Archive for November, 2009

  • The Dangers of Pharm Parties

    Seven of the top ten drugs being abused by teenagers today are legal prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. And with the prevalence of teen prescription drug abuse comes a new kind of dangerous social gathering: “pharm parties,” where teens bring different varieties of prescription pills to a party, dump them in a bowl, and then grab handfuls and swallow them as if they were candy.

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  • Man Convicted for Killing Teen Bicyclist while Impaired by Vicodin and Xanax

    A 22-year-old man who struck and killed a teenage bicyclist while under the influence of Vicodin and Xanax two years ago in Huntington Beach, CA, was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter and faces up to 10 years in prison. He will be sentenced on December 11th by Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly.

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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.