The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.
Without smoke, e-cigarettes are potentially safer than cigarettes and could help smokers quit but the studies are just starting.
A blue ribbon panel will look into a lot more than just gun control in New Jersey as the state attempts to address security concerns in light of last month’s carnage at a Connecticut grade school.
There is no doubt that people prone to excess gambling, drinking or drug use can switch from one vice to another. Those who do this are said to have addictive personalities. And now, researchers are trying to determine a physical cause.
Methadone accounts for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the US but it is involved in 30% of deaths by prescription painkillers.
Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or feel the urge to use Facebook more and more? Do you become restless or troubled if you’re unable to log on? Experts say a “yes” answer means you might be addicted.
The vast majority of physicians find themselves caught between patients who need strong pain medications to deal with chronic problems and manipulative drug addicts just looking for a fix.
Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation’s second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse.
After more than a quarter of a century of locking up criminals in Bucks County, Prosecutor David Zellis is switching gears, leaving the office yesterday to pursue another opportunity that he believes can help many people in the community.
One of the biggest sources of drug abuse for teenagers might surprise you. It is prescription and over the counter abuse.
Have you ever wondered why people are so susceptible to temptation after they kick the habit of cigarette smoking? It’s in their heads.
It was a celebration of life without drugs and alcohol Saturday morning as thousands gathered at Penn’s Landing for the 10th Annual Pro-Act Recovery Walk.
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