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What Is Drug Abuse and How Can You Overcome It?

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Drug addiction is an epidemic in the United States, and thousands of people are dying each year as a result. The leading causes of overdose deaths in America come from opiates, like heroin or prescription painkillers. However, many other drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines are killing people as well. It can be difficult to understand

Addiction Research -Training Doctors on Addiction

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Doctors throughout the country do not have sufficient training in recognizing addiction and ultimately prescribe painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet to individuals who do not medically need them.

Is the Government Reverting Back to Old Addiction Treatment Methods?

The federal government is beginning to make a push to revert back to old methods of addiction treatment including less effective short term residential and outpatient programs as opposed to long term residential programs.

Methadone Treatment Can Open Up Another Can of Worms

An individual trying to “kick” an opiate addiction with the use of Methadone is a story that is becoming more and more common. The problem is that Methadone is just as addictive and can lead to the same consequences as any other drug.

Sen. Charles Schumer Fighting Western, New York Prescription Addiction

Western, New York is experiencing an epidemic with prescription drugs. Sen. Charles Schlumer is in the process of taking steps to try to control the amount of prescription drug abuse that is occurring in Western, New York. He is trying to enforce laws with stricter penalties to those caught illegally distributing painkillers.

Addiction and Alcohol Abuse in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse can and will effect every aspect of a persons life. Many have found it helpful to go to an addiction treatment or drug rehab program to help overcome the very serious disease of addiction.

Recovering in Loyalsock, Pennsylvania: Drug Rehab

Overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol is not an easy process. Finding help in small town like Loyalsock, Pennsylvania is difficult but by no means impossible. For the person who wants to stop their addiction help can always be found.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Centerville, Virginia

Addiction is often stereotyped as a disease that effects only young, unemployed and homeless people. Nothing could be further from the truth. Addiction is a deadly disease that is capable of effecting anyone.