Prescription Drug

California, the Next Target of the Teen and Young Adult Heroin Epidemic

Is Placer County, California, The Next Target Of The Teen & Young Adult Heroin Epidemic?

Opioid abuse and heroin addiction have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. They affect every socioeconomic class, age, and gender in our nation, and pose a great threat to public health. California has not been spared. Statistics show that Placer County opioid abuse and heroin addiction are higher than the national average. What can we …

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Will Congress’ Recent Efforts On How To Prevent Drug Abuse Have A Substantial Impact On The Addiction Treatment Field?

On March 10, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation intended to combat the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. This landmark legislation is known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), and it is the largest congressional action to date intended to fight America’s ongoing abuse of and addiction to opioids. CARA …

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Drug Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise Due To Prescription Drug Abuse

The United States is experiencing an alarming increase in overdoses of prescription drugs – many of which are leading to death. Disturbingly, fatalities and sales related to prescription drugs have more than quadrupled since 1999. More than half of the overdose deaths in the nation are related to a prescription painkiller in the opiate family. …

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Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Sales of prescription drugs specifically pain medication continues to increase at unprecedented levels. As a result, prescription drug abuse and addiction and prescription drug abuse treatment is continuing to increase at levels previously unheard of.  The Centers for Disease Control has stated that prescription drug abuse and addiction has reached an …

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Opana Taking Over For Oxycontin

A New Pill That Drug Treatment Providers Need To Be Aware Of Oxycontin abuse in the Sacramento area and all of California continues to devastate families of all walks of life.  Education of the general public and in the drug treatment community is the key to effectively treating addiction to opiates like Oxycontin.  To be …

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