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Drug Wholesalers Are Fuelling Prescription Drug Epidemic

Posted under Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Philadelphia Teamsters think they’ve got at least part of the answer as to why they have a prescription drug epidemic in their area – drug wholesalers. They’re referencing the lawsuit against AmerisourceBergen and other wholesalers, filed because they sent 9 million pills to one West Virginia town with a population of only 400 over a two-year period. That would mean each person in the town – including 3-month old babies – took 22,500 pills, that’s 31 pills a day for two years. Not likely. But what is happening to those pills?

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Wolf Signs in New PA Law to Control Designer Drugs

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Have you heard of designer drugs?  Basically, they’re drugs that are made in a lab – usually something seedy – to mimic or give a reaction similar to another drug that is already controlled by the government, pronounced legal or illegal, and designated as to the degree of danger it poses. However, they’re not the actual drugs and, in fact, aren’t chemically identical to any known drug – which means you don’t really know what’s in them or how you’ll react to them. It also means they’re legal – no matter how much damage they cause. more…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season – Especially in these Cities

Posted under Alcohol, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to stay safe over New Year’s Eve this year, be aware that some cities are far worse than others. In fact, here are the 25 drunkest cities in America – the worst cities to be out on during the holiday season. 1. Boston, MASS. 2. Norfolk, VA 3. Milwaukee, WI 4. Charleston, more…

Alcohol Abuse in Party Schools – Going to College Can Be Dangerous

Posted under Adderall, Alcohol, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ritalin, Texas, Treatment, West Virginia

Parents are excited when their kids go off to college, but they are also a little worried. How will their young man or woman cope with being away from home? Will they do well? Will they behave themselves? Will they get involved in things that might cause them trouble? Now, more than ever, that is more…

Addiction Help Programs Abusing Suboxone

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Pennsylvania

Suboxone is all over the news these days. It’s possible that many people looking for help with drug addiction – specifically opiates like OxyContin and heroin – will be advised to take suboxone for several months. Dr. George Woody of the University of Pennsylvania did a study that found that if kids (the study was on 15 to more…

Addiction Help Facility Under Investigation After Methadone Death

Posted under Addiction Help, Methadone, Pennsylvania

The recent death of a 16-year-old girl provides an excellent example of why people have to be warned about the dangers of methadone: Two girls living at a facility for teen substance abuser stole methadone from an employee. Not getting high as they had obviously expected to, the girls continued to take more methadone throughout more…

Addiction Help Services Will Soon Be More in Demand at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted under Addiction Help, Pennsylvania

Here’s the million dollar question for today: Why does the University of Pennsylvania want more people on drugs?  On one side we have sites like Addiction Help Services trying to help people stop using drugs and alcohol, surveys such as the Monitoring the Future Survey, the DEA and local law enforcement trying to end drug more…

The Need for Addiction Help In Pennsylvania Has Reached All Time High

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Pennsylvania

Hanover Hospital, in Hanover PA, sponsored a ‘town hall’ meeting to educate residents on Hanover’s drug problems. With 30 percent of police department calls directly related to drugs, and 60 – 70 percent indirectly related, Hanover Police Chief Randy Whitson expected a full house. “This room, with the problem that we have, should be standing-room more…

Addiction Help in Pennsylvania – Toads Back in the News

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Hallucinogen, Pennsylvania, Xanax

Pennsylvania has a small population of drug users that can use addiction help. We are not talking about prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Xanax or Vicodin. We’re not even talking about the common illegal drugs. We’re talking about toad licking. And anyone who would go to those extremes to get high needs addiction help. That’s more…

Addiction Help Needed in Pennsylvania as Methadone-Related Deaths Soar

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Painkillers, Pennsylvania, Prescription Drugs

The addiction help needed by methadone users is coming too late. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,000 people died from methadone overdoses during 2004. And that’s just methadone, how many more deaths are caused by prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin or Lortab? Whatever the number, for every more…

Addiction Help Needed by Pennsylvania Doctors

Posted under Addiction Help, Hydrocodone, Pennsylvania

Drug addiction among doctors has received considerable attention in recent months. Usually the addiction has gone on for months or years, and the docs have already endangered the lives of several patients before anything is done to ensure they get the addiction help they need. Most recently, a doctor in Pennsylvania who was addicted to hydrocodone, an more…

Drug Addiction Can Be Beaten

Posted under Drug Rehab, Marijuana, Pennsylvania

A year ago David Fetterer’s life was plunging further and further into desperation as a result of his marijuana addiction. But instead of giving up and losing his wife and children, he cheeked into a drug rehab center and beat his addiction. Now he is one of five Pennsylvanians who are being honored for turning more…