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24 03, 2020

Staying Sober in Times of Stress

2020-03-24T20:27:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Staying Sober in Times of Stress

Whether you face a personal crisis or are witness to a national emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining sobriety in times of stress can be difficult. But you are not alone. At Northpoint Washington, we are dedicated to recovery and helping you maintain your sobriety. We asked a few of our clinical team leaders to share some tools, tips [...]

12 08, 2019

Is Seattle Dying? Homelessness, Addiction, and Death in the Emerald City

2020-01-15T06:56:04+00:00August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

If you asked the average Seattle resident how they feel about living in Emerald City, you would probably get one of two very different answers. How Locals Feel About Living in Seattle, Washington On the one hand, someone might tell you they love living in this Washington locale and enjoy the quality of life the city has to offer. [...]

5 07, 2019

Is There Going to be a National Opioid Settlement?

2020-01-15T06:56:04+00:00July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

“I think this plan is a really clever way to get a handle on the opioid settlement negotiations.” ~ Howard Erichson, Professor, Fordham University School of Law, Expert on Complex Litigation In mid-June, lawyers representing various cities and counties across the country proposed including all 24,500 American communities in a possible comprehensive national settlement of the more than 1800 [...]

4 06, 2019

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2020-01-15T06:56:05+00:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

17 05, 2019

Benzedrine Addiction: Some Things You Need To Know

2020-01-15T06:56:05+00:00May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Perhaps the most dangerous drugs are the ones that are mildly hallucinatory, highly addictive, or at least somewhat socially acceptable. Benzedrine abuse fits into all three categories. How Does Benzedrine Affect Your Mind and Body? “Bennies,” the first pharmaceutical drugs to contain amphetamines, initially appeared on American store shelves in 1933. Smith, Klein & French, which is today part [...]

11 05, 2019

Cross Faded: When You’re Drunk AND Stoned

2020-01-15T06:56:05+00:00May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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 different drugs. It’s because of [...]

1 05, 2019

15 Signs That Your Life is Out of Control Because of Alcohol or Drug Addiction

2020-01-15T06:56:06+00:00May 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Did you know that almost every adult in America has tried an intoxicating substance at some point in their life?  That’s right, 86% of adults have taken a drink of alcohol, and approximately half of everyone age 12 and older have tried an illicit drug.  Millions of people are current users: According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse [...]

15 04, 2019

Prosecutors Say Suboxone Maker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

2020-01-15T06:56:06+00:00April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Once deemed the “wonder drug” for getting people off heroin, Suboxone is now under fire. What was supposed to be a solution to help people recover from opioid addiction is now being questioned. It was marketed as a treatment drug that would help people get off prescription painkillers and heroin. Federal prosecutors have now found that Suboxone is prone [...]