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DEA: Fake prescription pills flooding area - Boston 25 News

Tue, 2018-05-22 20:12

DEA: Fake prescription pills flooding area
Boston 25 News
Dr. Brian O'Connor from Middlesex Recovery, a private practice that treats those battling opioid addiction, said many of his patients are buying those pills, and have no idea they're actually taking fentanyl until he runs a urine test. "I've had many ...

Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 2018-05-22 16:50

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Drug industry lobbyists won. Minnesotans lost. That's the brutal bottom line on this year's legislative fight to better fund opioid addiction treatment and prevention while the public health crisis caused by painkillers rages across the state. As the ...

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Lawmakers push drug makers to stop producing "superpill" opioids - WSPA.com

Tue, 2018-05-22 15:58

WSPA.com

Lawmakers push drug makers to stop producing "superpill" opioids
WSPA.com
It was a high dosage prescription pill that began Lester's addiction 12 years ago. People like him are a big reason why lawmakers are putting the pressure on drug makers to take those off the market. "The first time I ever took it, it was, I think an ...

Addicts' stories to be heard in documentary showing at Bacon Academy - Norwich Bulletin

Tue, 2018-05-22 14:55

Addicts' stories to be heard in documentary showing at Bacon Academy
Norwich Bulletin
COLCHESTER - About one in five high school seniors report misusing prescription drugs at least once, and most first-time abusers of painkillers get them from a relative or friend. These are some of the facts presented in the film “Chasing the Dragon ...

How Addiction Keeps Pulling Him Back - New York Times

Tue, 2018-05-22 14:21

New York Times

How Addiction Keeps Pulling Him Back
New York Times
The main character of “The Pull” is John Bixby, a 29-year-old New Hampshire native whose exposure to prescribed painkillers at the age of 16 put him on the well-beaten path to opioid addiction. Husband, father of two, and occasional poet, John has been ...

One in five Americans know someone who has been addicted to opioids - Quartz

Tue, 2018-05-22 12:34

Quartz

One in five Americans know someone who has been addicted to opioids
Quartz
The Fed found that one in five adults in the US personally knows someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers. This startling figure reveals the reach of the crisis, and explains why it has been declared a national emergency ...

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At Crown Heights Town Hall, Neighbors Unite to Combat Opioid Crisis in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Reader

Tue, 2018-05-22 12:25

Brooklyn Reader

At Crown Heights Town Hall, Neighbors Unite to Combat Opioid Crisis in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Reader
Opioids are narcotics prescribed to treat pain. They act on the body's opioid receptors to produce a morphine-like effect. Oxycontin, percocet and fentanyl are the biggest culprits. These prescription medications are highly addictive and, if dependency ...

Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times - The Coloradoan

Mon, 2018-05-21 19:13

The Coloradoan

Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times
The Coloradoan
It was pills then too. Deanna and [agent] Bus [Cook] talked me into it. I didn't think I had a problem, but they talked me into it. I went for 28 days. When I got out, I was able to control myself for a while. I wouldn't take anything for a day or two ...

How collected prescription drugs are destroyed, used to heat parts of downtown Indy - Fox 59

Mon, 2018-05-21 16:17

Fox 59

How collected prescription drugs are destroyed, used to heat parts of downtown Indy
Fox 59
A recent drug take-back event on Monument Circle collected roughly 300 trash bags of drugs in one day. Local law enforcement and the Indiana Attorney General's Office say such events are a crucial element in the fight against drug addiction. “The vast ...

Behind the Wall: New treatment program offers hope to addicts - Bloomington Pantagraph

Mon, 2018-05-21 14:23

Bloomington Pantagraph

Behind the Wall: New treatment program offers hope to addicts
Bloomington Pantagraph
Robert is one of 25 addicts screened for participation in Behind the Wall, a program that links inmates to Chestnut's federally-funded treatment program. Counseling, combined with injections of Vivitrol, help addicts deal with the physical cravings and ...

For years, heroin has been the deadliest drug in Nashville. Not anymore. - The Tennessean

Mon, 2018-05-21 10:50

The Tennessean

For years, heroin has been the deadliest drug in Nashville. Not anymore.
The Tennessean
As Tennessee has tightened its grip on prescription medication, many addicts have abandoned doctor shopping in favor of black market heroin and counterfeit pills that are often laced with fentanyl, a synthetic, cheap-to-produce, incredibly potent ...

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Brett Favre opens up about addiction for Peter King's final MMQB column - For The Win

Mon, 2018-05-21 07:45

For The Win

Brett Favre opens up about addiction for Peter King's final MMQB column
For The Win
It's not just that Favre was a great player that made him so compelling. He was a complicated player. He didn't fit into the stereotype of the great quarterback. Favre was a goofball. An MVP-winning goofball. An MVP-winning goofball who battled a very ...

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Little known Pills Anonymous has small following despite prescription addiction epidemic - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Mon, 2018-05-21 06:00

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Little known Pills Anonymous has small following despite prescription addiction epidemic
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Someone who holds up a doctor's prescription as justification. Someone who masters the art of deception. Someone who is so desperate to secure the next pill that they will do unthinkable things. And someone who wants to be free from the grip of addiction.

For many, addiction starts with legal prescriptions - Citizens Voice

Sun, 2018-05-20 02:01

Citizens Voice

For many, addiction starts with legal prescriptions
Citizens Voice
A significant number of people who overdose on drugs start their addiction with legal prescriptions for opioid painkillers. Oftentimes, the refill is what gets them hooked and craving more, experts say. “First exposure is when the risk of addiction ...

Recovering addict, experts raise kratom concerns - messenger-inquirer

Sat, 2018-05-19 23:03

messenger-inquirer

Recovering addict, experts raise kratom concerns
messenger-inquirer
"I came across kratom because I'm a recovering addict," Pulliam said. "I had relapsed again, and I didn't want to put my family through the same thing we'd gone through again and again. I ended up Googling opioid withdrawals, and I kept coming across ...

The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction - Dothan Eagle

Fri, 2018-05-18 14:37

The private sector has a powerful incentive to treat opioid addiction
Dothan Eagle
Last year, a Brookings Institution report found that about half of men age 25 to 54 not in the labor force take pain medication daily, and nearly two-thirds of that group take prescription pain medication. This year, a Labor Department survey found ...

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn't addictive itself - Popular Science

Fri, 2018-05-18 13:43

Popular Science

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn't addictive itself
Popular Science
Medications exist now to assist those trying to break their addiction to pain medications, but all of those are opioids themselves, given in gradually lower doses to mitigate the symptoms associated with addiction and withdrawal. But the problem with ...
FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptomsThe West Milford Messenger

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Indiana's opioid prescribing rate is way above average. Hoosier addicts know that firsthand. - WRTV Indianapolis

Fri, 2018-05-18 13:41

WRTV Indianapolis

Indiana's opioid prescribing rate is way above average. Hoosier addicts know that firsthand.
WRTV Indianapolis
KOKOMO, Ind. -- Chuck Sanders was a stock car enthusiast. But his passion for racing ended when he turned to drugs to reduce the pain. Racing injuries led Sanders, 41, to have four spinal fusions. He was prescribed painkillers during his recovery.

'It's within our homes': Addiction counselor shares common path to teen opioid abuse - 8News

Fri, 2018-05-18 11:31

8News

'It's within our homes': Addiction counselor shares common path to teen opioid abuse
8News
"I've had countless kids say to me, I would never do drugs, I would never do drugs, but a prescription drug is not being perceived as what the gateway it can be to in terms of full-fledged addiction," says Patterson. "Where we're at with prescription ...