NorthPoint Washington Blog 2017-07-10T19:53:39+00:00

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

By | May 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Heart Breaking Drug Overdose That Changed My Life I never thought that I would [...]

29 Clear Signs That Your Spouse is an Addict

By | May 16th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Living with a Partner Addict Coping with spouse addiction can turn your life upside down. All the trust that was built throughout the relationship is gone. Part of any substance addiction will involve your spouse going to great lengths to hide their addiction. While it may seem like a simple solution to divorce a drug [...]

The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

By | May 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The dangers of snorting Adderall are plentiful, and yet, people still do it. Why would anyone snort Adderall anyway? Snorting Adderall is a way to get the drug into the system faster than taking the pills. The downside is that it can and does have devastating consequences on the body.   Many people use [...]

Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid

By | May 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Hydrocodone is a uniquely American drug. Every day, there is a new headline about the ongoing – and worsening – opioid epidemic. But in spite of that, US doctors still prescribe powerful painkillers at rates unthinkable in other countries around the world. Since prescription drugs sparked the opioid crisis, let’s take a closer look [...]

What We Can Learn from WWE Diva Eva Marie and Her Battle with Alcoholism

By | May 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Eva Marie has enjoyed considerable professional success – as a professional wrestler, as a featured “Total Diva” for World Wrestling Entertainment, as a fitness model, and most recently, as an actress. But before she HAD it all, almost LOST it all because of the consequences of her alcohol addiction. In in her own words, [...]

Cross Faded: When You’re Drunk AND Stoned

By | April 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

When you are high and drunk at the same time, you are said to be “cross faded”. And although that may SOUND like a lot of fun, the truth is mixing alcohol and marijuana can be a spectacularly bad idea. What is Cross Fading? “It’s apples and vegetables. They’re very [...]

Can Opiates Actually Make Pain Worse?

By | April 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

For the past two decades, opiate painkillers have been the doctor-recommended solution for treating acute and chronic pain. But a mounting body of evidence is suggesting that opioid medications like OxyContin and Vicodin may NOT in fact be the best pain management options. In fact, opiate drugs may paradoxically contribute to worsened pain. [...]

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month 2018 in Washington State

By | April 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

This April marks the 32nd annual observance of Alcohol Awareness Month in Washington State and throughout the rest of the country. Since 1987, every April is set aside for a month-long series of alcohol awareness events offered at every community level – city, county, state, and national. Locally, churches, schools, colleges, and other organizations [...]

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