16 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:05 am
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New Control on Hydrocodone

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule IIdrugs. These are pharmaceuticals with accepted medical uses, but also the highest potential for severe psychological or physical dependence. This classification becomes effective across the United States October 6, 2014, and will change how the drugs are prescribed and dispensed. Patients prescribed hydrocodone […]

16 JAN

Constance Scharff, PhD
5:31 am
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Are You an Addict? What is Addiction Really?

How does a person know if they or someone they love is “addicted” to something?  This can be a fully loaded question with a spectrum of opinions. Addiction is often used loosely and incorrectly in our society such as when someone says that they are “addicted” to chocolate.  So what is an addiction really? Any […]

24 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:11 pm
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CDC Sleeping Pills Report: Why Are Older, Educated Americans More Likely To Use Sleep Aids to Get Some Shut-Eye?

In the first ever governmental report of its kind, the CDC reports that 4% of adult Americans, that is 8.6 million of us, use some kind of prescription sleeping pills. Out of these millions, sleep aid use was most likely to occur in white, female, educated Americans over 50 years old. This epidemic is slowly […]

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