Gerard Butler Seeks Help For Prescription Pill Abuse

In the wake of Whitney Houston’s death and the additional focus it has put on substance abuse, especially within the entertainment community, the world is paying closer attention than ever to the struggles that many celebrities are currently facing. TMZ reported that Gerard Butler, popular movie star known most-notably for his role in 300 has…

Televised Drug Addiction Rehab

We live in the age of reality television programs, some of which can be instructive and helpful. Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist who has hosted “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”, now plans to begin a new series simply entitled “Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which will involve addiction rehab with non-celebrities. Whether or not this…

All About Opana (Oxymorphone)

While it does not have the name recognition of cocaine, heroin, or marijuana, Opana is a drug that should be regarded with serious caution. Opana is a trade name for oxymorphine, a prescription painkiller. Sadly, like the more well-known OxyContin, this vital medical tool is increasingly being used for non-medical, recreational purposes. Part of the…

Reports Show that Cocaine Use is Down

Statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health have shown that the use of cocaine in the United States has declined sharply. The survey showed that between 2006 and 2010 there was a 37 percent fall in the use of this drug. This result is corroborated by separate data from Quest Diagnostics Inc,…