a person looking at their medicing wondering if they show painkiller addiction signs

Painkiller Addiction Signs May Not Be Obvious

There were over 250 million prescriptions were written for prescription painkillers in 2012. The current opioid epidemic claims the lives of countless Americans every year. Painkiller addictions are affecting every corner of the country. It is important to know how to recognize the signs of addiction to protect yourself and loved ones from potential drug…

Woman feeling down sitting on a couch thinking about drug overdose symptoms

Recognizing Drug Overdose Symptoms

Recognizing the signs of a drug overdose can save someone’s life. A person can overdose on illicit drugs or prescription medication. Drug overdose symptoms may vary, depending on the substance the individual has consumed. It is always safer to seek medical attention for someone who may have overdosed. Those who overdose as a result of…

doctor warns patient about prescription medication abuse

When Prescriptions Become a Problem: Prescription Medication Abuse

Although prescription medication abuse is now a topic of common knowledge, many people still assume that if doctors are allowed to recommend something, going a little farther with it can’t be so bad. The truth is, especially with opiate medications such as Percocet or OxyContin, anyone who steps outside carefully regulated therapeutic boundaries is playing…