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1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll - Lincoln Journal Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 23:48

Lincoln Journal Star

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll
Lincoln Journal Star
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of Americans -- and 1 in 3 millennials -- say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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New implant helps opioid addicts kick the habit - WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 20:06

WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

New implant helps opioid addicts kick the habit
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
After a routine trip to the dentist to get a tooth pulled, she was prescribed Percocet and Oxycontin, two powerful painkillers. She became addicted and shortly after her life fell apart. "Rock bottom, really bad. I stopped taking care of myself, I let ...

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Addicts are hurting pets to score their pain pills, vets warn | Fox17 - Fox17

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 18:46

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Addicts are hurting pets to score their pain pills, vets warn | Fox17
Fox17
Drug addicts, in some extreme cases, have discovered a new opportunity to score their next fix: hurting their own pets to get the prescription pain pills.
Addicts turning on pets for prescription opioid medication | KEYEKEYE TV

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How patients became hooked on prescription pills - Daily Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 15:28

Daily Mail

How patients became hooked on prescription pills
Daily Mail
To add insult to injury, when Fiona managed to wean herself off this medication (like many others, she had to go it alone, as there is virtually no support for innocent drug addicts), she suffered terrible long-term withdrawal symptoms that doctors ...

Ativan: What You Need to Know About Chris Cornell's... - RollingStone.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 14:07

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Ativan: What You Need to Know About Chris Cornell's...
RollingStone.com
Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, a type of benzodiazepine medication used foremost to treat severe anxiety and panic disorders in the short term. Benzodiazepines – or "benzos," as they're commonly called – are a broad class of highly-addictive ...

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Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction - Colorado Springs Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 13:42

Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction
Colorado Springs Gazette
"The Office of Behavioral Health continues to be concerned about the devastating effects of misuse of prescription pain medication and heroin addiction on individuals and our communities," Nancy VanDeMark, the office's director, said in a statement.

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'Heroin to Hope' community forum helps link those struggling with addiction to resources for recovery - cleveland.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-05-22 02:39

cleveland.com

'Heroin to Hope' community forum helps link those struggling with addiction to resources for recovery
cleveland.com
For years doctors gave him pills. In 2010, he was diagnosed with cancer. His addiction to pain medication was so strong, he couldn't fight it and he died four years ago. Soon after, while struggling with her grief, Bonaminio learned that her daughter ...

Detox programs helped couple addicted to drugs - SCNow

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-05-20 18:42

SCNow

Detox programs helped couple addicted to drugs
SCNow
“When we wake up every morning, we don't desire drugs. We desire the Bible,” Jodi said. Justin and Jodi, who has since become his wife, started off using prescription pills and then later began taking heroin. They had no home of their own at the time ...

Fatal attraction: Opioids a problem in the Pee Dee - SCNow

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-05-20 13:33

SCNow

Fatal attraction: Opioids a problem in the Pee Dee
SCNow
“Forty-nine percent of teens use prescription drugs because they're easy to get from parent's medicine cabinets,” Shipman said. “We have educated the community about the opioid epidemic through social media, billboards in the area, radio commercials ...

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices - Bismarck Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-05-19 23:32

Bismarck Tribune

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
Bismarck Tribune
"The substantial variation in prescribing patterns of such extremely addictive medications for minor injuries results in many thousands of pills entering the community and places patients at an increased risk of continued use and potentially addiction ...

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ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices - Lincoln Journal Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-05-19 23:31

Lincoln Journal Star

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices
Lincoln Journal Star
"The substantial variation in prescribing patterns of such extremely addictive medications for minor injuries results in many thousands of pills entering the community and places patients at an increased risk of continued use and potentially addiction ...

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Farmington Hills doctor gets 19 years in prison for... - WDIV Detroit

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-05-19 15:50

WDIV Detroit

Farmington Hills doctor gets 19 years in prison for...
WDIV Detroit
A Farmington Hills doctor was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for participating in a conspiracies to distribute prescription pills and commit health care fraud, acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch announced. Adelfo Pamatmat, 71, was sentenced ...

Even short-term opioid use can set people up for addiction risks - Science News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-05-19 07:01

Science News

Even short-term opioid use can set people up for addiction risks
Science News
DOCTOR'S ORDERS Opioids may seem like overkill for an ankle sprain. But some people who visited ERs with the minor injury in 2011 and 2012 were prescribed the drugs, raising questions if some are being needlessly exposed to the potentially addictive ...

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An addict's best friend? Some owners taking their dogs' pain pills - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-05-19 00:39

An addict's best friend? Some owners taking their dogs' pain pills
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
Some addicts looking to get high are turning to their pets to get prescription pain medication. “There are a number of drugs that are frequently used to treat pain in humans that are also used in veterinary medicine, including several controlled ...

Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills - KAIT

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-05-18 21:14

Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills
KAIT
Region 8 News spoke with one woman who battled an addiction to prescription painkillers for decades. She's sharing her story in hopes that it helps someone else put the bottle down. At 55 years old, Lisa Scott still remembers the first time she tried a ...

Madison County Man working through heroin addiction talks about descent to drugs - whnt.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-05-18 14:13

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Madison County Man working through heroin addiction talks about descent to drugs
whnt.com
Deputies said often times these overdoses started with a legitimate pain pill prescription. That's how Loewen Beasley's addiction began too. Beasley got a degree from UAH and started his adult life in Huntsville. "I had a nice job, worked for Boeing ...

Nationwide opioid addiction and overdose epidemic impacts Chicago Jewish communities - Jewish United Fund

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-05-18 14:09

Nationwide opioid addiction and overdose epidemic impacts Chicago Jewish communities
Jewish United Fund
Because heroin provides a similar type of high as prescription pills, people who become addicted to opioids sometimes turn to the illicit drug because of access and price. "One pill can be $25 or more. It's very expensive," Fishman said. " Someone who ...

Chris Cornell's 2006 Interview on Audioslave, Addiction, and Reinventing Rock - SPIN

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-05-18 13:15

SPIN

Chris Cornell's 2006 Interview on Audioslave, Addiction, and Reinventing Rock
SPIN
At first to prescription medication and then to pretty much everything. I'd had several years of being in control of my alcoholism. I was pretty reliable; I took care of business. And then when my personal life got out of hand, I just got loaded. So I ...

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