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Fentanyl is the new opioid crisis - Charleston Post Courier

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-09-24 22:00

Charleston Post Courier

Fentanyl is the new opioid crisis
Charleston Post Courier
A record number of people died from opioid overdoses in 2017, but a closer look at the statistics points to another troubling trend. Synthetic opioids now account for more deaths nationally than prescription painkillers, an alarming sign that the ...

FINDING HOPE: Pilot program offers medication-assisted treatment to valley probationers and parolees - 6 On Your Side

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-09-24 15:48

6 On Your Side

FINDING HOPE: Pilot program offers medication-assisted treatment to valley probationers and parolees
6 On Your Side
BOISE, Idaho - A new pilot program for local probationers and parolees could give felony offenders with opioid addiction a chance to get clean and stay out of prison. The medication-assisted treatment aims to give felony offenders an opportunity to ...

OSU Opens Specialized Clinic to Boost Access to Substance Abuse Treatment - Public Radio Tulsa

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-09-24 15:00

Public Radio Tulsa

OSU Opens Specialized Clinic to Boost Access to Substance Abuse Treatment
Public Radio Tulsa
A new OSU Medicine clinic in Tulsa will focus on treating substance abuse disorders, especially addiction to prescription painkillers. The OSU Addiction Medicine Clinic is located at treatment center 12 & 12 and is affiliated with the addiction ...

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Editorial: Help addicts, but get answers, too - Finger Lakes Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-09-24 14:48

Editorial: Help addicts, but get answers, too
Finger Lakes Times
Once hooked, addicts find that quitting heroin and prescription painkillers is terribly difficult with treatment, and practically impossible without it. And the criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with people whose nonviolent, low-level ...

What you NEED to know about prescription opioids - The Daily Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2018-09-24 07:11

The Daily Herald

What you NEED to know about prescription opioids
The Daily Herald
What that means is that many people who become addicted to opioids do so after receiving a prescription for pain medication following an accident or surgery, for example. The Snohomish Health District hopes educating the public about the causes of ...

Dark side of addiction: Local man offers personal window into heroin addiction in hopes of bringing awareness - Aiken Standard

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 20:07

Aiken Standard

Dark side of addiction: Local man offers personal window into heroin addiction in hopes of bringing awareness
Aiken Standard
"I had to start taking more and more than was prescribed to me in a day to get that high I was looking for; plus the pills made me more sociable. I was going out and making friends, all while feeling great." Around this time in his young life, Sanders ...

Help addicts, but get answers, too - Newsday

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 15:01

Newsday

Help addicts, but get answers, too
Newsday
Once hooked, addicts find that quitting heroin and prescription painkillers is terribly difficult with treatment, and practically impossible without it. And the criminal justice system is ill-equipped to deal with people whose nonviolent, low-level ...

Drug treatment in Arizona: What to know, how to help someone with opioid addiction - AZCentral.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 06:00

AZCentral.com

Drug treatment in Arizona: What to know, how to help someone with opioid addiction
AZCentral.com
Medication-assisted treatment is the evidence-based practice of treating people addicted to opioids and has gained acclaim in recent years. Known as MAT, medication-assisted treatment entails using one of three drugs to help a person in recovery remain ...

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EDITORIAL: Misuse of prescription drugs a growing concern for officials - Monitor

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 05:20

Monitor

EDITORIAL: Misuse of prescription drugs a growing concern for officials
Monitor
The Senate on Monday passed a bill that enables doctors to prescribe smaller amounts of opioids while encouraging research into the development of non-addictive pain medications. And the Health and Human Services Department this week allocated ...

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Opioids: What you need to know - Utica Observer Dispatch

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 01:59

Opioids: What you need to know
Utica Observer Dispatch
Opioid addiction often begins with prescribed medications. About 80 percent of heroin addictions start with prescribed painkillers, said Ambi Daniel, family navigator for the Center for Family Life and Recovery. That's why monitoring the need for pain ...

Non-opioids need to be accessible - Albuquerque Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-09-23 00:14

Non-opioids need to be accessible
Albuquerque Journal
As a mother who has lost a child due to a substance use disorder that began with one single opioid prescription pill that ultimately led to an accidental heroin overdose, one of the best ways to cope is to make sure this tragedy is avoided for other ...

Jim and Jeanne Moser: Simple steps might have saved our son from opioids - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 22:05

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jim and Jeanne Moser: Simple steps might have saved our son from opioids
Charleston Gazette-Mail
That's why we founded the Zero Left campaign, to protect families across the U.S. The wide availability and overprescribing of opioid medication continue to lead to overuse and abuse. Overuse and abuse lead to addiction, and addiction is a one-way ...
Other View: Too little to ?ght opioid abuseTwin Falls Times-News
Major study: Drug overdoses over a 38-year period reveal hidden trendsBig Think (blog)
Naloxone Training Videos Highlight Pharmacist's Role in Combating Opioid OverdosePharmacy Times
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Addicted to opioids, Hoekstra now on road to recovery - Daily Globe

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 06:01

Daily Globe

Addicted to opioids, Hoekstra now on road to recovery
Daily Globe
“I was going through a 30-day prescription in a matter of a few days.” When she ran out of pills, she began experiencing withdrawal, but still didn't think she'd become addicted. Instead, she started to work the system, calling clinics and pharmacies ...

Addicted to opioids, Hoekstra now on road to recovery - Daily Globe

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 06:01

Daily Globe

Addicted to opioids, Hoekstra now on road to recovery
Daily Globe
“I was going through a 30-day prescription in a matter of a few days.” When she ran out of pills, she began experiencing withdrawal, but still didn't think she'd become addicted. Instead, she started to work the system, calling clinics and pharmacies ...

State of addiction: For the elderly, when is opioid prescription worth the risk? - Indianapolis Star

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 04:00

Indianapolis Star

State of addiction: For the elderly, when is opioid prescription worth the risk?
Indianapolis Star
Just one pill can kill. It's a slogan nurse Lori S. Joseph, a wellness educator with Lifestream Services Inc., repeats over and over to her clients. It's written on bookmarks she passed out to elderly patients during a speaking tour this past spring on ...

Real recovery: Janesville doctor uses his addiction to help others - Janesville Gazette

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 03:05

Janesville Gazette

Real recovery: Janesville doctor uses his addiction to help others
Janesville Gazette
Barney, 58, considers his addiction a “classic case.” He started taking oxycodone after back surgery. When he ran out of pills, he wrote prescriptions for himself in the names of his patients. Barney fraudulently obtained Percocet, a brand-name drug ...

Opioid war gets infusion of $13M - Arkansas Online

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-09-22 02:20

Opioid war gets infusion of $13M
Arkansas Online
More than $13 million in federal grant money awarded this week will go to reduce opioid abuse in Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced. The grants were part of more than $1 billion awarded across the country from money ...

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Sen. Ed Markey proposes mandatory labels warning of addiction on opioid drugs - MassLive.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-09-21 11:43

MassLive.com

Sen. Ed Markey proposes mandatory labels warning of addiction on opioid drugs
MassLive.com
Palazzi was a high school athlete in Taunton who was prescribed painkillers after surgery for a sports injury to his shoulder. He took Percocet as prescribed by his doctor, which led to a heroin addiction. Palazzi overdosed in 2013, almost died, and ...

People in Pa. prisons are smuggling medicine to treat their addictions because the state won't provide it | Opinion - Philly.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-09-21 03:00

Philly.com

People in Pa. prisons are smuggling medicine to treat their addictions because the state won't provide it | Opinion
Philly.com
By definition, addiction manifests in drug-seeking behaviors despite harmful consequences. Without access to effective addiction treatment, which includes medications that are not accessible in Pennsylvania prisons, people in addiction turn to drastic ...

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