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Understanding Abuse & Misuse

Understanding Abuse & Misuse

More than 12 million people reported using prescription pain medications nonmedically in 2010.That number encompasses both abuse and misuse. The abuse and misuse of prescription pain medications were responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years. 90 more words

Analgesics

Alternative Metrics of America's Divided Economies #3: Patterns of Drug Addiction and Hidden Pain

In place of topographic local detail, a pastel-tiled pavement of psychopharmaceutical pills marks how anti-depressants have both swamped the inhabitants of the United States and provided a new figure of reliance:  Stanford Kay registered a flattening of the psychic territory, rendering a land whose bounds and contours have become increasingly difficult to navigate, awash with psychic stimulants designed to depress the Central Nervous System.   14,165 more words

Addiction

Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years – What’s Going On?

Source: Natural Society, by Ella Jameson

The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic. 190 more words

Health

Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years .

The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic…
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BURNING ISSUES

Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Painkillers

It’s a common misconception that someone who is pro cannabis would like to see people get high all the time.  The fact is, marijuana has been proven to be the most medicinal plant in the world.  258 more words

Long Island Doctor Arrested For Selling Prescriptions For Narcotic Drugs

DO NOT TRUST YOUR DOCTOR UNTIL YOU’VE DONE YOUR RESEARCH!

Defendant Sold Prescriptions For Powerful, Addictive Painkillers Without Performing Required Examinations Of Patients

Schneiderman: Doctor’s Action An Unconscionable Violation Of Professional Duties… 794 more words

Prescription Drug Addiction

What I Would Do If I Wrote Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men

Just like every other comic blogger out there, I am also an aspiring comic book creator. However, I’m no longer content to just sit on the sidelines with everyone else. 1,022 more words

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