Posts Tagged ‘Addictions’

CDC Finds 1 in 5 High School Students Abuse Prescription Drugs

Thursday, June 3, 2010 18:14 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA
Latest News Update

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in five U.S. high school students have taken a prescription drug that they didn’t get from their doctor.
According to the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that was released today from the […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Superwoman Syndrome Fuels Concern

Friday, March 5, 2010 9:24 1 Comment

Part I
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There’s no doubt that prescription drug abuse is a major problem in America, and it’s escalating in epic proportions.  Prescription drug abuse affects men, women and teens.  Concerning trends include older adults, adolescents and women.
On MSNBC’s website, Karen Asp writes, Superwoman syndrome fuels pill-pop culture, and it’s about how […]

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Prescription Drugs: Keep Out of Reach of Teens

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 16:42 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Will Hiding Mom & Dad’s Meds Keep Teens’ Hands off Them?
Keep Out of Reach of Teens
While fewer teens may be trying inhalants as reported recently in The Wall Street Journal, more teens are abusing prescription drugs.
“Every day, 2,500 kids age 12 to 17 abuse a prescription painkiller for the first […]

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Opioid Dependence

Friday, July 20, 2007 20:06 1 Comment

Opioid Dependence by Carl R. Sullivan, MD
The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of patients dependent on opioids. These drugs, which are also known as narcotics, opiates and pain killers include some of the most addictive drugs known to man.
Many people are familiar with the opioid drug heroin, which has been illegal in the […]

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Opioid Abuse – Prescription Drug Abuse: Seductive, Sedating Drugs Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health and Life

Friday, July 20, 2007 20:05 No Comments

Opioid Abuse – Prescription Drug Abuse: Seductive, Sedating Drugs Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health and Life
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Prescription drug abuse is a major health problem in the United States with Opioids leading the pack of drugs that are abused.
People on the street usually refer to Opioids as narcotics. Opioids are […]

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