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- Researchers identify pain-relieving substance that is not addictive
Excessive use of opiate painkillers can lead to addiction, even in individuals who are using the medications as prescribed by their doctor. This is part of the reason why prescription pill addiction has become such a common problem throughout the country. more...
- Foundation starts training program in addiction for new physicians
Physician training on addiction issues is frequently incomplete or otherwise insufficient, and experts say that this plays a role in the high prescribing rates for, and subsequent addictions to, pain medications. more...
- New report highlights prescription drug abuse problem
Opiate medications are now the most commonly prescribed class of pain relievers in the U.S., according to a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors of the paper say that this is largely to blame for the opiate addiction crisis that continues to worsen. more...
- Misconceptions allow addiction to flourish
Despite tremendous efforts and large sums of money aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse, the problem continues to rage in many parts of the country. Some experts say that this is due in large part to misconceptions surrounding the issue. more...
- High-prescribing docs offer too many opiates, study finds
Some experts have blamed the high prevalence of opiate addiction on the wide availability of prescription drugs. Now, a new study published in the journal Canadian Family Physician shows that certain doctors may bear more responsibility for this trend than others. more...
- States struggle to fight pill mills
Many experts blame the rise in prescription medication addiction on the increased availability of pills. Some say that doctors are providing prescriptions with little discretion and that these pills often end up in the hands of addicts who use them recreationally. more...
- Prescription drug abuse continues to grow
Addiction to painkillers and other prescription drugs is quickly becoming one of the greatest substance abuse problems across the country. However, a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that the problem is particularly bad in the Northeast. more...
- Experts: Negative stigmas interfere with addiction treatment
Most addiction treatment counselors say that dependency on drugs or alcohol is a disease over which addicts have no control. However, many people still view the condition as a type of moral failing, which can interfere with the recovery process. more...
- Warning labels may limit risk of painkiller addiction
Addiction to prescription painkillers is quickly becoming one of the largest drug problems in the U.S. Many individuals become dependent on medications after taking them for legitimate purposes after receiving a prescription from their doctor. To curb this problem, some experts say that giving patients more warning about the possibility of addiction could play a vital role in reducing the rate of addiction. more...
- Prescription painkillers may be over-prescribed
Prescription painkillers are strong drugs that can result in powerful addiction that require substance abuse treatment if they are administered improperly. However, a new study has found that the medications are often prescribed excessively, which may lead to more addictions. more...
- Parents may be giving their children too much medication
Many over-the-counter medications contain powerful drugs that may have a strong impact on children. In fact, some young adults have been forced into addiction treatment therapy after developing a dependency on common medications. more...
- Addiction can affect everyone, group says
Despite the fact that addiction can strike almost anyone, necessitating treatment at rehab facilities, there is still a stigma attached to it that exists in many parts of society. Those who are struggling with addiction often report that these negative views can make it difficult to get the help they need. more...
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