Tag Archives: Prescription Medication

Millennials Too Stressed and Abusing Their Anti-anxiety Medications

Teens concerned with developing a substance use disorder Today, the millennials have emerged as the “anxious generation”. Anxiety has surpassed depression as the leading mental health concern. The American Psychological Association (APA) survey, Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection, marks the average stress level for Americans at 4.9 on a 10 point scale. A healthy level is around 3.6. Millennials reported [...]
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Celebrities That Have Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction

Movie film We have all heard of numerous celebrities that have overcome prescription drug addictions. Between 1997-2005, methadone prescriptions increased by 1000%, and oxycodone prescriptions rose by 600%, and vicodin prescriptions increased by 200% [1]. Often times celebrities practice polypharmacy, using multiple pharmacies, and physicians, or aliases to obtain medications [2]. It is estimated that 22.7 million [...]
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Infographic: The Teen Prescription Drug Epidemic May Be Worse Than You Thought

Teen Prescription Drug Epidemic Banner - Addiction Hope Parents in the U.S. have new worries when it comes to whether their teenage children have abused or will abuse drugs. While alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine remains top concerns, parents might be overlooking dangerous substances that can come from right out of their own medicine cabinets. Recent data shows that many teens have experimented [...]
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What Can Be Done About The Steep Rise in Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers?

21000 Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Mothers In 2012 - Addiction Hope Legal opioid use while pregnant can adversely affect a newborn for life. The effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) range from newborn withdrawal symptoms to permanent disabilities. There are alternatives to opioids during pregnancy, such as less dangerous painkillers. NAS is preventable, but in order to do so, we must understand why mothers use opioids [...]
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Sobering Facts About Benzodiazepines, aka Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Facts About Benzodiazepines Be Careful - Addiction Hope The words “addiction” and “drug use” usually make people think of alcohol, tobacco or pills. Rarely do people recognize words like benzodiazepine, except as a term on a prescription label. You shouldn’t let the complicated name stop you from educating yourself. The more you know about benzodiazepines, the more likely you will be to recognize [...]
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