Prescription Medication Addiction

Are Some Psychiatric Drugs Killing More People Than Heroin?

By | 2017-10-04T22:47:59+00:00 August 8th, 2017|

Prescription drug abuse has reached an all-time high. Although data shows that many prescription drug abusers often progress to less expensive illicit drugs such as heroin, studies are showing that these legal drugs are causing more deaths than expected. And it hurts young adults the most: “In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug (mainly opioid) overdoses—more than died from overdoses of any other drug, including heroin and cocaine combined—and many more needed emergency treatment.” - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) So, what makes psychiatric drugs so popular as recreational [...]

Are We Really in the Middle of the Deadliest Drug Crisis Ever?

By | 2017-06-08T06:35:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

A deadly drug crisis has swept across the United States in recent years – is this a statement of fact or fiction? From Reefer Madness to laced Halloween candy, there have been many drug scares in the United States. Many of these crises have been overblown, hyped up by the media and over concerned parents. However, the reality is that we may really be in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever – it just may not look like what you would expect. Just as truth is stranger than fiction, reality may be more [...]

What to Know About Tramadol and Addiction

By | 2018-05-25T22:12:39+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

In terms of prescription medication, tramadol is not well known – but that does not mean that you do not need to know about tramadol and the possibility of addiction. While tramadol (sold as Ultram in the United States) is usually deemed safer and less addictive than other opioids, there are still risk factors with both its prescription and non-medical use. With this in mind, this post examines everything that you need to know about tramadol and addiction, including the correct and incorrect use of the prescription drug. Altogether, in this discussion we address all [...]

Is There a Possibility That Lyrica Can be Abused?

By | 2017-11-09T19:21:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

Is There a Risk of Lyrica Abuse or Addiction? Dr. Richard Bruce Silverman, a chemistry professor at Northwestern University, discovered Pregabalin and the FDA approved it in 2004 for treatment of fibromyalgia pain, neuropathic pain, and generalized anxiety disorder. Nobody is certain how it works as an effective means to stop partial seizures. The original intention of Pregabalin was that it would be approved for epilepsy but was only found to be effective for partial seizures. Pregalin is a drug that was FDA approved for convulsions as well as pain caused by nerve damage from diabetes or [...]

How Can Buprenorphine Help Me During Detox?

By | 2017-06-12T23:03:00+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Buprenorphine may sound like another type of dangerous and addictive prescription opioid. It shares a similar ending with morphine, a heavy narcotic painkiller commonly used in hospital settings. With the rise in abuse of prescription narcotics, you may find yourself wary of any medication ending in -orphine. Buprenorphine, however, is used to help drug addicts wean off of other opioid drugs like morphine or Vicodin and opiates such as heroin. Buprenorphine is also an opioid medication. It activates the same opioid receptors in the brain that heroin and prescription painkillers do. When it activates these [...]

7 Signs Someone Close to You Is Abusing Pills

By | 2017-06-30T21:48:34+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming one of the country’s most widespread and damaging problems to date. A combination of over-prescribing doctors and under-scrutinized medical guidelines makes it easier than ever to get your hands on these powerful and deadly pills. In fact, almost half of the population is currently on at least one prescription medication and over ten percent have used five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. In addition to the addictive qualities inherent in some of these medications is the fact that abusing them might be a precursor to [...]

Kelly Osbourne turned to drugs as an emotional escape from painful experiences in her life.

By | 2017-06-08T06:08:33+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

The Story of Kelly Osbourne and Her Addiction to Drugs Kelly Osbourne on her drug addiction: 'For me drugs were a coping mechanism that also fueled my self-destruction.' The rehab success of Kelly Osbourne is an inspiring story as she battled through emotional trauma to become the bright young woman she is today. Her story is about a chaotic lifestyle that simply became too much. Growing up in the spotlight at a young age brought her extreme success but there was also a darkness that nobody knew about. Her addiction to alcohol, opiate painkillers and sex [...]

Here is an in-depth list of the best rehabs available in the Pacific Northwest

By | 2017-07-01T02:43:27+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

A List of the Best Rehabs in the Pacific Northwest There are many different options when it comes to rehab centers in the Pacific Northwest.  The treatment options and type of rehab programs available help people from all walks of life. Whether it’s outpatient or inpatient treatment for drugs or alcohol, this is a list of the best rehabs in the Pacific Northwest. 1. Schick Shadel Hospital Substance Abuse Program Schick Shadel Hospital has over 80 years of treating patients with proven methods to absolve substance cravings. Counter conditioning is their treatment for addiction which has [...]

What We Can Learn from Tiger Woods’ DUI Arrest

By | 2017-06-15T16:25:07+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Is the DUI arrest of Tiger Woods simply an individual misstep, or is it a warning for the rest of us? The dash-cam video was clear and unmistakable. In the wee hours of Memorial Day morning, Tiger Woods, the most iconic golfer of his generation, was failing every roadside test being given. Woods was confused, slurring his words, and struggling to walk straight or even stand. For lack of a better term, it was a sobering sight. Arresting Officer: “Woods Was Asleep at The Wheel” The official arrest report of Officer Fandrey of the Jupiter [...]

Addictionology Definition: Recognizing the Science of Rehabilitation

By | 2017-06-08T05:57:40+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

If you are currently suffering from a substance use disorder or are close to someone who does then you’re probably curious about the exact definition of addictionology. You may have heard the term thrown around on internet chat groups or have seen it mentioned in your research of what exactly goes into treating these types of disorders. And while you feel like you might have a pretty good sense of everything the term represents, you may not know about how this type of research has helped to change the concept of addiction treatment entirely. Below, [...]

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