Former WWE Star Seeking Drug Treatment The prescription pill epidemic that is going on in America today has truly reached every level of social standing and occupation. Pills like Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone, and Morphine are abused by everyone from low-life street criminals to respected actors, musicians, and physicians. These drugs are so addictive that people
Air Force Expands Drug Test In a move that will most likely be mirrored by the rest of the working force, the Air Force and other military services will expand their drug testing to include testing for commonly abused prescription drugs beginning May 1, 2012. Major General Thomas W. Travis, Deputy Air Force Surgeon General
Former MLB pitcher’s Cocaine Issue Cocaine in the 1980’s was abused at an alarming rate, and a recent story about a former Major League Baseball pitcher only confirms that cocaine was and still is commonly abused. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd recently admitted that he probably pitched under the influence of
Ex-Miss Russia Struggles with Prescription Drugs Anna Malova, Miss Russia 1998, proves that people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds can succumb to the forces of drug or alcohol addiction. Malova was jailed in early December 2011 for repeatedly forging prescriptions to get painkillers, and the judge of her New York (NY) drug case
Astonishing Increase in Prescription Drug Use According to a December 2011 New York Times article, federal statistics have shown that treatment for prescription painkiller abuse has skyrocketed 430% over the last decade. The rise occurred in every region of the country, but was highest in Maine, Vermont, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Arkansas, Rhode Island, and West
GHB Addiction Nightmare GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) has been abused in the U.S. for its euphoric, sedative, and anabolic (body building) effects. It is a central nervous system depressant that was widely available over-the-counter in health food stores during the 1980s and until 1992. It was purchased largely by body builders to aid in fat reduction
Drug Rehab Success Story: Robin Williams When you think of Robin Williams, most people tend to think of family-themed movies like Hook, Jumanji, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Williams is well known as a quirky comedian, but it is surprising to some that during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Robin Williams had an addiction to cocaine.