Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

 

Heroin and Drug Abuse in Henderson, Texas

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Benjamin Thomas Ferrell, 36, A Rusk County constable was arrested last week on federal drug and weapons charges.  His wife, Amanda Gayle Ferrell was arrested for delivering a controlled substance.

Ferrell has served as Precinct 2 constable in Rusk County since winning the office in 2004. Both of these people posted bond and were released.

The indictment stated, “Benjamin Thomas Ferrell is alleged to have collaborated with an unindicted co-conspirator from December 2001 to January 2012 to possess with intent to distribute phentermine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and marijuana.  The indictment alleges that he also sold an SKS assault rifle to a known felon on Jan. 12”

If Ferrell is convicted he is facing up to 20 years in federal prison for the dug violation and 10 years for the firearms offense.  A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, FBI East Texas HIDTA Task Force and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.  Jim Middleton is the Assistant US Attorney who is prosecuting.  Rusk County Sheriff, Danny Pirtle commended all the officers who were in the investigation.  He said, “Due to the professionalism and specialized training, the investigation went as planned.  We appreciate the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents for a job well done.”

And so it goes in this great country.  People who we vote into office are sometimes not to be trusted.  He obviously used his position as constable to be in the forefront of the public.  Can you imagine what the guys who did buy from him would say?  They probably had little to no respect for our political system because they knew this guy was getting away with this illegal activity.

Well I guess if you have to buy drugs you just as soon get it from a constable of your district.  It can give you the idea that drugs are safe in this country.

If you or someone you love needs a Texas heroin rehab, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

Meth and Heroin in San Jose, California

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Today on March 5, 2012 there were three men all of San Jose that were arrested and charged in connection with one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in American History.

Anthony D. Williams Drug Enforcement Special Agent in Charge; Dennis Burns, Palo Alto Police Department Chief; Chris Moore, Sand Jose Police Department Chief and Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney made the announcement.  All of these people were involved with the investigation and the ultimate arrest and they are to be congratulated.  This was the largest drug bust in history.

The detectives from Palo Alto Police Department were following up on some information they got concerning stolen iPads.  This investigation led them to an apartment located in San Jose.  They were doing a preliminary search and they observed this large quantity of methamphetamine.  These detectives knew they had come across a big bust so they called the San Jose Police Department and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for some help.  That is when they called in the DEA San Jose Resident Office.  As a result of the investigation they seized approximately 750 pounds of methamphetamine; this supply has a street value of $34 million.  They also found items believed to be stolen from Palo Alto at this location.

These three guys were charged and arraigned with state law violations: conspiracy to transport a controlled substance; manufacturing a controlled substance; possession for sale of a controlled substance; child endangerment; gang enhancement because the investigation is believed to be tied to a Mexican drug trafficking organization.  Bail was set at $2 million each.  Of course in America, the charges are only allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This supply of METH is off the streets now and that is 750 pounds less that will be distributed in these communities.  If you know someone who needs help to get off drugs; get them to an inpatient treatment center where they can get safe and natural ways to detox and withdraw.  Something can be done about it.

If you or someone you love needs a California heroin rehab, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

 

Drug and Heroin Abuse in Tucson, Arizona

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Federal Authorities in the Phoenix, Arizona area is stating that 12 people have been arrested and more than 220 pounds of drugs seized as part on an eight-month investigation into drug trafficking.

This operation was called, “Operation Smoke in Glass,” and it targeted a large-scale drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.  Many of the officials in the Arizona area have noted that the cartel has been smuggling large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexicali and Sonoita up to Phoenix and Tucson area since 2009.  The way the organization was smuggling was by backpackers transporting the dug loads across the Arizona-Mexico border.  Then the drugs were stored in different stash houses that were located in west Phoenix and then all of these drugs were distributed to different locations in western and Midwestern states.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration officials say nine simultaneous search warrants on some of those suspected stash houses were conducted and many arrest in the case are anticipated.

The words crystal Meth is just short for methamphetamine.  It is a crystalline drug that is white.  It is taken in by snorting it, smoking it or injecting it.  Some people are known to take it orally.  When they take it they get a false sense of happiness and well-being.  So it is easy to develop a strong desire to continue using it.  The get a rush of confidence, hyper activeness and energy.  Methamphetamine is an illegal drug and it ranks at the top with cocaine and other street drugs.  On the street they call it meth, crank, chalk or speed.

Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants.  Milky sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower.  This opium is refined to make morphine, and then further refined into different forms of heroin.  Most heroin is injected, and that creates additional risks for the user.  These users on a daily basis face the danger of AIDS or other infection on the top of the pain of addiction.

Drug abusers refer to cocaine as “snow,” “sniff,” or “coke”.  Cocaine is commonly abused in Phoenix, Arizona either in its powder form or in solid rocks known as crack cocaine.  Cocaine is produced from the active ingredient in the coca plant, and is one of the most highly addictive drugs found in the streets of Phoenix.  Coke produces a rapid, concentrated high that leads into an edgy, depressed state that causes its user to crave more.  Cocaine abusers experience a skyrocketing heart rate, spasms and conclusions.

No matter how much was smuggled into Phoenix or Tucson there are many drug abusers who will use what they sell on the streets.  Help someone you know get off of drugs.  Get them to a safe and natural place where they can detox and withdraw in this safe environment.

Tucson, Arizona drug rehabs are often challenged to provide the proper care.

If you or someone you love needs an Arizona heroin rehab, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

 

Prescription Abuse Among Antidepressant Users

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Reuters health from New York is reporting that even though recent debates about how well antidepressants really work in people  with only mild to moderate depression they have come up with a new analysis of drug studies and they suggest they may have some benefits across the board.  From the University of Chicago, Robert Gibbons, the study’s lead author said, “The idea that unless you’re very, very ill, you’re not going to benefit from treatment does not appear to stand up, when looking closely.”  Researchers have found that more patients taking Prozac or Effexor had a substantial improvement in their symptoms than those taking a drug-free placebo pill it didn’t matter how bad their symptoms were in the first place.

One researcher who was not involved in this study noted that its findings still don’t mean the drugs are any better than non-drug methods of treating depression, there is still talk therapy and being more physically active.

Gibbons and his co corkers looked at and analysized outcomes for each individual patient in published and unpublished trials that were testing the effects of six weeks of treatment with antidepressants versus placebo pills.  It is noted that most of those trials were funded and run by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture Prozac and Effexor – Eli Likely and Wyeth, respectively.  They looked at 12 studies of Prozac in adults and four each in elderly patients and youth, as well as 21 trials of immediate-or extended-release Effexor in adults.  About 9,000 participants were included.  This is what they found:

Adults taking Prozac had a least 50 percent improvement.

Fifty-five percent of adults on Prozac responded to treatment compared to 34 percent in the placebo group.  In the young people 30 percent on Prozac had significant symptom improvement compared to just six percent of the comparisons.

It did not matter how severe patients’ symptoms were before starting treatment there was some benefits.  When they looked at the elderly they found the difference between the treatment and placebo it was smaller.  17 older patients would have to be treated with Prozac for one to gain from it.  Gibbons said, “Clearly the efficacy of antidepressants is age-dependent, (and) largest, most interestingly, in youth, which I don’t think would be the mainstream view in psychiatry.”

Irving Kirsch, who studies antidepressants and placebos at Harvard Medical School in Boston said, “This new report didn’t make me more optimistic about the drugs.  There are alternative treatments for depression that also produce about the same symptom reduction as the drugs do, but without the risk of side effects, including psychotherapy and exercise.”

Antidepressants are on the prescribed drugs that are being abused in this country.  The drug companies are trying to make sure their popularity continues to be high.  There are other alternative ways to help yourself if you are depressed.  Don’t just take a drug.  Find a natural way first.

It’s been proved that prescription abuse can lead to heroin abuse.  If you or someone you love needs help finding heroin rehabs, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

Camden officials seek to prevent another heroin overdose disaster

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Camden, NJ police authorities don’t want a repeat of 2006. That’s when more than heroin-related deaths reached disastrous proportions, with over fifty people dying in a short timespan.

Now in 2011, more than a dozen people have been sent to the hospital by heroin sold on the streets by the names of “Hellfire,” “Hellraiser,” and “Pure Hell”.

In 2006, part of the problem was that the police broadcasted a warning about the dangerous heroin. That warning was taken by drug users as an indicator that a purer form of heroin was being sold on the streets of Camden. Users flocked to the location, and overdosed by the dozen.

Now police are trying different tactics, spreading the word through the needle replacement clinics and other communication lines that get word to addicts quickly but in a way that will be listened to.

Police suspect that “Hellfire” is laced with a painkiller and this may be causing a drug interaction.

If you or someone you know needs help with heroin, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602. Our New Jersey heroin rehab services have been helping addicts for years.

Colorado police charge woman of killing cat with heroin smoke

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Police in Boulder, Colorado have charged a 21-year-old Danielle Blankenship with third degree assault and animal cruelty.

Officials appeared at the scene of the crimes after Blankenship’s boyfriend called 9-1-1 after she allegedly became violent. He said that the incident happened after she was using heroin. Blankenship denied ever using heroin.

Boulder authorities also noticed a cat on the scene that was unresponsive and appeared to be poisoned. Blankenship’s boyfriend stated that she had blown smoke in the cat’s face while she was abusing heroin, and since that point the cat’s condition had worsened.

Heroin purity has risen in recent years, giving rise to a new young generation that smokes the drug instead of injecting it. There is a strong stigma against using needles, but no such stigma against smoking. Unfortunately, heroin can be just as dangerous when it is smoked as when it is injected. Moreover, it’s been proven time and time again that smoking heroin eventually leads to injecting it, because as tolerance builds it becomes more and more difficult for the user to get high from just smoking.

If you or a loved one has a problem with heroin, we can help. Call our toll-free hotline now at 1-877-340-3602 for more information about heroin addiction rehabs.

This incident proves that effective Colorado heroin rehabs are needed now more than ever.

New Abuse-Proof Drugs Increase Heroin Addiction

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

New formulations of the painkiller OxyContin may have reduced the ability of addicts to abuse it, but it still isn’t keeping them from getting their fix – one way or another. Heroin addiction is on the rise as “oxy” addicts turn to the opiate for an easier high.

Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, released a crush-proof version of its drug last summer. Now users have to go to extreme efforts in order to get high on the drug by sniffing it up their nose, and many are using the cheaper and easier heroin instead.

Unfortunately, heroin abuse, which was on the decline until recent years, is one of the most deadly forms of drug abuse in the United States. The population of heroin users have some of the worst mortality rates out of any segment of the population. This is largely because heroin destroys the person’s physical health, leaving them susceptible to disease and malnutrition. Heroin users are also at risk of needle-sharing related illnesses such as HIV and Hepatitis-B.

This new wave of heroin abusers call the newest formulation of OxyContin “gummies” (because they get stuck between the teeth when you chew them) or “jellynoses” (because they cake in the nostrils if snorted). While OxyContin addicts have still been able to abuse the drug, many just want an easier high.

If you or someone you know has a problem with heroin, our heroin abuse rehab is the answer. Call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602. We are here to help.

No matter whether your loved one has been a heroin addict for years and is on his last rope, or if he or she just started last week, now is the time to act. Call now for heroin addiction treatment information.

Portland Heroin Dealers Busted for Overdoses

Monday, May 30th, 2011

According to the Portland Tribune, Oregon authorities arrested three Portland residents on drug charges. These men allegedly supplied heroin to Portland resident Jeremiah Alden, a 32 year old male who died of a heroin overdose in a fast food restaurant’s restroom.

The arrests are part of an effort to punish drug dealers whose actions lead to a death. Under the Len Bias legislation in place, prosecutors can hold drug dealers accountable for drug-related deaths.

The Len Bias laws were named after a college basketball star who died from a drug overdose and create a minimum of 20 years in prison for anyone who supplies drugs that lead to overdose.

It is hoped that tough enforcement of these laws will result in fewer overdoses in Portland, Oregon.

The truth is that cracking down on heroin dealers only solves half of the problem. Someone who is addicted to heroin will not stop at any lengths to be able to get their fix. As a result, if they don’t get it from one dealer, they’ll get it from another.

Heroin addicts such as Jeremiah Alden need to be identified and brought to an Oregon heroin addiction rehab that provides the best chance for recovery. Without heroin addicts in the world, there would be no heroin dealers. If we attack the problem at both angles, we have a better chance at finally ending the senseless deaths caused by heroin abuse.

If you or someone you love needs help finding the right heroin addiction rehab, we can help. Call 1-877-340-3602.

7 Year Old Distributes Heroin to Classmates

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A seven-year-old Pittsburgh, PA native brought bags of heroin to school and distributed them to classmates. The school learned of this when three sets of parents called in, complaining that their children had brought drugs home.

Authorities are still trying to determine where the child obtained heroin. While it’s a bizarre circumstance for a seven-year-old child to have his hands on heroin, the drug is more frequently being abused by older school children.

They aren’t shooting it up. Rather, they’re taking heroin derivatives such as “cheese heroin,” which can be purchased for a buck a hit and consists of a mix of heroin and over-the-counter pain medication. Because it’s so cheap and able to be taken so easily, it has become “popular” with the school-age crowd.

Heroin abuse is again on the rise, both because of the new, potent forms of the drug being marketed by drug pushers, and also because opioid prescriptions are on the rise. When someone becomes addicted to opioids, he’ll eventually turn to heroin for a cheaper, similar high.

Also, with new potent forms of heroin that don’t have to be injected, as mentioned above, teens are considering using it whereas they have shied away from needles. The stigma against the heroin junkie with “railroad tracks” all up and down their arms with long-sleeved shirts doesn’t keep a teen from smoking or snorting heroin. Unfortunately, heroin is dangerous and even deadly no matter which way you consume it.

If you know someone who needs heroin rehab, or you need more information about heroin addiction, call our hotline at 1-877-340-3602.

Whether you need a heroin rehab in Pennsylvania or any other state, we can help.