Going on Offense Against Painkiller Abuse in NFL

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 21, 2014 Eight former professional football players are at the center of a class action suit filed against the National Football League. They claim the NFL illegally provided them with prescription painkillers without regard for their health, creating long-term complications including opioid abuse and

Rx Temptation in Your Medicine Cabinet

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 9, 2014 You can find a lot of news on prescription drugs these days, including opiate painkillers, the anti-anxiety meds known as benzodiazepines and drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The common elements among all of them: These prescription

Name the Epidemic: Opiates or AIDS?

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 3, 2014 One way to spur people to action is to come up with a scary comparison. Will this work? A new study shows that there are parallels in the current epidemic of opiate abuse with the beginnings of the AIDS/HIV epidemic 30 years

Don’t Let Addiction Start in Your Medicine Cabinet

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 24, 2013 Seeing the big picture of painkiller addiction starts with seeing that brown plastic bottle in your medicine cabinet. Has it stayed there long after you needed it? Is someone else dipping into it? You can say ‘no’ to that this weekend by

Now That’s a Smart Pill Bottle

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 25, 2013 According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 15,000 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers every year. That’s more than the number of cocaine and heroin overdoses put together. What can be done to prevent more deaths from prescription painkiller

Stopping Opiate Addiction Is Easier with Suboxone Treatment

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 11, 2012 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 14,800 prescription painkiller deaths in 2008. In about half of those deaths, the painkiller was used in combination with some other drug such as, alcohol, benzodiazepines and/or cocaine. The CDC

Opiates – The Number One Killer in Vermont

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 30, 2012 Vermont is experiencing an opiate epidemic with very few understanding what are opiates. Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn comments, “Opiates are the biggest killer in Vermont. Last year, more people died in Vermont from opiates than from automobile crashes and murders combined.” He

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 23, 2012 A growing number of teenagers are abusing prescription drugs under the pretenses that it is ok if a doctor prescribed them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for teens, they report that 7.7% of our youth ages 12-17 were