You Ask & We Answer

Q. I recently started taking painkillers for my bad back. I’ve read all the horror stories in the news about falling prey to addiction. What can I do to not fall into the trap? Alex E., Framingham, MA A. This is an excellent question. There are several ways you can support yourself to manage your … Continued

What You Need to Know About Fentanyl

As the opioid epidemic rages on, concern about the drug fentanyl continues to rise.  One of the most powerful and deadly substances of the opioid class, fentanyl has been linked to numerous fatal overdoses in recent years. Here is an overview of the strong pain medication and why it’s a growing concern amongst law enforcement. … Continued

Drugged Driving

“Drunk” driving has been a topic of concern since the days of prohibition. But as more and more states legalize marijuana (23 to date), drugged driving is starting to gain some serious concern. Misused drugs can impair faculties essential for safe vehicle operation. This includes motor skills, perception, balance and coordination, reaction time, attention, and … Continued

Study: 17% of College Students Misuse ADHD Medications

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of South Carolina, 1 in 6 college students – or 17 percent – misuse Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs like Ritalin, Vyvanse, and Adderall.  The new study came to this conclusion after a meta-review of 30 previous studies, with misuse being defined as taking the ADHD drugs without a prescription or taking more than was prescribed.