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The Importance Of Disposing Of Opioid Medications Properly

One of the contributing accessibilities to Opioids fall within the realm of not properly disposing of your medicines.  And while you may not think holding on to a bottle of expired medication is a big deal, if there's someone in your household that's a teen, it can be a huge mistake and one that could be…

Safety Precautions For Every Family

The steps you take before filling your opioid prescription can save a life. Sadly, many addictions start at home. Twenty-five percent of those prescribed opioid medication will abuse them, including taking too many or taking them too long. Leftover and unused pills can be a temptation to friends or family members or could be passed…

Help For The Family, There’s Safety & Sanity In Numbers

Addiction doesn’t just affect the person caught up by the disease, it affects the entire family.  Relationships between parents and children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives can suffer.  Arguments, accusations, pleading and broken promises can tear a family apart.  Enabling actions or trying to control the situation can add to the strain. What can you…

12 Common Prescription Pain Medications That Are Classified As Opioids

For many struggling with heroin addiction, their path to use began with prescription opioid drugs.  While there are a few of opioid prescriptions the public is familiar with, there are far more available than most people realize. If you’re looking to avoid opioid pain medication, here are 12 common prescription pain medications that are classified…

Teen Fiction Tackles Substance Abuse Issues

Books have long provided the way for parents to explain or bring up a difficult situation. There’s actually wide choice of tween, teen and YA fiction available about drug abuse and addiction out there, with new releases, perennial bestsellers and one book that parents – and grandparents – devoured in the ‘70s. But, while many…