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Father of former addict donates time to teach others how to... - WDIV Detroit

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-29 21:30

WDIV Detroit

Father of former addict donates time to teach others how to...
WDIV Detroit
John Mattarella donates his time to teaching people how to use Narcan, the drug that can temporarily block the effects of opioids such as prescription pain pills and heroin. He does it because he knows firsthand the difficulties and struggle that comes ...

With opioid deaths on the rise, KC's VML partners with First Call to end the shame of addiction - KSHB

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-29 13:56

KSHB

With opioid deaths on the rise, KC's VML partners with First Call to end the shame of addiction
KSHB
That's when the patient looks for black market pain pills. They're really expensive. So addicted and without many options, prescription pill addicts turn to heroin, which costs a quarter of the price. This is when the addiction can become fatal because ...

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Ohio lawmakers push opioid prescription restrictions, online addiction counseling - cleveland.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2017-03-29 11:26

cleveland.com

Ohio lawmakers push opioid prescription restrictions, online addiction counseling
cleveland.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Prescription painkillers are responsible for the largest number of opioid overdoses in Ohio, and state lawmakers want to further restrict prescribing the highly-addictive pills. GOP lawmakers introduced companion bills in the House ...
Proposal aims to stem the flow of legal painkillers in OhioNBC4i.com
Ohio lawmakers want more limits on painkiller prescriptions; doctors objectThe Columbus Dispatch
New Bill Would Limit Prescriptions Of OpioidsThe Statehouse News Bureau

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Maine attorney general launches ad warning of link between ... - Press Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-03-28 22:58

Press Herald

Maine attorney general launches ad warning of link between ...
Press Herald
Four in 5 heroin users say they started on a prescription, says Janet Mills, whose office produced the spot that will appear on television in the coming months.
Attorney General Mills announces new public education TV ad ...MilTech

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Opioid abuse: Growing concern for law enforcement, lawmakers - KSPR

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-03-28 20:54

KSPR

Opioid abuse: Growing concern for law enforcement, lawmakers
KSPR
Law enforcement and lawmakers say they're concerned because prescription pain pills are addictive and they're easy to find. You might even have some left over from your last serious injury. But experts say the real problem starts when the perception ...

Star athlete ? injury ? opioids ? addiction ? death - Yahoo Sports

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-03-28 14:09

Yahoo Sports

Star athlete ? injury ? opioids ? addiction ? death
Yahoo Sports
Now, as experts and families search for answers, there is growing evidence of an association between high school or college sports injuries and the prescription drugs that lead to addiction. A 2013 study at the University of Michigan found “adolescent ...

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Suffering from pain? Try this instead of prescription painkillers - WLKY Louisville

Prescription Pills Addiction - Tue, 2017-03-28 01:43

WLKY Louisville

Suffering from pain? Try this instead of prescription painkillers
WLKY Louisville
Nearly five million Americans are addicted to prescription pills. That's according to the Addiction Center, which also cites a 300% increase in prescription pill addiction since 1999. There are plenty of alternatives to pain relief, and as the opioid ...

Physicians' group: Treat opioid addiction as a chronic medical condition - CBS News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-03-27 15:48

CBS News

Physicians' group: Treat opioid addiction as a chronic medical condition
CBS News
In a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) calls substance use disorders involving prescription and illegal drugs a “serious public health issue” and says they should be considered “treatable ...
Report urges treatment - not arrests - for substance abuseWMUR Manchester

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Exposed: National disgrace as a quarter of a million patients are turned into DRUG ADDICTS by their doctors - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-03-27 15:11

Daily Mail

Exposed: National disgrace as a quarter of a million patients are turned into DRUG ADDICTS by their doctors
Daily Mail
They are the forgotten victims of medical incompetence, the secret army of innocent addicts — hundreds of thousands of them — hooked on drugs prescribed by their doctors for pain, anxiety, sleeplessness or depression. They had put their trust in the ...

Prescription addiction: Two Nottingham people a week coming forward for help with painkiller dependence - Notts TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-03-27 09:27

Notts TV

Prescription addiction: Two Nottingham people a week coming forward for help with painkiller dependence
Notts TV
Codeine-drugs-tablets Doctors and support workers are warning more people are becoming addicted to prescription drugs such as Codeine. Two Nottingham people a week are coming forward for help with addictions to drugs they first got from their GPs or ...

70 Percent of US Workplaces Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse - Small Business Trends

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-03-27 03:00

Small Business Trends

70 Percent of US Workplaces Affected by Opioid Painkiller Abuse
Small Business Trends
Experts also say the patient must take greater responsibility when they visit their doctor and always ask “why” before accepting a prescription. Addicts may begin with a dependence on opioid pills before transitioning to heroin after building up a ...

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Prescriptions for painkillers still rising in Canada despite opioid crisis - The Globe and Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-03-27 03:00

The Globe and Mail

Prescriptions for painkillers still rising in Canada despite opioid crisis
The Globe and Mail
The national prescribing numbers from QuintilesIMS show that potentially highly addictive, long-acting painkillers were the drug of choice for many doctors. Hydromorphone, a controlled-release opioid, accounted for one out of every four prescriptions ...

Medication for opioid addicts scarce - Pueblo Chieftain

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 23:49

Pueblo Chieftain

Medication for opioid addicts scarce
Pueblo Chieftain
A treatment for those addicted to opioids is difficult to obtain in the Pueblo area due to a lack of doctors who prescribe the medication. Suboxone, the brand name for the generic drug buprenorphine, is one of several options approved by the Federal ...

Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms - Science Daily

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 13:07

Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms
Science Daily
People who have tried the currently available medications often relapse when they are around the people, places or paraphernalia that they associate with opiate use. Lorcaserin, prescribed for weight loss, alters the serotonin system by changing ...
Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recoveryEurekAlert (press release)

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Resources for users who want to stop, and how others can help - Press Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-03-26 02:11

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Resources for users who want to stop, and how others can help
Press Herald
A: It uses medication, often in combination with counseling or other behavioral therapies, to reduce cravings and prevent relapses. Medication-assisted treatment is increasingly viewed as the most effective method of treating opioid addiction. Some ...
A deadly epidemic: Addiction to opioids has put an entire generation at riskKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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Battle against addiction still faces many obstacles - Glens Falls Post-Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-03-25 22:04

Battle against addiction still faces many obstacles
Glens Falls Post-Star
“Many people can and do recover from addiction and become successful members of society,” she said. “Many more people struggling with the disease of addiction want to stop using drugs and alcohol only to be turned away by our current health care system ...

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication - SELF

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 18:55

SELF

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication
SELF
It's no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem in the U.S., and it continues to rise. Now, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows how easy it is to become hooked on opioids, finding that many people prescribed ...
What one young adult's addiction says about Tennessee's opioid crisisThe Tennessean

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Ohio's elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-03-24 18:53

Ohio's elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Often invisible and forgotten, they're increasingly being drained of their life savings, neglected or abused by addicted family members and friends on whom they depend for care, officials say. Addiction to prescription painkillers among seniors also is ...

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