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Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Opioid Movie

  At Turning Point's Habitude™ Program we have seen 50% of our clients come to our Program due to Opiate Addictions. Many claim their Doctor's were responsible for their addiction. However, we have found that most had abused some type of substance in the past and admit...

What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

Prescription drug abuse means taking a prescription drug that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons or in dosages other than as prescribed. Abuse of prescription drugs can produce serious health effects, including addiction.   A really good resource for families and individuals:   http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs...

Shortage of physicians qualified to treat addictions

Nova Scotia doctors now have a guide to help them treat opiode-dependent patients. The Methadone Maintenance Treatment Handbook provides the most current and effective information available, according to the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, which published the handbook. "We hope that better care for our methadone maintenance patients...

Traumatic Childhood May Increase the Risk of Drug Addiction

Previous research has shown that personality traits such as impulsivity or compulsiveness are indicators of an increased risk of addiction. Now, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests that these impulsive and compulsive personality traits are also associated with a traumatic upbringing during childhood....