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Tag: Prescription Drug Abuse

Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004

Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004 Child Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Doubled Since 2004

A study published this month in the journal Pediatrics highlighted a disturbing trend of increasing child opioid hospitalizations. According to the study, child hospitalizations due to opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, the majority of which were for children ages 12 to 17. One-third of the opioid hospitalizations were for children under the […]

Full Surrender

Full Surrender stories addiction recovery

Adam Tucker’s story of addiction starts in the quiet lake community of Frederick, Maryland, just an hour west of Baltimore. Born in Washington D.C. to two loving parents, Adam describes his upbringing as relatively peaceful and enjoyable. “I never experienced any trauma; there was never any abuse,” he says. “I was a pretty privileged kid […]

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

How Does Prescription Drug Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction? prescription drugs at a pharmacy

Updated on March 24th, 2021 The rise in prescription drug abuse has created an unexpected trend, a rise in the use of the opioid drug heroin. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1 in 15 people who abuse prescription pain relievers will try heroin within ten years.1

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