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Return-To-Play Culture Causing Drug Addiction in Sports

Posted under Addiction Help, Crack Cocaine, OxyContin, Percodan

Mike Richards, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and more recently with the Los Angeles Kings, had his contract voided last week because he had allegedly used illegal means to get OxyContin. His $69 million contract was for 12 years; he had fulfilled 5. I hate to see another athlete bite the dust because of drugs – but whose fault is it, really? 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…

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…