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Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs
Now that the opioid epidemic has become front-page news, many people are questioning the safety of taking prescription painkillers, which can be highly addictive. However, in some cases, such as after surgery, pain relief is a very real need that must be addressed – and prescription opioids may be the best way to alleviate that pain. First, let’s touch briefly on why prescription painkiller addiction is so dangerous. Then we’ll look at the latest scientific findings of how to manage pain after surgery while avoiding painkiller addiction. How Avoiding Painkiller Addiction After Surgery Can Prevent Heroin Addiction The opioid epidemic includes addiction to ...

How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills
All parents inevitably have to have a talk with their children concerning drugs. As children grow older, they are more likely to encounter different types of drugs through friends and schoolmates, and it’s important that they understand the risks of experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The dangers of most illicit drugs are well-known, but many teens don’t recognize the inherent dangers of prescription medications. Since prescription pills are legal, many people across all age default to assuming they are safe. Starting the Conversation About Prescription Drugs When it’s time to talk to your teen about the dangers of prescription pills, refer to ...

Diseases and Ailments Linked to Intravenous Drug Use
Education is a key factor in reducing the growing number of overdoses and drug-related deaths. Sharing information with the community is paramount because substance abuse takes many forms and people can consume drugs in several different ways. For example, illicit drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin can be smoked, snorted or ingested. In cases where increasingly large doses are required to achieve their desired high, those struggling with drug addiction with often turn to taking drugs intravenously, injecting chemicals directly into the bloodstream. Intravenous drug use poses multiple, potentially fatal health risks to drug users. Understanding these risks more fully makes ...