Doctor Inattention Causing Oxycontin And Opana Abuse
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:24
According to recent news pain pill abuse is caused by doctor inattention. This is true for the abuse of two main drugs; Oxycontin and Opana.
When an individual shoots up the pain killer Opana, ER, they know that is intended for oral use only, because it is difficult to crush and IV drug users come to learn things like that. Still, they crush on, despite the difficulties and looking for that next high, they are more interested in how to crush Opana than what the literature states about damages from pain medication abuse. What they won’t know is that health officials in Tennessee have reported that IV use of the drug Opana can lead to a rare blood disorder, called TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura). TTP is the condition where blood clots form in small veins and if it isn’t treated, it can cause death. The drug abuser won’t know this, unless he or she reads the Join Together newsletter.
Periodicals like this are chocked full of all kinds of interesting information and information, which if somehow known, or successfully used by the right people could save lives. However, the individual shooting up Opana ER is not going to be anywhere near the Join Together newsletter. If they did know about TTP, they would probably still throw caution to the wind, searching for the euphoria that fills their lives with misery – just like they did with Oxycontin. The only reason Opana ER is on the radar screen now is because Oxycontin is too hard to get and opiate abusers still they want their fix. Opana ER is center stage now, but Oxycontin didn’t bow out gracefully.
Painkiller Abuse by Kids Way Up
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:16
Youth in America have been using some type of illegal drug for generations. The type of drug used has varied over time and the amount of people using that drug has also varied over time however, use has never ceased completely. Studies conducted of teens and pre-teens across the country have shown the drastic increase in numbers of adolescents engaging in these types of abuse that has occurred over the years.
The abuse of drugs of all different types is at an all-time high. However, in recent times, the use of prescription painkillers in an abusive manner is increasing drastically among children. This use has been found to cause problems such as overdose, drowsiness, trouble breathing, decreased brain function, slowed heart rate and respiration and even effects such as paranoia and seizures. The use of these drugs can cause all of these in the short term and even the long term.
Drinking And Substance Abuse Among Women In The US On The Rise
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 18:58
It has been revealed by statistics over and over again that men in the United States have been involved in alcohol and drug abuse more than women. However, recent studies have started showing that alcohol and drug abuse has been rising substantially in women as well. This has made people realize that substance abuse problem can affect anyone irrespective of their sex, age or social status.
Students Abusing Adderall For Study Boost
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:54
It is well known now that prescription drug abuse has been increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. This is not only due to an increase in the number of individuals being addicted to drugs, but also due to unethical doctors and pharmacists. The doctors tend to prescribe opioids even when the patients can do without them, and the pharmacists supply the opioids without properly checking the prescriptions.
There has been an increase in the number of students complaining about suffering from ADHD i.e. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, in reality, these students are raising false claims in order to be prescribed Adderall, which gives them an immediate high and is used as a treatment drug for ADHD.
Prescription Drug Abuse Down But Not Down Enough
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:14
According to a SAMHSA (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) two percent of the population has misused prescription drugs over the past ten years. Prescription painkillers trail only marijuana in abuse rates, report shows, in the United States. Over the last decade, prescription drug abuse hit epidemic proportions, and though recently the rate of misuse has remained more constant, it is still too high.
“Any time you have 2 percent of the population using medications like this there is a lot to do, but we are doing a lot with a combination of putting tighter controls on who can get these drugs and public education,” said Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, reports the Health Day Reporter.
Weight Loss Surgery Tied To Increased Use Of Alcohol Or Drugs
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:08
Weight loss surgery is starting to become a common way for obese people in the United States to losing weight. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, about two obese people opt for a weight loss surgery in a year, which costs about twenty thousand dollars each. Per a study conducted on the success rate of this surgery, after six years following the surgery, about seventy five percent of the people who went through a gastric bypass had succeeded in losing and not regaining at least twenty percent of their weight before the surgery. The long term benefits of the surgery, however, have been questioned by some researchers.
According to a new study, a strong relationship has been found between weight loss surgery and alcohol or drug abuse. In the study, 132 females and 23 males who recently had a weight-loss surgery like a gastric bypass were given questionnaires to answer about their use of addictive substances post the surgery. It was found that the use of illegal substances increased not just at the time of the surgery, but also after one, three, six and twenty four months after the surgery.
Dr. Alexis Conason, who is a researcher at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Centre in New York City, was one of the researchers in this study. As per his statements, the results of this study do not necessarily show that everyone who goes through a gastric bypass becomes an alcohol addict. This is because the study only shows an increase in the rate of alcohol or drug intake, but not necessarily to the extent that one becomes addicted to it. Thus, one should not shy away from getting the surgery done just because of the fear of getting addicted to alcohol or drugs. He however mentioned that after this surgery, the patient should become cautious and notice the changes if any in terms of their alcohol or drugs requirement. They should be aware of the symptoms of substance abuse
Substance Abuse Diagnoses Increasing In US
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 17:59
Since it is now a widely accepted fact that substance abuse is growing at an exponential rate in the United States, more and more studies are now being conducted in order to estimate the extent of the problem, and its various other qualities like which substance is abused the most, gender ratio of substance abuse, at what age are people most susceptible to substance abuse, harmful effects etc.
One such study was conducted recently, in which Dr. Joseph W Frank from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. He was the lead author and his work is available in the archives of Internal Medicine.
Elevated Crime A Product Of Drug Use
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:51
Prescription drug abuse has been a growing problem in the United States, and is fuelled not just by the carelessness of the patients, but also by the easy access that they have to these drugs due to the negligence of physicians as well as pharmacists. According to the statistics revealed in a survey by the Bureau of Justice in 1997, drugs were used in 70 percent of the state prisons and 57 percent of the federal prisons before imprisonment.
It was also observed that almost 50 percent of the teenagers arrested in the state and federal prisons were found to be under the addiction of drugs.