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  • Opioid Overdoses Skyrocket Causing More Drug-Related Deaths

    A new report from the British Medical Journal says the number of fatalities in the U.S. from prescribed painkillers has now passed that of alcohol liver disease, HIV and multiple myeloma. The most common of these opioids are OxyContin, Suboxone and Vicodin and sadly, many believe these painkillers are harmless since they are prescribed by doctors. Dr. Michael Lowestein warns that these prescription drugs are opiates just the same as heroin and can be very dangerous if abused or used for a continuous length of time. Read More…


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.