Feature Story

A bottle with a hydrocodone (the generic name for drug sold under other names by various pharmaceutical companies) label and hydrocodone tablets spilling out isolated on white background. Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is said to be one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America.
Drug Addiction

Children Hospitalized for Opioid Poisoning More than Doubles in 16 Years, Study Finds

November 30, 2016 0

As the opioid epidemic has continued to expand across the U.S., multitudes of children have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisonings, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Hospitalizations for prescription opioid-related poisonings increased a dramatic 165 percent, for children between the ages of 1 to 19, between 1997 and 2012, the researchers found. The “opioid crisis is effecting us all,” Julie Gaither, lead study author and Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics at the Department […]

Recent Stories

Opioids

Marijuana

Alcohol

  • Fall Alcohol Compliance Checks

    November 21, 2016 0
    The high school football season brings memorable events for young people including homecoming games and related dances and parties. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout the homecoming season, businesses throughout [...]
  • Compliance Checks for 2016

    June 23, 2016 0
    The end of the school year brings with it memorable events such as Prom and Graduation. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout this season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens [...]

Drug Disposal Network

Donate to us

Follow us on Twitter

Popular Articles

Donate via Amazon Smile

Prevention TV