Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#43-Prescription Drug Abuse-Van Ingram-Executive Director for Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy

Tue, 17 July 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#43-Prescription Drug Abuse-Van Ingram-Excecutive Director Ky Office of Drug Control Policy

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When most people think drug abuse they think heroin, cocaine, crystal meth and so on. Seldom does prescription drug abuse enter their mind.  It should.

Prescription drug abuse has been on the rise and especially in the state of Kentucky.

One study shows that doctors were writing more prescriptions for drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, Zanax, Vicodin and more. 5 counties in Kentucky saw an average of 4 prescriptions per resident for controlled substances in 2007.

Recently, the Kentucky legislature passed House Bill 1 which sets up a database which will monitor prescription drug sales in hopes of stopping both doctor shopping and pill mills.

Van Ingram, Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, joins us to talk about House Bill 1 and the growing prescription drub abuse problem.

Website:   www.odcp.ky.gov

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kentucky-Office-Of-Drug-Control-Policy/156562371056283

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#42-iPhone App to Aid Sobriety-Jodie Carter-Hazelden Publishing

Substance Abuse 411-#41-iPhone App to Aid Sobriety-Jodie Carter-Hazelden

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Substance abuse sobriety is a lifetime battle. It's one that has highs and lows and those lows many times involve relapse. Hazelden,one of the leading organizations in both substance abuse recovery and sobriety, is adding a new tool to help win the battle of sobriety with an iPhone app.

The app is based on Hazelden's outstanding MORE (My ongoing recovery experience) Field Guide to Life.

Jodie Carter, Electronic Product Manager of Hazelden Publishing, talks to Substance Abuse 411 about the app, how it can help and that it is now available to everyone, not just those that have been through the Hazelden program.

Listen and learn on this latest edition of Substance Abuse 411.

Website:     www.Hazelden.org

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-Teen Depression & Substance Abuse-Dr. John Curry-Duke University

Substance Abuse 411-#41-Teen Depression and Substance Abuse-Dr. John Curry-Duke University

curryDepression is a very powerful problem and can be a major contributor to substance abuse, especially in young people.

A study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that treating teenagers for major depression can reduce the odds that they will develop a substance abuse disorder.

Dr. John Curry, Professor Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, joins Substance Abuse 411 to talk about the study, its findings and how this could lead to reducing drug abuse problems among teenagers.

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