Oxycodone is a common pain medication that is given to those who suffer from chronic pain, such as cancer patients. Individuals who are recovering from surgery will sometimes receive an Oxycodone prescription, but only if they were taking the painkiller before the operation. While the medicine can treat inflammation and rid the body of extreme […]
Prescription drug abuse is soaring in the United States. The numbers of accidental overdose deaths are increasing at an alarming rate with over 20,000 people in the United States dying each year from prescription drug overdoses. The age range with the highest death rates? Studies say 35-44 year-olds. The number of deaths caused by accidental […]
A study designed to gauge the level of concern parents have about different drugs has shown that prescription drug abuse is a hidden threat to adolescents and teenagers across America. National polling firm RT Strategies polled 1,000 adults nationwide as part of Project 7th Grade and First Check’s Back to School campaign, finding that only […]
While most parents are aware of the risks posed to their children by drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, a surprising number are not cognizant of the threat posed by prescription drugs. Fortunately for concerned parents, there are now prescription drug testing kits designed to detect substances like Oxycontin, Vicodin and Xanax.
As working adults across the country struggle with the stress of an ailing national economy, more members of the workforce are falling into prescription drug abuse. Because prescription drugs are legal and widely used for legitimate reasons, many people fail to make the connection between painkillers and illicit substances.
During the last decade the number of adolescents diagnosed with mood disorders, such as attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, has skyrocketed. Today, the consequences of a decade of lax medication prescription are becoming clear: more children, teens, and adults are abusing mood altering drugs than ever before.