Monday, June 20, 2011

A Drug Free World

Okay, as promised I am back with good news about what is going on. Recently I have been hired by a company called Consumer Energy Solutions and I am very excited about this, what’s more exciting is what I was hired to do!

Basically the President Jim Mathers (Picture above) and the CEO Patrick Clouden have recently taken upon sponsoring the Foundation for a drug free world, they actively use and promote this program and since they are a local Florida company they are well aware of the proliferation of drugs within Florida in the past years (Especially the prescription opiates and benzodiazepines)

SO since I am so passionate about educating and making the truth known about drugs, especially when it comes to kids and teens they have now hired me to go out and represent the company when doing lectures and getting the word out to our local community and our own backyard. I think that this is amazing that a company has enough responsibility to actually forward a message as important as this one, and they are doing it all on their own. I am actually lucky to work for wonderful and caring humanitarians such as them.

You should check out the foundation for a drug free world if you haven’t already as I am telling you THIS is the way to educate the children of the future. The way that it breaks down is very simple and there is a very well made DVD that goes with it and I can attest that kids watch it and like it and will re-watch it, ALL ON THEIR OWN! There are very few programs and drug education type materials that will have this type of an effect.

so that they can make their own decisions as to whether or not they do drugs and I don’t know about you but I think that this is a very important factor to have in today’s society.

What do you think? I’m really excited!

Later - Monty

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Well HELLO There!

Guess who is back!?!?!

Thats right, I AM!! :)

I have Missed all of you, and I have stayed busy but I have come to the realization that enjoyed doing this blog before and that it was time for me to buckle down and get typing.

I have some cool ideas that I think I will publish shortly.

Later - Monty

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St Patricks day!!!

St. Patrick's Day is with us,

The day when all that's seen

To right and left and everywhere

Is green, green, green!

And Irish tunes they whistle

And Irish songs they sing,

To-day each Irish lad walks out

As proud as any king.

I'll wear a four-leaf shamrock

In my coat, the glad day through,

For my father and mother are Irish

And I am Irish too!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The "Deadly" truth about opiates

I know that I have been spending a lot of my time writing about drugs etc recently, but I feel that this is a responsibility that I must take on as I have been working at a medical detox facility in Florida called Novus and we get people off drugs. The most prevalent drugs that I see in people coming to get clean are the use of "legal" opiates and some illegal as well. Oxycodone (Percodan), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Raw Opium, Opium, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Methadone (Dolophine) and the list goes on... Oh and if purdue pharma has there way then a new one called remoxy.

"Possible" Effects of Opiates:

I put the above in parenthesis as I see these things happening all the time when people are coming off drugs and it is NOT fun for the user at all and so to me it should be classed as more than just "possible" effects...

General effects of narcotic analgesics include: sedation, slowed reflexes, raspy speech, sluggish "rubber-like" movements, slowed breathing, cold skin, and possible vomiting. However, as a user continues to abuse narcotic analgesics he or she will build a tolerance to the drug, therefore causing the effects to diminish. Heroin, a very strong narcotic depressant, completely destroys the users ability to reason. Its synthetic form, known as "designer drug" has been proven to be even more deadly and addictive. If the abuser wishes to maintain the same effect, he or she will have to take steadily larger doses as the tolerance develops.

Heroin users generally experience certain psychological effects immediately after injection. These include a feeling of euphoria: relief from withdrawal symptoms: and, relief from pain. Physical effects, if they are evident at all, typically will become evident after 15-30 minutes. Physical effects may not be evident if the user is tolerant and has taken a normal dose. With new users, the physical effects include: nodding off, poor motor coordination, depressed reflexes, and slow breathing.

If a user is addicted to opiates he or she will suffer withdrawal symptoms if they don't receive another dose, or "fix", before the drug is completely out of their system. Withdrawal effects can be chills, aches of the muscles and joints, nausea and insomnia. These symptoms normally start 4-6 hours after the last dosage of the drug. The withdrawal signs and symptoms intensify from 14-24 hours following the injection, and may be accompanied by gooseflesh, slight tremors, loss of appetite and dilation of the pupils. Approximately 24-36 hours since the last "fix", the addict experiences insomnia, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, depression and hot/cold flashes. Withdrawal signs and symptoms generally reach their peak after 2-3 days. At this point, the addict usually experiences muscular and abdominal cramps, elevated temperature and severe tremors and twitching. This twitching, especially of the legs, is referred to in the expression "kickin' the habit". The addict is very nauseated at this time, may gag and vomit repeatedly, and may lose 10-15 pounds within 24 hours.

Signs of an overdose of narcotic analgesics are depress respiration, slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, possible coma and death.
So I know that that your friends might tell you how cool it is and if your doing it yes you might enjoy the "high" BUT when you decide to stop it is going to be an extremely wild and un-fun ride so why get into it into the first place...

So I hope that you can use this information in your life as I see a lot of people that I work with do not realize just how hard it is to get off these legal and illegal opiates.

Later - Monty

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Moose or Ostrich?

I have a dog... Funny thing is that his name is Moose" but as you can see from the picture I am starting to think that the more apt name would be "Ostrich" as this is exactly what they do when there scared... dig a hole in the ground and stick there head in it.

Crazy to think that if I took him to some pet doctors they would tell me that he is confused as to who he is and should be put on Pet Prozac...

Anyhoo - This picture was taken this morning when the beloved dog was on a walk and there are lots of desert tortoises around where he walks and so he was trying to dig into their hole and get them.

Don't you worry his hard work did not pay off and he got no turtle.

Well, that's it for now. Feel free to let me know anything.

Later - Monty

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Ban Oxy-Contin" Petition

Hello All!

I have a exciting petition that I need your help in not only signing it but getting it promoted, and this is on the banning of oxy-contin, this drug is evil and is killing thousands and thousands of innocent people a year. This has got to stop and that depends upon the work and actions of people like you and me.

Below is the context of the petition...

"OxyContin has been implicated in thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of addictions since the FDA approved it in 1995.

OxyContin is molecularly almost identical and acts in the body in the same manner as heroin.

OxyContin has become the substitute for heroin on our streets in America.

Heroin was a legal drug in the United States until 1914 and our forefathers took action against its damaging effects.

OxyContin was unwittingly approved by the FDA as a way to help people suffering chronic pain that Purdue Pharma indicated was not as addictive as some alternatives.

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and three executives of the company pled guilty to lying about the addictive qualities of OxyContin and paid a fine of $680 million.

Even though the companys admitted lies have been a part of thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of addictions, no Purdue executive went to jail and the FDA has allowed OxyContin to remain on the market.

There are other products as effective as OxyContin at controlling pain But none with the overt history of abuse and misrepresentation as OxyContin.

OxyContin is the virus that started an epidemic of addiction and death that has infected every community in America.

The FDA must eliminate the virus that started the damage and destruction from a drug that is interchangeable with heroin.

It is time for the FDA to remove OxyContin from the marketplace.

By signing this petition, you are requesting the FDA to immediately ban the distribution of OxyContin to new patients. You are asking the FDA to create a compassionate program to be put in place for the relatively small numbers who are presently taking OxyContin that cannot be switched to another opioid. The compassion we feel for those in pain can be achieved without OxyContin."

Click here and it will route you to the petition...

Thanks and lets get everyone signing it, it takes about 20 seconds... seriously, who does not have 20 seconds spare for this good humanitarian deed... :)

Later - Monty