Tag Archives: Prescription Drug

More Prescription Drugs Aren’t the Answer: How Treating the Whole Person Is the Key to Lasting Recovery
There are powerful voices shaping the way a traditional drug rehab facility operates. Government agencies, senators, well-respected medical professionals, even some recovering addicts who fought their way out of the downward spiral and reclaimed a sober lifestyle. What if the way it has always been done does more harm than switching to a non-traditional holistic drug treatment and aftercare program? More prescription drugs aren’t the answer to drug addiction treatment Critics of treating drug addiction with another drug have voiced concerns, yet many in the medical community still believe that the benefits of substituting “less dangerous medicine” for street drugs and habit-forming prescriptions have a place in ...

California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Managing Prescription Drug Abuse
The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES), California’s prescription drug monitoring program, was established to combat the adverse effects of prescription drug abuse across the state. The program aims to accomplish this goal by promoting prescription drug safety and educating Californians on the dangers of prescription drugs. What is Drug Diversion?  Not to be confused with programs that offer first-time offenders the chance to attend treatment instead of serving a jail sentence, drug diversion refers to the exchange of prescription drugs from the individual with the prescription to another party. Within the CURES program, the term “drug diversion” refers specifically to ...