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You Can Now Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Vicodin

I recently looked in a friend’s medicine cabinet and saw about a dozen bottles of prescription drugs, some of which were six years old. And none of which were currently being taken. Fortunately, there are no young people in this friend’s environment. But had there been, there’s a 40 percent chance the drugs would have started someone off on a very dangerous path. But how could he have gotten rid of them safely?

If he’d put them in the trash, there’s a possibility they might be found. And used. If he’d flushed them down the toilet, he would be polluting our water – the water fish swim in it (and we eat them), we drink it, and so on. When you unleash prescription drugs on the environment, everyone is affected. 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…

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…

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…

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…