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.
Benzodiazepines, widely known by their brand names Xanax and Valium, are prescribed for the treatment of neurological and/or psychological conditions, including anxiety, insomnia and seizures. Opioids are used to treat moderate-to-severe pain, where over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, does not help. Both the classes of drugs are central nervous system (CNS) depressants. However, each has a unique pharmacology, […]Read Full Article
Injection drug use is a growing problem in the United States as more and more Americans continue to misuse and abuse various kinds of drugs, including opioids. Drugs are abused in various forms – taking the drug orally, crushing the pill before snorting it, inhaling it or injecting it. While studying the adverse effects of […]Read Full Article