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Author: Justin Mckibben With the opioid epidemic in America there have been a lot of advances in the field of addiction treatment, as well as innovations in prevention and intervention. One of the most useful elements of preserving the lives... Learn MoreCalifornia Doctor Arrested For Playing with Prescriptions
Author: Justin Mckibben Another crooked physician is making headlines this week, and it is bringing more light to the already prevalent painkiller problem. Daniel Chan is a 47 year old California doctor who has been accused of being an illegal... Learn MoreDeadly Drug Combos: Alcohol and Painkillers
Author: Justin Mckibben Drug abuse and addiction is pretty well known as a deadly issue that stands on its own, and it may seem more obvious that mixing different dangerous narcotics can be a serious mistake, but one thing that... Learn MoreFlorida Doctor Allegedly Exchanged Prescriptions for Meth
[caption id="attachment_13681" align="aligncenter" width="352" class=" "] Dr. Gregory Gooden, center,Lisa Michelle Gilbertsen, (R), and Dennis Wayne Holt (L). (Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office)[/caption] By Cheryl Steinberg Dr. Gregory Gooden, 61, of Winter Haven was recently arrested at... Learn MorePain Pill Detox Center in Florida
Prescription painkillers have become a huge problem in America, being overprescribed and often abused by both recreational users and legitimate pain management patients. A pain pill detox center in Florida can help someone who has become dependent or addicted to... Learn MoreLong Term Effects of Vicodin Abuse
Long term effects of Vicodin abuse include serious and often irreversible liver damage. Acetaminophen found in Vicodin or other hydrocodone medications in higher-than-recommended doses can cause this liver damage. Because Vicodin contains acetaminophen, long term abuse of Vicodin increases the... Learn MoreIs Ohio Having a ‘Heroin Emergency’?
I’m a recovering addict/alcoholic from Columbus, Ohio. It's not all corn fields and farms. I live in South Florida now, but I bleed Scarlet and Grey. I personally abused opiates in Ohio for years, and I know people who have... Learn MoreIn the News: Florida Pill Mill Doctors Sent to Prison
WEST PALM BEACH – Two Florida pill mill doctors were sentenced Friday for their part in irresponsibly handing out thousands of prescriptions for narcotic painkillers, such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and Roxicodone (“Roxy”), while employed in the so-called “pill... Learn MoreDrug Abuse by State: Colorado
According to a new report, Colorado drug abuse has the 24th highest drug overdose death rate in the United States, with 12.7 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose mortalities, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic stated. Hundreds of... Learn MoreDangerous New Drug: Zohydro
Members of Congress are protesting the FDA’s recent approval of the highly-addictive prescription painkiller Zohydro. Signed by seven other members of Congress, the open letter was sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on November 22, 2013. Why... Learn More