Archive for June, 2009

  • Prescription Drug Abuse Source of Rush Limbaugh’s Rapid Weight Loss?

    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh’s recent dramatic weight loss has many people wondering whether it is tied to drug abuse. Though Limbaugh credits the weight loss to medical supplements from Quick Weight Loss Centers, it is not the first time dramatic changes to Limbaugh’s body have been speculated to have been caused by drug abuse.

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  • Methadone Treatment for Opiate Addiction

    By Leslie Thompson

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  • Pain Treatment Teams a Great Alternative to Pain Medication

    With up to 15 percent of the US population reporting chronic pain and as many as five percent needed strong painkillers such as Vicodin just to get through the day, it’s no wonder that instances of prescription drug addiction are increasing rapidly. But a new study suggests that rather than simply prescribe addictive pain medication, doctors can better help people with chronic pain if they have a ‘pain team’ approach that includes visits with a psychologist.

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  • Facts about Prescription Depressants

    Prescription depressants have a legitimate medical purpose in the treatment of some conditions such as sleep disorders and anxiety. However, they are powerful substances that can also cause problems due to overuse or abuse, use in combination with other prescription drugs and/or alcohol, and use without a prescription for nonmedical purposes.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.