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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.

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Archive for May, 2016

  • 05-26 Leftover prescription pills and risks of abuse by teens

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    Leftover prescription pills and risks of abuse by teens

    Unrestricted access to leftover medications can trigger drug abuse among adolescents, with parents not even having the slightest idea that they are unconsciously opening a window for development of an addiction in their children. Oblivious to the fact that leftover medicines can be a potential threat to teens, parents generally leave the medications unguarded. The […]

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  • 05-13 America’s new war on kratom

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    America’s new war on kratom

    America’s war on drugs is getting bigger than ever. For a long time, the nation has been fighting drug abuse, overdoses and deaths. Along the same lines, Americans are also waging a war against the legalization of drugs in some states. For instance, marijuana, once considered to be the most lethal drug, is now legalized […]

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