Prescription drug abuse rates are rapidly increasing in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet it is responsible for the consumption of 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. Abuse of prescription drugs occurs who the drug is taken in a manner other than its intended purpose such as to get high.
Prescription drug abuse can take over someone's life if help isn't found. It doesn’t have to be this way though. For those who are struggling with prescription drug abuse and addiction, help is only a phone call away.
Drug overdose deaths have acquired the status of an epidemic in the United States of America, and Colorado ranks 12th in the country as far as prescription drug abuse is concerned. In fact, on an average 35 Coloradans die every month due to prescription drug overdoses. In Colorado, 18 to 25-year-olds overdose on prescription painkillers […]Read Full Article
Opioid abuse and overdose continues to shake the American soil with its gruesome presence, posing to be one of the major public health problems. Such has been its influence that President Barack Obama has proposed a mandatory funding of $1 billion over two years for treatment of prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction and $500 million […]Read Full Article