Category Archives: Prescription Drug Addiction

Teens, Young Adults and Opiate Addiction: How Does it Start?

It’s a terrible thing, but far too often these days, when a teen or young adult overdoses on an opiate drug, the parents didn’t even know there was a problem. Or maybe they did know there was a problem and … Continue reading

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One US State Rejects Database Aimed to Prevent Prescription Addiction

The non-medical use of prescription drugs is identified as the use of the drug for the feeling or experience the drug causes—the high.  The misuse of these powerful and potentially highly addictive drugs can involve taking too much or too … Continue reading

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Not Just Suburban Families Suffering from Painkiller Addiction

For the last several years, the mainstream media has been reporting on the way that painkiller addiction has been working its way into the homes of people who never would have used an illegal drug. This addiction was initiated by … Continue reading

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Just fifteen years ago, prescription drug abuse was a minor subject. Even ten years ago, it took a back seat to the routes to addiction we were used to. Alcohol and marijuana were the primary channels to addiction, not pills. … Continue reading

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Former NFL Players Sue the League for Misuse of Prescription Medications

This is not a blog post about the sport. It’s about the medical treatment of the players. It’s about the indiscriminate use of prescription medications to keep these players on the field at whatever cost to their physical and mental … Continue reading

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New Painkiller Zohydro May Be Next Big Addiction Risk

In light of the headlines in recent months involving the nationwide epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse and addiction, you might think that every possible effort is being made to crack down on this major public health problem in order to … Continue reading

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Twisting the Prescription Drug System for Profit

We all know the way the prescription painkiller distribution system is supposed to work. A person with real pain that reduces the quality of his (or her) life visits a properly licensed doctor. To help that patient with the pain … Continue reading

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A Growing Tragedy Manifests Itself in Addiction to Painkiller Medications

For many people, this addiction starts with the use of pain medication after an injury or surgery or maybe just a tooth extraction. The pain may be real in the beginning but the painkiller use goes on after the pain … Continue reading

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