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.
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Anabolic-androgenic steroids are categorized as class C drugs that can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription. It is manufactured synthetically to imitate the effects of naturally occurring testosterone, which is a muscle-building hormone that boosts male sexual characteristics. Prescribed for treating diseases like cancer and AIDS that lead to muscle loss, many bodybuilders and […]Read Full Article
Drug overdose deaths are one of the leading causes of death in the United States with millions of people battling with a drug addiction every year. However, this epidemic has nearly tripled during 1999 to 2014, thereby representing a significantly growing problem in the U.S. The main reason for the rapid climb in numbers is […]Read Full Article
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
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
Many people, who attend rehab centers for weaning off their addiction to substances, have the tendency to relapse even after undergoing rehabilitation programs. Due to the increased number of relapse cases, medical practitioners are now looking into alternative therapies that would prove to be more engaging in their approach and permanent in their impact, as […]Read Full Article
In the recent years, there has been a startling rise in prescription drug abuse. A significant increase has been reported in admissions to addiction treatment programs to combat the effects of prescription abuse. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 48 million individuals (20 percent of the American population aged 12 years […]Read Full Article
Colorado legalized marijuana use three years ago. Under the law, an adult aged 21 years and above can legally possess and consume marijuana. However, Amendment 64, the Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, does not permit public consumption of marijuana. In 2012, Colorado approved recreational marijuana but retained its medical marijuana framework and treated the recreational products […]Read Full Article
America is reeling from the crisis of drug overdose as the nation continues to suffer from opioid and heroin epidemic. The number of Americans succumbing to drug overdoses is only increasing by the day. Looking at the dramatic rise in drug overdose cases, the Obama administration recently announced a program aimed at expanding access to […]Read Full Article
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
Prescription drug abuse is not only dangerous, in some cases it can even prove to be fatal. It is the misuse of prescription medication irrespective of a doctor’s recommendation. That is why, having the proper information about prescription drugs, specifically about the dangers of misuse of prescription drugs can make a world of a difference. […]Read Full Article