Addiction Topic Keyword: Prescription Drug Abuse (p. 2 of 3)

  • Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    Xanax Addiction and Treatment and Oxycontin Addiction, Abuse and Treatment - Updated 2011

    As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...

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  • D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. Educating Our Youth About Drugs

    D.A.R.E. This is a Drug Prevention Program that could save your child's life in more than one way. Today more than ever before programs like D.A.R.E. are needed to help educate our youth about the dangers of drugs, substance abuse and how to resist the temptations of peer pressure.
    D.A.R.E. teaches our young people not only the serious dangers associated with drug use but most importantly...

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  • Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    Can the Stress of Life and the Economy Lead to Alcohol and Stimulant Abuse?

    Stress and Stimulant or Alcohol Use Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that are prescribed in the medical profession for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes depression. By increasing chemical activity in the brain, the individual is able to be more alert, focus, have more energy, and also helps to elevate a person's mood.
    Stimulants increase dopamine (chemical) levels in the brain which...

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  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Facts - How Much Do You Know?

    Alcohol and Substance Abuse Facts - How Much Do You Know?

    Alcohol and Drug Use List of Facts Did you know that men and women who have a problem with alcohol are eighteen times more likely to use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons than those that don't use alcohol at all?
    Two different studies were done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and they also found that young people under the age of 25 were much more likely to abuse alcohol...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Rise

    With legends like Michael Jackson are dying due to prescription drug use, the United States is again becoming acutely aware of the prescription drug problem that exists. Approximately fifty million Americans, which include the teenage population, have utilized prescription drugs for uses that are not medical related.
    In 2007 a survey was conducted that found prescription drug use had risen...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers: A Few Fatal Drug Combinations to Consider

    Recreational drugs are bad. Prescription Drugs are ok and mixing stuff, well that’s not a problem. It seems, based on statistics today, that this is the general consensus of the American public. Let’s review a few different scenarios and explain why mixing drugs, even those that your doctor has prescribed, could not only be dangerous, but fatal.
    Got Viagra? Ever see the movie...

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  • Another American Legend Gone: Implications of  Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another American Legend Gone: Implications of Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in America

    Another legend dies due to drug use. Not illegal drug use mind you, just prescription medication. Though the autopsy reports for Michael Jackson do not yet show what the pop singer passed away from, the countless prescription medications Jackson was taking are suspect.
    Another example is 28 year old Heath Ledger who passed away about a year and a half ago due to an overdose of sleeping...

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  • Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    Prescription Drug Addiction and Abuse in the United States

    It starts out with a backache that just won’t go away. A year later, what was an occasional pill popping experience, ends up being an everyday excursion. When the individual’s primary physician stops filling prescriptions for what is now phantom back pain, the individual may begin ‘physician shopping’ hoping someone will write that next prescription.
    Drugs may be...

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  • Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Klonopin Addiction and Treatment- K-pin

    Years ago, it was common practice for individuals hoping to receive an artificial buzz to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. If that failed, one might utilize herbs that have been used for centuries, you know, alcohol, marijuana, and opiates.
    However, with the advent of prescription drugs, there has been a new wave of drug use and consequently addiction. One such prescription drug is...

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  • Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

    Zydone Addiction - A Mixture of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen


    What is Zydone? Zydone is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (or Tylenol). Zydone is sold under many different names including: Allay and Anexsia Zydone is an opiate which works as such an effective painkiller because it combines these two medications.
    Acetaminophen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins by the body. Hydrocodone attaches to the opiate or pain...

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