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Fueling Addiction - Painkiller Medication Sales Soar!

Sales of the most popular pain medications soared once again. Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 and 2010 in the distribution of oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan. It's said that this push to help relieve the pain of many Ame

Congress Passes Tobacco Crackdown

Congress on Friday sent a bill to President Barack Obama slapping new regulations on the tobacco industry and curtailing how cigarettes can be manufactured, marketed, and sold.

Kick The Habit - Exorcise With Exercise…

Hard physical exercise helps release 'high' inducing endorphins, which is exactly what nicotine does when a person smokes and that's why there is such a thing as an addiction to exercise - there are people ...

Nalmefene As Alcoholism Treatment

The use of medications is one of the many ways that therapists use to help a person stop his/her dependence to alcohol. Drugs like naltrexone, disulfiram, acamprosate and topiramate have been successfully used to cure ...

Office-Based Addiction Therapy Successful

Buprenorphine therapy allows physicians to treat patients for addiction in their offices in the same manner that other people are treated for other chronic illnesses.

Step On

Definition of the drug slang term 'Step On' from the About.com Alcoholism / Substance Abuse glossary of drug street terms.

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When You Want to Quit Pain Pills But Still Think Its Everyone Else's Fault

One day a few years ago I had to visit a dentist for a tooth ache and three years later I was flat out addicted to pain killers. Does this sound familiar to you? This is something so reminiscent to many addicts. "I went to the emergency room for a sprained ankle and now I am a junkie."

Some Top Reasons to Stop Smoking

When smokers get themselves confronted with harsh reality of disasters associated with health, social and personal problems they tend to realize its killing nature and admit that they desire to quit this bad habit but there have been always an excuse to put it off some other time not now. That'

The Agony of Ecstasy: Memory Loss

It's not just loss of sleep from weekends spent at all-night rave parties: Long-term ecstasy users lose important parts of their memory.

Quit Smoking Without Any Lame Excuses

This informative article is a take on the current problem of cigarette smoking and how a smoker offers lame excuses due to fear of withdrawal symptoms has been vastly discussed. Smoker or non-smoker everyone must ...

Quit-Smoking Drug May Curb Alcoholism

The quit-smoking drug Chantix may curb drinking in alcoholics, according to lab tests from experts at the Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco.