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Prescription Drug Addiction

COVID-19 and the Link Between Mind and Body Wellness

COVID-19 and the Link Between Mind and Body Wellness

As the global pandemic has raged on for several months, we’ve now had enough time to begin not just to wonder, but to reflect on its impacts. Many people have experienced an increase of stress and anxiety during this time, and certainly we have all had to make adjustments in one way or another. One big …

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Is Adderall the New Xanax? Why So Much Buzz About Adderall?

Eighty-eight percent of the world’s legal amphetamine supply is produced in US, and over-worked college students, celebrities, and sports stars seem to be taking to the drug with increasing regularity. It doesn’t seem like too long ago that Xanax was the nation’s drug of choice, but it looks like a new prescription drug has entered …

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Sleeping Pill Abuse on Airplanes

It’s no secret that people who are terrified of flying have been “medicating” themselves on airplanes for years with alcohol, anxiety medication and antihistamines that have a sedating effect. As more people rely on sleeping pills to get a restful night at home, more people will also struggle with sleeping pill abuse on airplanes. Some …

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Rising Among Teens

Today, the abuse of prescription drugs is rising among teens. This situation could be dangerous for you or your loved one, as prescription drug use can lead to overdose and death. Therefore it is important to use prescription drugs exactly the way your doctor prescribes them. What Has Led to the Misuse of Prescription Drugs …

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Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in Senior Citizens

In the late 1900s, pharmacology companies assured medical professionals that there was no risk of becoming addicted to prescription medications. As a result, doctors and nurses freely wrote prescriptions for these medicines. Unfortunately, the companies were wrong. As a result, prescription drug addiction has risen over the past few decades. The words “opioid crisis” have …

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Which Drug Use Cues Play a Role in Prescription Opioid Dependence?

Researchers and addiction specialists are well aware that people affected by physical dependence and drug addiction commonly have a susceptibility to certain social and environmental cues that make ongoing substance use and relapses during substance treatment more likely. However, fairly little is known about the specific drug cues that motivate people physically dependent on prescription …

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