Prescription Drug Detox & Addiction Treatment

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Prescription drug addiction is rising dramatically across all segments of the population. The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Opiates (such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet), Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Valium), and Stimulants (such as Adderall and Ritalin). In 2005, a government report estimated that twenty percent of all Americans had

Dangerous Interaction: Medication and Substance Abuse

individual learning about medication and substance abuse

You may take medications for both physical and psychological ailments. But are you familiar with the dangerous interaction that medication and substance abuse can produce? You should know how alcohol and drugs impact the side effects, potency, and the overall effectiveness of your medication. Your addiction may even be the reason you are dependent on

Are Parents to Blame for Prescription Drug Abuse?

doctor and patient discussing prescription drug abuse

When you’re raising teenagers, it can be difficult navigating the topics of substance abuse and peer pressure. For some parents, discussing these topics head-on seems like the best approach. They believe that having conversations will help inform their loved one and prevent addiction. Other parents tend to choose to not talk to their teens about

The Pain of Addiction: Self-Harm and Opioids

The Lengths People Will Go Doctor shopping is a common way of trying to score painkillers. People in active addiction will visit numerous doctors and hospitals in an attempt to obtain multiple prescriptions for opioids. But medical facilities are aware of this practice and are suspicious when people present with symptoms for which the doctors

How Pain Pill Addiction Can Sneak Up on Anyone

Pain medication abuse is one of the fastest growing health issues in America. In the blink of an eye, what starts out as a solution for a specific medical problem can turn into a pain pill addiction. No one is suggesting that pain medications have no value, but patients with prescriptions for these drugs should