of Phoenix House, an addiction recovery center. "The irony is that if they were to stop approving new opioids like Zohydro, we'd have less need for naloxone."

 

I know many people who were placed in the middle of a horrible situation and wished they had a produce like this to save their loved ones life from an overdose. I'm glad they have this product available to save a life.  My hope is that the person receiving the rescue will open their eyes and get the help they need.......Because there may not be a "rescuer" or a second chance the next time!

 

Check out the link to Zohydro. Yet another dangerous opiate for people to get addicted to and potentially die from. 

 

Parents and families please educate yourselves!!

 

Contact:

Melisa Tablada CDS, CATC II, NCRC-I, NCIP

Certified Addictions Treatment Specialist

Family Education

Nationally Certified Recovery Coach

Nationally Certified Interventionist

Business Development & Consulting in the Addiction Field

melisa.tablada@gmail.com

 

more...
Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, April 4, 2014 10:08 AM


A life-saving decision by the FDA: 


"Anyone at risk for overdose  can obtain a prescription for the drug, as can family members or caregivers of those at risk, Douglas Throckmorton, MD, deputy directory for regulatory programs at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said during a separate telephone briefing with reporters."  


In an article in the LA Times, Melissa Healy describes the device as a " hand-held auto-injector... a "rescue pen" that caregivers or family members can use to avert a potentially fatal overdose." She says it will be  marketed under the commercial name Evzio and that it  is modeled on devices like those that deliver epinephrine to patients with anaphylactic reactions, or insulin to diabetics. "But like an automated external defibrillator, the Evzio kit also provides verbal instruction in the use of the injection for caregivers or family members who recognize the dangerously slowed heartbeat, depressed respiration and loss of consciousness that suggests someone taking opioids has overdosed. A training device allows caregivers and family members to practice emergency administration of 0.4 mg. of naloxone, which can be injected into muscle or just under the skin."


This product may be available to consumers by the summer.