Suppose your doctor gives you a prescription for an opioid pain reliever. But, they don’t really explain anything other than you can take a pill every four to six hours, and it will help with your pain. What your doctor doesn’t tell you is just as important. Opioid pain relievers are exceptionally addictive medications. Over the course of a single year, opioid prescription pain medications were responsible for over 17,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the extent of the side effects or the risks associated with taking prescription opioid pain medication until it’s too late.Read More
Quitting tobacco is a positive step to a healthier, happier, and more enjoyable life. However, making the commitment to quit using tobacco products for good is easier said than done. Six million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses, despite their awareness of the short-term and long-term consequences of tobacco use. As a substance abuse and addiction education company, we want to support as many tobacco users as we can in their commitment to quit tobacco so they are successful.
To help you through your recovery process, we have provided a few helpful tips to help both you or someone else quit smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco products.
Adderall and other stimulants are most often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Many people believe Adderall is a safe and helpful prescription drug that can help with focus and task completion. However, Adderall is just a name brand amphetamine that acts as a stimulant to the brain, which produces a similar effect to meth according to Addiction Center.Read More
Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opiates on the market and has led to nearly half of the opioid-related deaths. Teens and adults alike who do not know the fatal consequences of fentanyl abuse are more likely to try the drug out of curiosity, peer pressure, or even through other drug addictions.Read More
Opioids are becoming the number one drug for addiction in America. As physicians are increasingly prescribing them to treat diverse pain in patients, this highly addicting pain reliever can leave many desperately craving more, even after treatment is no longer necessary. No matter if it’s you or someone you care about taking opiate drugs, it’s important to know the side effects and signs of abuse to prevent addiction and overdose.Read More
The National Safety Council reported that more than 100 people die every day in the U.S. from opioid drugs. This year was the first time opioids surpassed vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death. With the number of people addicted to opioids reaching an all-time high, it is important to stay vigilant and monitor what your children are doing. Here at Primo Prevention, we are dedicated to helping you prevent opioid abuse in teenagers.Read More
Cigarette sales have hit an all-time low! The use of tobacco has been steady on the decline for the past 20 years as more and more research has come out about the negative effects one a person’s health. However, there is a new smoking epidemic on the rise that has captured the attention of teens: Juuling.Read More