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Are Your Old Drugs Causing Someone Else's Need for Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Your unused medication may be causing illness, and worse, for yourself and others. The drugs could be taken by mistake when they’re no longer needed or prescription painkillers, tranquiliers, sedatives and stimulants can be taken from the medicine cabinet by others in the family and could lead to them needing addiction help. The White House guidelines on more…

Why Is Addiction Help Needed So Often for Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

When there’s a problem with a drug, it’s up to the public and doctors to report it so they FDA can pull the drug off the market or issue warnings to the public about it. However, even though one in six Americans experienced a drug side effect serious enough to send them to their doctor more…

Is More Addiction Help Coming at the University of Maryland

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Maryland, Prescription Drugs

It looks like the University of Maryland is jumping on the bandwagon of colleges taking a proactive approach at getting rid of prescription drug abuse among college students. We need way more of this – or we’re going to need way more addiction help on the campus. Or kids kids kicked out of school. University more…

Get Immediate Addiction Help If Your Kids Take ANY Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

New federal statistics show that teens are using fewer illegal drugs. In 2007 9.5% of the kids used illegal drugs, compared to 11.6% in 2002. However, this may be offset by an increase in prescription drug addiction and abuse – which is now driving as many people to get addiction help as illegal drugs.  The more…

Addiction Help Needed by 1 in 100 Nurses

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, South Carolina

You would think that medical personnel would be aware of the dangers of prescription drugs. But, on second thought, they epitomize the medical paradigm and it’s logical that the first place they’d look to solve their problems is in the medicine cabinet – which is probably why so many are in need of addiction help. more…

Addiction Help – If You're Taking Prescription Drugs, You Might Need It

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Having listened to Obama speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention I can’t help but hope he will actually make some of the changes needed in this country to help eliminate the real sources of drug addiction and make sure people get the addiction help they need. Many people don’t realize that they have a more…

Federal Addiction Help is Not Hitting the Nail on the Head

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

I don’t watch an awful lot of television but I read the White House press release today about National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month – it’s September – and wondered in just what media the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign is being run. If it’s been on television, there certainly hasn’t been enough of more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Is Methadone Treatment Stopping Addiction?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Methadone, Minnesota, Prescription Drugs

In the town of Fort Frances, Ontario, just across the border from Minnesota, there are about 60 people on methadone maintenance. Last year there were seven. The town has a population of a little over 8,000. According to a local pharmacist, more and more Fort Frances residents who have trouble ending their addiction to heroin, more…

Get Addiction Help for Teens and Young Adults Using Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Valium, Xanax

“This is the age of medication”, said Dr. Steven Jaffe. “I have a thousand parents who say, ‘I didn’t know how much my child was into.” That’s right. They’re really into medication – the kind they find in their own homes, steal from the family medicine cabinet and share with their friends. And the number more…

Fewer Would Need Addiction Help If Schools Tested for Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Saturn Noriega, writer, CEO andformer Chicago politican, wrote an article recently in which he referred to “America’s fastest growing problem – an insatiable hunger for illegal drugs. ” The article praises drug testing in schools as a way to ‘help protect the innocent and straighten out the guilty’ before they wind up in jail or more…

Drug Addiction Treatment – Not Methadone, Says Russia

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

Ever since Russia opened up to the rest of the world, the country has had a drug problem. Russia has been corrupt in several ways for a long time, but drugs was not one of them. Now they have a heroin addiction problem. Some drug ‘specialists’ in Russia are advocating methadone treatment, but most consider more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Treatment

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Addiction Help on the Radio – Larry G's Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Treatment

Make sure you listen to Larry G’s Prescription Drug Addiction radio show this Sunday. We’ll be hearing from pharmacists (Larry G’s profession for 30 years) with their take on the prescription drug epidemic and what can be done about it. Maybe this show will motivate people to get the addiction help they need, and preventing addiction more…

Always Find Addiction Help When Prescription Drugs Are a Problem

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Treatment

“People using these (prescription drugs) recreationally have no idea what they’re getting into,” emergency room physician Dr. Lawrence Wilson commented after yet another Texas prescription drug death. One more reason to ensure that anyone taking prescription drugs gets the addiction help they need before they, too, end up in the hospital or the morgue. The patient in more…

When Is Addiction Help Needed?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Intervention, Prescription Drugs

I realized something today – people don’t understand addiction well enough to know when someone they know is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Here’s an interesting article about recognizing drug addiction that might shed some light on it. The article defines drug addiction as “the compulsive and continued use of a drug, or the loss more…

Addiction Help Needed? 4.5 Millions Teens Are Headed in That Direction.

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Anyone who’s been a teenager knows that it can be kind of tough. It’s can be very hard to hold your own – be who you are – under peer pressure. What makes it even harder is that many kids don’t really know who they are yet. They’re like leaves blown by the wind. One of more…

Tyler's Drug Addiction Help Was for Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Steve Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, has been very out-spoken against drugs for a couple of decades now. When he checked into a rehab center to get drug addiction help, it was a big surprise. How could this happen to someone so obviously against drugs, who hasn’t taken anything in 20 years? Tyler recently revealed more…

Do You Need Drug Addiction Help?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

If you think you may have a drug problem, you’re probably right. But there are some people who aren’t sure whether they have one or not. And they should find out as soon as possible so they can do something about it and get some addiction help. How do you figure out whether your problem is more…

Addiction Help Services Could Have Saved the Life of Another Model Kid

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Young People

Here is the heartbreaking story of a man whose 17-year-old son died from a drug overdose. The boy, Harrison, was the model kid. He and his dad had great rapport, they had a great family, but Harrison took a prescription painkiller, the same kind that are in the medicine cabinets of 10s of millions of homes more…

Need Addiction Help? More People Should Watch This Ad Campaign

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

Parents, watch this video.  It’s part of a campaign created by five women whose kids died from prescription drug addiction. We don’t know the full story. We don’t know if they had already tried to get addiction help services. We just know they’re dead. Look at the parents in these videos. Yes, it’s probably true more…

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