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Another Deadly Consequence of Prescription Drugs

Posted under Hydrocodone, MsContin, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

There’s nothing quite so sad as watching older people hobble around, living the last years of their life in pain and discomfort. What’s worse is knowing that much of their discomfort is from the prescription drugs they’re on. One drug for this, another for that, another for the side effects of those. And they’re still in pain. Probably feel like zombies. And the drugs, instead of making them better, are causing even more problems – including contributing to sometimes debilitating or fatal falls. more…

Good News for those Needing Prescription Drug Addiction Help in Kentucky

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

Now that more people in Kentucky are dying from prescription drug abuse and addiction than from car wrecks, lawmakers and a lot of other people are desperate to find ways to get the situation under control. Having more addiction help facilities and treatment programs available is one very good thing, but there’s a lot more more…

Prevent the Need for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help by Educating Your Kids Very Early

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Washington, Young People

Kids who drink a little or take drugs are much more likely to use them as much or even more when they go to university or college. Alcohol, and some drugs, are so acceptable in colleges that they are encouraged by the culture to step things up. As they do so, they’re even more likely more…

Prescription Drugs Turn People into Heroin Addicts

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Hydrocodone, MsContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee

Officials in Tennessee are predicting a surge in heroin addiction. Why? Is there a bumper crop of poppies in Afghanistan? Have the Mexican drug cartels pumped up their marketing efforts or lowered their heroin prices? No. It’s because there are so many people suffering from OxyContin addiction and addiction to other painkillers and prescription drugs, more…

Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drug Abuse – Before It Leads to Heroin Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Heroin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Xanax

An investigation in New Jersey is evaluating what causes young people to move from one drug to another – specifically, the relationship between prescription drugs and heroin. The investigation was motivated in part by a rise in both heroin and prescription drug deaths in the area. They’re hoping their findings will prevent these deaths and more…

Prescription Drug Addiction Problem? Get Addiction Help and Fight for Prescription Drug Monitoring.

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

Florida has the biggest prescription drug abuse problem in the country. Despite that, it does not have a prescription drug monitoring system that will help isolate those getting prescriptions for the purpose of reselling the drugs to others. The monitoring program could put dealers out of business and, for those who are dealing to support more…

Shoddy Treatment of Troops Leads to Prescription Drug Addiction and Deaths

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

I can’t help feeling angry when our troops – the guys and girls who are willing to give their lives for our country’s ideals – are treated with the worst kind of medicine there is: throwing dangerous prescription drugs at them to control their symptoms instead of finding real solutions to their problems. About 1/3 more…

One More Reason to Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs

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

Prescription drugs are turning out to be such a problem. People all over the U.S. are addicted to them or abusing them. When compared to street drug problems, more people are dying from prescription drugs, more end up in emergency rooms because of them, more people are showing up at rehab centers for addiction help, more…

Addiction Help for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

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

Janice Dickinson, the star and executive producer of the hit TV show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, had a panic attack on live TV while she was withdrawing from benzodiazepines. I’m not sure why Janice chose to make her addiction and withdrawal public – although she tends to discuss just about every intimate detail of more…

Hot Topic: Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted under Addiction Help, Prescription Drugs

In going through the news headlines on a daily basis, I see a lot of stories that have to do with illegal drug activity, underage drinking, mephedrone being banned in the UK, overdose deaths by Hollywood stars, etc, etc. I repeat – this is daily (sometimes hourly) news! But, I have to say that the more…

Prozac Popping Pilots Could Be Flying Your Plane!

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to lift a longstanding ban which will allow commercial pilots to fly while taking antidepressants. When I read this in the news, I shuttered at the thought of being completely at the mercy of a pilot, flying me around while on drugs! Apparently, there will be some restrictions more…

Accidental Overdose:Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson and Possibly Brittany Murphy?

Posted under Drug News

Just a few days ago, we learned that we’ve lost another star who suddenly died at way too young of an age. Brittany Murphy collapsed in her home over the weekend from what the Coroner has ruled to be “natural causes”, but there were many, many prescriptions found near her bed, in her name and more…

Obama's Health Care Plan Should Address Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted under Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

The only funeral director in Pineville, West Virgina, recently commented on the number of deaths caused by prescription drug overdoses – painkillers like OxyContin being the major problem. “If these people had died of the swine flu, we’d probably be making national headlines,” he said. Well, it does make national headlines – every day you can more…

Addiction Help for Performance-Enhancing Amphetamines

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin, Steroids

Performance-enhancing drugs are in the news again – this time it’s with sports, check out Why Isn’t There Nearly As Big A Fuss About Amphetamines In Baseball As There Is About Steroids? Some people have even suggested prescription painkillers should also be disallowed as, without them, some athletes couldn’t perform, hence, they’re performance-enhancing drugs. Amphetamines are more…

Will the People of Appalachia Ever Get Addiction Help?

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

I recently watched a documentary on the living conditions in the Appalachian mountains – West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The film crew followed the lives of a few different people in the area for about two years. One girl was the daughter of a drug addict (mother), another was a high school senior who was 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…

It's No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

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

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, more…

It’s No Surprise That Our Kids Need Addiction Help

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

If anyone’s wondering how the great America could have possibly gotten itself into the current mess, you might have a look at the amount of pharmaceutical drugs being taken. How can a country expect to be otherwise healthy when a huge percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, ‘study drugs’, painkillers, more…

Make 2009 Your Year to Get Rid of Pain Without Painkillers

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

The FDA is really between a rock and a hard place. They’re criticized for approving drugs too quickly, and criticized if they approve them too slowly. The current issue is Remoxy – a painkiller similar to OxyContin but which can’t be abused. Well, it can be abused: someone can take too much of it, take more…

One in Six Kids Use Medicine As Recreational Drugs

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

The new National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) monitoring the future survey was released yesterday. It’s a survey of kids in grades 8, 10 & 12 about their drug use. I don’t know how many kids who were asked if they take drugs denied it, but over 15% said they’ve abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. more…

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