Causes of Pain Killer Addiction Among Teenagers

Teenage painkiller drug abuse is one of the major health concerns in US as many of the teenagers are getting addicted to these harmful drugs. According to a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) report, about 5.3 million were current abusers of painkillers in 2009. About 1 in 10 high school children were abusing painkiller, Vicodin and about 1 in 20 reported using OxyContin for non-medical purposes.

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Drug Use In Sports – Drug Testing In Professional Sports

There are lot of restrictions in place about drug use in sports, despite all athletes continue doing them to enhance performance. Drug abuse in sports; continue despite all the strict tests in place to check for them. Continue reading

Know About Various Risks of Using Painkiller Drugs

Painkiller drugs are generally prescribed by doctors to treat illnesses such as migraines, arthritis, back injuries, to aid in recovery from surgery etc. As with any type of drugs, painkillers carry various risks and can be dangerous if abused or misused. But many people perceive that painkiller drug abuse is ‘safer’ than other illicit drugs.

Unfortunately, many people are getting addicted to these harmful drugs. According to National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around 2.2 million people used pain relievers for the first time for non-medical purposes in 2008. Also non-medical use of pain reliever initiatives were three times more than Cocaine initiatives (0.7 million). This shows that millions of people ignorant of risks associated with painkiller drugs are getting addicted. Various risks associated with painkiller drugs are:

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