Tag: vicodin

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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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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Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Painkillers It has become pretty common knowledge that mixing alcohol and prescription pills is a lethal practice, what with all of the overdose-related deaths that have been accumulating over the course of the past several years throughout the vast majority of the nation. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to brush

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Pregnancy + Pain Pills = Disaster The prevalence of women taking opioid painkillers during pregnancy is on the rise. In fact, the number of women who take short-acting opioids, think Vicodin or Percocet, while pregnant has doubled over the past fifteen years. Using painkillers during pregnancy brings with it a number of potentially harmful implications

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Vicodin and Alcohol As a tried and true addict and alcoholic, I can attest that we don’t make the best decisions during active addiction. That being said, there are few decisions as dangerous as combining drugs with alcohol. In this case, I’m talking about mixing Vicodin and alcohol. Speaking from personal experience, the mixture of

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The FDA Approved WHAT? In a bold and possibly rash move, the FDA approved a new “abuse-proof” form of a powerful opioid. On November 20th, the FDA gave the green light to Hysingla ER, an extended release version of the popular opioid hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the chemical name of the blockbuster drug Vicodin. Okay, so

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Vicodin Addiction Facts and Statistics Vicodin is America’s favorite pain pill. It accounts for more prescriptions, more pills, more overdoses, and more deaths than any other prescription painkiller. This is especially troubling considering painkillers already account for three of four drug overdoses. Vicodin reigns supreme over prescription drugs. What about Vicodin addiction

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Painkiller Addiction Facts and Statistics Painkiller addiction is nothing new. Ancient cultures all over the world used opium, both to treat pain and to catch a buzz. During the Civil War, morphine addiction was called the soldier’s disease, due to its prevalence among fighting troops. During the early 20th century, heroin was

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