Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Out of all drug types, prescription medications have the highest risk for addiction. We are always ready to take your call and begin your process of recovery.

Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

The United States is no stranger to substance abuse. Since 2001, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the country, overtaking motor vehicle crashes. There are numerous reasons for the spike in addiction rates and overdoses, but it’s important to note that the most dangerous drugs on the market are completely […]

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Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Knoxville, in eastern Tennessee, is a manufacturing and wholesaling center in the south. The opioid epidemic throughout the country cuts deep into this Appalachian region community and highlights the sudden and impactful increase in prescription opioid and heroin abuse over the last several years. Explore the Data on Drug Abuse in Tennessee In the first […]

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Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazepines

Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazpines

A Lethal Combination: Prescription Opioids and Benzodiazepines In 2015, the primary cause of death for nearly 9,000 individuals was linked to benzo-opiate combinations. Almost a third of opioid overdose fatalities also include the use of a benzodiazepine. The data supports recent regulatory changes to opioid and benzodiazepine warnings. Abusing a legal or illegal opioid with […]

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Combating the Epidemic Levels of Opiate Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking new measures to combat our country’s opioid epidemic, which was described by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell as, “One of the most pressing public health issues in the United States.” The HHS’s new actions include the following: Eliminating Potential Financial Incentives for Doctors Prescribing […]

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A Troubling Trend: The Rise of Adderall Abuse

At this point, you’ve probably heard on morning news shows, the likes of CNN, or your local paper that prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. Much of the focus, however, has been on prescription opioid abuse, which is often a catalyst for heroin addiction. Occasionally, the media will discuss the dangers […]

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Preventing Teens from Abusing Prescription Drugs

At The Treatment Center, we have seen the ravishing effects of prescription drug abuse firsthand. Unfortunately, addiction professionals are seeing more teenagers abusing prescription medications. Twenty-four percent of teenagers have abused a prescription drug, according to a survey done by The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Many of these teenagers are unaware of the dangers of prescription […]

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DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Do you have any expired or unused prescription medications at your home? If so, this Saturday, April 27 is the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The initiative is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives people the opportunity to safely […]

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The Dangers of Benzo Fury

The Dangers of Benzo Fury

An Unexpected Danger: Benzo Fury For those who are not familiar, Benzo Fury is a synthetic drug popular in Britain and the United States that is potentially dangerous. Any product sold as Benzo Fury usually contains the chemical 6-APB or 5-APB. As of June 10th, 2014, this drug is illegal in Britain. The drug is […]

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The Dangers of Codeine Syrup Addiction

The Dangers of Codeine Syrup Addiction

Codeine Syrup Overdosing and Addiction In 2013, codeine syrup made headlines when it was reported that rapper Lil Wayne had overdosed on the medication. Though Lil Wayne did bring codeine syrup’s dangers to the national spotlight, it isn’t a new phenomenon. What is new, however, is its increasing abuse among high schoolers and young adults. […]

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