Archive for April, 2012

  • Opioid Abuse Trending Upward Across the Country

    A new study of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Census data conducted by the Associated Press shows disturbing evidence that popular painkiller use is on the rise and spreading. Particularly alarming is the rate of increased use of opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone . Oxycodone is better known by names on the market such as OxyContin and Percocet, while hydrocodone is found in the likes of Lortab and Vicodin. 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.