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Drug Abuse

Origins of Rohypnol

On This Page: The History of Rohypnol Rohypnol Use Today Street Names for Rohypnol How You Can Move Forward Rohypnolis a central nervous system depressant that is classified as a benzodiazepine. Doctors commonly prescribe a benzodiazepines for anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, seizure control, muscle relaxation and to induce amnesia for surgery.1 Misuse of this form of drug … Continue reading Origins of Rohypnol

April 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Addiction

No, Opioids Are Not the Only Way to Manage Your Pain

On This Page: Pain Management Programs Other Alternatives to Opioids For decades, opioids have been prescribed for pain management – from acute injury and post-surgery pain to chronic and cancer-related pain. They have been touted as one of the best ways to treat pain, and many doctors look to them first to give their patients … Continue reading No, Opioids Are Not the Only Way to Manage Your Pain

February 15, 2018

Prescription Drug Addiction

What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

On This Page: Two Disposal Options Rise of Take back Programs Regulating Take Back Days Next Steps Following President Trump’s declaration of a nationwide public health emergency to address the opioid crisis in 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) facilitated its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA’s semiannual events are intended to provide … Continue reading What to Do with Unused Prescription Drugs

January 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Addiction

The Fight Against Opioid Addiction: Where Do We Stand?

On This Page: Take a Look at the History Timeline of the Opioid Epidemic. The Trump Administration Declares War on Opioids Law Enforcement Advocate for Treatment Americans Take Action in Their Communities The term “opioid” refers to a substance that acts on the opioid receptors in the brain, producing morphine-like effects. The opioid class includes … Continue reading The Fight Against Opioid Addiction: Where Do We Stand?

September 27, 2017

General Issues

Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

Heroin has interrupted your life. It has hurt you physically and emotionally. It has damaged or destroyed relationships with friends, family members, and significant others. You are tired of addiction and ready to begin recovery. You may have tried to reduce your use in the past, or this may be your first time thinking about … Continue reading Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?

May 11, 2015

Drug Addiction

10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction

On This Page: Mitigating Painkiller Abuse and Addiction Alternative Pain Management Treatment Can Help Painkiller addiction in the United States has skyrocketed in the last decade. For example, in 2012, healthcare providers wrote 259 million painkiller prescriptions. This amount is enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.[1] Despite widespread education available … Continue reading 10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction

April 8, 2015