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2013-05-09 23:49:33

The new line of hipster related products includes flasks, pint glasses, and shot glasses made to look like prescription medication bottles. The marketing tactic underscores the deadly rise of prescription medication abuse in more recent years. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Call them ironic, call them tongue-in-cheek or in poor taste, but the fact remains that Urban Outfitters is making light of prescription medication use with a new line of drinking related products. The perception among...

2013-05-03 04:20:41

BRENTWOOD, England, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - World's first licensed naloxone product for use by non-healthcare profession individuals in a community setting - Prenoxad Injection is a pre-filled syringe containing 1mg/ml naloxone hydrochloride solution for injection Martindale Pharma, a leader in the manufacture and supply of specialty pharmaceuticals , is pleased to announce the UK launch of Prenoxad Injection, the world's...

2013-05-02 23:02:22

The rise in prescription drug abuse has permanently changed the face of addiction–how are treatment centers adjusting their programs to respond to this shift? West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Recently, laws attempting to control and monitor the prescription of habit-forming drugs have been enacted. However, for those who are already addicted, these changes have come too late. In an attempt to combat this alarming and pervasive epidemic, Recovery Associates, a drug and...

2013-04-29 23:00:43

As rates of prescription drug abuse steadily climb, the painkiller epidemic is brought to light through the very public face of the NFL. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 The prescription drug epidemic has been making headlines recently as the statistics regarding abuse rates continue to increase, and now the latest group being highlighted is the professional football community. In a recent article by The Washington Post, the NFL´s trend of painkiller use and abuse has led many NFL...

2013-04-26 23:01:44

Naloxone, an anti-overdose medication, has recently gained attention as legislators are attempting to widen its use in light of the increased abuse of opiates across the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Recent legislation has been proposed to address the issue of remedying overdoses caused by opiate drugs, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. The primary anti-overdose drug in question, Naloxone, is a relatively inexpensive generic medication that was approved by the...

2013-04-22 23:04:50

Passages Malibu Applauds NBA star Chris Herren, who turned his negative experiences with drugs into public speaking opportunities to connect with young people around the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Former NBA basketball point guard Chris Herren recently spoke out about his history with heroin use and the impact it had on his professional athletic career. Herren´s efforts to share his inspiring story of redemption with others now include regular appearances as a public...

2013-04-16 23:02:17

Drug use among 50-59 year-olds rose at an alarming rate over the last ten years, causing concern for the Baby Boom population. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 The Miami Herald reported that the rate of illegal drug use rose sharply among the Baby Boomer generation over the last 10 years. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, found that between 2002 and 2011 cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, and heroin use tripled among 55 to 59-year olds and almost...

2013-04-03 23:00:56

New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem. Hydrocodone-based medications, which include Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab, are a class of drugs that account for the highest rates of abuse and addiction treatment at Passages Malibu. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem, according to a recent...

2013-03-22 23:01:40

Delray Recovery Center is a Florida facility that provides individualized treatment plans for drug addiction, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. The prescription drug methadone is the drug of choice for many, and Delray Recovery Center is releasing a new infographic on its many dangers. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Although methadone is legal with a prescription and often prescribed as part of a recovery plan for heroin, Delray Recovery Center´s...

2013-03-01 23:00:50

Freedom Treatment Center is a drug and alcohol addiction recovery facility that is ramping up efforts to reach out and help people recognize the signs of drug abuse and addiction before it´s too late. The Southern Michigan recovery facility offers natural methods of detoxification that can help halt the continuous increase in drug overdose deaths every year in the U.S. Albion, MI (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 With drug overdose deaths in the U.S. on the increase for the 11th year in a row,...