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Tag: prescription drug addiction

What are the most Effective Ways to Handle the Heroin Addiction Epidemic?

Dec 13, 2017
By now we’ve all heard that heroin abuse and addiction are still on the rise, leading to shockingly high numbers of overdoses. According to the CDC, between 2002 and 2013,...

On the Campaign Trail: Hillary Clinton Proposes Spending More Money to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Sep 2, 2015
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants to spend $10 billion in new federal grants to combat drug and alcohol addiction. She, like several other candidates, has talked openly about wanting to find...

New Study Again Shows Widespread Misuse of Prescription Painkillers

May 25, 2015
A new review, published in the April edition of the journal Pain, reiterates just how big of a problem prescription drug abuse really is in America. According to the study,...

What Should Parents Do if they Suspect Prescription Drug Abuse?

May 23, 2015
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in America, and despite warnings, many teens still want to experiment with prescription drugs. As a parent, it is important to learn about...

The Problem with Prescription Drugs

May 20, 2015
We have all heard that prescription drug abuse is dangerous and is an epidemic in our country. Many people, especially teens and young adults, still don’t understand just how big...

Indiana Battling AIDS Epidemic Due to Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Apr 14, 2015
The state of Indiana is fighting a battle against AIDS. The number of cases in the state has skyrocketed this year, mostly due to the large number of individuals abusing...

Narcan Available at Local Pharmacies

Apr 11, 2015
The opiate antidote, Narcan, is now available at major pharmacies without a prescription. The drug has been used by first responders and given to some civilians in recent years, but...

Is there a Magic Bullet for Opiate Addiction?

Mar 24, 2015
Researchers are always looking for ways to help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. A new medication, Vivitrol, is being used in certain treatment programs to help individuals that...

Wise Prescription Management is Key to Battling the Opiate Addiction Epidemic

Feb 11, 2015
The newest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies prescription drug abuse as an epidemic in America. It also points to the growing number of physicians...

Philadelphia Has An Awesome Prescription Prevention Program

Feb 27, 2014
Philadelphia was recently recognized for working toward prescription drug abuse prevention among teens. The city’s drug prevention program was acknowledged this month at a U.S. Conference of Mayors, held in...
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