Prescription Drugs For the last two decades, doctors have been handing out painkillers almost with abandon. Not only was severe, life-ending pain treated with these addictive substances, but also chronic, moderate pain like knee pain and low-back pain.
There’s one thing you can be sure of when it comes to the illicit drug market: It always changes. A drug that someone has been using for years could be replaced with a markedly different substance without warning.
Recent reports show a dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths, including children and toddlers who get their hands on prescription pills.
In early October 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement announcing a mandate to reduce manufacture of opioid medications by 23 to 34 percent. Will this change prevent pain patients from getting the medication they need?
An analysis of statistics issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently revealed more Americans are using painkillers than tobacco.
Athletes can be susceptible to drug addiction, using them to enhance their performance or to continue playing after injury. What are the most common drugs abused and what effect does abuse have on athletes and their career?