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Addiction and The Dilemma of Today’s Family Medicine Cabinet

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

This particular story takes place in New Jersey, but don’t be fooled as there are thousands of communities across North America that are dealing with the issue of people doing damage to themselves due to the misuse or theft of prescription painkillers. When used correctly these medications can have a profound effect on someone who is dealing with chronic or acute pain, often as a result of a surgical procedure or some sort of illness that can only be manageable, not cured or treated effectively. What sets this report out from the rest is that the good folks at Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey have come up with a five step plan for individuals to follow in order to make their medications safer to keep in the house without the possibility of overdose (if used as prescribed) or the chance of a teenager or young adult stealing the medication in order to get high and share at parties and other gatherings.… Read the rest »

Coping With Anxiety

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

We live in anxious times. The number of people reporting experiencing anxiety is at an all time high and for many people that means a strict regiment of drugs like Ativan and Valium being prescribed. While the medication does offer relief, especially for acute panic attacks and other such episodes it is a difficult and trying life if you are constantly reaching for the bottle to relieve anxiety instead of getting at the illness’ roots and figuring out why you feel anxious or experience chronic anxiety in the first place. It’s not to say that the medications don’t work, and by no means should someone experiencing anxiety or GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) avoid professional medical help, but there are ways to manage the daily struggle of living with anxiety and some of it’s nastier sub-symptoms like panic attacks which can be frightening and potentially dangerous within certain circumstances.… Read the rest »

The Real Breaking Bads

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Arguably one of TVs most watched series Breaking Bad and main character Walter White have entertained the masses for the past few years on AMC and Netflix. But did you know there are a few real life bad breakers who have been brought to the attention of the media recently? Lets take a look.

A Montana man in his 50’s also named Walter White has been sentenced to 12 years on drug and fire arm charges for dealing what the DEA calls: an “extraordinary” quantity of methamphetamine. Oddly enough, just like the fictional Walter White, the real White said that drug dealing wasn’t something he would ever do, but once he started he became “addicted” to selling meth. Although the fictional Mr.… Read the rest »