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The Dangers of Prescription Drug Halcion

The Dangers of Prescription Drug Halcion

Benzodiazepines are a classification of drug that induces calmness and sedation. A few drugs labeled as a benzodiazepine include Klonopin, Xanax, Valium and Halcion. Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines for a variety of symptoms ranging from anxiety, insomnia and seizures. Some are used in conjunction with other medication for sedation before surgery. All forms of benzodiazepines have […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis May Lead to Painkiller Addiction and Abuse

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Lead to Painkiller Addiction and Abuse

Physicians treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may prescribe a range of condition management drug treatments including over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and/or opioids. Every medication comes with certain risks; but, prescription opioids, in particular, pose a high risk of dependency and bone fractures. Any RA sufferer should understand and beware the risks […]

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Alcohol Abuse Trends In Older Adults

Alcohol Abuse Trends In Older Adults

Alcohol abuse affects people of all ages. However, researchers have recently noted increasing trends in alcohol abuse in older populations. Baby boomers – people currently aged 53-71 – are drinking more and suffering from the consequences. Every adult, child, and senior citizen should understand the trends, risks, and warning signs of drinking heavily in later […]

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Experience Luxury Rehab for Complete Addiction Recovery and Wellness

Experience Luxury Rehab for Complete Addiction Recovery and Wellness

Facing the reality of a drug or alcohol addiction and committing to recovery is an enormous and powerful step in life. For those who are ready to take back full control of their lives, yet require amenities above and beyond what typical rehab centers offer, The Dunes East Hampton provides a one-of-a-kind experience. For some […]

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A Look at the Addiction Crisis in Loudoun County, Virginia

A Look at the Addiction Crisis in Loudoun County, Virginia

Nationally, the CDC has labeled the opioid drug problem an epidemic, and warns of the dangers from both prescription opioids and heroin. But how relevant is the problem in Loudoun County? From 2010 to 2015, over 80 people in the Loudoun County overdosed and 20 died as a result. What’s most startling, however, is that […]

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