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Why Do Doctors Keep Prescribing Opioids to Known Addicts?

For those in the trenches of the substance abuse treatment industry, new research out of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health really stings. The massive study analyzed the pharmacy claims of 50 million patients, with all kinds of payers, who filled “two or more prescriptions for any opioid during any calendar year...

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Are Electronic Prescriptions for Opioids a Good or Bad Idea?

Although we have seen some decline in painkiller addiction, the abuse of prescription pain medication remains a major problem. Part of the reason that painkillers are still a major contributor to the opioid epidemic is due to the sheer volume of painkillers making their way to civilians’ hands. According to recent estimates, the United...

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Is Your Insurance Company Monitoring You for Drug Abuse?

Your insurance company may be looking over your shoulder to see if you’re abusing prescription drugs. That’s because your insurance company often knows even more than your doctor does when it comes to your prescription drug habits. While the idea behind prescription drug monitoring programs is to alert your doctor if you have been...

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Can a Pill Cure Your Addiction?

Find Fast Cured by a Pill? How it Works Roadblocks 12-Step Program Monopoly Best of Both Worlds By the time he turned 50, Olivier Ameisen was a successful cardiologist living in New York City. Still, the French-American physician couldn’t shake the feeling he was “an imposter waiting to be unmasked.”1 Ameisen was an alcoholic,...

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The Heroin Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?

Substance abuse is a very slippery slope. Nobody ever intends to become addicted, but the recreational abuse of alcohol or use of drugs becomes an increasingly central part of one’s daily life. The past several years have seen the emergence of what experts refer to as a heroin epidemic 1 due to rates of...

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Roadblocks to Recovery: Common Reasons Why Addicts Reject Rehabilitation

When viewed from the outside, the prospect of living with addiction—a life punctuated by uncertainties, hardship and consequences—seems resoundingly unappealing. But addicts never intend to become addicts. Many substance users mistakenly believe that they are exceptions to the rule, able to maintain control of their alcohol and drug use. It often takes only a...

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Addictive Personalities 101 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Listings

The term “addictive personality” is often casually tossed around, and it’s not uncommon to hear someone claim they have one. Perhaps you suspect that you might have one yourself. But is there even such a thing as an addictive personality? If so, what characteristics are typical to an addictive personality? Do environmental and/or genetic...

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Crystal Meth and Intravenous Drug Use: Are They Connected?

Crystal meth is a smoke-able form of methamphetamine that is highly addictive and readily available in every part of the country. A dangerous drug when used in any amount, a new study shows that the harm extends beyond its immediate use. A new study done by the University of British Columbia demonstrated that use...

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Alcohol and Drug Use Among the Elderly: Is it a Problem?

When you think of an alcoholic or a drug addict, you probably don’t imagine a gray-haired grandmother or someone in retirement. The truth is, however, that substance abuse problems and addiction are becoming increasingly common among the elderly. In fact, according to recent census data, about 17 percent of people aged 65 or over...

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How Effective Is Opiate Addiction Treatment in the US?

Accidental deaths resulting from opiate overdoses in the US are so common that they have been termed an epidemic by the medical community, government agencies and the media. In light of the prevalence of opiate abuse in America, a similarly extensive means of treating opiate addicts is needed. While the US has measures in...

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Police Officers, Addiction, and Getting the Help to Heal

Law enforcement officers are often perceived to be the people standing against drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. The first on the scene to handle those who are drunk in public, driving under the influence, or illegally buying, selling or in possession of illicit substances, many feel unsure how to handle the situation when...

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Risks of Storing Drugs in the Home

The risks that a parent assumes for his or her child when storing drugs in the home are significant – no matter what form those drugs take. These risks cover a range of possibilities, including: Risk of an accidental child overdose Increased risk of other accident Harm due to neglect Risks related to exposure...

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From Heroin Addiction to Prostitution: One Woman Shares Her Story

Women who are addicts assume an enormous amount of risk – risk that is physical as well as social. One of those risks is the increased threat of sexual attack or assault while under the influence – or simply due to being around the wrong kind of people at the wrong time. One increasingly...

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Treatment Works: One Couple Beats Crystal Meth Addiction

Facing a loved one’s addiction is always difficult, but when that person is part of an addicted couple, new problems emerge. It’s a lesson that Jason and Donna learned the hard way. For 10 years they shared everything. They had a home, cars, jobs and children. They also shared a meth addiction. Though it...

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TX Just Says ‘No’ to Legalized Marijuana

The vast majority of native Texans offered up a sigh of relief this past spring when efforts by marijuana advocates were thwarted and the legislators voted “no” on bills attempting to lessen penalties for marijuana users. Citizens of Texas have continued to give state legislators positive feedback concerning this vote. After witnessing the chaos...

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Medical Marijuana Legalized for Research Purposes in MD

At the center of the debate about medical marijuana is its efficacy as a medication for the treatment in different disorders. There is little to no long-term research that explores the effects of chronic use of marijuana for medical purposes, yet 18 states have legalized the drug and allowed it to be given to...

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Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in Iowa Senate

Attempts to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Iowa have come to a dead end, according to the Press-Citizen. The concern for public safety was the primary obstacle in addition to fears that legalization of the drug for any purpose would increase the rates of marijuana abuse among those without a prescription for its...

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#1 Cause of Death Among Homeless Is Drug Overdose, Says Study

A study conducted in Boston found that a shift in cause of death among homeless people has occurred in the last 15 years. According to the JAMA Internal Medicine, it was found that drug overdose now kills more homeless people than HIV. To fix the problem, the researchers recommended: Including behavioral health care in...

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Drug Rehab Instead of Prison Could Save Billions, Says Report

The debate about the efficacy of drug courts has been waged for the past decade, and now one more study has landed solidly in the “pro” column. Published in the journal Crime & Delinquency, the new research has found that sending offenders with a history of drug and alcohol abuse to an addiction treatment...

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MN Painkiller Addiction Down, Heroin Addiction Up

There’s been a shifting pattern in drug use and abuse around much of the country over the last decade; heroin use has been steady or dropping while abuse of chemically similar prescription painkillers has been skyrocketing. However, recently, the Minneapolis/St. Paul region in Minnesota has been seeing the opposite trend: Prescription opiate drug abuse...

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