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  • Which Prescription Drugs Top the List For Drug Abuse?

    There are thousands of prescription drugs on the market today and many are being abused by Americans across the country. So which drugs pose the biggest threat? Read More…

  • High Cost of Prescription Drug Abuse Leads to Heroin Use

    Opioid painkillers are expensive, they are tougher to get and new formulations have made them more difficult to abuse. That combination is driving down prescription drug abuse, which is really good news. The not-so-good news is that drug abusers are simply turning to a cheaper, more available drug that is easy to abuse – heroin. Read More…

  • The Addictive Nature of Vicodin

    Vicodin is the popular brand name version of the drug Hydrocodone. The medication is used to manage pain, including ongoing or chronic pain. It is an opioid which means it is a synthetic (man-made) drug which mirrors the effects of naturally occurring opium-based drugs. Opioids are highly addictive and therefore are tightly controlled substances. Read More…

  • Risks of Painkillers Should be Heavily Weighed Before Use

    While there has been a lot of recent buzz about the dangers of OxyContin, there are many other painkillers that carry the potential for abuse.

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  • Dentists Can Help Fight Painkiller Addiction

    Addiction to prescription painkillers is a growing problem in the United States and researchers are calling on dentists to help staunch the flow of opioid medications. Read More…

  • Vicodin News this Week

    Prescription Drug Thief Convicted of Seattle Robbery

    Tyler Ljubich has been convicted of Robbery First Degree for his armed robbery of OxyContin and Vicodin from the Westside Pharmacy in West Seattle, Washington. Because Ljubich has a prior conviction for a drive-by shooting he faces 41 to 54 months in jail. Read More…

  • Illegal Prescription Drug Ring and Corey Haim’s Death

    California authorities have made an arrest in what they say is a massive fraud ring involving prescription drugs; there may also be a direct link to the recent overdose death of 1980s teen icon Corey.

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  • 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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  • 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.