Drug addiction in Utah: Families deva...

Drug addiction in Utah: Families devastated by prescription pain meds abuse

There are 5 comments on the KSTU - Fox 13 story from Mar 1, 2011, titled Drug addiction in Utah: Families devastated by prescription pain meds abuse. In it, KSTU - Fox 13 reports that:

It is a deadly combination that continues to plague Utahns from every walk of life.

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Ho Lee Schitt

Pennington, NJ

#1 Mar 1, 2011
Another made up 'crisis.' Don't journalists investigate anymore or do they just parrot what they are told by law enforcement?
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#3 Mar 1, 2011
These Popular Drugs Can Make You Violent Avoid Them

Some medications have been linked to an increased risk for violent, even homicidal behavior. A recent study identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior.
Time Magazine lists the top ten offenders:
1. Varenicline (Chantix): The number one violence-inducing drug on the list, this anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence when compared to other drugs
2. Fluoxetine (Prozac): This drug was the first well-known SSRI antidepressant
3. Paroxetine (Paxil): Another SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with severe withdrawal symptoms and a risk of birth defects
4. Amphetamines:(Various): Used to treat ADHD
5. Mefoquine (Lariam): A treatment for malaria which is often linked with reports of strange behavior
6. Atomoxetine (Strattera): An ADHD drug that affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline
7. Triazolam (Halcion): This potentially addictive drug is used to treat insomnia
8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox): Another SSRI antidepressant
9. Venlafaxine (Effexor): An antidepressant also used to treat anxiety disorders
10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq): An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline

Sources:

Time Magazine January 7, 2011

PLoS One December 15, 2010; 5(12)

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#4 Mar 1, 2011
Violence, Deaths, Murders, violence and Suicides from mind drugs.

SSRI stories

http://ssristories.com/index.php
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#5 Mar 1, 2011
Antidepressants Alter Personality

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The antidepressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors have a significant effect on emotional experience and behavior, even in the absence of clinical depression. While serotonergic interventions are known to reduce hostility and violence in psychiatric patients, little is known about the effect of such treatment in normal individuals.

American Journal of Psychiatry March, 1998;155:373-379
addiction counselor

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Mar 7, 2011
This is nothing new...

starts with prescription abuse, then leads to Heroin when the addiction gets too expensive.

so sad.

Peter
www.newroadstreatment.com

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