Teen Tobacco and Alcohol use Down, Pot Still Hot
Many parents worry about their teenagers using drugs or alcohol. Although facts still support concern, a recent survey shows steady declines in alcohol consumption and cigarette use in recent years.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders May Trigger Opioid Abuse
Many people suffering from depression or other mental health issues may turn to alcohol to ease their pain before seeking professional help. New research confirms that these patients are at an increased risk to use opioid drugs as well.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Ditch the Itch
Itching is one of the most common side effects of powerful pain-killing drugs such as morphine, oxycodone and other opioids. Even women who get epidurals for labor pain often complain of itching.
Oxytocin Induced Labor
Beautiful, painful, overwhelming. These words are true and don't even begin to describe the labor process. These feelings are magnified if labor fails to progress.