When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and other Prescription Drugs

When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and other Prescription Drugs

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by Drew Pinsky
     
 

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Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as ''hillbilly heroin,'' painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and

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Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as ''hillbilly heroin,'' painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and alarming drug abuse trend. In fact, an estimated 2.6 million people currently use prescription pain relievers non-medically-a dangerous practice that could quickly reach epidemic proportionsBest-selling author Drew Pinsky, M.D., and five other leading experts offer practical, plainspoken, and much-needed information about addiction to painkilling drugs. They will help you understand: * How addiction to painkilling medication develops* What to do if a family member is addicted* What happens in addiction treatment *Why addiction is a family disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592857784
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
567,425
File size:
1 MB

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When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Methadone 10 mg.--Have bee on 120 mg. a day for the past 11 years. It has ruined the woman I used to be. My husband of 30 yrs. cries at least once a month because the woman he has know and knew, that had so much energy, loved to work, be around others, go dancing, entertain and cooks for massive amounts of people, spends no time with her mother, father, sisters, son, his wife and her to precious grand children, now she only sleeps, does not fix her self up, she lives in her pj's with company or not. This woman could do almost anything she put her mind to, and live of all sorts, were her passion. This medication does gt=
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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