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The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications help people deal with pain and treat a wide range of medical conditions. They can be highly effective when used properly and per physician recommendations. When abused, taken improperly, or used in ways other than prescribed, prescription drugs can become addictive. What’s worse, they have the potential for producing dangerous adverse medical effects,…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

You can’t open the newspaper or the Internet without seeing stories about prescription medication abuse and addiction. It has, unfortunately, reached epidemic levels. In the middle of the problem, we find teens who are becoming addicted to their anxiety medications or picking up painkillers on the streets. Therefore, one of the only ways a parent…

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Codeine vs Hydrocodone: Which Is More Dangerous?

In discussions of codeine vs hydrocodone, which is the more dangerous drug? Before breaking that down, it’s important to understand that both drugs have an abuse potential. This may surprise you if you know that they’re prescription medications. However, even medicine that a doctor prescribes carries some risk, and knowing how to properly use it…

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How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

How long does Vicodin stay in your system? This brand name drug contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone to relieve pain. However, it can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Understanding how long it stays in your system is important when seeking treatment. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month First, it’s important to remember that December was National…