National Substance Abuse Prevention Month 2013: WEEK TWO

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Here is a summary of WEEK TWO:

Monday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 7: An Open Letter to the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana: https://jamespmurphymd.wordpress.com/

Tuesday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 8 “The mission is definitely not accomplished” (see last paragraph). But there is progress. Together we can overcome this foe. Thanks to Laura Ungar and the Courier-Journal for shining a light on the tragedy and the hope:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20131007/PRIME01/310070002/Fatal-drug-overdoses-rank-high-Kentucky-do-efforts-combat-problem?source=nletter-top5

Wednesday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 9: Prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds! Parents, today is a great day to take action. Safeguard your medications & TAKE THE PLEDGE at: http://medicineabuseproject.org

Thursday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 10: How can your doctor help you avoid being addicted to your pain medications? It helps if your doctor knows how to juggle. I explain here: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120604/NEWS01/107100009

Friday

#NationalSubstanceAbusePreventionMonth Day 11 Do you know what addiction really is?  A brain disorder? Bad behavior? A disease? Nora Volkow, MD, our nation’s chief #addiction researcher explains. Thank you HBO for a great webpage:

http://www.hbo.com/addiction/understanding_addiction/18_what_is_addiction.html

Saturday

Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 12: It’s time for one of Marlyce’s cupcakes. Here’s a sweet story about turning tragedy into triumph! http://kix.com/realizing-a-dream-and-honoring-two-lives/2012/10/

Sunday

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Day 13: What can Gollum teach us about the disease of addiction and, more importantly, the treatment?    http://www.stratusemr.com/blog/?p=1070

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