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1 hr ago | WWLP

Commonly prescribed painkiller now considered more addictive

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has now moved the commonly prescribed pain medication, Tramadol , to a schedule IV of the Controlled Substance Act.


Related Topix: Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Pain

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams' rehab efforts...

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council invoked comedian Robin Williams' past drug and alcohol addiction in a column defending so-called "ex-gay" therapy, Slate reported.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism

9 hrs ago | Bremerton Patriot

Comic's suicide brings new light to prevention, awareness

With the recent passing of beloved actor and comic Robin Williams, discussions on suicide prevention have taken front and center for many mental health organizations across the nation.


Related Topix: Depression, Bremerton, WA

13 hrs ago | APRN

Juneau Youth Services Offers Housing For At-Risk Teens, Young Adults

The Black Bear Apartments in the Mendenhall Valley is one of two youth transitional living complexes operated by Juneau Youth Services.


Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Mendenhall Valley, AK, University of Alaska Southeast, Health

18 hrs ago | News Democrat

Protecting our infants act

Kentucky has a growing prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse problem, and the scope of the problem is shocking.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Kentucky, Drugs, Health, Opinion

22 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Pot legalization makes anti-drug message hazy

A young couple trade off smoking out of a bong made from a mask on Sunday, the final day of Hempfest, in Seattle's at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Education Etc., Health, Family, Teenagers

Yesterday |

Hear both sides of medical marijuana issue

Come November, Florida voters would do well to be schooled on the facts about a constitutional amendment that would permit doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with debilitating diseases.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, Medicine, Health, Bradenton, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

'Help the Hills' town hall meeting to address drug abuse among teens

On Monday night parents can get more information about what some are calling a growing problem in Over the Mountain communities: the use of drugs and alcohol.


Related Topix: Health, Drugs, Vestavia Hills, AL

Science Daily

How genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's wellbeing and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Drugs

Medical News Today

Key to prescription drug misuse among young adults is likely peers, but not peer pressure

Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers - but not peer pressure - according to a Purdue University study.


Related Topix: Drugs, Purdue University, Health, Alcoholism

Gospel Music Singer Reveals How He Overcame Dangerous Battle With Prescription Drug Addiction

Gospel star Joseph Habedank's new album isn't just a way of branching out on his own; it is also a very personal project that sheds light on his experience battling addiction and finding redemption.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, The Perrys, Gospel, US Politics, US News

Health Canada toughening prescription-narcotic warning labels to combat abuse

Health Canada is toughening warning labels for controlled-released prescription narcotics as part of efforts to curb rampant prescription drug abuse, federal health minister Rona Ambrose announced Monday at the opening session of the 147th annual gathering of the nation's largest doctors' lobby.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Drugs, Health, Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

York Press

Kilimanjaro climb in aid of addiction help charity

Andy Ryan, 38, the operational manager at national charity Changing Lives Addictions and Recovery Service in York, is set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world which stands at 19,341 feet above sea level.


Related Topix: Health, Alcoholism, Medicine

National Recovery Month entering 25th year in September

Drug addiction is very real, and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer joins 'The Better Show' to explain the effects it can have on a person's life.


Related Topix: Health, Drugs

Sun Aug 17, 2014

ABC News Broadcaster Elizabeth Vargas Re-Enters Rehab For Alcohol Abuse

ABC News broadcaster Elizabeth Vargas was forced to check back into a rehabilitation facility on Saturday to seek further treatment for alcohol abuse as she struggles to maintain her sobriety.


Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health

Observer & Eccentric

Actor's death puts spotlight on substance use disorder

Williams battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for decades. He was quoted in an ABC News interview as saying that "drinking presents another side of yourself that even you don't know."


Related Topix: Drugs, Health


Gene Simmons of KISS Gets Backlash Over Comments About Depression in Which He Said "Kill Yourself"

KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently came under fire over harsh remarks he recently made about depression, substance abuse and suicide and has issued an apology.


Related Topix: Depression, Kiss, Pop/Rock

I4U Future Technology News

Tallulah Willis Daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore has been Sent to Rehab

Tallulah Willis , the daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore has been sent to rehab by the actors.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Bruce Willis, Blues, Health


Robin Williams Melancholy Suicide--Hopelessness, helplessness, and Defeat

According to Radar Online Robin Williams is looking "grim and focused." Grim? Yes.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Drugs, US News, Liberal Political News

National Public Radio

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

The woman was sitting on a gurney in the emergency room, and I was facing her, typing.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Alcoholism, Healthcare Law, Law