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Moms on Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Percocet, Xanax

A recent news article said suburban moms are popping pills like Xanax and Percocet ‘just to get through the day.’ Most probably don’t realize they need addiction help. It’s up to family members and friends to get them that help.

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Addiction Help Needed for Florida Prescription Drug Users

Posted under Addiction Help, Florida, Oxycodone, Percocet, Prescription Drugs

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office has recently stated that “prescription drug abuse has become more fatal than abuse of illegal street drugs”. The top two drugs that people overdose on in Tampa, FL are Oxycodone (which can be formulated as Percocet and OxyContin) and Methadone used to “treat” heroin addiction and for chronic pain. more…

Darvon Being Banned – Heads up For Addiction Help Services

Posted under Addiction Help, Darvon, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Painkillers, Percocet, Percodan, Prescription Drugs

OxyContin, hydrocodone, Percocet, Vicodin, Percodan and all the other addictive painkillers get so much attention these days that we never even hear Darvon mentioned. But 20 million prescriptions are written for it every year, despite the horror stories about addiction (and suicides!) and the drug’s apparent lack of effectiveness. The drug now includes acetaminophin  (the equivalent of more…

Here’s Why People Need Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Painkillers, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin

$79 billion – that’s the latest figure on the profits of Big Pharma – the nation’s biggest drug dealer. And most of the money they’re making now comes from addictive drugs  – as is evidenced by the fact that many facilities offering addiction help are servicing more people for prescription drug addiction, dependency and abuse 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…

Is Addiction Help Needed for Your Kids? Don’t Be Too Quick to Assume the Best.

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

Every day there are news stories about OxyContin addiction. Jennifer is 16 years old. She’s finally getting the addiction help she needs, but she had already been taking drugs for three years by the time she got treatment. She started with marijuana at 13, moved onto alcohol but didn’t like it, then tried Vicodin and more…

Addiction Help for Cheerleaders – Parents Might Need to Wake Up

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

If you are the parents of a cheerleader you might want to examine whether your daughter or son needs addiction help. “In 2005 NCAA colleges noted that one quarter of their insurance claims involved cheerleaders injured in sporting events,” according to a recent review of  Lisa Torgovnick’s book, ‘CHEER! THREE TEAMS’ QUEST FOR COLLEGE CHEERLEADING’S more…

Where is the Addiction Help They Need in West Virginia?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, West Virginia

When will Purdue Pharmacy and the other manufacturers of painkillers step forward to help the thousands of people who became addicted to OxyContin, Percocet or Vicodin? “Nearly a decade after OxyContin slammed into southwestern Virginia and much of Appalachia, the abuse of prescription painkillers in the region is worse the ever, police and public officials more…

Addiction Help and the New Breed of Drug Dealer in Indiana

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Indiana, Morphine, Percocet, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Valium, Xanax

Montgomery County Superior Court sentenced Henry Martin Kolep to 10 years in prison for dealing in prescription drugs. His customers could have been buying Ritalin, Adderall, methadone, OxyContin, Percocet, Morphine, Xanax, Valium or any other prescription drug – all of which are Schedule II substances according to the DEA and, of course, very dangerous. They more…

Will More Addiction Help Be Needed as Heroin Production Increases?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Opiates, Percocet, Prescription Drugs

Addiction help is needed by tens of thousands of people who are addicted to or dependent on prescription drugs. Those drugs certainly include OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Lortab, to name a few. But as prescriptions run out and Afghanistan produces more heroin, how many people with prescription drug addiction and dependency will turn to heroin more…

Prescriptions for Drug Rehab Instead of Drugs Might Help Prescription Drug Addiction Problem

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Percocet, Percodan, Prescription Drugs

I read an article in The Facts about the extent of prescription drug addiction, specifically painkillers, in the U.S. When I worked in a drug rehab facility the biggest problems were heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. They’re still big problems – it hasn’t gotten any better – but, according to that article, even in 2003 there more…

Prescription Drug Rehab Still a Growing Need

Posted under Drug Rehab, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Percocet

The number of people seeking drug rehab for abuse of prescription painkillers continues to escalate. In fact, there was a 9 percent increase between 2004 and 2005, to 64,120 rehab admissions. These statistics were provided by the annual Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and includes nearly more…