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Anti-anxiety, sleep medications increase likelihood of drug abuse - Relieve anxiety and get sleep naturally

12/2/2014 3:49:56 PM - Adolescents given prescriptions for sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications by their family doctors are up to 12 times more likely to go on to abuse those and/or other drugs into adulthood, according to shocking new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA). A survey of...

White House plan to reduce prescription drug abuse falls short

9/11/2011 - A recent Reuter's press release reported the White House's announcement to look into curbing pharmaceutical drug abuse. It noted that psychotropic drugs, anti-depressants, and pain killers were the most commonly "abused." The article raised concerns over the larger numbers of pharmaceutical "abusers,"...

Prescription drug abuse exceeds heroin, cocaine and ecstasy combined

6/23/2010 - Rates of prescription drug abuse worldwide are higher than those for the use of cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, combined, according to a new report by the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Boards (INCB). "Abuse of such drugs has been spreading over the world in recent years," said report...

Statistics Show Drug Abuse in Seniors is Rising

5/25/2010 - A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found a dramatic increase in illicit drug use in adults 50 and over, including an alarming incidence of non medical use of prescription drugs among women aged 60 to 64. In part, this increase points to the aging...

Teen prescription drug abuse on the rise, study finds

12/30/2006 - U.S. teens are abusing illegal drugs such as marijuana less, but abuse of legal prescription drugs is rising, according to a new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The "Monitoring the Future" study, conducted by the University of Michigan, found that American teens' use of illegal drugs...

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