The New Drug Epidemic: National Study Finds Three in Five Americans Misuse Prescription Drugs

The headline is pretty startling, but it’s nothing we should be very surprised at, given the prevalence of news accounts of drug use on the rise all across America. Still, the comprehensive study undertaken by Quest Diagnostics Health Trends reveals some sobering statistics that should raise red flags – and lead to more careful monitoring…

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Lloyd Gordon, III, MD is the Medical Director at The Ranch Tennesse. I was somewhat discouraged with the recent article cited in the ASAM News called “Adjunctive Counseling During Brief and Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxon Treatment for Prescription Opioid Dependence” with the lead investigator being Roger D. Weiss, MD, of Boston University. The article described adjunctive counseling…

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