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Painkiller Sales Soar

It’s a warning as pertinent to parents as it is to patients under a doctor’s care. Be warned that soaring sales of painkillers across the country indicates that so many of these drugs are in circulation that millions of people … Continue reading

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Opiate Addiction on the Increase Now that Prescription Drugs are Harder to Get

For the last decade or so, agencies like the National Institute on Drug Abuse have reported on increases in prescription drug abuses by America’s young people. By the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, prescription drug abuse among … Continue reading

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What Will Stop the Increase in Teen Prescription Drug Use?

The recent Monitoring the Future report on young adult and teen prescription drug use makes it very clear that not enough effective actions are being taken to convince young people to avoid abuse of prescription drugs. The 2011 edition of … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Abuse…A Spreading American Addiction

Ever since physicians have been able to prescribe narcotic painkillers, some Americans have taken more than is safe and have found themselves physically and emotionally addicted to these drugs. Americans have a history to abuse opiate painkillers when they have … Continue reading

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Colleges Turn Out to Offer Dangers as Well as Educations

The image of a young person, eighteen or so years old, heading off to college is one filled with hope and dreams of accomplishments and future careers. Parents look at their child going off to college with pride, but if … Continue reading

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Teens’ Secret Use of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Can Lead to Need for Alcohol Abuse Rehab

In far too many families, even good and caring families, there can be a gulf separating parents from their teenaged children. Parents want to protect and counsel their children through difficult decisions. Teenagers want their privacy and want to try … Continue reading

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Does America’s Academic Culture Practically Demand Addictive Drug Use?

When parents send their children off to college, few of them expect those children to become dependent on prescription drug abuse in order to succeed. After all, the earlier generation didn’t have pharmaceutical aids in such profusion. But on campus … Continue reading

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