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Driving While Taking Prescription Drugs | DUI Charges

Driving While Taking Prescription Drugs | DUI Charges man arrested for DUI

Drinking and driving isn’t the only drug-related danger on the road. Over the last decade, prescription drugs have increasingly become another threat on Texas and U.S. roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 12 percent of the 39,252 fatal car crashes in 2005 involved a driver who tested positive for drugs. Ten years […]

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse prescription drug boxes on shelf

Prescription drug abuse is much more common than you might think. In 2016 alone, 3.3 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription painkillers (narcotics) and 2.9 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription psychotherapeutics excluding pain relievers. But narcotic abuse is not the only common form of prescription drug misuse. Tranquilizers like Valium […]

What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse?

What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse? opioid pills over a map

Updated on August 10th, 2020 About 64,000 Americans (or 174 people each day) died from drug overdose in 2016. This is more lives than were claimed by gun-related homicides and car accidents.7 Although many overdose deaths involve multiple drugs, the majority of these overdoses are caused by opioid drugs like heroin and fentanyl, and the […]

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet prescription drugs on a shelf

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Sometimes doctors will prescribe painkillers or other addictive medications to use as-needed. This means you are encouraged to take the medication as needed, but if your symptoms lessen or disappear, you should stop using the medicine and do not have to continue consuming it until it is all gone. If […]

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

What Are The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs? prescriptions opioids on shelves

Updated on August 11th, 2020 It all started after your back surgery. Your doctor prescribed some pain medication and you took it regularly, as prescribed. Every once in a while, you felt like you needed a little more, so you popped an extra pill or two. A few weeks later you found yourself back in […]

Risk Factors for Opioid Addiction

Risk Factors for Opioid Addiction man considers taking opioids

Updated on August 10th, 2020 Opioid addiction is a growing crisis in America, resulting in thousands of overdose-related deaths every year. Whether you are directly affected by someone else’s opioid use or you are using these drugs yourself, everyone should be aware of the risk factors that can lead to addiction. This article will address […]

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