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2012-12-03 16:23:42

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHY NOW: With the holiday season upon us and New Year's resolutions coming soon, people who have become dependent on substances may be more inclined to seek help in overcoming their addiction as they head home to reunite with family and friends, or attempt to start a new life in the new year. However, of those who seek assistance, as many as 70 percent will fail to get clean. Despite the statistics, there is hope - and success - to get...

2012-10-29 07:26:01

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is targeting the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic through a new IT initiative, a move that Novus Medical Detox director Kirk Burness cites as an important step toward stemming the rising trend of overdose-related deaths. Burness asserts that restricting access to prescription painkillers and promoting safe, effective detox programs can help even high-dosage drug abusers...

Teenagers Abusing Prescription Drugs More Than Ever
2012-10-17 07:02:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Colorado at Denver recently discovered that young people in the U.S. are abusing prescription pain medications at an alarming rate — 40 percent more than past generations to be exact. Many of the adolescents have been using prescription drugs such as oxycontin, valium and vicodin. Following marijuana, prescription drug abuse is the second leading form of illegal drug use in the country....

Craigslist Ads For Prescription Drugs Result In Arrests
2012-10-14 05:24:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty-one people have been arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for selling prescription painkillers over the Internet, law enforcement officials announced on Thursday. The arrests come after an 11 month investigation known as "Operation Dot Com," in which undercover NYPD officers responded to Craigslist advertisements offering the drugs, according to New York Magazine reporter Joe Coscarelli. Officers made a...

Marijuana Use Up, Prescription Drugs Lose Favor With Youth
2012-09-25 13:42:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows that many young people in the US are over their fling with prescription drugs and have gone back to their old standby, marijuana, when they need a vice. According to the numbers in this report, underage youth are also shying away from binge and heavy drinking, a trend which has been continuing since 2002. The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted this study and...

2012-09-20 06:31:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prescription painkillers are responsible for more fatal overdoses in the United States than heroin and cocaine combined. And while most states have programs to curb abuse and addiction, a new report from Brandeis University shows that many states do not fully analyze the data they collect. Experts from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management...

2012-09-14 06:26:14

Will Address 23 million-person National Treatment "Gap" and 1 million without treatment in Penn-Del Friday, Sept. 21, 11:00AM, Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center, 1375 Newark Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recovery Month Headquarters news conference event for over 100 facilities nationwide, celebrating those in recovery and highlighting the 23 million-person national drug and alcoholism...

Heroin And Morphine Addiction Can Now Be Blocked
2012-08-16 07:17:36

Clinical trials possible within 18 months In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team from the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado has discovered the key mechanism in the body's immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs. Laboratory studies have shown that the drug (+)-naloxone (pronounced: PLUS nal-OX-own) will...

2012-07-30 23:00:48

Addiction medicine expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad seeing spike in heroin abuse on the heels of Oxycontin formula modification Malibu, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, a drug rehab center near Los Angeles, recognized by many as one of the top drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team...

2012-07-25 02:29:33

RICHMOND, Va., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the launch of an initiative through Turn To Help(®) to increase public awareness of opioid dependence, and to provide much needed resources to people living with this chronic medical condition. Opioid dependence from prescription painkillers and heroin is a disease with many faces -- from those who are ready to tackle their problem but are too ashamed to reach out to those around them; to...