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Teenagers don’t want treatment

The National Institute of Health reports that about 1 percent of young people tell about symptoms of abuse or dependence on prescription opioids and they have now estimated that fewer than 12 percent of teens with these problems receive any treatment at all.  Dr. Li-Tzy Wu and colleagues at Duke University and the University of […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Prescription|Comments Off on Teenagers don’t want treatment

Epidemic of Painkillers

In November, 2012,  ScienceDaily gave a part of an article from a newspaper that reported a Nebraska State patrol investigator called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic” in the state.  Well, the assistant professor of phychiatry in the University Of Nebraska Medical College Of Medicine.  Aly Hassan, MD, agrees, “Clinically, it’s very common problem.  […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Epidemic of Painkillers

Prescription Drug deaths

One day an 18 year old girl went to a family funeral and instead of just going home to her Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights after the funeral she decided to go spend the night with her cousin.  That night her cousin offered her an Oxycontin just one mind you, while she was drinking.  She […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Child drug abuse, Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Parenting, Prescription|Comments Off on Prescription Drug deaths

Natural remedies for depression

Ok the holidays are just about here.  That means family visits and friends over and food, fun, shopping, cooking, baking, office parties; yes we can all understand that.  But some of us get really depressed during this season.  For whatever reason things get restimulated like childhood memories or maybe the loss of your parents.  I […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Natural remedies for depression

Prescription drug advertising

Back in 2005 published a story of how prescription drugs are being advertised direct-to-consumers.  So it went like this:  A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion and then all of a sudden it becomes happier than ever.  That is how one of the antidepressants was portrayed to […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Drug Abuse Rehabs, Medication, Prescription|Comments Off on Prescription drug advertising