Antiopes – “Quit Oxy Without Withdrawal Symptoms”

Today we read the Press Release on SFGate by the makers of Antiopes.  We would definitely love to see a drug emerge that could help you "Quit Painkiller Addiction with no Withdrawal Symptoms" (actual quote) but we have our doubts. Antiopes is a medicine that seems to be mainly OTC herbs that will supposedly reduce discomfort during the detoxification period.  We are not sure what to make of such "pie in the sky" claims, and will defer to the community of recovering opiate addicts to weigh in on Antiopes and how it served them. One thing that is for sure, considering the amount of pain and suffering that is being caused by opiate addiction today, it would certainly seem to open the door for some unscrupulous businessmen to profit off of the pain of others by promising "a pain free detox from OxyContin." There is a treatment center looking for Antiopes user reviews and we eill be keeping an eye on the ongoing conversation over there.

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Meet Our Blog Contributors

Kelly Kettle, RAS Kelly Kettle is a member of the staff at the Sober Living by the Sea network of treatment centers in Newport Beach, California.  He has dedicated himself to sharing a program with recovery through educating and counseling the clients.  Kelly can be reached by calling 800-647-0042 or via email by commenting on this blog entry. Steven East, AA, AS, CADC II, CAS ICADC Steven East specializes in Client Centered Therapy.  His approach utilizes an eclectic array of positive reinforcement motivational techniques. Steven's methods help guide his  patients toward self actualization.  Steven can be reached by calling 877-235-6134 or via email by commenting on this blog entry.

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Mothers Fighting Together Against OxyContin

We are impressed with a recent article we read inthe Outer Banks Sentinel about mothers who have teamed up to fight against the rampant OxyContin abuse that is occurring in the Northeast. The group in Dare County has been spurred on by the fatal and near fatal overdoses experienced by their loved ones and family members. The story of Ward Blanchard is recounted and is a typical one.  "He never drank or did a drug until he was 25 years old." His mother said.  An autoimmune disease exposed him to OxyContin and other opiates and he went down the all too familiar road of opiate addiction. If you live in the area, Get involved with the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse. Other Good Articles Relating to OxyContin: The American Double Sacrifice follows the story of a corporal who became addicted to painkillers in the course of combat in Afghanistan.  The story and many quotes are recounted in the article as well as a link about the website and book:…

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Sticky Oxycontin Formulation Very Controversial Among Patients

There has been an ongoing debate about whether or not OxyContin should even be legal (in our opinion: no). But, many who depend on this medication are in pain and subject to unbearable withdrawals and overwhelming suffering if the drug is not taken regularly. Enter Sticky OxyContin. Purdue Pharma has implemented a new "harder to abuse" version of OxyContin called "sticky OxyContin."  The drug is supposedly tamper resistant so that it can be difficult or impossible to snort or inject. Medical patients who rely on OxyContin and use it legitimately (orally and according to dosage guidelines) claim the drug does not have the same painkilling effect as previous formulations of OxyContin. Others, who abuse the drug have taken to discussing the methods by which they can still abuse the drug.  You can see some discussion in the comments section of this web page about tamper resistant OxyContin. Most likely the drug will be more difficult to abuse and this is a good thing.  The potential downside to this is…

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Three New Articles Highlight Oxy’s Damage Coast to Coast

A look at some OxyContin in the headlines from coast to coast United States: 1. Cape Cod in Massachusetts An article on BehavioralHealthCentral shows how middle/upper class Cape Cod is affected by OxyContin.  Using a young girl Lauren as a case study, the article chronicles the increasingly common tale of a young person becoming addicted to opiates. On the outside, Lauren was a sweet, caring, and intelligent young women who often put her community first.  She loved animals and portrayed herself as a composed person who loved life.  Lauren hoped to be a clinical psychologist one day. But just like many young people, Lauren was introduced to prescription drugs.  She soon became an addict, which can easily happen to so many, and it soon lead to her downfall.  In July of 2009, Lauren was arrested for percocet possession.  Her family noticed the signs of her getting thinner and detached, but thought she was just going through her teenage changes. In hopes of getting Lauren the help she needed, her…

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Today is International Drug Overdose Awareness Day

We love to see the Salvation Army starting an International Overdose Awareness Day. This day is not so much about specifically OxyContin overdose (or the heroin that many users of Oxys end up abusing), but just overdoses in general. This site was started due to the overdoses we witnessed.  If it were not for the grief that we witnessed from the families and friends of those who became ensnared in opiate addiction, we would not have been compelled enough to undertake this. The Salvation Army has a touching page of tributes which are moving to read.  I don't see anywhere to add them.  Since this site is inundated with spam comments I recommend leaving a tribute (should you feel the need to) on this treatment center blog article about Awareness Day. Today we would like to take this opportunity to reach out to those who are still alive.  If you are addicted or know someone who is, then this is your chance.  Take action. Get help. Pick up the…

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Doda (or Dode) – Addictive Opiate is Sold in Teas

We have yet another substance to fear  - Doda.  Doda is an opiate that is made by crushing up poppies and is sold as a tea primarily in Asian Communities. We know how harmless experimentation with OxyContin often leads to heroin addiction and overdose... now we have yet another "harmless substance" (tea) that will no doubt ensnare some users to become dependent enough to seek out harder drugs  like OxyContin and heroin. The drug is sold in retail outlets in Canada and is popular in the Asian community.  Officials are concerned that users are not aware that what they are consuming is illegal and addictive. The police have begun to crack down on Doda.  We learned about this new opiate by reading this article  from a treatment center for doda (and other opiates).

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