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Medication Abuse

Is Your Friend Over-Medicating?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Every so often someone writes me about how to respond to a friend with a prescription drug addiction. Wanting to ask someone with far more experience than I have on this painful subject, I interviewed Michelle Dunbar, executive director of St. Jude Retreats.

America's Deadliest Pills

Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living

For the past 100 years, car crashes have been the nation's leading cause of accidental death. Now, for the first time, more Americans die from pre...

Medicating Pain: Treating Patients, Preventing Abuse

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We often fail to treat chronic pain adequately, yet the very drugs we prescribe to relieve pain wind up causing it -- not to mention the threat of death -- in others. What's the answer?

Abuse Of Meds Sends As Many To ER As Illegal Drugs

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — For the first time, abuse of painkillers and other medication is sending as many people to the emergency room as the use of illegal dr...