CDC Statitstics Show Prescription Drug Abuse Has Become National 'epidemic'

CDC statitstics show prescription drug abuse has become national 'epidemic'
Statistics do not tell a whole story, but they do underscore the national “epidemic” that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared in regards to opiate prescription… Continue reading

Ohio Sets Stage in Race for Governor

Ohio sets stage in race for governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The November field for governor was set Tuesday and Ohioans voted their approval for a state program for repairs and upgrades to roads and bridges. Cuyahoga County … Those could… Continue reading

Don't Lose Sympathy for Peaches Geldof Because of Drugs

Don't lose sympathy for Peaches Geldof because of drugs
Simon Antrobus, the chief executive of Addaction, another of the UK's major addiction charities, says Peaches's death “demonstrates again the tragic and devastating consequences of using drugs”. He also said it… Continue reading

Doctors Make Boy Radioactive to Treat Rare Cancer

Doctors make boy radioactive to treat rare cancer
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be… Continue reading

Addiction Isn't Easily Overcome

Addiction isn't easily overcome
I taught in an inner-city school during the height of the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s, and have had many students who came from homes where one or both parents were addicted to crack… Continue reading

Heroin: The Epidemic

Heroin: The Epidemic
When patients have recovered from their illnesses or surgeries and can no longer get the medications to which their bodies have become accustomed (and addicted,) they seek out other sources-dealers, who peddle stolen and illegally manufactured …
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