Friday, May 18, 2012

Prescription Drug Addiction

            Last year the St. Petersburg Times ran a series of articles entitled “If I Die Young”. One article focused on Stacy Nicholson and her battle with prescription drug addiction. The article chronicled her addiction, recovery, and journey through Drug Court in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Ms. Nicholson credits Judge Deanna Farnell and the Drug Court program with keeping her alive. Follow the link to read this inspiring article.

1 comment:

  1. Great article! Substance dependence is a group of symptoms that signify the continuous use of certain substances in spite of their harmful effects on the person’s cognition, body, and behaviors. Sometimes a person is not aware that he is already an alcoholic or a drug addict because he thought that it is just part of his lifestyle. This happens during the early stage of chemical dependence. So, when the person finally realizes that he is dependent on drugs or alcohol, it seems too late already to get rid of the habit without outside help. I suggest that at an early stage a person should check if he is already chemically dependent. For drug addicts, here’s a link to additional information about addiction and the signs and symptoms of drug addiction and withdrawal symptoms from different types of drugs:
    In addition, here’s a tool that will help you check if you’re already an alcoholic or not and the degree of your alcoholism:
    Don’t worry, the site isn’t selling anything. is only a directory of over 20,000 treatment centers, recovery doctors, halfway and sober houses in the US.