Video: Practical Advice on Prescription Painkiller Problems

December 29, 2012 by Cecile

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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Practical Advice on Prescription Painkillers

December 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.

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“Weak” Evidence for Prescription Opioid Effectiveness

April 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

These powerful drugs have escaped the constraints of legal use and become widely misused

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Finding the Right Opioid Treatment Program

April 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Some of what patients hear is gossip and folklore, something for which the addict community is famous. But there is a wide variation in quality among OTPs.

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Are Humans “Hard-Wired” for Getting High?

March 16, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

I think the continuing popularity of substance use through the ages is because in practical terms, substances work.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt. 2

March 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s glib, deceptive, self-serving and futile to address what the CDC has described as an epidemic, by finger-pointing.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic pt 1

February 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

What we’re seeing now is an unintended consequence of a change in prescribing. Which doesn’t mean that the medical professions weren’t warned about the possibility, however — they were.

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