A new report shows that the number of emergency department visits involving adverse reactions to the sleep medication zolpidem rose nearly 220 percent from 6,111 visits in 2005 to 19,487 visits in 2010….
…Zolpidem is an FDA-approved medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and is the active ingredient in drugs such as Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Zolpimist.
We’ve heard a lot about the dangers of “Spice” and “Bath Salts” over the past year. 2012 was the Year of the Synthetics, and much ado was made about them. Just how bad are they, really? Will they make you eat people’s faces? (No) Are they safe? (Maybe, sometimes) Are they a good idea (Not really). Here’s an article that every addict and recreational drug user needs to read, free of the media hype, and containing balanced information.
To begin with, bath salts—just like Spice and other cannabis spinoffs—are no longer legal. And many of the drugs found in bath salts appear to be addictive. Some carry known health hazards. And, although it was the desire to finesse drug testing that gave a major push to this new class of recreational chemicals, major bath salt ingredients can now be detected in routine urinalysis.
Sunrise Detox is about people, so we’d like to mention a few that we’re thankful for this holiday season.
We’re thankful for our dedicated people at Sunrise Detox in Lake Worth and New Jersey. We’re thankful for the professionals who worked to get Sunrise Detox Ft. Lauderdale up and running, and who helped us successfully pass our Joint Commission inspection last week. We’re thankful for our marketers and the folks who are busy preparing for our planned facilities elsewhere, especially the leaders who work so hard to help Sunrise grow and maintain its professional standards. We’re thankful for our housekeepers, maintenance, techs, nursing staff, therapists and office support personnel. Sunrise wouldn’t exist without you.
And we’re thankful for our clients. You are not only our reason for being, you are the measure of our success. We operate an unusual business, measured by the customers who don’t return. Each of you who walks out our doors carries our heartfelt wish that you succeed. Some of you go on to treatment and the 12-step rooms, and others choose different paths. Our hopes go with you all. We’re thankful, too, for those who do return to us — thankful that you made it back, that the disease of addiction was cheated one more time, and that you’ll have another chance.
So this holiday season, and especially on Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be grateful for. If we did a gratitude list, it would be far too long, so we simply say to all of you…
ScienceDaily (Oct. 29, 2012) — Male military veterans with a history of heavy alcohol use are more likely to seek treatment, later report better overall health and less depression than their civilian counterparts, according to new research…
Members of the addiction and treatment center industry showed up in support of The Recovery Network of Programs, which is a private, non-profit behavioral health provider in Connecticut serving economically disadvantaged/afflicted individuals.
The Golf Club at Oxford Greens
99 Country Club Road
Oxford, CT 06478
New York City Chapter 44th Annual Addictions Institute Conference
National Association of Social Workers
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th St. at Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10023
Sunrise Detox along with 33 other providers exhibited and sponsored the conference the theme Trauma and Addictions across the life cycle.