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Range of Problems with Over the Counter Medicines

Category: News   Tags: , cough medicine abuse A recent study published in Science Daily talks about the concerns UK doctors are recognizing with over the counter medicines, especially those containing codeine. Doctors are referring to the abusers as “respectable addicts” because these individuals all recognized their problem and wanted to present themselves as being more […]

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Children as Young as 12 Addicted to Both Pain Meds and Benzodiazepine

Category: News   Tags: , painkiller abuse On their own, narcotic pain medications can be highly addictive; when used in combination with the medication benzodiazepine it becomes worse. Reports say the numbers of people seeking addiction treatment for these medications have grown exponentially – more than 560 percent during between 2000 and 2010. Additionally, the age

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Got Drugs? Safely Get Rid of Them During the National Take-Back Initiative October 29, 2011

Category: News   Tags: , prescription drug disposal It’s that time again, time for the second National Take-Back Initiative this year, operated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies. On October 29 at locations all across the country, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a convenient venue

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Parents Not Doing Enough to Curb Teen Access to Prescription Drugs

Category: Facts   Tags: , parenting, prescription drug abuse prevention Prescription drug misuse is considered to be a major health concern. The abuse of painkillers and other drugs can result in severe reactions, some even resulting in death. Among teenagers, the use of prescription drugs to get high is changing the nature of drug use in

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Parents are the First Line of Defense Against Prescription Drug/Alcohol Use

Category: News   Tags: , parenting Drugs and alcohol don’t mix. Fewer teens seem to be learning this fact as the numbers of teens facing deadly health problems continue to grow. Parents are urged to educate their teens on the dangers of introducing drugs into an alcohol-fueled body and to avoid underage drinking all together. The

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Teens Get Prescription Drugs From Friends, Family

Category: Facts   Tags: , prescription drug abuse prevention, prescription drug disposal, teen prescription drug abuse The American prescription abuse epidemic affects all age groups but has perhaps hit teens the worst. More than 2,000 teens try abusing prescription drugs for the first time every day, and a large percentage of them quickly develop an addiction.

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National Drug Take-Back Day on April 27 Allows for Safe Disposal of Old Medications

Category: News   Tags: , prescription drug abuse prevention, prescription drug disposal, teen prescription drug abuse The DEA’s National Take-Back Initiative, National Take-Back Day, set for April 27, is the perfect time to dispose of your unused or unwanted prescription medications. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, people have properly disposed of more than 2 million

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