Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Mother describes losing child to prescription drug abuse (videos) –

April 21, 2010

By Keith Phucas, Journal Register News Service



Coming Soon: My Review of “Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict” by Joshua Lyon

June 16, 2009
Joshua Lyons "PILL HEAD" will be released on July 7th (U.S.).

Joshua Lyon's new book "PILL HEAD" will be released on July 7th (U.S.).

NOTE: My interview with Joshua Lyon has been posted! —Ed.


So, waiting patiently for me when I arrived home this evening was my shiny new review copy of Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict by Joshua Lyon. I have been anxiously awaiting this one, and can’t wait to read it tonight.

I’ll try to have my review posted this week.


Joshua Lyon is a journalist who has worked for several major publications, including… Interview, Condé Nast Traveler, V Life, and Jane. He has also contributed to New York, Out, Vice, Nylon, and Page Six magazines. Joshua lives in New York City. Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict is his first book.


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Pill Head cover image ©2009 Hyperion

3-D Rendering by brian g.

“Why Don’t You Just Shut the F*ck Up?”

March 16, 2009


These words of wisdom were proffered to me not so long ago by a good friend of mine, Vince. And by good friend I mean someone who will tell you like it is. These types of people are rarer than you might think. Ask yourself how many of your friends fit this description.

What Vince meant by this is, “you have a pretty good life… and a lot to be thankful for… a lot to be grateful for… so quit bitching”. Take a minute, take a breath, and take stock of your own life. I bet you’ll come to pretty much the same conclusion.

Now, pick your chin up and get on with the rest of your day. And don’t forget to shut the fuck up.

Painkiller Epidemic Update: Painkillers Top Choice Among New Illicit Drug Users

September 9, 2008
Initiates for Specific Illicit Drugs among Persons Aged 12 or Older

2007 SAMHSA Study: Initiates for Specific Illicit Drugs among Persons Aged 12 or Older

According to findings from the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), painkillers (OxyContin, MS Contin, Vicodin) are now the top drugs in use initiation” (also known as incidence or first-time use).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in its 2007 survey, provides a variety of figures related to substance use initiation. Among the 2.7 million persons aged 12 or older surveyed, a staggering 2.1 million reported that the first illicit drugs they used were painkillers.

That figure puts painkillers above marijuana, and far above cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, and all other illicit drugs as “drugs of first use”.

Anyone need further evidence of a Painkiller Epidemic?



Graphic courtesy of SAMHSA.

How long for OxyContin to kick in?

August 6, 2008

Those of you out there concerned and/or interested in this Painkiller Epidemic issue should spend some time surfing Web forums—like the one linked below.

Remember to crush thoroughly next time😉

– Mr. Blonde (anonymous poster)

Our youth are experimenting with dangerous prescription narcotics, largely due to their easy access, and turning to anonymous idiots on the Internet for advice on abusing them. This is how people die.


Link to Bluelight, the Internet forum mentioned above.