September 26, 2008
There they were; all the bottles of pills in “Wanda's" kitchen. There was medication for any number of medical conditions and each had a different dosage and a different frequency of use. She ..
July 28, 2008
When it comes to prescription painkillers, we really seem to be between a rock and a hard place. After God knows how many people were killed, injured or turned into drug addicts with OxyContin, ..
July 17, 2008
Years ago, when parents thought their kids weren't the type to take drugs, they were probably right. Now there's about a one in five chance they're wrong. What's really fueling prescription drug ..
July 15, 2008
A recent study concluded that regular exercise reduces the motivation for taking drugs. This should actually come as no surprise - exercise has already been proven to reduce anxiety and depression, ..
July 09, 2008
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 08, 2008
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 ..
June 29, 2008
When parents find out their kids are taking drugs it's difficult to know where to turn. Talking to them, pleading with them, cajoling them, screaming at them - nothing really works. But it's not ..
June 29, 2008
Some parents think their kids will never get involved with drugs - they're good kids, they work hard in school and participate in family activities. While it's true many model kids wouldn't be ..
June 26, 2008
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 16, 2008
There's been a recent rash of news items regarding college kids using prescription drugs _ obtained legally or illegally - to enhance focus. Parents wondering whether or not they should go along with .
April 01, 2008
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 ..
March 31, 2008
In some states, Florida, for example, you can't buy over-the-counter cough medicine without showing ID and being logged into the system, but you can buy OxyContin over the Internet anytime and from ..
March 17, 2008
If you're still wondering whether prescription drug abuse is really a problem, check out these startling facts from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Amazingly, these statistics only include ..
January 23, 2008
Why are so many people dying or getting ill from prescription drugs? Although some prescription drugs cause addiction and dependency that may require drug detox, and may also lead to using illegal ..
January 02, 2008
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 01, 2008
If one were to create a list of the prescription drugs most likely to cause addiction and dependency, OxyContin, morphine, and methadone would be right at the top. In fact, these drugs are also among .