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Americans 65 years of age and older make up less than 15 percent of the population, but they consume more than 30 percent of all prescribed medications. This puts seniors at even greater risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction than their children and grand-children. And according to all…

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Probably the largest drug education program for kids that you never heard of, the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC), awarded $86 million in grant funding last year to 697 cities, towns, municipalities and community treatment centers across the country. The funding is used to help bring…

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Kentucky’s state drug court program has introduced new rules to allow opioid addicts to continue taking prescribed drug treatment medications, such as methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol, rather than making them quit such drugs as a condition of the program. Until this past March, Kentucky insisted…

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Yes, it’s true, you read that headline correctly. The leading source of opioids for the highest-risk users and abusers are physicians – not the pushers on America’s streets. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that most people who abuse prescription…

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Susan Shapiro, best-selling American author of nine books and an award-winning professor of writing at The New School and New York University, says a serious, 27-year addiction to marijuana almost ruined her life. And because of how marijuana negatively impacted her life, and new scientific…

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Christina Huffington was only 16 when she did her first line of cocaine. In almost no time, it seemed, she was buying and snorting the drug regularly, and the drug abuse followed her from high school through most of her college years. The daughter of media mogul Arianna Huffington, creator and…

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Have you noticed any change in the behavior of your doctor lately? Or any of his staff? If you answered “Yes” you might be looking at some side effects of prescription drug abuse, dependence or addiction. USA Today has published the results of a nationwide survey that found at least 100,000…

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Continuing the rising trend from earlier years, more young adults abused prescription pain drugs in 2007, while their use of other illicit drugs fell. A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the ongoing prescription drug addiction and abuse…

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