Prescription Pills Addiction
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Rx drugs cited in overdose deaths
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
To top it off, young people often add alcohol to the mix of pills they are ingesting, which can be a deadly combination, McMahan said. “The average age of addiction is 15,” she said,” and prescription pills rival marijuana in terms and frequency of use ...
IL Poison Center gets more calls for prescriptions than anything else
"I think more and more people are seeking help but then as time goes on it just becomes so easy to get addicted to the drugs that you're being prescribed," said Wiegmann. Wiegmann also says people abuse prescription drugs because they feel like its ...
Running for the shelter
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
It is to point out something that is frequently ignored or forgotten about: with so many students now able to access Adderall and similar drugs easily, prescription abuse is becoming alarmingly prevalent. It's a problem we need to stop turning our ...
Over-The-Counter DrugsGuardian Express
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Substance Abuse Tackled by Federal, State & Local Officials in Conjunction ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net
Substance Abuse Tackled by Federal, State & Local Officials in Conjunction ...
“I have talked with too many families in West Virginia who have felt the terrible burden of a loved one addicted to prescription drugs, or who have lost loved ones to an overdose,” Rockefeller said. “It is clear to me that we need a comprehensive ...
Target 9 investigates prescription drug abuse epidemic (Part 1 of 3)
"It's a college scholarship athlete that is living out his life-long dream, and because of injuries, he's given a couple of prescription pain pills, then he's given a couple more, then he has surgery, then they give him 60 more. Then, the addiction ...
Task force hopes to cut down mothers using prescription drugs and having a ...
WTXL ABC 27
(WTXL) -- The Statewide Task Force On Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns releasing its findings. The group finding out just how devastating it is when a pregnant mother gives birth while she's hooked on prescription drugs. The task force says each ...
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Southwest Virginia battles prescription pain pills
The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2010, more than 12 million people, adults and children, used prescription pain pills without a prescription. Here's the ... 10,000 patients getting prescriptions for the most addictive pain medications ...
Task force says pill addiction among pregnant women urgent issue
A big ad campaign focused on prescription pills and newborns is among the recommendations issued Monday by a state task force that was formed to tackle the problem. The task found that the number of babies born with drugs in their system has more than ...
Prescription Drug Abuse Growing Among Adolescents
"When it comes to prescription drugs, you start seeing the opiate's, but what we're starting to see is benzodiazepine abuse, which is anxiety medication such as Xanax, Ativan or Klonopin," said Jonathan Phillips, Preferred Family Healthcare. As an ...
Kentucky Lawmakers Considering Changes to Prescription Pill Bill Passed in 2012
WKU Public Radio
... want to amend the law to make it more manageable for honest physicians, while still cracking down on doctors who have helped fuel prescription drug abuse in parts of Kentucky by writing scores of bogus prescriptions for pills that are later sold to ...
Pain pill addiction drives Lowcountry pharmacy robberies, burglaries - Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
Pain pill addiction drives Lowcountry pharmacy robberies, burglaries
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
It's a trend that's been spreading across the country over the past few years, and it's indicative of just how addictive these drugs can be and the profits thieves stand to make by stealing them. Average people are risking everything for a bag of pills ...
Prescription pain pill changes could mean trouble for rural patients
Doctors could write prescriptions for only 30-day supplies, according to National Public Radio. Proponents say it would keep people from becoming addicted, while the academy said it could lead to problems for rural patients who have to travel long ...
The price of pill addiction: Couple fall far, climb back
Daytona Beach News-Journal
But the money to buy prescription pills went fast. With a price tag of $200 a day, they always needed more money to feed their addiction. So in the spring of 2011 they sold the car television that their then-3-year-old son Kristopher and 2-year-old ...
New York Times
Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions
New York Times
It was in the parking lot that she insisted to Richard that he did not have A.D.H.D., not as a child and not now as a 24-year-old college graduate, and that he was getting dangerously addicted to the medication. It was inside the building that her ...
EDIT: Adderall – Friend or foe? Mostly the latterDaily Free Press (subscription)
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