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Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels in Utah. Out of all 50 states, Utah ranks eighth in the number of prescription drugs overdose deaths, according to Utah’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Despite a brief drop in 2008, deaths from prescription drug abuse are up by 400% over the last decade. Continue Reading

Nearly $1 million worth of prescription medication was seized from multiple houses and a storage facility in East Baton Rouge Parish in late October, reported the Times-Picayune. The seizure is the culmination of an ongoing police investigation that began earlier this year in response to multiple pharmacy burglaries, according to Louisiana State Police Lt. J. Continue Reading

Staten Island’s new prescription drug pilot program will allow individuals to leave unwanted prescription drug pills at a drop box in any of the borough’s four police precincts. While the pilot program launched to little fanfare in early October, already police report that every drop box has been filled to the brim at least once Continue Reading

The 5 Most Popular Drugs in The US

Drug addiction and abuse affects millions of Americans. With a variety of different drugs now available to use and abuse, many find themselves addicted and in need of professional treatment. While different drugs rise and falls in terms of use and popularity each year, these five are some of the most popular in the U.S. Continue Reading

From Drug to Drug: Prescriptions Aid in Addiction Treatment

Treating a drug addiction with another drug might at first sound counterintuitive—isn’t that just replacing one problem with another? And in fact, that has been a criticism of some drugs like methadone, which is used to treat opioid addictions but that can lead to patients developing a tolerance for and a dependence on this treatment. Continue Reading

Reducing Drug Addiction: Prescription Drug Regulation

A drug doesn’t have to be manufactured in someone’s basement to be dangerous; pharmacy drug abuse has become a huge problem in the United States. Many people may think that abusing  medications from the pharmacy is safer than abusing other illicit substances because they have been prescribed by a doctor, but misusing prescription drugs carries Continue Reading

Why Do Students Take "Study Drugs?"

In an increasingly competitive academic clime and difficult post-graduation job market, more and more high school and college students are turning to stimulants and amphetamines to get an edge. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication for students is widely available on campuses, even though only about 4% of adults meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Continue Reading

Trends in Addiction Rehab: New Rehabilitation Practices

For years, whether your specific problem led you to luxury alcoholism rehab or some other kind of residential drug rehab facility, the treatment was likely to be the same – some version of a 12-step program that was created decades ago by people who were (at best) on the fringes of the scientific and medical Continue Reading

Legalized Marijuana

Illinois has recently passed legislation to become one of 20 states that currently supports decriminalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law doesn’t go into effect until January 2014, one clinic has already opened it’s doors to potential users in order to establish a “prior relationship” with clients before they may be Continue Reading