Ohio teen started Valium at age 11; new law may help With his homework in his hand, the kid would hop off the bus, walk half a block home and grab the mail. “I’ve got stuff to do,” he’d tell the baby sitter as he closed the door to his room and ripped open the….
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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.
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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.
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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.
Spike in methadone-related deaths has some seeking drug regulation A drug commended years ago for helping to loosen heroin’s deadly grip in Pennsylvania and beyond may now be the region’s No. 1 killer. Coroners say 21 people in Blair, Cambria and Clearfield counties died of accidental methadone overdoses in 2007 – more than the statewide….
Take a look in your medicine cabinet — do you spot prescription pain medication? If so, are you contributing to the nation’s dramatic increase in irresponsible prescription drug use? According to the 2008 National Drug Control Strategies Report, 71 percent of prescription pain medication abusers obtained the drugs from family and friends. Among 12- to….