How did we get here? Where will the opiate crisis likely lead? Here, we review what government can do to reduce and combat America’s opiate crisis. Actionable ideas from former DEA agent, Warren Rivera, here.
prescription drug abuse
Current U.S. statistics suggest that ineffective patient-clinician relationships may contribute to opioid misuse. Here, we summarize important recommendations that we can apply to start to prevent opioid misuse in clinical settings.
Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.
How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.
What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.
Why not try these 5 solutions for insomnia before you turn to a doctor for prescription sleeping medications? You may be getting a quality night’s sleep sooner than you think.
The majority of prescription drugs diverted for illicit use come from residential medicine cabinets. How can you safety-proof your home? Simple steps here.
Narcotic painkiller addiction is currently diagnosed in teenagers…which brings the risk of cross-addiction to heroin. More on prevention programs and what parents can do here.
Yes, fentanyl is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. More on this legal definition, fentanyl’s abuse potential and narcotic status here.
Is there a way to reduce drug diversion? Can medical doctors participate in the prevention of the diversion of prescribed medications? Expert Warren Rivera explains more in this interview.