Tag: prescription drug

  • Adderall use and college students

    All About Addiction has profiled stories of college addiction in the past, but most have centered on illegal drugs and the rampant problem of alcohol abuse. Education blogger Valerie Harris joins the community today to talk about a very disturbing new trend: the rise of “study aid” dependencies, usually in the form of prescription ADHD […]

  • About Addiction: Drug Withdrawal in Newborns, Heroin, and Harm Reduction

    There’s so much to learn about addiction nowadays – Psychological theories, new stories, neuroscience research, and more. At All About Addiction we try to make the information easy to digest, so when you need to sort of the latest information about addiction, come see us, we’ll help. Harm reduction – Heroin and Injecting Drugs Irish […]

  • Alcoholism , Sniffing Bath Salts, and Prescription Medication Abuse

    If you care about addiction you’re going to want to read our weekly update from across the globe. It’ll make you smarter – promise (at least when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse issues)! Drug Abuse – Vaccines to treat addictions, and Sniffing Bath Salts Medical News Today-A biochemical breakthrough by researchers at Cornell  […]

  • About Addiction: Laws, prescription drug monitoring, a cheap high, and stigma. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan again, sort of

    Yes, we’re back again with another collection of links to stories about addiction. These are a few of our favorite addiction stories for the week. Prescription drug monitoring and drug laws Boston– Individuals who go prescription-drug shopping in Massachusetts are going to be having a harder time after the recent introduction of this prescription monitoring program. The […]

  • Oxycontin and Gambling Addiction on A&E’s Intervention

    On last week’s episode of A&E’s Intervention, we were able to see how a prescription drug abuse problem can devastate the lives of addicts and their families. As we’ve already mentioned on A3, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S. at the moment having gone up more than 400% in […]

  • About Addiction: Drug Marketing, Prescription Drug Use, and Binge drinking

    Drug Marketing to teens? The Guardian – Drug marketing has been trying to target the youthful population in order to get new generations of consumers to buy products for generations to come.  Tobacco producers in particular are taking advantage of today’s electronic world by targeting individuals on social networking sites such as Facebook and going to music festivals […]

  • Great coverage of the prescription drug abuse problem – The oxycontin express on Vanguard

    On the way to New York city to visit my father this morning (he’s not doing so well), I saw an amazing journalistic piece on the prescription drug problem, especially as it relates to loose prescription-record keeping laws in Florida, which is apparently the reason for the five times higher rates of prescription pain medication […]

  • Doctor prescription drug use: Addiction fears no one

    The story published today by the Baltimore Sun (see here) is another sad reminder that no one is safe from addiction. Two doctors of pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine were apparently developing quite a drug habit buying prescription drugs online and then cooking them and shooting them up. Now one of […]