We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
Prescription drug abuse has become such a big issue that computer technology is now in place in many states to track the flow of these medications.
Blake Bills, 25, has pleaded guity and will be sentenced later. His girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, pleaded guilty earlier and was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison.
More than 20,000 people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region marched to Penn’s Landing Saturday morning to celebrate those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Sean Covey’s book, The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, promotes down to earth discussions that resonant with kids.
Drug addiction remains a stubborn problem in the U.S., ruining individuals and families and costing society a bundle. But an author says we’re going about this all wrong.
The Centers for Disease Control found that six times as many persons died from methadone overdoses in 2009 than in 1999.
State representative Kevin Boyle (center) represents an area of Mayfair where he says a private methadone treatment facility opened secretly, in a residential area.
“The child’s death wasn’t caused by drowning or suffocation. The child’s death was caused by acute heroin intoxication,” says DA Jack Whelan.
Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.
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.
A new study finds teenagers who are seemingly addicted to the Internet may have abnormal white matter.
A baby born dependent on such drugs as methadone or oxycontin requires an average of five weeks in the hospital for treatment with morphine.
The same receptors that make people crave marijuana, the cannaboid receptors, may be used to fight cocaine addiction.
Whether it’s smoking pot, huffing, or consuming large quantities of cough medicine, the message needs to be sent to teens and young adults that substance abuse is always wrong because it can cause serious harm.