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One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Minnesota, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

Addiction Help for Heroin Replaces OxyContin in Virginia

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, West Virginia

Heroin is on the rise in Northwestern Virigina. One of the areas hit hardest by the scandalous promotion of OxyContin as less addictive than other prescription painkillers, Virginia residents are now turing to heroin to satisfy their OxyContin addiction. Drug addiction help services previously dealing with OxyContin addiction will now be battling heroin addiction instead. more…

Addiction Help for OxyContin Could Save Lives in Atlanta

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

In a period of just three months, 16 people died from drug overdoses in Barrow County, Georgia. 13 of them died from an overdose of prescription drugs and the majority of those were related to OxyContin. Many of those lives could have been saved if they’d received the addiction help they needed. A prescription drug more…

Needing Addiction Help for OxyContin Dependency is not the FDA’s Problem

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

If you started taking OxyContin and ended up needing drug addiction help for any reason, here is what the FDA has to say: “The fact that the sponsor misrepresented OxyContin’s addictive potential does not negate the findings of safety and effectiveness of the drug when used properly.” That’s from Susan Cruzan, FDA spokeswoman. In case more…

Addiction Help and Drug Education for OxyContin

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee

This is a follow up to yesterday’s blog about the four students from Ringgold High School in Catoosa County, Tennessee. Timothy Lebron Smith died from an overdose after taking four 80mg pills. Pharmacists have reminded me that OxyContin was originally marketed for terminally ill cancer patients in extreme pain. It seems that the purpose for more…

Will Drug Rehab Be Made Available to OxyContin Abusers and Addicts?

Posted under Drug Rehab, OxyContin

Now that OxyContin has formally been acknowledged by its manufacturers Purdue Pharm as having a high risk factor for abuse and addiction, what will be done for those who have suffered damage from the drug and may well need drug rehab? Many people start taking OxyContin when it’s prescribed by doctor as a pain reliever. more…

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