The epidemic of opioid abuse, dependence, and overdose is a public health crisis. It is affecting people across the country from all areas and of all socioeconomic statuses. Adults are using opioids and the consequences are dire, but teens are also vulnerable. They are using prescription opioid painkillers and heroin, and they are mixing substances, … Continue reading The Dangers of Opioid Abuse in Teens
The Powerful Highly-Addictive Drug The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising doctors to cut back on the dose and length of opioid prescriptions for pain when possible. The agency released 12 recommendations for doctors and other health care prescribers in March. Prescription opioids are powerful, highly-addictive drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. … Continue reading Doctors Told to Drastically Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Pain
So Many Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Myths Although an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction it is still an often misunderstood disease. We have come a long way from the days when treatment for the alcoholic or addict consisted of strapping them to a table and waiting for withdrawals to stop, but … Continue reading Myths about Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
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While drug addiction is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only "certain groups", the data on prescription abuse tell another story. In fact, the CDC has termed such abuse as a “growing, deadly epidemic.” Prescription Drug Addictions Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered by a pharmacy, that doesn’t mean they are … Continue reading The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs Available
Painkillers Prescription painkillers, or opioids, are medications that reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and impact brain areas controlling emotion. When prescription drugs are taken as directed, they are usually safe. It requires a trained health care person, such as a doctor or nurse, to determine if the benefits of taking the medication … Continue reading Pill Addiction from the Pharmacy