PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Ren in Prescription drugs
July 5, 2018

Teens and Prescription Drug Abuse

An area of drug abuse that needs to be talked about more is teen prescription drug abuse. Research shows that teens and young people, in general, are abusing prescription drugs with growing prevalence, and that is something to be worried about.

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Ren in Prescription drug abuse
July 2, 2018

Doctor Shopping on the Rise: How Addicts Really Get Drugs

The drug addiction “scene” in the United States has changed much since the turn of the century. While drug crime of the twentieth century always involved back-alley dealings, gangs, trafficking cartels, and an all-out war against all of the above, drug abuse and drug crime of today wears a different face.

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Joanne in Drug abuse
February 17, 2018

Prescriptions of Death

Just this past week, we had a mother call the Narconon Arrowhead’s Drug Rehabilitation and Education Helpline. She was from Bentonville, AR desperately asking for help with her son’s addiction. Apparently, the son had an old sports injury causing him some major pain which leads to his Doctor prescribing an opioid therapy and it wasn’t long before her son was abusing the drug, which isn’t surprising considering that 1 in 5 people prescribed opioids by their Doctor get addicted.

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JT in Prescription drugs
December 26, 2017

Street Opiates or Doctor Prescribed Opiates: What’s the Difference?

Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.

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Magan Kilgore in Drug Information
October 11, 2017

Grab a Slush Puppie and Remote and Push Through the Pain!

My head was a little swimmy. I was a little nauseous. My face was numb. It felt like I had on a pair of those wax lips you could buy as I could touch them and only feel a slight pressure in recognition of my finger.

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Magan Kilgore in Addiction
September 27, 2017

Addiction

The cause of most addiction cases I have seen so far begins with the simplest action, a visit to the local Doctor. Doctors prescribe narcotic pills before other alternatives are given, for example, I myself used to have a personal struggle with anxiety an issue many people face all over the world. I went to two doctors and both of the doctor’s first reaction was to prescribe me with Valium.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
July 24, 2017

Types of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are a growing problem in this country as the opioid epidemic only continues to become worse. The increasing number of prescriptions being written is adding to this figure and so is the occurrence of abuse and addiction to these drugs.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
June 14, 2017

OxyContin: Why It’s So Addictive and How to Get Help

Prescription drugs are being prescribed now more than ever before and unfortunately, more people are also becoming addicted to them. Painkillers are by far the most addictive as they are used to help alleviate pain, but the body builds a tolerance over time and as a result, abuse of them occurs.

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Erica in Prescription drugs
May 5, 2017

Opiate Warning: Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone

Opiate abuse has become an epidemic as more people are treating pain with prescription drugs and becoming dependent on them. The most prescribed drugs are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone, which are all highly addictive and can have deadly consequences.

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Erica in Drug abuse
May 1, 2017

How Prescription Meds Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and a chronic problem that has highly addictive properties, similar to those in heroin. This abuse can then lead to an addiction to heroin as it is more accessible since you do not need a prescription.

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