Prescription Drugs

7 Ways to Safeguard Prescription Drugs in the Home

Prescription drugs abuse is a fast growing and serious problem in America today. Statistics show that 80% of abusers started taking or misusing prescription medicine in their early or late teens. Among those teens, prescription and over-the-counter medicines are the …
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The Latest Craze Among Drug Abusers: A Gabapentin High

Gabapentin (the brand name is Neurontin) treats seizure disorders and nerve pain. The drug is used to treat epilepsy, restless leg syndrome, neuropathic pain, and even hot flashes. However, the latest craze among opioid abusers is now a gabapentin high. …
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Homelessness and Substance Abuse

Is There a Connection Between Homelessness and Substance Abuse?

The United States homeless population is increasing every year. What contributes to so much homelessness in our country? Could there be a connection between homelessness and substance abuse? Actually, there is a connection between the two. Many individuals end up …
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Stay Sober During the Holiday Season

How Do I Stay Sober During the Holiday Season?

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays can be the most festive and happy time of year for many individuals. Then there are others who always get the holiday blues and depression sets in. What can we do to prevent the holiday …
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Drug Abuse Among Seniors

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse Among Seniors

Drug abuse among seniors has become a serious problem in our country today. While you may not think of the elderly as a high-risk group for drug abuse, the fact is that abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise for …
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Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Alcohol Menace and Important Statistics

Alcohol abuse statistics show that there is a serious problem which many people tend to overlook when looking at drug and substance abuse. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost a quarter of the adult population …
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