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2012-02-28 09:40:46

A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults  who also misuse prescription drugs.  The report, “Misuse of Prescription and Illicit Drugs among High-Risk Adults” in Los Angeles and New York, was recently published in the first issue of the Journal of Public Health Research. This is the first report to compare patterns of prescription and illicit drug misuse among...

2012-02-20 08:15:00

Narconon East US Long Term Drug Rehab mourns the loss of another great American talent: Whitney Houston. This tragic death is a reminder of the frailty of human life and how quickly life can be lost in the face of the U.S prescription drug overdose epidemic. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Narconon East US Long Term Drug Rehab mourns the loss of another great American talent: Whitney Houston. This tragic death is a reminder of the frailty of human life and how quickly any life...

2012-01-17 19:45:00

Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to education parents and families on the urgent need for immediate drug intervention for their loved one struggling with substance abuse as drug deaths grow and outnumber traffic mortalities in the US. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, announces their new campaign to educate parents, grandparents, spouses and the loved ones of those struggling with substance abuse,...

2012-01-10 11:00:00

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly. Teens use of pot, cocaine, heroine, alcohol has increased (according to Dr. Moe Gelbart and The Partnership of Drug Free) with concerns such as addiction, reduced ability to function at school or work or overdosing. Los Angeles South Bay Area, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 On the Dr. Carol Francis Radio...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

What happens when a pharmacist entrusted with helping the public's welfare becomes his own best customer? First-time author Michael Janflone has taken his story to the public, and none too soon as addiction continues to rise, especially when it comes to high dose opiate pain relievers. A resident of South Florida, home of the oxycodone pill mills, Mr. Janflone has seen countless stories about children as young as 10 years old overdosing and dying from the greed and corruption of unscrupulous...

2011-11-11 06:49:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drug use is often taken lightly in movies, not showing the serious impacts it can have on a person's life, especially the life of a teen. A new analysis of teenage drug abuse finds widespread problems among Caucasions, Native Americans, Hispanics and youngsters of multiple races, with less severe abuse among Asian and African-American teens. Among kids who abuse drugs, marijuana is most heavily used, followed by stimulants and then alcohol. Prescription opioids such...

2011-11-10 08:20:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a report recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the rising death toll from prescription painkiller overdose, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. is encouraging individuals affected by painkiller dependence to learn more about the disease of addiction, available options and the importance of getting treatment by visiting www.TurnToHelp.com. The new CDC report showed that overdose deaths...

2011-11-08 10:33:26

Results of first large-scale study on treatment of prescription opioid addiction are announced Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers are more likely to succeed in treatment with the aid of the medication buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone), report McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers in today's online edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry. "Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Prescription Opioid...

2011-11-07 13:00:00

New Study Reveals a Shocking 15,000 Americans Die Annually From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Beverly Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from overdoses from prescription painkillers, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Opana. These findings show a three-fold increase over the past decade, from 4,000 deaths in 1999. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes...

2011-11-07 07:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from overdoses from prescription painkillers, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Opana. These findings show a three-fold increase over the past decade, from 4,000 deaths in 1999. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, who specializes in the Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detoxification, warns that...