Tweet The Dangers of Valium Abuse and Addiction Valium or Diazepam is a benzodiazepine prescription drug. It is generally prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and even PTSD. It can be very addictive and is commonly abused by patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ages, and sex. It [...]
Tweet A List of Sports Figures and Celebrities Who Have Overdosed It is becoming more common to hear about sports figures who have overdosed. While it is common these days to hear of celebrities who have died of drugs and alcohol overdoses, it is rare to hear about sports figures. After all, these are top [...]
What Causes Pain Medicine Abuse? Pain medicine abuse can be attributed to many factors. For one, some users just don’t have much pain tolerance that they immediately resort to pain pills to ease their burden. As their bodies become resistant to the medication, the only option they have is to increase their dosage. Another cause [...]
Oxycontin is a highly addictive drug. The problem has been spreading like wildfire around rehabilitation centers in the United States. Just like heroin rehab, Oxycontin rehab is now considered necessary since its tight grip on people and the possible withdrawal effects are similar to those of illegal drugs.
Oxycontin is a prescription painkiller that is classified as an opiate. It is indicated for patients with severe pain as a result of a medical condition, a sustained injury, or surgery. A single dose can relieve pain for 3-4 hours because it is in the form of a sustained-release tablet, so a person in severe pain does not have to medicate many times a day than usual.
The Impact of Prescription Drug Addiction Prescription drug addiction is described as the indiscriminate use of drugs prescribed by physicians for non-medical purposes or due to the patient’s dependence to the drug beyond its intended dosage and treatment indication. Reports of famous personalities into this addiction made impact during these recent times, yet casualties suspected [...]
The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse has reached what some are referring to as an epidemic. Over 7 million Americans are using drugs non medically, which amounts to nearly 3% of the population. This can include pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives. The largest area of abuse arises with pain relievers, of [...]