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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

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I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

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The damage caused by drug policy is much worse than the risks posed by the drugs 

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Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:24 PM

I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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Drug Addiction: No Victim, No Crime? - Evening Sun (subscription) (blog)

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Drug Addiction: No Victim, No Crime?
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As someone who has been personally affected by addiction through family, friends and boyfriends, I know it's just not that simple.

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I included this article on my page because it it talks about the war on drugs and how it's not working. This article would be for people that would want to be informed on the war on drugs and if it's really working or not. This article relates to drug addiction is a war!

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Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:26 AM

This is very interesting. Before, I was leaning more towards the 'say no" side of the drug war, but now that I read a personal testimony of a girl affected by people with drug addiction in their life, it's changed my mind.

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‘Methadone is as dangerous as heroin’ (Ireland)

‘Methadone is as dangerous as heroin’ (Ireland) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Cork City’s best-known emergency consultant is not a fan of methadone, the substitution drug used to get addicts off heroin.

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This article is used on my page to give insight on other dangerous drugs. This article would benifit people that needed clarification on methadone. This is a type of drug addiction that can lead to death 

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:34 PM

Well, it seems his problem should really be with benzos.  Mr Luke deals pretty heavily is highly stigmatising description of his patients and the article doesn't consider any alternatives to ORT.

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Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions - Miami Student

Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions - Miami Student | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions Miami Student As his dependence on prescription drugs increased, Miami student Alex, whose name has been changed to protect patient confidentiality, found himself struggling to foot the...

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I included this article on my page because it focusses on drug addition within youth. This articles main focus is perscription drugs. The youth could be benefit from reading this article and understand that drugs aren't something you mess with. This article relates to drug addiction because perscription drugs are very addictive and numbers of drug addiction are growing within the youth community. 

 

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Drug addiction takes toll in Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Drug addiction takes toll in Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Iran has more than 1.3 million registered drug addicts, costing the Iranian economy an estimated $10 billion.

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I decide to include this article on my page because instead of looking at the reality of drug addication in the US I can learn about the problems being faced about it around the world. The youth benifit from this article because they can see that not only here but in Iran, there is a huge drug addiction problem among te youth. This article relates to drug addiction becuase because it speaks on addiction problems being faced in Iran. 

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CDC study: Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history

CDC study: Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Fatal overdoses have reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the CDC. Prescriptions for painkillers in the United States have nearly tripled in the past two decades and fatal overdoses reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

At the same time, the first-ever global analysis of illicit drug abuse published this month by The Lancet, a British medical journal, found that addictions to heroine and popular painkillers, including Vicodin and OxyContin, kill the most people and cause the greatest health burden, compared to illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.

 

High-income nations, such as the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, had the highest rates of abuse, 20 times greater than in the least impacted countries, according to The Lancet study.

In the United States, enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month.

 

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, told Al Jazeera that the United States is facing a dangerous epidemic of overdoses and addictions related to painkillers. "According to the CDC, this is the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history," he said. "CDC has data demonstrating that around the same time doctors began aggressively prescribing these medications in the late 1990s, there have been parallel increases in rates of addiction."

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kolodny said, is "failing miserably" at curbing the epidemic.

 

"The way to turn this epidemic around is for doctors to prescribe painkillers more cautiously," he said. But that can only happen, Kolodny said, when the FDA changes labeling requirements for painkillers, "making it easier for medical schools and the larger medical community to prescribe these meds more cautiously." He called current FDA-approved labeling "very broad," because the drugs have no suggested maximum dose nor suggested duration of use.

 

Kolodny is part of a group of health officials who signed a citizens' petition (PDF) in 2012 urging the FDA to change labeling requirements on how and when doctors should prescribe painkillers. The group called on the FDA to limit the drugs' approved use to those suffering from "severe" pain, as opposed to the current FDA-approved standard of "moderate to severe pain."

 

FDA spokeswoman Morgan Liscinsky, however, said that prescription painkillers are an important component of modern pain management. The FDA, she said, is working to balance the dual responsibility of addressing misuse, abuse and addiction with continuing to ensure appropriate access to effective pain management for patients who need these medications. 

 

The FDA "is extremely concerned about the inappropriate use" of painkillers, she said, "which has become a major public health challenge for our nation," and the agency "is committed to ongoing efforts to address the problem and supports broader initiatives to address this public health problem, including regulatory, educational and scientific activities."


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This article appears on my page becuase painkillers are a popular and serious type of drug. Painkillers in the US have almost tripled in the past 20 years, more than heroin and cocaine. In 2010, enough painkillers were perscribed to medicate every American adult are the clock for one month. A person just getting perscribed to pain killers would benefit from reading this because it serves as a warning to what could happen to someone that got addicted. This article relates to drug addiction because painkillers are highly addictive. 

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Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:13 AM

This is crazy. I thought it was bewildering when it said that perscriptions and overdoses from painkillers have tripled. I feel like the FDA should change labeling on painkillers as soon as possible to stop this epidemic.

Jaid Gilbert's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:14 AM

"In the United States, enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month."

 

Why are doctors prescribing so much pain medication? Not ever case needs pain medication. A lot of people will fake being in pain in order to get their hands on the pian medications. I believe that it is okay to prescribe pain medicaiton, but in moderation. 

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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:46 PM

The damage caused by drug policy is much worse than the risks posed by the drugs 

Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:13 PM

I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:24 PM

I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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‘Methadone is as dangerous as heroin’ (Ireland)

‘Methadone is as dangerous as heroin’ (Ireland) | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Cork City’s best-known emergency consultant is not a fan of methadone, the substitution drug used to get addicts off heroin.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:34 PM

Well, it seems his problem should really be with benzos.  Mr Luke deals pretty heavily is highly stigmatising description of his patients and the article doesn't consider any alternatives to ORT.

Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:08 PM

This article is used on my page to give insight on other dangerous drugs. This article would benifit people that needed clarification on methadone. This is a type of drug addiction that can lead to death 

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Addiction is One-of-a-kind to Each Individual-- Our Solutions are Unique Too

Addiction is One-of-a-kind to Each Individual-- Our Solutions are Unique Too | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Your ideal life is readily available for you immediately. Or it has the possible to be much better when you start the very best drug rehabilitation program for you. Your discomforts and problems could be reduced by the targeted focus and compassion of our caring personnel. With the past behind you, visualize the more vibrant future that awaits when you progress today!


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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:02 PM

I am using this article on my page because explain the difference in addiction from person to person. It also speaks upon drug rehab to being the first step to rehabilitate yourself. People that are struggling with addiction would benefit from this. This article relates to drug addition because it talks about how addiction differs from person to person. 

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Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise.


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Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:23 AM

Hopefully they come up with an actual treatment quickly. I don't think meth addicts should be treated with drug replacement, if they could just get addicted to that drug as well.

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:05 PM

Well the effects of this should be self-expanatory if it comes to work out.  This could be a God send for those who were misfortunate enough to be addcited to the dangerous drug.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:34 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows ways the world is trying to solve the problem of drug addiction. People who want to quit could benefit from seeing this because it might give them another way to try and stop.  This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows ways to try and put an end to drug addiction. 

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Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot - Raw Story

Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot - Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Raw Story Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot Raw Story “We believe that to reach our objective, which is to fight addiction, the regulated market for marijuana gives us assistance and rationale that we are using in...

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:24 PM

I picked this article to be on my page becuase it speaks of a very papular drug, cannabis. The younger generartion could benefit from this article because it reminds us that "all drugs have risk". This could also benefit some that is interested in the combination of drugs government. This article relates to drug addiction because it. Speaks on anti-drug compaigners and their fight against drug addiction. 

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Defining addiction: Howard Shaffer

Defining addiction: Howard Shaffer | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

"(I)t’s useful to remember that most models of addiction are misleading, and the disease model is no exception......Scientific models are simplified representations of complex phenomena. Models of addiction focus our attention to certain features of addiction and blind us to other potentially important aspects of the disorder."

 

Interview with Howard Shaffer of the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, from an article appearing  January 11, 2012 in Addiction Inbox: the science of substance abuse, by Dirk Hanson (" Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings.")

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:08 PM

This article appears on my page because it gives me some insight on whether or not an addiction is a disease. Because it is an interview my Dr. Howard J. Shaffer his opinion is up for debate, but it sill give clarification. Someone who doesnt really understand the meaning of the word addiction would benifit from this questionnaire. This question interview relates to drug addiction because it provides information on types if addiction and the theory of it.

 

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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

Via Julian Buchanan, Kailyn Taylor
Kailyn Taylor's insight:

I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:46 PM

The damage caused by drug policy is much worse than the risks posed by the drugs 

Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:01 PM

kkkkkk

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:24 PM

I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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Addiction is One-of-a-kind to Each Individual-- Our Solutions are Unique Too

Addiction is One-of-a-kind to Each Individual-- Our Solutions are Unique Too | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Your ideal life is readily available for you immediately. Or it has the possible to be much better when you start the very best drug rehabilitation program for you. Your discomforts and problems could be reduced by the targeted focus and compassion of our caring personnel. With the past behind you, visualize the more vibrant future that awaits when you progress today!


Via Diego Lybarger, Kailyn Taylor
Kailyn Taylor's insight:

I am using this article on my page because explain the difference in addiction from person to person. It also speaks upon drug rehab to being the first step to rehabilitate yourself. People that are struggling with addiction would benefit from this. This article relates to drug addition because it talks about how addiction differs from person to person. 

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Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise.


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This article appears on my page because meth is a highly addictive drug. This article talks about a cure coming in the future for meth addiction. Meth addicts could benifit from this, and it could possibly give them some hope. This article relates to drug addiction becuase it talks about meth, which is high additive and popular in the drug family. 

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Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:23 AM

Hopefully they come up with an actual treatment quickly. I don't think meth addicts should be treated with drug replacement, if they could just get addicted to that drug as well.

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:05 PM

Well the effects of this should be self-expanatory if it comes to work out.  This could be a God send for those who were misfortunate enough to be addcited to the dangerous drug.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:34 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows ways the world is trying to solve the problem of drug addiction. People who want to quit could benefit from seeing this because it might give them another way to try and stop.  This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows ways to try and put an end to drug addiction. 

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Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot - Raw Story

Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot - Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Raw Story Uruguay warns residents about drug addiction before legalizing pot Raw Story “We believe that to reach our objective, which is to fight addiction, the regulated market for marijuana gives us assistance and rationale that we are using in...

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Kailyn Taylor's insight:

I picked this article to be on my page becuase it speaks of a very papular drug, cannabis. The younger generartion could benefit from this article because it reminds us that "all drugs have risk". This could also benefit some that is interested in the combination of drugs government. This article relates to drug addiction because it. Speaks on anti-drug compaigners and their fight against drug addiction. 

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Defining addiction: Howard Shaffer

Defining addiction: Howard Shaffer | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

"(I)t’s useful to remember that most models of addiction are misleading, and the disease model is no exception......Scientific models are simplified representations of complex phenomena. Models of addiction focus our attention to certain features of addiction and blind us to other potentially important aspects of the disorder."

 

Interview with Howard Shaffer of the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, from an article appearing  January 11, 2012 in Addiction Inbox: the science of substance abuse, by Dirk Hanson (" Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings.")

Kailyn Taylor's insight:

This article appears on my page because it gives me some insight on whether or not an addiction is a disease. Because it is an interview my Dr. Howard J. Shaffer his opinion is up for debate, but it sill give clarification. Someone who doesnt really understand the meaning of the word addiction would benifit from this questionnaire. This question interview relates to drug addiction because it provides information on types if addiction and the theory of it.

 

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How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life

How an Offence of Marijuana Possession can Ruin your Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Ma

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:01 PM

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 7:13 PM

I included this article because a lot of youth are getting charged for the possession of marijuana and not taking it seriously at all! This would really benifit the youth because it would explain the reality of getting one of these charges. The article relates to drug addiction because marjuana is a type of popular drug 

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:24 PM

I think this is so stupid, how possession of a plant that could grow anywhere could ruin your life fro then on out. This article justamplifies that, and I think it's a powerful tool.

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Wealthy drug addicts and alcoholics lured to Adelaide with cheap flights

Wealthy drug addicts and alcoholics lured to Adelaide with cheap flights | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
WEALTHY alcoholics and drug addicts from interstate will be lured to a new private drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre on South Terrace.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:12 PM

It will be interesting to follow the progress of this new service.

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Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions - Miami Student

Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions - Miami Student | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions Miami Student As his dependence on prescription drugs increased, Miami student Alex, whose name has been changed to protect patient confidentiality, found himself struggling to foot the...

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:49 PM

I included this article on my page because it focusses on drug addition within youth. This articles main focus is perscription drugs. The youth could be benefit from reading this article and understand that drugs aren't something you mess with. This article relates to drug addiction because perscription drugs are very addictive and numbers of drug addiction are growing within the youth community. 

 

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Drug addiction takes toll in Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Drug addiction takes toll in Iran - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Iran has more than 1.3 million registered drug addicts, costing the Iranian economy an estimated $10 billion.

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:36 PM

I decide to include this article on my page because instead of looking at the reality of drug addication in the US I can learn about the problems being faced about it around the world. The youth benifit from this article because they can see that not only here but in Iran, there is a huge drug addiction problem among te youth. This article relates to drug addiction becuase because it speaks on addiction problems being faced in Iran. 

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CDC study: Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history

CDC study: Painkiller addictions worst drug epidemic in US history | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Fatal overdoses have reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the CDC. Prescriptions for painkillers in the United States have nearly tripled in the past two decades and fatal overdoses reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

At the same time, the first-ever global analysis of illicit drug abuse published this month by The Lancet, a British medical journal, found that addictions to heroine and popular painkillers, including Vicodin and OxyContin, kill the most people and cause the greatest health burden, compared to illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.

 

High-income nations, such as the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, had the highest rates of abuse, 20 times greater than in the least impacted countries, according to The Lancet study.

In the United States, enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month.

 

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, told Al Jazeera that the United States is facing a dangerous epidemic of overdoses and addictions related to painkillers. "According to the CDC, this is the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history," he said. "CDC has data demonstrating that around the same time doctors began aggressively prescribing these medications in the late 1990s, there have been parallel increases in rates of addiction."

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kolodny said, is "failing miserably" at curbing the epidemic.

 

"The way to turn this epidemic around is for doctors to prescribe painkillers more cautiously," he said. But that can only happen, Kolodny said, when the FDA changes labeling requirements for painkillers, "making it easier for medical schools and the larger medical community to prescribe these meds more cautiously." He called current FDA-approved labeling "very broad," because the drugs have no suggested maximum dose nor suggested duration of use.

 

Kolodny is part of a group of health officials who signed a citizens' petition (PDF) in 2012 urging the FDA to change labeling requirements on how and when doctors should prescribe painkillers. The group called on the FDA to limit the drugs' approved use to those suffering from "severe" pain, as opposed to the current FDA-approved standard of "moderate to severe pain."

 

FDA spokeswoman Morgan Liscinsky, however, said that prescription painkillers are an important component of modern pain management. The FDA, she said, is working to balance the dual responsibility of addressing misuse, abuse and addiction with continuing to ensure appropriate access to effective pain management for patients who need these medications. 

 

The FDA "is extremely concerned about the inappropriate use" of painkillers, she said, "which has become a major public health challenge for our nation," and the agency "is committed to ongoing efforts to address the problem and supports broader initiatives to address this public health problem, including regulatory, educational and scientific activities."


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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:16 PM

This article appears on my page becuase painkillers are a popular and serious type of drug. Painkillers in the US have almost tripled in the past 20 years, more than heroin and cocaine. In 2010, enough painkillers were perscribed to medicate every American adult are the clock for one month. A person just getting perscribed to pain killers would benefit from reading this because it serves as a warning to what could happen to someone that got addicted. This article relates to drug addiction because painkillers are highly addictive. 

Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:13 AM

This is crazy. I thought it was bewildering when it said that perscriptions and overdoses from painkillers have tripled. I feel like the FDA should change labeling on painkillers as soon as possible to stop this epidemic.

Jaid Gilbert's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:14 AM

"In the United States, enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month."

 

Why are doctors prescribing so much pain medication? Not ever case needs pain medication. A lot of people will fake being in pain in order to get their hands on the pian medications. I believe that it is okay to prescribe pain medicaiton, but in moderation.