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novusrxJust how bad is the so-called “prescription drug epidemic” we keep hearing about? And if it is really serious, should we really care?

For example, is it really true that abuse, addiction and death involving prescription opiates now affects more people than the “street drugs” cocaine and heroin combined?

In fact, the answer to this last question is absolutely true. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other sources back up those claims with some horrendous statistics:

• Enough prescription opiates were prescribed last year to keep every American adult dosed with 5mg of hydrocodone every four hours for a month. That’s 30mg a day – plenty enough, for long enough, to get a large percentage of people dependent or outright addicted.

• Prescription opiates caused more than 40,000 drug overdose deaths last year, far more than cocaine and heroin combined.

• The cost to just health insurers is approximately $72.5 billion annually. The total cost of prescription drug abuse, addiction and death to America and Americans is almost incalculable – at least $300 billion – when you add the cost to employers for lost production, families for lost wages, and the trickle-down in taxes that eventually, everyone has to pay.

And keep in mind that most prescription opiates aren’t coming from big-time drug cartels or small-time pushers. They are coming from tens of thousands of drug stores all over America filling doctor-ordered prescriptions for OxyContin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Vicodin, Percocet, Lortab, Fentanyl, Tramadol, Roxicontin – there are dozens of opiate painkillers on the market today, and more coming from Big Pharma on a regular basis.

So just how bad is the prescription drug epidemic? As you can see, it’s very bad indeed.

And should we care?

Well the answer to that is obvious. Dependencies, addictions and messed up lives aren’t all “over there”. The effects of prescription drugs are happening right here in our own cities and towns, on our own streets and in our own homes. You can’t go outside and walk a single block in any town in America and not pass an office, store, house or apartment building where someone inside is suffering from bad effects of prescription drugs.

At Novus Medical Detox Center, we care, a lot. We help people get free from their addictions to prescription drugs, and we do it faster, more smoothly and more safely than most others. Bottom line, we help people achieve the dreams that prescription drugs turned into nightmares. Call today and find out how Novus can help you get your life back and achieve your dreams.

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After Novus Opiate Detox, I’m The Captain Of My Own Ship

I checked into Novus with zero confidence left in myself. I thought if I couldn’t get off the medicine that I chose to take myself, what could I do?

As the days slowly moved by at Novus, I really began to feel better. While doing the “work” it takes to come off oxycodone, I slowly began to believe in myself once again. That small light inside myself started as a flicker, but grew into a flame.

As my days neared the end of my stay, my ability to be good to myself returned. I believe this was because the Novus staff took such good care of me. The initiative to do the same for myself returned day by day. I relearned what I need to do, to stay a healthy, drug-free individual.

The supplements they gave me on the program helped regenerate my physical strength. The staff here were so good at helping me regain my mental strength too.

Thanks to Novus and the help they gave me, I learned the tools I needed to refrain from drugs.

I will never again let doctors dictate what I put into my body. With the help of Novus, I am more educated, and much better equipped, to be the captain of my own ship now. I have a choice about what I take or ingest in my body.

I think a lot of people who need pain management forget that choice. Only you know yourself, and only you can take care of you. Thank you Novus for helping me relearn that.

I will never forget the kindness I experienced at Novus. I will recommend this facility to anyone who becomes lost in all the madness that modern medicine can create.

There is a way back! And I learned that at Novus.

Thank you for that.

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Most people reading this blog have personal knowledge about opiate dependence and addiction – either as a user, or as a relative or friend of a user.

It’s either, “I want my life back again,” or “I want him (or her) to have his (or her) life back again.” Because, when it comes to opiate addiction, nothing is more important than to simply be alive, and to live your life again without drugs.

These days, pretty much everyone knows that opiate abuse has reached epidemic levels across the country, and more people need medical opiate detox than ever. Using opiates for recreation or for medical purposes can both lead to addiction, and then comes the big decision: Do I get into detox and get my life back? Or keep on using and maybe die? detox.jpg

Dangers of becoming dependent or addicted to opiates

Prescription painkillers like OxyContin are basically legal heroin. A lot of people become physically dependent to prescription opiates, and even hopelessly addicted, because they didn’t know that prescription opiates – the kind we get after injuries, dentistry or surgery – contain the same ingredient that heroin addicts shoot into their veins.

Opiates are the world’s oldest known drugs of abuse. Their history of addiction and ruined lives stretches back thousands of years. Today, prescription opiates are still the most dangerous and most widely abused drugs in the world – and more dangerous than all the common street drugs combined.

Yes, they help with pain – for a while. But they also can produce feelings of euphoria, and when that wears off, we feel worse than we did before and want more. Take too much or for too long, and you will meet Mr. Addiction, who’s specialty is ruined careers, families and lives.

Side effects of opiate withdrawal

Staying addicted isn’t a sane choice, but it can seem like the only choice available. Opiate withdrawal is just too terrible: tremors, cramps, muscle and bone pain, chills, sweating, itching, insomnia, restlessness, nausea, dizzy spells, vomiting and diarrhea – and these are just some of them. Opiate withdrawal can also include depression, anxiety, panic attacks and paranoia – a real roller-coaster of emotions bordering on insanity. But worst of all, it can lead to sudden death from abnormal heart rhythm, a stroke, seizures, deadly dehydration and even suicide.
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The solution is Novus medical opiate detox

The opiate detox specialists at Novus want you to make the life-affirming decision to get yourself or your loved one into detox ASAP.

We pioneered advanced detox medical procedures to make withdrawal safer, faster and more comfortable. Now we are helping more people than ever be a happy person again.

Call Novus now and get the help you need. Our counselors have “been there” and are totally committed to helping you get your life back like it used to be.

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One of the most important factors in choosing a detox center is finding out if it provides a really safe environment for each and every patient.

That’s because getting off prescription opiates like OxyContin, oxycodone and hydrocodone, or street drugs like heroin, withdrawal symptoms can be pretty severe.

And knowing you are safe, both medically and emotionally, makes a huge difference in how it all turns out.

Sure, Novus is way ahead in medical opiate detox technology. Novus opiate detox minimizes withdrawal symptoms, which helps patients get off opiates much more smoothly.

But when people talk about Novus, one of the things that comes up is the incredibly safe environment. Novus patients are always commenting on how safe and comfortable they felt during their stay at Novus.

The word gets around. From arrival to departure, Novus Medical Detox patients know they are getting the absolute best care possible. And they’re telling others about it.

It’s a big deal. Detoxing in a safe environment helps you get through any bad patches, and makes the whole experience much more effective.

Getting the right kind of help for opiate detox

Patients arriving at Novus say they know they are physically dependent or addicted, and they’re sick of it, sick of being addicted.

They really want to quit, but they can’t do it alone. They need help.

At Novus, we are specialists in helping people get off drugs, including all the opiates.

We know more than a thing or two about opiate addiction, including how physically and emotionally uncomfortable, and even painful, that can be. It also can be physically dangerous, and even life-threatening.

That’s why Novus provides nursing care around the clock, seven days a week, during your entire stay. It’s all about the level of help, and providing the safest environment possible.

Opiate detox – the bottom line

When you’re getting off opiates with people who really care and really want to help, people who know how to care for someone detoxing opiates – well, that just makes all the difference in the world.

Some patients say they feel safer at Novus than at home, and we can’t think of a greater compliment than that.

So here’s the opiate detox bottom line:

Getting off opiates and starting to feel better physically, you also should start feeling better about yourself too, mentally and emotionally. You can withdraw physically. But how are you going to feel as a person?

How you feel about yourself is just as important, maybe even more important. And that depends on a caring, non-judgmental, and very safe opiate detox environment.

Call Novus today and get all your questions answered.

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detox.jpgThe number of babies being born already addicted to narcotic drugs, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and street-level opiates like heroin, has tripled since 2001, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Addicted babies have to spend agonizing weeks in neonatal care, while specialized doctors and nurses try to ease their pain and misery of narcotic withdrawal. Health care workers say that watching these addicted newborns go through withdrawal is absolutely heartbreaking.

Also, the effects of prenatal and postnatal opiate addictions over the long term are not fully understood, and could be leading to future health problems.

The blame for this horrifying state of affairs is aimed squarely at soaring prescription painkiller abuse across the country and its impact on pregnant women. Many of them don’t know they are pregnant while abusing narcotics, or they become pregnant accidentally. Some are even taking their prescription as ordered by the doctor.

Narcotic prescription painkillers are now ahead of street drugs in addictions and deaths from overdose. In some parts of America, prescription drug addiction is officially being called an epidemic, because it’s just as deadly as an out-of-control infectious disease.

Meanwhile, we’re all involved in the newborn addiction disaster, no matter how dismayed or even revolted we may be. That’s because we’re all paying for it out of our own pockets. Lengthy medical drug detox for newborns adds an estimated $750 million annually to tax-funded Medicaid costs, the study said.

Not enough is being done to put the brakes on it, and it’s sure not going to stop anytime soon. We don’t want to sound too preachy here, but it seems that the only workable solution right now is for all of us to take a hand in it, and get our loved ones – or ourselves, if that’s what’s needed – into and through a medical drug detox.

And if we know someone who’s planning a family, or who could become pregnant, we need to tell them to stay clear of street drugs and prescription painkillers. Make sure they know about this horrific situation, and understand how easily they could create a living hell for their baby.

To get some help with this, or for more information, call Novus at 1-866-631-3905, or visit our website at http://www.novusdetox.com.

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study: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1151530

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detox.jpgPeople frequently ask what makes Novus different – and better – than other detox programs. They want to get off drugs or alcohol right now, but they’re having trouble choosing a program.

When you ask the right questions, the answer becomes obvious, and choosing a good medical detox program becomes a whole lot easier.

  1. Is the detox program designed to match your personal needs? Or is it “one-size-fits-all”? Novus creates a drug treatment plan based on your unique metabolism and health needs. Most others don’t bother with that level of detail. We do, because it makes your detox safer, faster and more comfortable.
  1. Does the detox program use the latest medical detox technology andnatural healthy remedies? Novus combines advanced medical protocols with healthy and effective natural remedies, proper hydration and healing IV therapy including vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This makes detox safer, and makes withdrawal more comfortable – one of the most appreciated features of the Novus detox experience. You’d be hard pressed to find anything even close to it anywhere else.
  1. Does the detox program provide round-the-clock expert medical care? This is really important for patient confidence, safety and comfort. Novus ensures your detox is safely on track by providing experienced nursing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to respond to your every need. And the doctor is always on call for patient updates and to revise detox programs as needed.
  1. Do they treat you like a case number? Or like a real person with real needs? Novus treats every patient with dignity and respect. At Novus, you’re not a statistic, you are a special individual with very real and important personal needs. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case at other detox centers.

Here’s the bottom line: The level of care provided by Novus is hard to find anywhere else. Yet it’s really important for fast, effective and more comfortable recovery.

When you look into it, and ask the right questions, you can see why Novus Medical Drug Detox Center is different, and why that makes it better than the others.

“Novus” is the Latin word for “new”. That’s how our patients feel when they‘re free at last from the grip of drugs and alcohol. As we like to say, “There is hope for a new life, and it starts right here at Novus.”

LINKS:

medical detox program: http://www.novusdetox.com/detox-programs.php

why Novus Medical Drug Detox Center is different: http://www.novusdetox.com/why-novus.php

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methadone.jpgThe real truth about methadone detox

When it comes to methadone detox, there’s a lot of misleading information floating around, especially on the internet.

Unfortunately, most wrong-headed methadone detox data is spread by people suffering from methadone dependence. And they’re the folks who need accurate information.

We see stuff like, “it can take years to taper off”, or “go get locked up in a detox center and suffer through hell for 3 or 4 weeks”, or “too bad, nobody can help you get off high dose methadone, you’re stuck for life.”

Yes, methadone detox, especially from higher dose methadone dependence, is a difficult proposition for most people. But that’s ONLY because there are so few detox centers that know how to do it. It’s not because it can’t be done, they just don’t know how. So the word on the street about methadone detox has become a lot of bad news.

Let’s set the record straight right now.

At Novus Medical Detox Center, advances in medical methadone detox have made methadone withdrawal completely routine. And it’s safer, faster and more comfortable than you can possibly imagine – about a week for many, and under 2 weeks for higher-dose dependencies. And you don’t go home on some other drug, you go home drug-free.

methadone-happy.jpgMethadone detox is more important now than ever. Over a quarter-million opiate addicts have been put on methadone as “treatment” instead of just treating the opiate addiction. Doctors are prescribing highly addictive methadone for pain just because it’s cheap, risking even more addictions. And methadone is now one of the top three overdose death drugs in the nation.

Obviously, methadone dependence is a widespread personal and social problem.

Today, Novus offers a real solution. Methadone dependent people, even on 200 mg or more a day, are coming to Novus from all over to get their methadone habit handled once and for all. Take a look at a methadone patient success story.

So, spread the truth about methadone detox – it’s happening every day, right here at Novus.

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methadone withdrawal: http://www.novusdetox.com/methadone-withdrawal-symptoms.php

methadone success stories: http://blog.novusdetox.com/2012/01/15/patient-success-story-successful-recovery-from-methadone-addiction/

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Abuse How To Recognize Drug Abuse So You Can Help A Co-worker Get The Drug Detox They Need

Substance abusers often exhibit similar signs and symptoms. Learning to recognize these symptoms can open the door to helping someone get the medical drug detox they need to save their life.

You often observe these symptoms as changes in a co-worker’s expected behavior. Things just don’t seem to be “normal” with that person any more.

If it’s a new employee, the signs may be trickier to spot because you haven’t observed that person before.
But the symptoms are still the same.

Remember, a drug detox program is always the first step in overcoming any drug addiction.

15 Common Signs Of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

1. Remember, a drug detox program is always the first step in overcoming any drug addiction.

2. Frequent or prolonged absences from work, usually without notification.

3. Excessive numbers of “sick days” without proper medical leave, with flimsy excuses and explanations.

4. Frequent, sometimes lengthy, trips to the bathroom or other areas where drugs could be stashed and/or consumed.

5. Frequent lateness or missed appointment times, production deadlines and meetings – again, with fishy-sounding excuses.

6. “Roller-coaster” work performance, swinging up and down between high and low productivity.

7. More than usual numbers of mistakes due to inattention, poor judgment and bad decisions.

8. Common tasks are requiring greater effort, taking more time, or seem to be more difficult, or causing the person more problems, than they used to.

9. Confusion, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating or recalling details and instructions.

10. Personal relations with co-workers are breaking down; the person is experiencing more frequent flare-ups, arguments, criticisms and bad feelings.

11. Unwilling to take responsibility  and now blames others for their own errors, misunderstandings, lapses in judgment and missed quotas or deadlines.

12. Unexplained deterioration in personal appearance and hygiene.

13. Wearing long sleeves when inappropriate, which could be hiding evidence of injection sites.

14. Personality changes such as mood swings, anxiety, depression, lack of impulse control, odd gestures, seeking isolation or to be “left alone”, and especially, any expression of suicidal thoughts or intentions.

15. Other workers are commenting on, or complaining about, the person’s attitude and behavior.

Ask Yourself This Question: What is my responsibility?

Drug addiction in the workplace threatens everyone’s livelihood, from the CEO all the way down to the lowest-paid employee. A drug-addled employee in some position of authority could make a decision that ruins or bankrupts the whole enterprise.

Therefore, everyone in the workplace shares some responsibility to be more aware of drug abuse on the job, and do something about it when it’s discovered.

Legal Responsibility

Everyone who lives in America shares a legal responsibility to uphold the laws of the land. This includes protecting society from drug peddlers who contribute to drug abuse, illness, addiction, broken families, lost careers and lost lives.

Ethical and Moral Responsibility

Everyone in America also shares an ethical and moral responsibility to help those around us when they need it most, such as getting into drug detox to save their lives and protect the safety and lives of others. To do otherwise is to place yourself, your family, your friends and your workplace at risk.

Non-production Threatens the Entire Enterprise

Owners, employees and agents of any enterprise owe their business their best efforts to help it flourish and prosper. Everyone’s best efforts are what drives a group to greater and greater success. It’s not just good for the enterprise – it benefits the paychecks and the future survival of every individual involved.

Those who fail to produce what they agreed to produce, as well as those who condone and turn a blind eye to non-production, are helping to bring that activity to ruin. They are taking money out of everyone’s pockets, including their own, and robbing the future of success.

We all know that drug abuse carries a constant threat to the abuser’s personal health and well-being, as well as to their family and their future success in life. Tens of thousands of people, from all walks of life, fall victim to prescription drugs and illegal street drugs every year.

Drug abuse costs society incalculable $billions in lost wages, lost production, and health care, legal and law enforcement costs. Yet thousands of people who have fallen victim to substance abuse do enter drug detox and rehab programs every year to try to salvage their lives. These people are making the supreme effort to recapture their lives. Their actions benefit all of us, however indirectly that may be. They deserve our unswerving help and support.

A Quick Review Of The Major Signs of Substance Abuse

The major signs of substance abuse and addiction seen in the workplace are:

  • Changes in behavior, ranging from suspicious to bizarre.
  • Inadequate explanations for odd behavior of any kind.
  • Deterioration in hygiene and personal appearance.
  • Decline in personal responsibility.

These symptoms could indicate other mental or emotional problems. But they are commonly the signs of drug addiction and substance abuse. If you observe any of them, a tactful follow up is definitely in order. If you know or suspect that a coworker is suffering from drug or alcohol dependence, don’t hesitate to call Novus Medical Detox Center of Pasco County, Florida, and speak to a professional counselor about the problem.

Drug and alcohol abuse is not something to be treated lightly. A safe, sensible medical drug detox, followed by drug rehab if needed, is the only way to a drug-free life, and to repair damaged relationships and recover a faltering career.

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Opiates

Every day of the year across America, countless people make a decision to get free of their opiate habit and get into an opiate detox program somewhere.

This is a momentous, life-changing decision to survive and live again. The last thing an opiate addict or abuser wants to hear is that now they have to wait to get started on a detox program.

People who decide to get off opiates want to get off opiates right now!

When people have to wait for a bed at a local detox clinic, or wait to get time off work, or wait to put the money together for a medically supervised private detox clinic (the best detox idea), it can be just too much waiting altogether.

The next thing you know, up pops the idea of a self detox or home detox – detoxing at home with no medical supervision to handle emergencies. It solves the “waiting” problem and seems convenient and inexpensive.

In fact, the very opposite is likely the case.

Self detox from opiates invites a lot of pain and likely failure

Self detox or home detox from opiates is a risky idea.

The main reasons involve a lot of unbearable pain and misery, and some serious dangers.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Lacrimation (tearing or crying)
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Yawning
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Restlessness
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupils
  • Muscle and bone pain

If someone is not in good health to start with – chronically malnourished, not properly hydrated, underlying heart or other conditions – only medical monitoring during withdrawal offers a decent chance of completing detox, or even staying alive.

As any opiate addict can tell you, “cold turkey” opiate and opioid detox is extremely painful. The word “uncomfortable” is a vast understatement, even if someone is trying to “taper off” over time.

The fact is, most people who try to detox from opiates on their own are unable to finish, and are driven back to drug abuse. Without proper medical support, self detox simply invites failure, or worse.

Rather than consider self detox or home detox, the best choice is a medical opiate detox. At Novus Medical Detox Center in Pasco County, Florida, advanced opiate / opioid medical detox protocols minimize or eliminate the excruciating pain of withdrawal.

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A recent bust at a mid-state middle school is shedding light on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teens.

Middle SchoolSeven students at Stewarts Creek Middle School of Rutherford County in Tennessee were expelled after a teacher caught them with prescription pills on campus. Rutherford County school officials said they have a strict zero tolerance policy.

It is reported that the students involved told school administrators they brought in two different kinds of medications. One is believed to have been a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The full story can be read here: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/13962869/middle-school-students-expelled-for-prescription-drugs

Novus Detox provides a highly successful substance abuse program. To get more information visit our website at www.novusdetox.com or call 1-866-631-3905.

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