Tag: prescription drugs

Brittany Ringersen speaks out on NBC’s Nightly News Kate Snow, a national correspondent for NBC’s Nightly News, speaks with Lighthouse Recovery Institutes founder Brittany Ringersen about the dangers of addiction following a routine dentist visit. Brittany draws on her own experience and explains how a routine visit to the dentist office was the beginning of

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Selling Narcan Over the Counter  Naloxone (Narcan) has recently been released in limited proportions for sale over the counter in select pharmacies and states. Selling Narcan over the counter is a bold move in what many are looking at as part of the war against drugs, specifically the war against the opioid epidemic sweeping across

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Study Drugs are Common Experimenting, drinking, and drug abuse in college are well-known pitfalls of the four years that are meant to be spent bettering your education. Kegs, parties, marijuana – these things are normal, and often can lead to other things that spiral out of hand. The use of study drugs like Adderall and

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OxyContin is Still Being Abused In 2009, at the height of the “OxyContin craze,” Perdue Pharma took a large step to combat prescription pill abuse. They came out with a reformulated, abuse-deterrent version of their blockbuster drug. Supporters of this new OxyContin were quick to label it “abuse-proof” and praise Perdue Pharma. While Perdue certainly

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Painkiller Overdose is an Epidemic As far back as 2012, the Center for Disease Control released an incredibly alarming statistic. There are an average of 27,000 unintentional overdose deaths each year in America. That breaks down to someone accidentally dying every nineteen minutes. Maybe you’ve heard this figure before. It’s been floating around the medical

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By: Tim Myers An Overmedicated Kid to an Addicted Adult I couldn’t sit still. I daydreamed a lot. I had a hard time focusing in class. I liked to fidget with things, doodle, draw, and talk…a lot. So, my doctor prescribed me drugs. I was twelve years old. Tell me the name of one twelve

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Narcan Isn’t a Silver Bullet Narcan, also know by its chemical name naloxone, is literally a lifesaver. It reverses the effects of opioids on people who overdose. The drug has gained popularity over the last few years and is being hailed by some as “the solution to heroin addiction.” Sadly, this isn’t the case. While

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Benzo Addiction Facts and Statistics Facts about benzo addiction are often untrue, or at the very least, heavily skewed. The prescription and sale of benzodiazepines worldwide is estimated to make upwards of twenty billion dollars annually. Simply put, the medical establishment has a vested interest in hiding the truth about benzo addiction

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