Popping Pills: A Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic [Infographic]

The Painkiller Problem

Friday, November 23, 2012

Prescriptions for Opioids, or Painkillers Over the past 20 years, prescriptions for opioids, or painkillers, has increased more than tenfold. And, not surprisingly, painkiller addiction has also tripled in just the last decade alone. While you may think these drugs are not as dangerous as “illegal” drugs, the truth is, according to Centers for Disease … Continued

Is My Chronic Pain Really Pain or am I Addicted?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pain is Subjective A bad car accident, a slip and fall, a pulled muscle, surgery… the list is endless as to why we must take pain medication. As varied are the reasons, so are the different medications available, depending on the type of injury from over-the-counter pain relievers like plain old aspirin to Schedule 2 … Continued

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Staying Clean, No Matter What March 20, 2009 was a day in which my life was changed forever. I woke up married and went to bed a widow. No words can adequately describe the range of angst-ridden emotions I had been feeling that week. I had a writing professor in college who claimed the only … Continued

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