PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Ren in Prescription drug abuse
March 11, 2020

Overdoses on the Rise—Prescription Drugs are a Major Concern for Teens

It’s important to make sure that teens and young adults have the best shot at a healthy, happy life. A big part of that means making sure they don’t experiment with drugs and alcohol. But when overdoses are on the rise, parents should implement new strategies to keep their sons and daughters safe.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
December 14, 2018

The CDC on Ethical Prescribing—How We are Going to Lower the Overprescribing of Opioid Drugs

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, more than eleven million, five-hundred thousand people misused opioid prescription pain reliever medications in 2016.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
August 26, 2018

Vital Information for Parents: How to Protect Your Kids from Opioid Addiction

In some ways, it’s the toughest environment ever in which to raise children. Sure, there were more deadly diseases before antibiotics and clean water. But in earlier times, there weren’t as many ways to lose your children to drugs or alcohol.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
August 23, 2018

In California, A Coroner’s Letter Changes How Doctors Prescribe Opioids

It seems like a small thing, just letters from a county coroner to 388 California medical doctors, telling them that one of their patients died from a prescription drug overdose. But this simple step subsequently reduced the number of opioid prescriptions handed out by these doctors. Overcoming our opioid epidemic is going to take many of these small steps.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
July 17, 2018

Painkiller Abuse has Long-Term Health Consequences

It is no mystery to anyone that the use and abuse of painkiller drugs, for self-medicative or recreational reasons, is an extremely unhealthy choice. This is no mystery to us.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
June 28, 2018

Prescription Drug Abuse Across the States; Areas Most Affected

The United States is the land of the free, the home of the brave, where all men, women, and children are treated equally. Yet, when it comes to substance abuse and the nation’s 21st-century drug addiction epidemic, it would not seem that equality is the keynote of the crisis.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
April 8, 2018

While Other Substance Abuse Trends Amongst Teens Fall, Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrockets

Since the turn of the century, drug abuse and alcoholism have more or less reduced amongst young adult, teen, and adolescent age demographics. This is something to be proud of, as the 1980s and 1990s saw some of the worst substance abuse habits amongst young people.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
February 28, 2018

How Your Tax Dollars Finance the Opioid Epidemic

The average American would be horrified to think of his hard-earned money, his tax dollars supporting anything as insidious and destructive as the current epidemic of opioid use and overdose.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
February 20, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Infiltrates America’s Farmlands

You might think the great farms in America’s heartlands are the last places that drug addiction or overdose deaths would be problems. A recent survey of rural communities proves that even these areas have been infiltrated.

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Karen in Prescription drug abuse
December 3, 2017

Is Our “Pill-For-Everything” Mentality Damaging Our Young Adults?

On college campuses, the misuse of prescription painkillers, stimulants and alcohol has forced schools to rally around those in recovery. But why are so many students having this problem?

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