Articles

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find reliable and accurate information related to research on prescription drug abuse, as well as effective treatment modalities. We hope you will find applicable material and welcome your feedback on our blogs as well.

Treatment methods for opioid addiction depends on where you live, new analysis finds

Treatment methods for opioid addiction depends on where you live, new analysis finds

As the opioid crisis worsens, debates continue over the best available methods to combat it.  While some feel medication-assisted treatment — helping the patient completely abstain from opioids — should be preferred, others believe that the patient can be assisted in assuaging the discomfort from withdrawal symptoms by augmenting the recovery process with milder opioids like methadone or buprenorphine. Continue reading

Fighting perils of pharm parties

Fighting perils of pharm parties

Over the last few years, the college party culture has evolved tremendously. Along with the rampant use of alcohol or alcohol-mixed energy drinks, more and more students are now seen experimenting with prescription drugs, which can be deadly in the long run. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), adolescents use prescription medications very commonly, with the maximum use seen in the age group of 12-24 years. Precisely, the use of prescription drugs is rampant among the young adults, who believe that such drugs are safer than other illegal drugs because they are usually recommended by doctors. Continue reading