Tag Archives: Time To Get Help

Gov. Scott Rejects Drug Czar's Plea for Fla. 'Pill Mill' Database

Gil Kerlikowske, the White House drug czar, urged Fla. governor Rick Scott to reinstate a prescription drug-monitoring database he axed in this year’s state budget. The governor refused, even as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement announced raids on multiple pain clinics in south Florida. …

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Fla. Gov. Slashes 'Pill Mill' Database

In a move that surprised officials in several states throughout the region, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited 'pill mill' database designed to combat prescription drug abuse. …

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Get Social and Connect With Families

In case you didn’t see our February newsletter, take a look below.  If you’d like to receive them going forward, please sign up here.   Welcome to The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s eNewsletter, a monthly update designed to keep you apprised of …

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Jeff Gardere

We sat down with Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist, renowned author of “Love Prescription” and host of VH1’s “Dad Camp” to ask him a few questions about teen substance abuse and addiction. Often featured on the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC, …

NFL Players: Injury, Pain, and Opioid Misuse

A new study performed by researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis has found that players retired from the National Football League (NFL) are far more likely than the general population to use and misuse opioid painkillers. …

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Phoenix House Lunch and Learn Presentation

Tessa Vining, LCSW, CASAC, and Jessica Knoll, LCSW, CASAC, visited our offices at The Partnership at Drugfree.org this week for a lunch and learn presentation on the assessment and treatment process for adolescents and their families. Sponsored by Phoenix House, …

FDA to Limit Acetaminophen in Prescription Drugs

To help prevent overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued strict new limits on acetaminophen, a common ingredient in prescription painkillers. …

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Maine Tops Nation in Treatment Admissions for Prescription Painkillers

New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription painkillers. …

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Mass. Expands Prescription Drug Tracking, Will Check More IDs

Massachusetts has added cough medicines with codeine, sedatives, some anti-anxiety medication, and other Schedule 3, 4, and 5 drugs to its program that requires patients to show photo IDs when picking up certain prescriptions. …

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ER Visits Due to Prescription Drug Abuse Double in Five Years

Federal data shows that prescription drug abuse now sends twice as many people to the emergency room (ER) as it did five years ago -- outstripping illegal drugs for the third year in a row. …

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