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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Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Over 115 Americans succumb to opioid overdoses on a daily basis. The misuse of opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, is a serious national crisis that affects public health and socioeconomic welfare of the common masses. In 2017, the […]Read Full Article
It is quite easy to develop an addiction due to peer pressure, spirit of adventure, etc. The journey holds a multitude of chills, thrills, pleasures, challenges, etc., enough to keep one enthralled for long. However, once a person reaches in the thick of it, there is no way he or she can trace back his […]Read Full Article
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
The medical profession has always been regarded as a noble profession that originated from the primary desire to help the sick and alleviate their suffering. Driven by the aspiration of serving humanity, physicians and other medical professionals play a key role in the society. However, there has been considerable conflict of interest (COI) between the […]Read Full Article
With the increased penetration of opioid abuse across the United States, the need for an effective collaboration is important to exercise control over this epidemic. As a large number of people are succumbing to overdose deaths due to opioids, it has become essential to find a concrete solution. One can understand the hair-raising impact of […]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
Xanax or alprazolam, a drug commonly prescribed for treating anxiety and panic disorder, is a class of benzodiazepines that works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA in the brain. Since it has the potential to calm down an excited and anxious mind, it is often heavily abused by users. Although less fatal […]Read Full Article
With 91 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid addiction has emerged as a potential health threat in the United States. Causing the worst drug crisis in the history of America, the opioid epidemic took more than 33,000 lives in 2015, according to […]Read Full Article
As the up-to-date statistics on opioid-related deaths were made public in the United States, it was shocking to find out that opioid overdose and deaths have continued to edge on, thereby taking death tolls to new uncharted heights. The opioid crisis has indeed been a rambunctious ordeal that has consistently posed problems for the American […]Read Full Article
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has found a high correlation between nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO) among teenagers, especially males, and their previous use for medical reasons. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2017, suggests that teens who abuse prescription opioids were first given the […]Read Full Article