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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…

  • One in Ten Teens Abuse Vicodin

    Surveys indicate that nearly one in 10 high-school seniors reported past year non-medical use of the painkiller Vicodin, but methamphetamine use dropped. The series of classroom surveys of 46,097 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, also found that declines in teen marijuana use have stalled.

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  • More People in Florida Dying from Prescription Drugs than Illicit Ones

    In Florida, a statewide report on drug-related deaths shows that the number of fatalities from prescription drugs continues to surpass those caused by illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

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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.