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Posts Tagged ‘Pain Killer abuse’

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 March 26th, 2012

Vets with Mental Health Issues are More Likely to Abuse Pain Killers

A new study finds that Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with a mental health disorder are more likely to abuse prescription narcotic pain killers. When these war veterans return from active duty, they are often struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and are also dealing with chronic pain. With the modern advances of science/technology in…

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