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Will Drug Detox Costs Be Part of Internet Pharmacists ..

Two Maryland pharmacists are on trial for selling nearly 10 million hydrocodone pills since 2004 to anyone with a credit card. If convicted, they could receive sentences of five years to life. By ..
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Drug Detox QandA Will Psych Drugs Replace Parenting For Foster .

Instead of the love and parental guidance that children need to develop normal emotional lives, government-paid psychiatrists armed with nothing more than batteries of psychiatric drugs - most of ..
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Prescription Drug Addiction is in the Cards For Thousands of ..

The numbers of kids smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and abusing illicit street drugs are all down across America, but every day, 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first .
(June 26, 2008)
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Florida Prescription Drug Addiction Can Lead to Deadly ..

Prescription drugs can be dangerous to your health, and many are seriously addictive and can even kill you. But a recent Florida study of drug-related deaths in Florida reveals that far more people ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Risks of Prescription Drug Addiction and Death Should Be More ..

On August 18, 2006, only eighteen years old and three days away from her first day in college, Emily Jackson swallowed a single OxyContin tablet, and soon thereafter died. Emily is only one of ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Drug Detox Q&A - Opioid Pain Killers Actually Cause Pain, Say ..

Although it is widely accepted that taking opioid pain killers over extended periods of time can lead to “tolerance" - needing more opioids to get the same pain relief - there is a wealth of ..
(May 29, 2008)
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Prescription Drug Detox Becoming More Common For Pre-Teens In ..

Can you imagine an 11-year-old 5th-grader needing drug detox for Xanax - or any drug? As appalling as the concept may seem, news reports across the country reveal that prescription drug abuse in ..
(May 15, 2008)
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Drug Detox Could Be The Least Of Your Worries If You Abuse ..

Someone needs to make it very clear - to kids and adults of all ages - that benzodiazepines mixed with other drugs or alcohol kills a lot of people every year. In fact, if you're regularly mixing ..
(April 27, 2008)
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Drug Detox Breaks The Chains Of Addiction That Enslave An ..

The early-90s movie Ricochet, starring Denzel Washington, graphically depicted how drug addiction can be forced on someone against their will. Just like Gene Hackman's tough Detective Jimmy ..
(April 13, 2008)
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Timely Alcohol Detox Saves The Lives Of Drunk Drivers And ..

If you think drinking alcohol is a normal and acceptable social activity, you have a lot of company. The vast majority of Americans never think about the potential disaster they might cause by ..
(April 03, 2008)
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Don't Add Drug Detox To The Expense Of Treating Your Back Pain

Who would think that having a sore neck or back could wind someone up in a drug detox program? Yet when back pain is bad enough or lasts so long it's intolerable, a common solution is to see your ..
(April 02, 2008)
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Needing Drug Detox Is Not The Only Downside of Prescription ..

Looking over the current news about the opioid painkiller OxyContin, we can see there's not much change today from any other day in the last year or so. This is a drug that, despite its usefulness ..
(April 01, 2008)
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Alcohol Detox Isn't "Trendy" But It's A Problem Drinker's Best .

While the world reeled at the news of the death of actor Heath Ledger from a lethal combination of prescription drugs - the trendy new mass killer on the celebrity drug scene - another celebrity with .
(February 18, 2008)
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Need For Drug Detox Should Be Part Of White House Ad Campaign

Beginning with advertising during this year's Super Bowl, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is launching its first major effort to educate parents about teen prescription drug ..
(February 07, 2008)
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Medical Drug Detox Might Have Saved Heath Ledger From Fatal ..

Actor Heath Ledger's highly publicized recent death is focusing more attention on the skyrocketing overdose fatalities in the US propelled mainly by prescription drugs. According to the Centers for ..
(February 07, 2008)
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Drug Detox Is Equally Important For "Accidental" Prescription ..

No one knows how many people have become addicted to hydrocodone, the prescription pain narcotic contained in such popular medications as Lortab and Vicodin. Law enforcement and drug treatment ..
(February 07, 2008)
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Drug Rehab And 2007 - The Year Of Celebrity And Media Excess

Well, here we are in 2008, and it's time to reflect on the year gone by. What's the first thing we recall from 2007? The war in Iraq? The mid-west floods? The California wild-fires? Al Gore's ..
(January 07, 2008)
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More Drug Rehab And More Deaths Are the Likely Result of New ..

In the battle against soaring prescription drug addiction and abuse and deaths from prescription narcotics like OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone, our only front line of defense is the army of ..
(January 02, 2008)
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Timely Drug Rehab Could Have Saved This Young Man's Life

A teenager steals some methadone painkiller so she can get high. She gives some to another kid, he takes it, and he dies. But he was also drinking heavily at the time - a deadly combination with ..
(December 18, 2007)
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Is Drug Rehab In Your Kid's Future? You Can Help Avoid It ..

Close to 90,000 children and teens aged 12 to 17 are in treatment for alcohol or drug abuse, says a government survey, while every day, way over a million are smoking cigarettes or marijuana or ..
(December 12, 2007)
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Drug Rehab Is Needed If You Notice These Drug Warning Signs

A study of 801 chronic pain patients who take prescription opiates has revealed a set of warning signs that could indicate dependence, addiction and a need for drug rehab. The National Institute on ..
(December 12, 2007)
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Drug Rehab Chosen By 49 Percent of Teen Addicts After 5 Day ..

In the western Canadian province of Alberta, parents of kids with drug problems can ask a judge to order the kids into special, lock-up alcohol and drug detox centers for up to five days. The hope is .
(December 11, 2007)
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Drug Rehab, Not Methadone, Will Save Thousands of Addicts' ..

If someone you know is taking methadone for any reason - pain management or addiction treatment are the usual reasons - tell them they're playing Russian roulette with their life. Pain can be managed .
(December 11, 2007)
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Drug Rehab Might Have Saved Our Popular Rock Stars

Here's a kind of creepy pop quiz: What do many of today's pop/rock artists have in common with ‘60s pop/rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and many others? If you ..
(September 04, 2007)
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Alcohol Rehab A Must For Problem Drinkers Considering Pregnancy

Most mothers-to-be understand that drinking is not good for their unborn child. But did you know that children born to mothers who drink sometimes suffer from a type of brain damage called Fetal ..
(September 04, 2007)
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