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By On June 5th, 2017

Tiger Woods and America’s Prescription Drug Problem

When Tiger Woods was arrested early last Monday morning for DUI, he unwittingly became the face of a growing problem in America. Unlike most DUI’s that get reported in the media, Woods wasn’t driving under the influence of alcohol or any other illicit substance. Instead, the incident was the result of “an unexpected reaction to…

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By On October 24th, 2012

Illicit and Prescription Drug Abuse Trending in Opposite Directions

Recent data collected between 2007 and 2009 suggests that while the abuse of illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin has seen a dramatic decline, abuse of prescription drugs, specifically oxycodone, has steadily risen. This from a study of emergency department visits in 11 major metropolitan areas. As reported by Kristina Fiore for MedPage…

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By On July 27th, 2012

Which War on Drugs?

Recently prescription drug abuse related deaths in Oklahoma surpassed illegal or street drug related deaths. Is the “War on Drugs” fighting the right enemy? Or, should the focus on drug abuse and addiction be shifted to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Maybe, the battlegrounds of the war should include expanding treatment and prevention…

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