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Celebrities Who Don’t Drink: Sober Stars
Prescription Drug Abuse: CDC Answers Your Questions, with these links to some great information on the subject.
PBS NewsHour recently aired a report on prescription drug abuse that led viewers to ask many questions. We asked the CDC to answer them.
One in 20 people in the United States say they’ve used prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons in the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many ended up addicted.
In fact, overdoses tied to common opioid or narcotic pain relievers — like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone — killed more than 16,500 people in 2010. That’s roughly 45 deaths per day — quadruple the amount killed from those drugs in 1999.
Enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate each American adult every four hours for a month, CDC officials say. The quantity sold to pharmacies, hospitals and doctors offices in 2010 was four times higher than a decade earlier. And when doctors prescribe more than a patient needs, the drugs often make their way into the wrong hands.
Recently on the PBS NewsHour, health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser traveled to Oklahoma to profile the personal consequences of this addiction for people like University of Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box, who died suddenly after an accidental overdose in 2011. The Box family was stunned. They saw Austin regularly and had no idea he had a problem, let alone one that would kill him at age 22.
After the NewsHour story aired, we received dozens of questions about this growing problem. Below, CDC officials answer many of them.
Get the answers here: Prescription Drug Abuse: CDC Answers Your Questions
Need a review of the basics first? Read the “Top 10 Things the CDC Says You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse” and watch Bowser’s full NewsHour segment here:
Intervention – PRC & KTLA News - Health Smart: A Rare Look Inside One Family’s Tormenting Tenn Intervention
Watch as PRC allows cameras a rare opportunity to film the intervention of 19 year old Ryan with his parents and PRC Staff Case Worker Shelly Sprague as they attempt to convince Ryan to agree to check into Pasadena Recovery Center. This first in the series was aired last night, Monday May 13 on KTLA 5 News at 10 (Click here for a link to the video…) and don’t miss part 2 in the series tonight May 14th on KTLA 5 News at 10
Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series Presents David Sheff.
It was standing room only with over 100 in attendance Wednesday afternoon as guests heard about Davids New York Times Best Selling Books, “Beautiful Boy”, and his latest “Clean”
Don’t miss out on the next in the Series on June 5th at PRC, Mackenzie Phillips, actress and singer best known for her roles in American Graffiti and as rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Mackenzie also appeared on Season 3 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She will be on hand to share her experience, strengths and hopes with us. Details will be available here next week.