Pepto Bismol’s 2011 Holiday campaign promotes over-eating. In AllTreatment.com’s recent article Addicted to Food I looked at the advertising which contributes to America’s addiction to food. This year the nation’s pink stomach relief medicine is hopping on board.This year’s Pepto-Bismol ads feature a party where the attendants have “overindulged” resulting in gastrointestinal distress. The ad tells viewers that eating makes them happy. Eating does make people happy…Momentarily. What the ad unintentionally shows is that overeating is usually followed by pain. Video: Pepto-Bismol Holiday Ad In the new commercial an actress near a large tray of shrimp says to an actor, “Every year, so much shrimp cocktail [...]
The chemicals found in bath salts have been banned by the DEA, but they can still be purchased on Amazon. The Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States has recently banned the three chemicals found in the designer drug “bath salts.” The emergency stopping power was applied to the manufacture and sale of mephedrone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone and methylone. Bath salts are marketed as “not for human consumption” avoiding drug laws, but their abuse has become widespread to the point of government intervention. The emergency ban was activated by the DEA for the next 12 months to give The Department of Health and Human Services time to [...]
80 year olds arrested for distributing cocaine! Grandpa transports 104 bricks and grandma goes to jail, again… This week an 87 year old man plead not guilty to transporting over 200 pounds of cocaine. He says he was forced to carry the $2.9 million worth of drugs at gun point. The old man was pulled over for improper lane use and refused to let officers search his vehicle. The officer’s canine searched the car and found the drugs. The man was silent at his court date. If convicted he faces up to ten years in prison. Which would make him 98 when he got out. [...]
Suboxone is capable of helping addicts detox from opiates. It does not need to be a long term maintenance program to be effective. If fact short term use gives a greater chance of true freedom from addiction. Suboxone is the newest major opiate withdrawl prescription. Doctors advise the drug be taken as a maintenance treatment. Long term use however is not necessary. Patients can rapidly detox off opiates using “Subs” as a stepping stone into true freedom from chemicals. Suboxone works through the chemicals buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opiate. The buprenorphine bonds stronger than all other opiates to the brain receptors, but doesn’t [...]
Director Darren Aronofsky just teamed up with The Meth Project on their latest social awareness media campaign. The Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream director is taking the campaign to a more dramatic level showing a picture of a beautiful teen destroyed by meth to the point of attempted suicide.
A new homemade compound opiod is killing mass numbers of Russian heroin addicts. Russia has more heroin users than any other country in the world. One-third of worldwide heroin deaths are Russian. Due to a cut off Afghan supply the drug’s cost has risen to up to 60 euros a dose. Junkies are being forced to find cheaper means of getting their fix. Russians have begun to manufacture a synthetic heroin known as “Krokodil” or crocodile. Krokodil is desomorphine, a synthetic opiate many times more powerful than heroin. Addicts generally make their own krokodil instead of buying it from a dealer. The ingredients are household chemicals and [...]
Pro-pot people could make their case much stronger if they stopped asserting that weed is harmless; it is not. Potential Harmful Effects of Smoking Weed: Laziness Addiction Effected sexual drive/performance: “stoner softie” Unhealthy lungs Also; pot is not the only answer to chronic pain issues. Marijuana legalization would give Americans more freedom. Freedom to choose the lives they want for themselves. Even though marijuana use has a number of negative consequences so do many other legal habits. Is smoking pot any more harmful than eating fast-food, watching TV, gossiping, or smoking cigarettes? People usually only harm themselves when smoking weed, therefore regulation shouldn’t be [...]
Street drugs have roots in the pharmacy. Some drugs like heroin and cocaine which today carry a strong stigma were once mass prescribed. Meth is still manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. Xanex, Oxy-Contin and Methadone are prescription drugs sold in the streets. Street drugs have always been made in the pharmaceutical lab first. Heroin and aspirin were invented by the same guy. A few days after aspirin went on the market he trademarked heroin as a cure for morphine addiction and as a cough syrup for children. Parker Davis a subsidiary of drug giant Pfizer was the first to sell cocaine. They even sold a cocaine injection kit. [...]