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Painkillers and Prevention: Teens and Abuse Prevention

Prescription drugs are the third most commonly abused drugs, after alcohol and marijuana, and the rise in abuse is targeting one segment of the population in particular: teens (click here and scroll down to see charts on the most recent stats for abuse of different types of drugs by teens

Opioid Misuse Implicated in More Deaths than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

Opioid use is on the rise in the United States, and we should be concerned. Commonly referred to as prescription painkillers, the number of opioid prescriptions nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, with roughly the same number of patients visiting doctors for pain conditions in that time. Opioids work on