Prescription Painkillers

Prescription Painkillers

Prescription Painkillers, the third book in Hazelden's Library of Addictive Drugs series, offers current, comprehensive information on the history, social impact, pharmacology, and addiction treatment for commonly abused, highly addictive ...

Author: Marvin D Seppala

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592859931

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 407

The definitive book about the impact of prescription painkiller abuse on individuals, communities, and society by one of America's leading experts on addiction. In recent years, the media has inundated us with coverage of the increasing abuse of prescription painkillers. Prescription Painkillers, the third book in Hazelden's Library of Addictive Drugs series, offers current, comprehensive information on the history, social impact, pharmacology, and addiction treatment for commonly abused, highly addictive opiate prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin®, Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet.Marvin D. Seppala, MD, provides context for understanding the current drug abuse problem by tracing the history of opioids and the varying patterns of use over time. He then offers an in-depth study of controversial issues surrounding these readily available drugs, including over-prescription by physicians and adolescent abuse. Also included is a straightforward look at the leading treatment protocols based on current research.
Categories: Self-Help

Prescription Painkillers

Prescription Painkillers

Oxycontin®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, & Other Addictive Analgesics Rosa Waters. On
top of that, painkillers stop the body from producing its natural painkillers.
Endorphins are a chemical that the body normally makes that helps us cope with
pain.

Author: Rosa Waters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422288122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 416

Just because a drug is legal, doesn't mean it's safe to abuse it. Abusing prescription painkillers like OxyContin™, Percocet™, and Vicodin™ is no safer than trying much harder drugs. These drugs are being vastly abused and represent one of today's largest drug epidemics. Discover the real consequences of taking prescription painkillers to get high. Learn about the damage these pills can do to your body and how you can develop an addiction to painkillers. Find out about the downside of prescription painkillers!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Painkillers Prescription Dependency

Painkillers  Prescription Dependency

Residents aged 12 to 17 of small metropolitan areas were more likely to have
used prescription painkillers nonmedically at any point during their lifetime (10.4
percent) than people who lived in large metropolitan areas (9.2 percent) or ...

Author: Ida Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422293027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 316

Statistics on drug use show that abuse is decreasing. That's the good news. But there's bad news as well: the abuse of prescription drugs is increasing. Among the most abused prescription medications are painkillers, something many people have in their medicine cabinets. In Painkillers: Prescription Dependency, you will find out what pain really is—and what it isn't—as well as the history of pain. The book also provides up-to-date information about painkillers and how they are abused. Special attention is given to OxyContin, which has expanded addiction to new groups of people. Treatment methods are also covered—but the best route is never to become addicted!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Get Smart About Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Get Smart About Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Prescription painkillers are members of a class of drug known as opioids.
Prescription opioids are the most efficient painkillers we know, and include well-
known medications such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid),
and ...

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781616495152

Category: Self-Help

Page: 40

View: 224

Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of prescription painkiller abuse, including the history of opiates, their medical use, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.With prescription painkiller abuse affecting nearly every corner of society, what are the basic facts we need to know about these seemingly safe and legal medications? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What prescription painkillers are and where the entire class of opiates comes fromThe history of their use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow the drugs work, including their health effects and what makes them so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
Categories: Self-Help

Chronic Pain and Prescription Painkillers

Chronic Pain and Prescription Painkillers

This book explores the issue of chronic pain and the development of opioids, examining the marketing and promotion of opioids by pharmaceutical companies, as well as other drivers of the opioid epidemic.

Author: Grace Ferguson

Publisher: Mason Crest

ISBN: 1422238237

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 912

Prescription opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly effective for treating chronic pain, but they also have severe side effects, including significant potential for abuse. The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers has become a serious global problem, affecting the health and economic welfare of societies worldwide. Fueling the problem of prescription opioid abuse are pill millsmedical operations run by unethical or untrained physicians or pharmacists that over-prescribe narcotics or dispense them for illegal purposes. Although governments have implemented measures to crack down on prescription painkiller abuse, the problem continues to spread. This book explores the issue of chronic pain and the development of opioids. It examines the marketing and promotion of opioids by pharmaceutical companies, as well as other drivers of the opioid epidemic. It evaluates the steps taken by legislative bodies to balance the problem of chronic pain and prescription opioid abuse, and discusses how prescription opioids can be used safely. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich mate
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Painkillers History Science and Issues

Painkillers  History  Science  and Issues

2012, the age-adjusted mortality involving opioids tripled, from 1.4 cases to 5.1
cases per 100,000 population. ... In 2012 and 2013, nearly 55% of individuals
who misused prescription painkillers got them for free from a relative or friend,
while ...

Author: Victor B. Stolberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835322

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

View: 763

This accessible, easy-to-read book provides readers with different perspectives on the subject of painkillers, examining their history, production, uses, and dangers. • Documents the risks of painkiller use and explores the various issues centered around the production, distribution, and regulation of painkiller medications • Examines painkillers from a variety of perspectives, including medical, historical, economic, and social • Includes primary source documents such as guidelines, policy documents, and study findings on the topics covered that provide readers with more in-depth information and help students hone their critical thinking and analytical skills • Examines the social dimensions of the use and abuse of painkiller drugs and considers the future of this particular type of drugs
Categories: Health & Fitness

Treating Doctors as Drug Dealers

Treating Doctors as Drug Dealers

"The medical field of treating chronic pain is still in its infancy.

Author: Ronald T. Libby

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097727071

Category: Chronic pain

Page: 27

View: 111

"The medical field of treating chronic pain is still in its infancy. It was only in the late 1980s that leading physicians trained in treating the chronic pain of terminally ill cancer patients began to recommend that the "opioid therapy"(treatment involving narcotics related to opium) used on their patients also be used for patients suffering from non terminal conditions. The new therapies proved successful, and prescription pain medications saw a huge leap in sales throughout the 1990s. But opioid therapy has always been controversial. The habit-forming nature of some prescription pain medications made many physicians, medical boards, and law enforcement officials wary of their use in treating acute pain in non terminal patients. Consequently, many physicians and pain specialists have shied away from opioid treatment, causing millions of Americans to suffer from chronic pain even as therapies were available to treat it. The problem was exacerbated when the media began reporting that the popular narcotic pain medication OxyContin was finding its way to the black market for illicit drugs, resulting in an outbreak of related crime, overdoses, and deaths. Though many of those reports proved to be exaggerated or unfounded, critics in Congress and the Department of Justice scolded the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for the alleged pervasiveness of OxyContin abuse. The DEA responded with an aggressive plan to eradicate the illegal use or "diversion" of OxyContin. The plan uses familiar law enforcemet methods from the War on Drugs, such as aggressive undercover investigation, asset forfeiture, and informers. The DEA's painkiller campaign has cast a chill over the doctor-patient candor necessary for successful treatment. It has resulted in the pursuit and prosecution of well-meaning doctors. It has also scared many doctors out of pain management altogether, and likely persuaded others not to enter it, thus worsening the already widespread problem of underrated untreated chronic pain"--Cato Institute web site.
Categories: Chronic pain

An Invitation to Health 2009 2010 Edition

An Invitation to Health 2009 2010 Edition

Prescription Drug Abuse on Campus The abuse of prescription medications on
college *X£jP campuses has increased ... Students who abuse prescription
painkillers say they do so to relax or get high, although some report taking the
drugs to ...

Author: Dianne Hales

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495388555

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 929

Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, market-leading AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, integrates a comprehensive presentation of health concepts--body, mind, and spirit--with a wealth of practical ways to put concepts into action. The tightly integrated text and package provide an outstanding set of resources for both students and instructors to accomplish key goals of the course: understand the need for behavior change and master the tools to accomplish change. Offering the most complete emphasis on behavior change, the text supports behavior change through practical content and applications such as Learn It/Live It, Goal Setting, Your Strategies for Change, Your Strategies for Prevention, and Your Life Change Coach sections. Because an important component of changing for lifelong healthy living is personal choice, the text also includes two new features designed to encourage critical thinking and analysis: Reality Check and Point/CounterPoint. The most student-oriented text on the market, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 2009-2010 Edition, is packed with relevant examples, colorful photos, figures, and new research and statistics. Updated Student Snapshots, art, tables, and references in the new edition reflect the most current thinking on every topic. The text also includes a wealth of powerful instructor resources and learning tools through the Power Lecture CD-ROM and CengageNOWTM. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Medical

Pain Killer

Pain Killer

In this updated edition of Pain Killer, Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic.

Author: Barry Meier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780525511090

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 718

“Groundbreaking . . . the shocking account of the origins of today's opioid epidemic, the creators of this plague, and the way to help stop it.”—Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic “Prescient . . . a landmark work of investigative journalism.”—David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of The End of Overeating Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin. Families, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, businesses destroyed, and public officials pushed to the brink. In Pain Killer, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Barry Meier exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the twenty-first century. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion-dollar blockbuster by launching an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients. Here are the people who profited from the crisis and those who paid the price, those who plotted in boardrooms and those who tried to sound alarm bells. A country doctor in rural Virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse. An ebullient high school cheerleader, Lindsey Myers, was reduced to stealing from her parents to feed her escalating Oxy habit. A hard-charging DEA official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. The drugmaker’s owners, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin. In this updated edition of Pain Killer, Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic. He takes readers inside Purdue to show how long the company withheld information about the abuse of OxyContin and gives a shocking account of the Justice Department’s failure to alter the trajectory of the opioid epidemic and protect thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.
Categories: Medical

Opioids in Medicine

Opioids in Medicine

Ms® candy in place of pain medication to her grandmother who was dying of
cancer, so that she could divert and abuse the pain medication. There is a
perception that abusing pharmaceutical drugs is safer than abusing street drugs.

Author: Enno Freye

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402059477

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 515

This book fills the void to provide a comprehensive review of the theoretical knowledge and scope of opioid pharmacotherapy in pain medicine. While the information provided is obtainable in other major texts already in print, the present format style plus the illustrations will make easy reading and fast accessibility of information on opioids available. Information provided is based on clinical practice rather than pure experimental for use in daily practice.
Categories: Medical

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse

Wilson M. Compton, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services and
Preven~ tion Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, first called it “a
national priority” to prevent abuse of prescription painkillers, then added, “Our
goal ...

Author: Mark James Estren

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 9781579511791

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 165

Severe, chronic pain affects at least 116 million Americans every year. But there are fewer than 4,000 pain specialists in the United States, and many insurers won’t cover physical therapy. But powerful pain medicines? They will certainly cover those. Prescriptions for powerful pain killers doubled between 1994 and 2008 — and abuse skyrocketed as well. The grim headlines are all too familiar. Celebrities such as Whitney Houston die of overdoses. Teens mix legitimate medicines — and pay with their lives. Heavy-handed government attempts to crack down on pain and anxiety medications have terrorized doctors and pharmacists and left thousands of desperate people in severe pain. Prescription Drug Abuse shows how big the problem is: how it became a problem, what is being done about it, and what readers can do. The book shows the risks, the benefits, and the safe way to use some of modern healthcare’s most miraculous medicines.
Categories: Self-Help

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid

How to Raise a Drug Free Kid

PAINKILLERS (PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS) What are painkillers? Prescription
opioids are strong painkillers used by doctors to treat serious and chronic pain.
Commonly abused prescription painkillers include OxyContin, Vicodin, fentanyl, ...

Author: Joseph A. Califano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476728490

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 975

The highly acclaimed comprehensive guide to getting your child through the formative pre-teen, teen, and college years drug-free—now completely revised and updated. Nearly every child will be offered drugs or alcohol before graduating high school, and excessive drinking is common at most colleges. But the good news is that a child who gets to age twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol or prescription drugs is virtually certain never to do so. Drawing on more than two decades of research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia), founder Joseph A. Califano, Jr., presents a clear, common-sense guide to helping kids stay drug-free. All parents dream of a healthy, productive, and fulfilling future for their children; Califano shows which specific actions work and what parents can do to teach, protect, and empower their children to have the greatest chance of making that future come true. Teenagers who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are twice as likely never to try them, and this book provides the tools parents need to prepare their children for those crucial decision-making moments. In this revised and updated edition, Califano tackles some of the newest obstacles standing between our kids and a drug-free life—from social media sites and cell phone apps to the explosion in prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and the increased dangers and addictive power of marijuana. He reveals what teens can’t or won’t tell their parents about their thoughts on drugs and alcohol, and combines the latest research with his discussions with thousands of parents and teens about the challenges that widespread access to drugs and alcohol present, and how parents can instill in their teens the will and skills to choose not to use. Califano’s insightful and lively guide is as readable as it is informative.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Truth About Painkillers

The Truth About Painkillers

Warning signs of prescription painkiller dependency The Truth About Drugs The
real answer is to get. Most. commonly prescribed painkillers (oxyContin, Vicodin,
Methadone, Darvocet, Lortab, Lorcet and Percocet), while offering relief from ...

Author:

Publisher: Drug-Free World

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

Improving the way prescription painkillers are prescribed can reduce the number of people who misuse, abuse or overdose from these powerful drugs, while making sure patients have access to safe, effective treatment." -p. 1

Author: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:759191253

Category: Analgesics

Page: 4

View: 795

"Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is nonmedical use of prescription painkillers--using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the "high" they cause. In 2010, about 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported nonmedical use of prescription painkillers in the past year. Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month. Although most of these pills were prescribed for a medical purpose, many ended up in the hands of people who misused or abused them. Improving the way prescription painkillers are prescribed can reduce the number of people who misuse, abuse or overdose from these powerful drugs, while making sure patients have access to safe, effective treatment." -p. 1
Categories: Analgesics

When Painkillers Become Dangerous

When Painkillers Become Dangerous

If you are concerned about a loved one's use of pain medications, you need to read this book, When Painkillers Become Dangerous Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as "hillbilly heroin," painkilling ...

Author: Drew Pinsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781592857784

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 772

The coronavirus pandemic joined other crises already in process--including America's epidemic of opioid addiction. Added stress and anxiety and reduced access to timely treatments only adds to the problem. Here's practical information about painkillers from treatment professionals. A timely guide to the misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers that sorts the facts from the fiction for legitimate users and their loved ones. If you are concerned about a loved one's use of pain medications, you need to read this book, When Painkillers Become Dangerous Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as "hillbilly heroin," painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and alarming drug abuse trend. In fact, an estimated 2.6 million people currently use prescription pain relievers non-medically-a dangerous practice that could quickly reach epidemic proportions. Best-selling author Drew Pinsky, M.D., and five other leading experts offer practical, plainspoken, and much-needed information about addiction to painkilling drugs. They will help you understand:How addiction to painkilling medication developsWhat to do if a family member is addictedWhat happens in addiction treatmentWhy addiction is a family disease
Categories: Self-Help

Confronting Chronic Pain

Confronting Chronic Pain

Abuse and misuse of prescription pain relievers, including opioids, is an
undeniable epidemic in this country. Enough prescription painkillers were
prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around the clock for an
entire month.

Author: Steven H. Richeimer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421412542

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 290

This comprehensive guide is designed to help everyone whose days are filled with chronic pain—the kind of pain that truly is a disease unto itself. Where does chronic pain come from, and why doesn’t it go away? Dr. Steven H. Richeimer, an eminent voice in the field of pain management, answers these and other fundamental questions about chronic pain. Board certified in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and psychiatry, he knows that the stress of persistent pain quickly takes a toll on the body and the mind. And he has helped thousands of people reduce their pain and reclaim their lives. In Confronting Chronic Pain, Dr. Richeimer discusses what causes pain in such disorders as arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic headache, and back pain—and describes how to get relief. He provides clear and up-to-date information about pain medications, exercise and nutrition, injections and neurostimulators, and complementary therapies. He also explains the many approaches to managing the social and emotional aspects of pain. Understanding that chronic pain affects the spirit, he offers seven spiritual tools for moving beyond pain; understanding that chronic pain affects the whole family, he has created an action plan for family harmony; understanding the emotional component of people in pain, he helps them solve the chronic pain puzzle. "Just learn to live with it" is not a satisfactory response to someone living with chronic pain. Dr. Richeimer’s compassionate and holistic approach can help soften the harsh edges of pain and provide hope for the future.
Categories: Health & Fitness

House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Drugs New Psychoactive Substances and Prescription Drugs HC 819

House of Commons   Home Affairs Committee  Drugs  New Psychoactive Substances and Prescription Drugs   HC 819

A survey carried out jointly by The Guardian and Mixmag in 2011 indicated signs
of an emerging ' grey market in legally prescribed painkillers and antidepressants
, often acquired from friends or dealers , or through the internet . A third of the ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215065921

Category: Medical

Page: 75

View: 647

We are facing an epidemic of psychoactive substances in the UK with deaths increasing by 79% in the last year. New versions of these "legal highs" are being produced at the rate of at least one a week, yet it has taking the Government a year to produce five pages of guidance on the use of alternative legislation. This slow response to the crisis may have led to more deaths. Those who sell these killer substances need to be held responsible. New laws should be enacted to put the onus on them. Especially at this time of year, young people need to take care about what substances they consume so their health and lives are not put at risk. Quick turn around mobile testing units should be utilised at festivals in order in order to facilitate the removal of potentially harmful or illegal substances from the site immediately and more specific education on psychoactive substances should be given in school and colleges. There are also currently 1.5 million people addicted to prescription drugs in the UK. The abuse of these types of substances is taking place in the shadows and its extent is still unquantified. Local GPs need to report their suspicious and collate information to illuminate this problem. Medical Royal Colleges should establish a joint working group to examine whether local health teams are effectively communicating concerns around individuals visiting multiple practices to request specific drugs.
Categories: Medical

Counseling Boys and Young Men

Counseling Boys and Young Men

PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS. Prescription painkiller abuse is particularly
popular with club-going youth (Kelly & Parsons, 2007) and is abused more often
by female adolescents than male adolescents (Wu, Pilowsky, & Patkar, 2008).

Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109194

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 138

"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks
Categories: Psychology

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

In 2007, approximately 7 million people aged 12 or older reported nonmedical
use of a prescription drug. The most commonly abused medications are
painkillers (i.e., opioids: 5.2 million people), stimulants (e.g., methylphenidate
and ...

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437926767

Category:

Page: 70

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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

"Prescription painkiller overdoses were responsible for more than 15,500 deaths in 2009.

Author: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:798920838

Category: Analgesics

Page: 4

View: 367

"Prescription painkiller overdoses were responsible for more than 15,500 deaths in 2009. While all prescription painkillers have contributed to an increase in overdose deaths over the last decade, methadone has played a central role in the epidemic. More than 30% of prescription painkiller deaths involve methadone, even though only 2% of painkiller prescriptions are for this drug. Six times as many people died of methadone overdoses in 2009 than a decade before. Methadone has been used safely and effectively to treat drug addiction for decades. It has been prescribed increasingly as a painkiller because it is a generic drug that can provide long-lasting pain relief. But as methadone's use for pain has increased, so has nonmedical use of the drug and the number of overdoses." -p. 1
Categories: Analgesics