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Prescription Addiction

These Charts Show Just How Bad America's Heroin Problem Has Become

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States. The number of Americans using the drug has increased by about 50 percent in the past decade, accord...

Prescription Painkillers: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

If you or someone in your family needs a prescription painkiller to manage pain -- as many people do -- you and your doctor can take steps to avoid accidental overdoses.

The Prescription Opiate Arms Race

Gregory Bunt, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregory Bunt, M.D.

Plans for the manufacture and sale of hydrocodone pills five to 10 times more potent than is now available is a warning sign of an escalation of what we might call the "prescription opiate arms race" among pharmaceutical companies.

Finally: Obama to Eliminate Narcotic Abuse!

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Americans are becoming more dependent on drugs, despite years -- decades -- of our War on Drugs. Somehow, confiscating marijuana, cocaine, and illicit painkillers has not reversed our addictive proclivities.

What Cindy McCain and Michael Jackson Have in Common

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stanton Peele

In family courts around the United States, children are taken from parents addicted to drugs. I observed this first hand in New Jersey, where I defended such parents.

Jakson's Funeral won't Convince Fans he has Passed, Just like Elvis

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As sure as the sun will rise and set tomorrow during Michael Jackson's fairy tale-like, surreal and massively-orchestrated funeral, thousands of fans ...