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.
Can a single prescription lead to opioid addiction? Maybe yes, as per findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 16, 2017, which show that a single prescription by some emergency room (ER) doctors may lead to long-term opioid addiction. The study has found wide-ranging disparities in the prescription […]Read Full Article
A looming doubt in an individual’s mind might push him or her to verify the well-being of his or her loved one who is bound to prescription drug abuse. By observing some of the warning signs of prescription drug abuse, he or she may sense an unsettling foreboding that something is wrong with the loved […]Read Full Article