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For many, addiction starts with legal prescriptions - Citizens Voice

Prescription Pills Addiction - 20 hours 58 min ago

Citizens Voice

For many, addiction starts with legal prescriptions
Citizens Voice
A significant number of people who overdose on drugs start their addiction with legal prescriptions for opioid painkillers. Oftentimes, the refill is what gets them hooked and craving more, experts say. “First exposure is when the risk of addiction ...

Recovering addict, experts raise kratom concerns - messenger-inquirer

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sat, 2018-05-19 23:03

messenger-inquirer

Recovering addict, experts raise kratom concerns
messenger-inquirer
"I came across kratom because I'm a recovering addict," Pulliam said. "I had relapsed again, and I didn't want to put my family through the same thing we'd gone through again and again. I ended up Googling opioid withdrawals, and I kept coming across ...

The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction - Dothan Eagle

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-05-18 14:37

The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction
Dothan Eagle
Last year, a Brookings Institution report found that about half of men age 25 to 54 not in the labor force take pain medication daily, and nearly two-thirds of that group take prescription pain medication. This year, a Labor Department survey found ...

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn't addictive itself - Popular Science

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-05-18 13:43

Popular Science

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn't addictive itself
Popular Science
Medications exist now to assist those trying to break their addiction to pain medications, but all of those are opioids themselves, given in gradually lower doses to mitigate the symptoms associated with addiction and withdrawal. But the problem with ...
FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptomsNBC2 News
FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptomsThe West Milford Messenger

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Indiana's opioid prescribing rate is way above average. Hoosier addicts know that firsthand. - WRTV Indianapolis

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-05-18 13:41

WRTV Indianapolis

Indiana's opioid prescribing rate is way above average. Hoosier addicts know that firsthand.
WRTV Indianapolis
KOKOMO, Ind. -- Chuck Sanders was a stock car enthusiast. But his passion for racing ended when he turned to drugs to reduce the pain. Racing injuries led Sanders, 41, to have four spinal fusions. He was prescribed painkillers during his recovery.

'It's within our homes': Addiction counselor shares common path to teen opioid abuse - 8News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-05-18 11:31

8News

'It's within our homes': Addiction counselor shares common path to teen opioid abuse
8News
"I've had countless kids say to me, I would never do drugs, I would never do drugs, but a prescription drug is not being perceived as what the gateway it can be to in terms of full-fledged addiction," says Patterson. "Where we're at with prescription ...

Insurer To Encourage Prescription Drugs To Help With Opioid Addiction - WBUR

Prescription Pills Addiction - Fri, 2018-05-18 07:13

WBUR

Insurer To Encourage Prescription Drugs To Help With Opioid Addiction
WBUR
In hopes of addressing a clinician shortage, the insurer plans to begin offering financial incentives to encourage more providers to offer medication-assisted treatment involving Suboxone and other buprenorphine products designed to treat cravings and ...

Risks of Painkiller Addiction after Car Accident - Lawyers.com Blog (blog)

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 22:37

Risks of Painkiller Addiction after Car Accident
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
When a person has risk factors such as a history of mental illness, other family members with addiction issues and an openness to experiment with drugs; the patient's risk of becoming addicted to the prescription medication increases greatly. Patients ...

Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton - East Oregonian

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 20:32

East Oregonian

Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton
East Oregonian
The local battle against opioid addiction is ramping up. A methadone clinic will open in Pendleton as soon as regulatory hurdles are cleared. The Pendleton Treatment Center will offer methadone and Suboxone — two medications used to combat addiction ...

With drug crisis widespread, addiction counselors struggle to meet need - Bismarck Tribune

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 18:23

With drug crisis widespread, addiction counselors struggle to meet need
Bismarck Tribune
GRAND FORKS -- If he could, Chuck Hilger would meet the opioid crisis with a brand-new clinic in Bemidji. It's close enough to reservations to fight a nationwide wave of addiction, one that's taking Native American lives at six times the rate of other ...

3 Doors Down guitarist didn't get addiction treatment from doctor — he got more pills, expert says - The Sun Herald

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 14:59

The Sun Herald

3 Doors Down guitarist didn't get addiction treatment from doctor — he got more pills, expert says
The Sun Herald
He testified that Snellgrove did not use enough non-drug therapies; was willing to give opioids to a known addict; and escalated the strength of prescriptions at a rate Vohra found excessive. Vohra said a doctor has the responsibility to act when a ...
Physician's prescriptions faulted in guitarist's overdoseCharlotte Observer

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FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms - NBCNews.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 08:14

HealthDay

FDA approves first non-opioid to treat withdrawal symptoms
NBCNews.com
... quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers.
FDA approves Lucemyra to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and help patients overcome addictionLos Angeles Times
Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptomsCBS News
FDA Approves Non-Opioid Medication to Treat Opioid WithdrawalHealthDay
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The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction | Opinion - Philly.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 03:05

Philly.com

The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction | Opinion
Philly.com
Last year, a Brookings Institution report found that about half of men age 25 to 54 not in the labor force take pain medication daily, and nearly two-thirds of that group take prescription pain medication. This year, a Labor Department survey found ...

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Rural America hit hard by opioid epidemic - Daily Journal

Prescription Pills Addiction - Thu, 2018-05-17 01:44

Daily Journal

Rural America hit hard by opioid epidemic
Daily Journal
For many, prescription pills lead to addiction when other options for pain management, like physical therapy, are not available nearby. Another impediment to treatment may be the view of many that drug addiction is some sort of “moral failing.” Fear of ...

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La Salle County one of the worst counties for overdoses - MyWebTimes.com

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-05-16 23:54

La Salle County one of the worst counties for overdoses
MyWebTimes.com
Some patients became hooked, but in other cases the painkillers got into the hands of people for whom they were not prescribed. Of 102 counties in Illinois, La Salle ... She added medication is also available to kick an addiction. However, if ...

San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication to the streets - The Mercury News

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-05-16 22:34

The Mercury News

San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication to the streets
The Mercury News
Lenny Bernstein | The Washington Post. San Francisco will begin supplying anti-addiction medication to long-term drug users and homeless people on city streets, an attempt to overcome a formidable obstacle to treatment that has complicated efforts to ...

A pain no pill can heal - Thousand Oaks Acorn

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-05-16 20:25

Thousand Oaks Acorn

A pain no pill can heal
Thousand Oaks Acorn
TOPIC OF INTEREST—A panel of experts addresses prescription drug addiction during a May 3 summit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. The presentation, “Prescription Drug Addiction: A National Epidemic . . . It Can Happen to Anyone,” focused on the ...

FDA approves Lucemyra to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and help patients overcome addiction - Los Angeles Times

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-05-16 17:32

Los Angeles Times

FDA approves Lucemyra to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and help patients overcome addiction
Los Angeles Times
"Withdrawal is notoriously hard to endure for people addicted to opioids," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, wrote on her blog. "Approval of the first medication to treat the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal is a ...
Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptomsCBS News

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San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication to users on the streets - Washington Post

Prescription Pills Addiction - Wed, 2018-05-16 16:07

Washington Post

San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication to users on the streets
Washington Post
San Francisco will begin supplying anti-addiction medication to long-term drug users and homeless people on city streets, an attempt to overcome a formidable obstacle to treatment that has complicated efforts to address the opioid crisis. The city ...

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