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Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Adam Banner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?

Falls, Injuries and Anxiety: Breaking a Vicious Cycle

Hilary Young | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Regardless of what came first -- the injury or the anxiety -- it's important to know the realities of aging in the modern world.

How To Overcome Pill Addiction, From Brad Lamm (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Prescription drug addiction is on the rise, so when Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist Brad Lamm joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he wei...

Benzos, Stimulants and Sleeping Pills: The High-Performance Cocktail

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

If you decompress, you become more efficient and less anxious, and you sleep better. Slowly integrating other healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and good diet can help you rid yourself of the need for the high-performance cocktail.

Are Pills the New Alcohol?

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Mixing drugs and alcohol can be deadly, but many people don't think twice about popping a Xanax and still having their alcohol of choice.

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.

Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

In my experience as a psychiatrist, nearly everything we call a psychiatric symptom or problem, including insomnia, is in reality a signal that we have to face a new challenge in life.

Xanax Facts and Whitney Houston

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Reports that Xanax and other benzos are not usually lethal when taken alone are vastly misleading. Xanax is rarely taken alone. Why? Because as much or more than any other prescribed drug, Xanax causes medication spellbinding.

Why We Should Be Cautious of 'Internet Drugs'

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

The saying "so many ways to die" is true -- and they're available on the internet in the form of legal drugs. One of these drugs, Phenazepam, is usually made in Russia and is available legally ...