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.
Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States. Abuse often leads to physical dependence and drug addiction, a disease in the brain that can be treated through behavioral therapy and certain medications. The Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline is a free resource that provides updates and valuable information regarding treatment options and recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with prescription drug abuse, you are not alone. Whether you struggle with prescription opioids, stimulants or central nervous system depressants, help is available. Call the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline to be connected with a professional in your area. Start your path toward recovery today.