Prescription Drug Addiction: A Medical Condition, Not a Moral Failure

Prescription Drug Addiction: A Medical Condition, Not a Moral Failure

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Both have had their share of robberies from persons suffering from drug addiction. In September 2010, there was a well publicized case of a 17-year-old boy found nearly comatose in the ceiling of Plainville Prescription Center.
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"Rehab With Dr. Drew" Returns To VH1 To Directly Help Young Adults With Their

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… addiction issues in the US According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that an estimated 23.1 million American who were 12 or older needed treatment for drug …
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Drug and device trials vary in size, quality: study

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Those are the studies doctor groups rely on when it comes to setting guidelines about the best evidence for preventing and treating a given disease, according to a report led by Dr. Robert Califf at the Duke Translational Medicine Institute in Durham, …
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Rather than a mental disorder, obesity is considered a general medical condition. have experienced one or more of four symptoms related to their alcohol or drug use within the past year: (1) failure to Institute on Drug Abuse (2000) has identified "principles of effective drug addiction … Read More

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1980 and views addiction as a moral failure. To forward this attitude he creates the Office of Drug growth in prescription drug abuse protocol for medical treatment of alcohol and stimulant drug dependence. Prometa employs FDA approved medications (though not approved to treat addiction) in … View Doc

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