Archive for September, 2012

  • Moms Addicted to Opiates Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The epidemic of addiction to prescription drugs in America is alarming and painful. The problem is not limited to any age group or demographic but is affecting both rich and poor, young and old, men and women. One group gets little attention, but is affected so deeply by prescription drug abuse, that sometimes a whole lifetime is altered. The number of expectant mothers who are addicted to prescription painkillers has multiplied five times since 2000. As a recent blog noted, those mothers and their unborn children sometimes face dire consequences that can make young moms feel as though they are caught in a catch 22 dilemma. Read More…

  • Prescription Drug Addiction Reaches Across the Board

    In case you haven’t noticed the trend, prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Prescription drugs are the second most abused substance in this country right after marijuana according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Saying that the problem is one of epidemic proportions, the CDC reports that more than 5,000 people start abusing prescription medications every day in America. 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.