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America loves its drugs.  Maybe that’s why we are silent to the epidemic of addiction.  25 million Americans abuse something.   From prescription drugs, liquor, caffeine, heroin, a growing trend of free highs,  Americans are experts at self medicating and now our teens buy legal club drugs and herbs practically anywhere, including online.   Salvia is just that; a legal and available drug luring our youth into a culture of drug useSalvia, in fact, has very  negative implications even suicide.  A friend asked me recently, reflecting on Jared Loughner’s use of drugs if that could have contributed to his shooting rampage in Tucson.  I responded by saying the underlying cause was probably already there, i.e., some kind of mental issue, but who knows and is it worth the risk.   ABC News published a video in January of 2011 investigating the drug salvia.   Obviously, some pharmaceuticals may extract useful medicine from herbal drug sources, but the use of these drugs is just another road to addiction.  Individual’s   Addiction starts somewhere and habituating something one views as innocuous,  is a beginning.   This website is about lighting a fire under positive action away from an addictive society and the counter productive policies that keep Americans hooked.   Topic provided by Mary

Attention to all mothers of loved ones afflicted with addiction to prescription pain killers or heroin.   Tom at Recovery Helpdesk is asking you to answer 5 questions.  PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Florida’s treasure coast is a stretch of pacific beach from Sebastian to Palm Beach.  Tragic drug overdoses there, are not uncommon.  With little help from the state,  The St. Lucie Sheriff’s Department took  action following the loss of Jaclyn Kinkade, a local beauty, who found herself hooked on prescription  pain killers.   2010 treasure coast overdoses were recorded at 91.  In fact, all of Florida recorded  1270 overdose deaths in the fist half of 2010.   That’s 7 deaths per day.  What makes this alarming, is that, this is prescription drugs we are talking about.  In 2009, prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) was passed in Florida and it is on the chopping block.  The Florida Pain Clinic Society supports monitoring, however,  the  “less government is more” crowd led by Governor Scott’s opposition want to get rid of it.    42 other states have PDMP and States in the Southeast U.S. are frustrated with Florida’s position as the America’s biggest illegal prescription drug source.  links by JJ

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