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New York Doctor Charged as Head of Oxycodone Ring

Published on April 17, 2013

Dr. Hector Castro, a New York City doctor has been charged for a $10 million…

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Understanding the Addiction

Published on April 15, 2013

Merriam-Webster’s definition of “addiction” – compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin,…

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Gaming Addiction to be Added to the Disorder Manual

Published on April 5, 2013

Video game addiction? Yes, video game addiction has evolved into a serious problem. Serious enough…

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New law to fight against prescription drug abuse

Published on April 3, 2013

“Doctor shopping” according to Tennessee law is defined by a patient who receives the same or…

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FDA Approves Buprenorphine Implant

Published on March 27, 2013

On March 21st the FDA approved a subdermal implant for Buprenorphine. Buprenhorphine is rapidly becoming…

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In Their Own Words: ‘Study Drugs’

Published on March 19, 2013

A 16-year-old, determined to succeed on her own merits, who finally bends under the pressure….

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The Drug-Dose Gender Gap

Published on March 9, 2013

Most sleeping pills are designed to knock you out for eight hours. When the Food…

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Teenage Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Published on March 2, 2013

Throughout the years we are seeing more and more teens struggle with drug and alcohol…

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Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?

Published on February 28, 2013

The progression of addiction — and the chaos it can cause for those close to…

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Substance Abuse Among Adults Over 50

Published on February 17, 2013

Substance use and abuse among older Americans has reached a peak, a recent government survey…

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