In 2003, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that over six million Americans had used prescription medications for recreational purposes. Painkillers like OxyContin and Percoset are popular ...
As I have mentioned in several of my previous articles, addiction to opiates is chronic disease of the brain and should be managed as such. It is usually the result of a combination of by genetic, ps...
Perhaps you have heard the whispered term "Cheese" by your teenagers or their friends. You may have innocently thought that this was in simple reference to a simple trip to a local McDonald's restaura...
In Part One of this article I described the problems with traditional treatment of opiate addiction. Suboxone is a revolutionary alternative.Suboxone consists of two drugs; buprenorphine and naloxone...
Suboxone is a relatively new medication for opiate dependence that will result in a sea change in addiction treatment. Physicians currently prescribing suboxone are aware of the usefulness of this me...
When parents find out their kids are taking drugs it's difficult to know where to turn. Talking to them, pleading with them, cajoling them, screaming at them - nothing really works. But it's not b...
On August 18, 2006, only eighteen years old and three days away from her first day in college, Emily Jackson swallowed a single OxyContin tablet, and soon thereafter died. Emily is only one of hundred...
The tragic death of Malibu, CA, resident Christopher Quint recently from a lethal combination of alcohol and the benzodiazepine Xanax, illustrates the soaring epidemic of deaths across the country fro...
A real eye-opener for anyone interested in seeing what's going on across the country in the world of prescription drugs is to type the drug's name into a major search engine, such as Google or Yahoo. ...
Lawrence County, IN, is just one of many communities around the country participating in a nationwide prescription drug "take-back" program aimed at reducing the country's soaring rate of prescrip...