Prescription Pills Addiction

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

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

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

Tue, 2017-03-28 10:43

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 ...
Family urges NC to put limits on opioid prescriptionsNews & Observer

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

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

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

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 ...

'We need to stop creating addicts': NC Attorney General stops in ... - WECT-TV6

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:58

Port City Daily

'We need to stop creating addicts': NC Attorney General stops in ...
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Over 700 million prescription pills were given out last year in North Carolina, according to the state attorney general. Josh Stein was in Wilmington Monday for a ...
Attorney general visits Wilmington to discuss opioidsStarNewsOnline.com
'Senators' sons' – Now that opioid victims look more like lawmakers ...Port City Daily

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

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

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

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

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 ... - Science Daily

Sun, 2017-03-26 13:07

Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction ...
Science Daily
A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, ...
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

Sun, 2017-03-26 02:11

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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

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

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:55

SELF

How to Avoid Opioid Addiction When You're Prescribed Pain Medication
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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
Rep. Larry Brown: Prescription drug epidemic in Kentucky must be tackled head-onUser-generated content (press release) (registration)
Prescription Drug Awareness month: To understand opioid addiction, it helps to understand your brainSiskiyou Daily News
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Ohio's elderly often victimized by addicted relatives, friends - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

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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Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate ... - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:04

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate ...
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Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates ...

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Prescription addiction: Leading Nottingham doctor says local GPs need more training - Notts TV

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:19

Notts TV

Prescription addiction: Leading Nottingham doctor says local GPs need more training
Notts TV
Prescription painkillers are killing more people in the UK than cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, with an average of more than one death linked to either tramadol or codeine each day in 2015. Notts TV yesterday revealed how a former Nottingham City Hospital ...

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery - EurekAlert (press release)

Fri, 2017-03-24 09:47

Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery
EurekAlert (press release)
GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the ...

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DEA Agents Address Prescription Drug Addiction “Epidemic” - WKRG

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:21

WKRG

DEA Agents Address Prescription Drug Addiction “Epidemic”
WKRG
We see it in the news almost daily. Prescription drug abuse. Just recently, we saw a weeks-long trial of two pain doctors accused of over-prescribing pain ...

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