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Opioid overdose deaths and addiction a growing problem in Oklahoma

Opioid overdose deaths and addiction a growing problem in Oklahoma

To free the nation from the tightening grip of the devastating opioid crisis, the United States is striving hard by adopting and implementing several policies and measures in various states basis their need and requirement. In the recent years, Oklahoma that has been hit hard by this epidemic is right there at the top when it comes to drug-related deaths in the country. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 813 drug-related overdose deaths were reported in Oklahoma in 2016, and out of this, 55 percent involved opioids. Continue reading

Now, nurses and health care workers succumbing to opioid overdoses

Now, nurses and health care workers succumbing to opioid overdoses

The opioid crisis continues to spread across the United States despite the several measures and reforms implemented by federal agencies. Opioid addiction, which was earlier common among war veterans and those suffering from chronic pain, is now highly prevalent among the common masses, including teenagers and women. More and more people are succumbing to an opioid overdose every day. In 2016, drug overdoses contributed to nearly 63,600 deaths, Continue reading

7 highly addictive prescription drugs

7 highly addictive prescription drugs

Prescription drug abuse has skyrocketed in the United States over the last several years. In fact, nonmedical use of prescription medications has become so popular in America that people are coming up with unique ways such as requesting the doctor for medicine refills or calling to increase the number of medications. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2015. However, most cases of prescription drug abuse go unnoticed due to the legality of such drugs.   Continue reading

Why are stimulants so addictive?

Why are stimulants so addictive?

When in the dire need to increase concentration and alertness, people, especially teenagers, often resort to stimulants, both legal and illicit, to push their body and mind beyond the natural limits. However, such a momentary enhancement in one’s energy level can prove quite a costly affair in the long run. Continue reading

Tips to avoid addiction to prescription drugs

Tips to avoid addiction to prescription drugs

Prescription drug abuse has become a national problem in the United States, taking the shape of an epidemic. Prescription drugs are being misused and abused in comparison to other illegal drugs, killing more people than cocaine and heroin combined. Some people take prescription drugs like painkillers, sedatives or stimulants on a regular basis to cure certain medical conditions, but, in the process, develop an addiction to such medications. Continue reading

Opioids after hospital discharge can trigger dependency

Opioids after hospital discharge can trigger dependency

The United States accommodates barely 5 percent of the world population, yet nearly 80 percent of the global opioid supply is consumed by the Americans alone. The prescription opioid epidemic has ripped apart innumerable families and communities in the U.S. and is now being looked upon as the biggest threat to the nation’s economy. Billions of dollars are being spent each year on educating Americans about the risks of opioid addiction and for providing treatment to millions of people suffering from it. Continue reading

5 key signs of dependency on prescription drugs

5 key signs of dependency on prescription drugs

Thousands of Americans seek refuge in prescription drugs to get rid of chronic pain and physical discomforts. But what starts as a means to provide relief from pain can lead to the vicious cycle of drug dependence. According to the latest report by the National Safety Council, drug poisoning due to prescription drug overdose is the leading cause of preventable deaths among people aged 25-64 years. Continue reading

US Senators appeal Feds to improve access to opioid addiction treatment

US Senators appeal Feds to improve access to opioid addiction treatment

With opioid addiction increasing rapidly in the United States, the government is leaving no stone unturned in finding ways directed toward holistic treatment of the society. Recently, a group of 22 Senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, appealed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give more access to opioid addiction treatment involving buprenorphine.

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Oregon House passes bill to prevent prescription drug abuse

Oregon House passes bill to prevent prescription drug abuse

America is hooked on prescription drugs, which is evident from the mayhem created by the rising use of opioids. As the misuse of prescription drugs kills more people in the country than road accidents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified it as an epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the effects of opioids pose a threat to the achievements of modern medicine. Continue reading