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Category: Prescription Drugs

Overcoming Insomnia In Recovery

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Adjusting to life without sleeping pills can be difficult. Here are some tips to make the transition as painless as possible.

Protecting Yourself Against Temptation in Recovery

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

How a former addict made sure he was marked in his medical records as "allergic" to prescription painkillers to avoid temptation during recovery.

Self-Medicating Anxiety: Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Those with an anxiety disorder know how tempting it can be to turn to OxyContin, Norco or similar drugs. A person in recovery discusses why you shouldn't.

Heroin Abuse: The Unbiased Killer

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Heroin abuse is expanding rapidly, and more people are becoming addicted than ever before. Rates of heroin use doubled among women and across all incomes.

How Addiction Hurts Women’s Health

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Women are vulnerable to addiction and relapse in different ways than men. Gender-specific treatment is important for women in recovery.

Relapse Prevention: Know the Triggers and Warning Signs

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

Triggers can spark a desire to return to drug use during recovery. Learn how to manage your triggers and prevent relapse by recognizing the warning signs.

FDA’s Approval Of Hydrocodone-Only Drugs Causes Concern

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

When the FDA approved Zohydro and other hydrocodone-only drugs, people were worried that these potent painkillers would lead to more abuse and addiction.

Vicodin, Norco Among Drugs Getting Tighter Restrictions

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

New laws move hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin, Norco and Lortab into more heavily regulated Schedule II from Schedule III.

Pain Clinics in America: The Danger of Pill Mills

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

A pain clinic is a medical facility that diagnoses provides painkillers for people with chronic pain. They are increasingly becoming a source of addiction.

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