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Prescription Drug Addiction Overview
Prescription drugs are classified, or ranked, on their habit forming potential. Those that have a higher risk are more strictly regulated. While addiction potential isn’t a criterion, it is assumed that those drugs…
One in seven students has used 'smart' drugs for school performance
It's a familiar scenario for most college students: facing "crunch" time during finals, midterms or just a particularly busy...
Prescription Drug Addiction Reaching Epidemic Levels (Video)
According to experts, prescription drug addiction is becoming increasingly worse and is reaching epidemic levels. Learn ho...
Doctors may abuse prescription drugs, but not to get high, study finds
It's a not-so-secret trend that happens in hospitals and medical institutions across the country: doctors who dip their finge...
FDA Announced New Labels on Prescription Drugs (Video)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that there will be stricter warning labels on prescriptions drugs, in...
Painkiller Overdoses Increasing in Women (Video)
An alarming study is finding that abuse of and overdose deaths from prescription painkillers are greatly increasing among...
Eminem says that drug addiction nearly killed him
When a clip of Eminem talking about his struggles with drug addiction went viral this week, it brought into focus a new docum...
How to Help Someone Abusing Prescription Drugs (Video)
Prescription drugs have become widely used and abused because they are more easily available. Learn about what can be done...
Drug to Treat Addiction May Be a Problem (Video)
Suboxone is a prescription drug that is supposed to help treat drug addiction problems, but some addicts are using and abu...
Meeting Addresses Prescription Abuse Problem (Video)
Physicians joined the Minnesota Medical Association to discuss their role in helping prescription drug addiction and what...
Adderall Illegally Used on School Campuses (Video)
Diagnoses of ADHD in children have been increasing over the years, which means ADHD medications like Adderall are also bei...
Propofol Abuse in Health Professionals
There are certain abusable substances that haven’t reached the addict on the street, either because they are unappealing to t...
Painkiller Abuse Impacting Western States in US (Video)
Abuse of painkillers has greatly impacted US states in the south and east, but this epidemic is moving west and now greatl...
Exec Can't Break Oxycodone Addiction (Video)
Jeff, a real estate executive, talks about how he started taking pain pills after a car accident, and now he is addicted t...
More People Dying from Prescription Drugs (Video)
Overdosing on prescription drugs is killing more people every year than cocaine and heroin. More prescriptions are being g...
Prescription Drug Addicted Babies
According to a recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 13,000 babies born in the United States...
Dealing with Substitute Addictions: Prescription Painkillers
This article is the first in a series about substitute addictions, written by Richard Hartnett When people have broken the...
Is Vicks Vapor Rub Addictive?
Recently I addressed the question of whether the over-the-counter sleep-aid Unisom was addictive. According to the definitio...
Facts About Prescription Drug Abuse
-- Prescription drug abuse is defined as taking "a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else or in a manner or d...
The Startling Facts About Students and Meds (Infographic)
Students using drugs is not new, but huge numbers of students using drugs that were given to them by doctors is a new phenome...
Prescription Pill Abuse Facts
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) DrugFacts fact sheet on pharmaceuticals, after marijuana and alcohol...
Is Seroquel Addictive?
Seroquel is the brand marketing name for the drug quetiapine. It is used for a number of different indications. In adults it...
Information on Painkiller Addiction
Painkiller addictions—addictions to prescription opioids—affect millions of people in the United States every year. They may...
Is Miralax Addictive?
Miralax is a laxative marketed as being a laxative that works with the body to increase the frequency of bowel movements but...
What are the Dangers of Addiction to Painkillers?
Painkiller addiction is a terrible disease that can tear apart a person's life—personal and professional. It has been called...
But it hurts! Alternative to painkillers
Our medication-oriented culture promotes both over the counter and prescription, often highly addictive painkillers as the nu...
What You Need to Know About Cough Syrup Addiction
When you think about drug addiction, you likely think about addiction to such substances as cocaine, heroin, meth or prescrip...
Tylenol addiction stems from Tylenol, the brand name of acetaminophen most popular in the US. Although it is sold in combinat...
How Much Acetaminophen Is Toxic
How much acetaminophen is toxic? The word “toxic” is a bit misleading because acetaminophen toxicity comes in two varieties....
Dangers Of Acetaminophen
This article looks at the dangers of acetaminophen. In the US, a medication has to be “safe and effective” to be sold to the...
Tylenol vs Ibuprofen
Looking at Tylenol vs Ibuprofen, know that although Tylenol and ibuprofen are marketed for similar purposes and have effects...
Acetaminophen and Liver Damage
Drugs that are marketed without a prescription are generally thought to be safe and effective. To keep them so, careful atten...
Is Codeine Addictive?
Is codeine addictive? The short answer is yes. Unfortunately, because codeine containing products are rated as less addictiv...
Codeine Addiction Symptoms
The codeine addiction symptoms are most apparent when an addict’s supply of the drug is insufficient to stave off withdrawal....
Codeine abuse often comes either as the result of a legitimate medical condition or because someone has access to the drug an...
This article looks at Diphenhydramine addiction. Diphenhydramine, better known by the brand name Benadryl, is an over-the-cou...
The accepted medical codeine effects are for pain relief. The drug is found most commonly in pain relievers (usually in combi...
Like other narcotics, codeine withdrawal has a very well understood list of symptoms. Most, if not all codeine addicts will p...
Codeine addiction is probably more common that reported or realized by the medical community. The reason for codeine addictio...
Xanax and Grapefruit
Xanax and grapefruit may have serious interactions. Xanax is one of the most popular anti-anxiety and anti-panic attack medic...
Prozac Addiction is possible, even if this drug isn't considered to be addictive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Pain Medication Addiction
It has been called "America's Stealth Addiction" -- pain medication addiction. An ABC News report said 5.2 million people use...
Prescription Drug Statistics and Facts
The U.S. government gathers statistics on drug use and abuse in America. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adm...
Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drugs are classified, or ranked, on their habit forming potential. Those that have a higher risk are more stric...
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