Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)

A complaint filed by the state of Massachusetts alleges that Purdue Pharma explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the popularity of its powerful painkiller (and life killer) OxyContin: opioid addiction treatment. With billions of dollars in profits from the potent painkiller OxyContin, its maker explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the …

Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. The drugs are also highly addictive and can be fatal, especially when combined with alcohol …

About Alcohol Use

Overview Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or …

Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes unnoticed. It’s when school starts and students nod off in class, exchange pills in the …

Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has not been discharged due to various "complications," according to TMZ. The outlet's sources, who are said to have "firsthand" knowledge of Lovato's treatment, say …

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Mothers:  DON'T do this to your child!  They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother’s opioid use. Note: This is one of a series of stories by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting …

During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub

Officials say the substance that sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital Friday morning in Brooklyn tested positive as fentanyl. Fifteen people were at Roxy’s Exotic Club on Madison Avenue just before 3 a.m. Friday when the overdoses occurred, according to Illinois State Police Captain Timothy Tyler. Brooklyn Police Lt. Antonio White previously said contact …