It is no wonder that America has the highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the world. We have drugs for everything that ails us and drugs to counter the unwanted effects of those drugs. The most widely abused pharmaceutical drugs are opiates and opiate derivatives for pain, CNS stimulants for ADD, ADHD, and narcolepsy,….
Prescription Drugs: Abuse & Addiction – National Institute on Drug Abuse guide to prescription drug abuse and addiction.
Prescription Drug Abuse – Medline Plus, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, information on prescription drug abuse.
Office of National Drug Control Policy – Prescription drug abuse prevention and CDC control information from the White House.
Prescription Drug Abuse: CDC Answers Your Questions – A PBS Newshour report on prescription drug abuse.
Which Prescription Drugs do Americans Abuse Most? – A PBS Newshour report on prescription drugs that are most widely abused in America.
Teens Health from Nemours – Guide to prescription drug abuse in teens and the dangers of leaving medications in the hands of youth.
Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs – A report of the most commonly abuse prescription medications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Preventing and recognizing prescription drug abuse – National Institute on Drug Abuse guide to prescription drug use prevention.
Combating Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs – A question and answer segment with Michael Klein, Ph.D.
Treating Prescription Drug Addiction – National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information on the treatment of prescription addiction.
The Facts about Buprenorphine – Information on the treatment of opioid addiction using the medication Buprenorphine.
The Facts about Naltrexone – Information on the treatment of opioid addiction using the medication Naltrexone.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction – Facts for families and friends of those who enter into a medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction.
Know What to Ask – Information about the questions that you should ask when seeking effective treatment for prescription drug abuse and addiction.
Prescription Painkiller Overdoses – CDC on the use and abuse of methadone as a painkiller.
Fentanyl – Description, effects and dangers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Misuse of Opioid Medication – Risk factors and what you should know about misusing opioids.
DEA on Narcotics – A complete overview from the Drug Enforcement Agency on narcotics.
Amphetamines & Stimulants – Drug Facts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Prescription Painkiller Overdoses – A growing epidemic among men, women and children.
Painkiller Overdoses in the United States – A CDC Vital signs overview of the number of people who overdose on prescription medications each year in the U.S.
Emergency Department Visits Involving Stimulant Medications – A Drug Abuse Warning Network report from SAMHSA.
Non-Medical Use and Abuse of Prescription-type Drugs – From the Office of Applied Studies, an overview of the dangers of prescription drug use.
State Estimates of Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers – A National Survey on Drug Use and Health report on the level of prescription pain reliever abuse in each state.
Trends in Prescription Drug Abuse – A report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding prescription drug abuse trends.
Prescription drug abuse is steadily worsening because as more pain, anxiety, or attention deficit disorder medications are disbursed for legitimate purposes, many are being diverted to sales on the street for profit. The prescription pill business is big business on the street with a vast amount of collaboration between users, dealers, and doctors. The rapid….
Drug abuse is one of society’s oldest problems. It seems that the problem grows and grows, especially due to the fact that the number of substances of abuse has also risen and continues to rise. Understanding these drug abuse statistics can help you to understand the scope of America’s drug problem. 1. Almost 40% of….
The epidemic of prescription drug use is a serious one. Most people that abuse prescription drugs are doing so without a doctor’s approval. They are using their medication in other ways other than prescribed by a doctor. Some may also be getting it from someone else. This can lead to drug dependence and addiction. According….
Opiate addiction develops out of a series of changes that take place inside the brain. Over time, these changes alter the brain’s overall structures and chemical processes. As these alterations take shape, a vicious cycle of opiates and the brain ensues for as long as a person continues to use. According to the U. S…..
Opiate overdoses from heroin and prescription pain medications have reached epidemic proportions over the course of the last decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, opiate-induced overdose deaths have increased from 4,030 in 1999 to 16,651 in 2010. For over three decades, emergency responders have used naloxone as an opiate overdose treatment….
Many people underestimate just dangerous prescription drugs can be. While people want prescription drugs that can help them through their ailments or help them cope with other health issues, they often don’t realize that these drugs should be treated with as much caution as illegal or addictive drugs. Currently, pain relievers are one of the most commonly….
Prescription drug abuse is no longer a problem that only a certain generation or age group faces; rather it has become an epidemic, touching people of all walks of life. Many of the commonly abused prescription drugs are those that are prescribed for many health issues as well as recovery from those issues. Prescription drug abuse….
What is Equine Therapy? Equine Therapy is a form of psychotherapy which uses horses as tools to help a person with emotional problems that they are having a hard time overcoming; equine therapy will help a person rebuild trust in their life, which includes trust with their self and trust in others. The bond between….
Jennifer Vanlieu was addicted to heroin and painkillers for some time before she found a methadone clinic that could help her beat the drug addiction and hopefully get her life back on track. What she didn’t know was that her decision to use methadone as a means of transitioning from being addicted to heroin to….