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Powerful painkiller without abuse protections approved using controversial
In addition, the first hydrocodone-only opioid Zohydro, approved by an FDA panel vote of 11 to 2 in late October, is manufactured by the same company, Alkermes, that makes the popular medication Vivitrol used to treat addiction to painkillers and alcohol.
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Addiction Specialists Wary of New Painkiller
Addiction experts protested loudly when the Food and Drug Administration approved a powerful new opioid painkiller last month, saying that it would set off a wave of abuse much as OxyContin did when it first appeared.
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Heroin addiction often starts with painkillers, parents told
Many of today's heroin addicts start their addiction with opiate-based painkillers, prescribed by doctors following sports injuries or auto crashes, said Bartlett Police Chief Kent Williams. With DuPage County's 38 heroin overdose deaths so far this …
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Rehab centers struggle to keep drugs out
When Bethany Ehrhart, 23, wanted to kick her addiction to painkillers, her mother, Darlene, found the money for top-of-the-line treatment at the world-renowned Betty Ford Center. A week after her arrival at the celebrity rehab in Rancho Mirage, Calif …
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Drug Rehab Center Cleveland Designs New Programs to Treat Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is served in most restaurants and available for purchase in almost every grocery, gas, and convenience store in the country. Alcohol can be found at family gatherings, dinners with friends, and even work parties. For these reasons, Drug Rehab …
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Drug Rehab Center Piscataway Develops New Treatment Programs for the Elderly
Drug Rehab Center Piscataway counselor George S. says the program was originally implemented to treat addicts of all ages. But the mental issues of senior are extremely influential on their substance abuse. “Many older people suffer from mental …
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Drug Rehab Center Brooklyn Advances Addiction Treatment into the 21st Century
When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, recovery isn't easy. Thousands of people struggle with addiction in Brooklyn on a daily basis and as a result, the treatment specialists at Drug Rehab Center Brooklyn have revamped their strategy when it …
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Rehab centers struggle to keep drugs out
When Bethany Ehrhart, 23, wanted to kick her addiction to painkillers, her mother, Darlene, found the money for top-of-the-line treatment at the world-renowned Betty Ford Center. A week after her arrival at the celebrity rehab in Rancho Mirage, Calif …
Read more on USA TODAY

Rehab centers struggle to keep drugs out
When Bethany Ehrhart, 23, wanted to kick her addiction to painkillers, her mother, Darlene, found the money for top-of-the-line treatment at the world-renowned Betty Ford Center. A week after her arrival at the celebrity rehab in Rancho Mirage, Calif …
Read more on USA TODAY

Four beds ready to treat Internet addicts
(CNN) — High above the frozen Potomac River in the nation's capitol, Ryan Van Cleave stood on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, contemplating his life. It was New Year's Eve 2007, and the married father of two asked himself, "Is this really something I'm …
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Inflexxion, Inc. Announces Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services
Inflexxion, creator of online behavioral health assessment programs, Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV®) and Comprehensive Health Assessment for Teens (CHAT®), announces that Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
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Painkiller-abuse proposal divides healthcare community, even in same hospitals
He called the suicide claim “totally bogus,” saying suicide can result from the severe anxiety and panic attacks associated with drug withdrawal — a problem that stems from addiction to painkillers, he said, not failure to treat pain appropriately …
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Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2013
"Due to the severity of the public health risk, we want to be certain that health care providers stop using Omontys," said Howard Sklamberg, director, Office of Compliance, FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "Americans deserve medications …
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Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center Announces Programs Designed to Combat
The Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center announced today that it will offer specialized programs designed to provide support for patients struggling with addiction to prescription pain medications. Treatment plans will include inpatient stays, outpatient …
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Hiding in the Closet About Your Pain Pill Addiction? Pure Health Group Inc
Over 30 million Americans have an addiction to painkillers such as Suboxone, Methadone, Vicodin, Oxycontin and Oxycodone. … Flooding your body with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants that support physical recovery as one continues to gain strength.
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