OxyContin: An Epidemic and the Winners in the War

The ongoing battle against abuse of pharmaceuticals is showing no signs of slowing down as 2011 comes to a close. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 20 percent of U.S. residents have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. At the forefront of this recreational drug use is OxyContin. According to the University of…

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OPANA: OXYCONTIN TIMES TWO

OxyContin became a household name in the United States as abuse of this prescription drug surged. But a less recognized narcotic that’s considered twice as strong is growing in popularity among those who sell and consume prescription drugs for non-medical use. This painkiller is known as Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone. This article will…

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Rising Popularity of Kratom Abuse

The name Kratom may not sound familiar, but this drug’s rising popularity already has the attention of addiction specialists nationwide. Kratom is a medicinal plant that gets processed much like cannabis, and offers versatility in the ways it can be consumed. For example, the plant’s leaves or powder created from them can be smoked, put…

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What is Zohydro?

Zohydro is the name being used for a new type of pharmaceutical hydrocodone, not yet on the market.  Medical addiction experts say there will be ten times as much hydrocodone in Zohydro as there is in Vicodin, making Zohydro Abuse a very real possibility.  Four different pharmaceutical companies are currently testing Zohydro on patients.  One…

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