Physicians do their part to help put a stop to prescription drug abuse. An article by the president of the American Medical Association (AMA) addresses how the medical field is doing what it can to cut down on drug abuse.
The hottest movie in theatres today is The Hunger Games, a futuristic tale of thirst for violence run amok. Actor Wes Bentley plays the man responsible for the games around which the story revolves. The movie marks his first major screen appearance since his famed role as the shy neighbor boy in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. In between the two films the now 33 year old actor spent roughly 10 years spiraling downward into alcohol abuse and drug addiction. Now, he’s older, sober and back with another attention-getting role.
A recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry revealed high numbers of teens who are experimenting with drugs and alcohol, putting them at risk for early dependency and social and physical problems that may plague them for the rest of their lives. Between February 2001 and January 2004, researchers surveyed alcohol and drug exposure and use among 10,123 teens aged 13 to 18. Of those teens, 78 percent had already experienced their first taste of alcohol and 42.5 percent had already experimented drugs.
06 Apr 2012
The state of Oklahoma has some ironic statistics when it comes to drug penalties and overdoses. While the number of overdoses on prescription pills is at an all-time high, the penalties for possession of a small amount of drugs can result in life sentences for offenders.
Over the counter medicines and prescription drugs have played an important role in American women’s lives since the revolution in the 60s. The so-called “Mother’s Little Helper” pill was first known as Valium in the 60s and 70s and went through a variety of pill changes to the current anti-depressant Prozac.