Tag: painkillers

Mixing Prescription Drugs with Alcohol is Like Playing Russian Roulette Alcohol and Vicodin can be a deadly combination. There are a handful of prescription drugs that people regularly take with alcohol. Vicodin and alcohol mixing is common, as is Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Adderal, and many, many others. People often take these medicines and have no

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Opioid Use is Rampant Opioid abuse has become an all-American epidemic, unique to our country and widespread enough to be called a public health outbreak. Abuse covers all ages, races, classes, and genders, however, the most typical victim is a non-Hispanic Caucasian male in his mid-30s. In emergency rooms, nurses are not surprised when new

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Prescription Medication and Recovery In this day and age it is extremely commonplace for doctors to jot down and hand out prescription medication – often without many questions or knowledge of the patient’s history of drug abuse. Xanax, Vicodin, Valium – you name it – these drugs can be readily available at your closest Family

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Artificially Produced Opioids A seemingly insane story started to sweep around the internet a couple of months ago. Scientists had, it goes, been able to synthesize opioids from yeast cultures. Think about that for one second – scientists in a lab had been able to artificially produce opioids. We’re not talking about scrapping opium poppies,

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Pain Pills and Heroin: What’s the Real Difference? When I think about the difference between pain pills and heroin, I immediately ask myself “what difference?” I’ve been addicted to heroin and more pain pills than I can count. My addiction started with Percocet and moved to OxyContin. Along the way, I wanted to know more

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Athlete or Addict? I recently stumbled across a heart wrenching Sport’s Illustrated article that detailed the downward spiral many young athletes take into addiction. The article itself touched briefly on statistics about athletes and addiction, as well as how drug cartels are targeting athletes, but more compelling were the stories of numerous student athletes derailed

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No More Pill Mills? The morning of May 20th started just like any other for unscrupulous doctors in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. They woke up on their piles of blood money, got into their insanely expensive cars, and drove to work at “clinics” and “offices.” Once at work, they sat back on their alligator

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An Outbreak Worse than HIV A lot of noise has been made lately about Indiana’s HIV outbreak. It’s understandable, especially with over 150 residents testing positive for the infamous virus and numbers expected to keep rising. There’s another outbreak that’s been causing quiet waves over the last few years. It hasn’t been getting as much

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25% of All Painkillers are Abused In an alarming new report from researchers at the University of New Mexico, it appears that approximately 25% of all opioid painkillers are used for something other than their intended purpose. Think about that for one second. A quarter of all the prescribed painkillers are either misused or abused.

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The REAL Reason Marijuana’s Illegal In a story that could come from the corrupt political drama “House of Cards,” some of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies seem to be striking backroom deals to keep marijuana illegal. My previous statement may sound like a bit much. It may sound like the ramblings of someone who’s watched one

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