By Joseph Salerno, Science Writer, USDTL On August 18, 2014, the pain reliever tramadol (Ultram®) will be scheduled as a Class IV controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.1 Tramadol is a synthetic, opioid pain reliever similar in strength to codeine. In 2012, more than 40 million tramadol prescriptions were written in the United […]
Jack Maypole, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, South End Community Health Center February 07, 2013 Did you know that morphine, codeine, and heroin are produced from the seeds of certain kinds of poppy flowers? Morphine and codeine are often used as medications for treating pain, and all three—known as opiates—can be abused. Poppy seeds are also […]
“I thought marijuana was no big deal. … I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things.” That wasbefore Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette. […]
Today Musings from My day Today started with a staff meeting. Somewhat of an a-typical staff meeting. Dennis asked each of us to share from our week’s activities or a pointed assignment handed out at the last meeting 1 week ago. I listened to each of my co-worker’s participation and personally put what I hoped […]
Posted on August 12, 2014 by Addiction Treatment in Culture & Media A lawsuit filed on behalf of over 500 former NFL players has grabbed headlines in the sports world and beyond. The gridiron veterans say that the trainers and doctors around them regularly pushed them to take painkilling drugs that helped them get back into the game after they’d […]
By Amy Goldstein on 08/26/2014 @ 11:04 AM STUDENTS (K-12) CAN WIN $1,000 FOR THEIR SCHOOLS AND AN IPAD 2 FOR THEMSELVES The National Family Partnership (NFP) announced the new contest for the 2014 Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31: “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.” The nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide. “As schools […]
Federal Study: How High is Too High?