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SPECIAL REPORT: Recovery Road - heroin addiction - KPLC-TV

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 21:37

SPECIAL REPORT: Recovery Road - heroin addiction
KPLC-TV
"I got addicted to opiates, I got a prescription from a doctor after a car accident and that's why I started my opiate use. After I got kicked out of almost every doctor who would take me for trying to scam them out of pain pills, I tried heroin for ...

'Pillman' sparks conversation about drug addiction, recovery - WMUR Manchester

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 16:20

WMUR Manchester

'Pillman' sparks conversation about drug addiction, recovery
WMUR Manchester
Standing on the street with a life-size model of a human being made entirely of prescription pill bottles, Frank Huntley, of Worcester, Massachusetts, is a man on a mission. "I've been on oxycodone and methadone from 1998 to 2013," Huntley said.

Dozens of middle-age women die from opioid addiction: One mother's story - OCRegister

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 12:12

OCRegister

Dozens of middle-age women die from opioid addiction: One mother's story
OCRegister
After a series of cancer-related operations, the 56-year-old woman became addicted to opioids and died last year from an overdose of prescription pills. Tragically, this mother who celebrated holidays with special decorations, chaperoned high school ...

South Carolina House creates committee to study opioid addiction and overdoses - Charleston Post Courier

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 08:22

Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina House creates committee to study opioid addiction and overdoses
Charleston Post Courier
In 2015, there were 565 confirmed overdose deaths in South Carolina tied to prescription opioids or heroin, which people often turn to when prescription pills are no longer available. The House already moved earlier this year to pass several pieces of ...

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UTV's new current affairs series investigates Northern Ireland's prescription addiction - ITV News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 07:54

ITV News

UTV's new current affairs series investigates Northern Ireland's prescription addiction
ITV News
UTV delves deep into the murky world of the dark web to highlight the abuse of prescription medication in Northern Ireland, in a new hard-hitting current affairs series Up Close which launches on Tuesday at 10.40pm. Presenter Sharon O'Neill says: ...

Is your teen addicted to painkillers? I was, says former football star - Hamilton Spectator

Prescription Pills Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 05:51

Hamilton Spectator

Is your teen addicted to painkillers? I was, says former football star
Hamilton Spectator
A doctor prescribed John one bottle and three refills of Vicodin, one of the most abused opioid painkillers that is composed, in part, of the highly addictive narcotic hydrocodone. John, as well as his parents, weren't aware of the dangers of being ...

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Researchers look for new ways to reduce suffering, end addiction ... - The Columbus Dispatch

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2017-04-23 03:26

The Columbus Dispatch

Researchers look for new ways to reduce suffering, end addiction ...
The Columbus Dispatch
Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards.Patients often need strong painkillers for days or ...

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Ex-NOPD officer, with pill addiction kicked, touts marijuana for pain treatment - The Advocate

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-22 20:22

The Advocate

Ex-NOPD officer, with pill addiction kicked, touts marijuana for pain treatment
The Advocate
However, Hill warns that people addicted to opioids should not try to wean themselves off them through the use of marijuana. Buprenorphine, suboxone and methadone are all available legally with a prescription and have been proven clinically effective ...

Unused painkillers can lead others to addiction; DEA offers take-back day Saturday - Fredericksburg.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:35

Fredericksburg.com

Unused painkillers can lead others to addiction; DEA offers take-back day Saturday
Fredericksburg.com
The effort is sponsored by Drug Enforcement Agency officials, who remind consumers that getting rid of unused painkillers can prevent future problems. Seven of 10 people who abused prescription painkillers either got them free or purchased or stole ...
Letters: Get rid of unwanted prescription drugsIndianapolis Star
STATE OF ADDICTION: DEA hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back DayAlive For Football
Dispose of unused medications at take-back eventThe Tennessean

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5 Stereotypes About Drug Addiction From a Former Addict - KHOU

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-22 18:58

KHOU

5 Stereotypes About Drug Addiction From a Former Addict
KHOU
Numerous pills in various containers were found in Prince's home. Some were in prescription bottles under the name of Prince's longtime friend, Kirk Johnson. Some were counterfeit and, according to CBS News, at least one counterfeit pill tested ...

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Marijuana Advocates Hope Medical Pot Can Curb Opioid Abuse ... - Daily Caller

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-22 10:41

Marijuana Advocates Hope Medical Pot Can Curb Opioid Abuse ...
Daily Caller
Marijuana activists are pushing for cannabis as an alternative to painkillers for managing chronic pain, hoping record national support for pot can aid the fight to ...
Painkillers or player-killers? Opiates in sport | The RoarThe Roar

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The Opioid Crisis: Fight against scourge includes quest for less ... - The Daily Freeman

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2017-04-22 09:39

The Daily Freeman

The Opioid Crisis: Fight against scourge includes quest for less ...
The Daily Freeman
CHRIS POST — ASSOCIATED PRESS Dr. Alan Kivitz examines Heidi Wyandt last month at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., where she ...

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5 Things to Know if Someone You Love is Addicted to Painkillers - Stanly News & Press

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-21 23:10

Stanly News & Press

5 Things to Know if Someone You Love is Addicted to Painkillers
Stanly News & Press
Unfortunately, even a small dosage can depress respiratory function, and these drugs can be especially dangerous when combined with other common substances like alcohol and sleeping pills. What's more, prescription drug abuse can be addictive, and ...

5 stereotypes about drug addiction from a former addict - THV 11

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-21 20:37

THV 11

5 stereotypes about drug addiction from a former addict
THV 11
Numerous pills in various containers were found in Prince's home. Some were in prescription bottles under the name of Prince's longtime friend, Kirk Johnson. Some were counterfeit and, according to CBS News, at least one counterfeit pill tested ...
One year later, Prince's addiction, death might be as big a legacy as ...KTAR.com

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Mayor, physicians talk opiate addiction - Lima Ohio

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-21 19:40

Lima Ohio

Mayor, physicians talk opiate addiction
Lima Ohio
“It is routine practice for LMH providers to properly interview patients to better understand a patient's pain before prescribing the appropriate type of medication, whether that is a narcotic or non-narcotic,” Tran said. “Often no medication is needed ...

Number of opioid addicts growing at Walworth County Drug Court - Daily Union

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2017-04-21 08:42

Number of opioid addicts growing at Walworth County Drug Court
Daily Union
She cited “The Fly Effect” to explain how prescription painkillers — usually drugs like oxycondone, hydrocondone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl, all of which are known by brand names such as Sublimaze, Vicodin, Roxanol, Percodan, and OxyContin ...

Community can help with Opioid epidemic - ABC 10 News NOW

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-20 15:05

ABC 10 News NOW

Community can help with Opioid epidemic
ABC 10 News NOW
Paul Olson, a therapist at Great Lakes Recovery Center said, “As far as you being able to help somebody you care about who you feel has an addiction to a pain medication or to any kind of a prescription drug medication, one of the things that's really ...

Agency wants faster research on non-addictive painkillers as drug abuse grows - Lexington Herald Leader

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-20 09:03

Lexington Herald Leader

Agency wants faster research on non-addictive painkillers as drug abuse grows
Lexington Herald Leader
A federal health agency wants to speed up research on non-addictive painkillers to help stem the epidemic of drug abuse in the nation. The National Institutes of Health plans to develop partnerships between public agencies and private businesses in ...

How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery? - NPR

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-20 03:00

NPR

How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery?
NPR
He told his surgeon — Dr. James Shenko — right away about his addiction, and that he was scared that medication used for anesthesia and pain might cause a relapse. To minimize that possibility, Shenko turned to the anesthesiologists on the team.

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