October 27, 2020

Prescription Painkillers to Opioid Addiction

Prescription opioids are not to be taken lightly. Drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin are prescribed at unbelievably high rates, even amid an opioid addiction epidemic. While such drugs can alleviate pain, they are highly addictive and can dramatically alter the course of one's life.  Last week, we shared the...

February 7, 2018

“The Trade:” A Five-Part Opioid Epidemic Doc

Some people would argue that the American opioid addiction epidemic originated in the late 1990s when the health care system began placing a more significant emphasis on patient pain. Treating pain is especially tricky because it is a "subjective concern;" everyone handles discomfort in different ways, injuries and conditions...

June 5, 2014

FROM CHRONIC PAIN TO COMPULSIVE LIAR

It has become our society's latest cliche'. Person suffers injury. Injury causes chronic pain. Doctor prescribes pain medication. Patient gets hooked. We all know someone, and we usually lose that person to their addiction, temporarily or permanently.An Institute of Medicine report found that more Americans live with chronic pain...

January 23, 2013

Addiction Facts…

Addiction to prescription drugs is a growing problem among young people... OxyContin and Vicodin are not illegal when prescribed by a physician. They are addictive, and have become increasingly popular among drug users. Using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes is being used at approximately the same rate as marijuana among...

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