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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Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem of the United States, with over 47,000 people dying of an overdose in 2014, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These deaths are more than those caused by heroin and cocaine combined. Even as the researches are on to find the best […]Read Full Article
A gripping concern that the United States is battling is the prescription drug abuse by teens. Unaware of the consequences of misuse of such drugs, teens and young adults put themselves in danger by abusing them. Teens are at a greater risk because they are more open to experimenting with prescription drugs, alcohol and other […]Read Full Article
The problem of prescription drug abuse has almost crippled the United States. In a nation where almost 70 percent adults take at least one form of prescription medication, even strict guidelines to curtail prescription drug abuse has not done much in improving the situation. According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control […]Read Full Article
One of the most debilitating healthcare crises ever to plague the United States in recent times interestingly has an unassuming origin: medicine cabinets at home. The rate of consumption of prescription pills and deaths caused by opioid overdose has gone up in the last two decades. Nearly 15,000 deaths were reported from prescription drug abuse […]Read Full Article
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition in which individuals show symptoms that include a lack of ability to concentrate and a high level of impulsiveness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.1. percent kids with ADHD in America are being treated with medications. While ADHD can be […]Read Full Article
Prescription drug abuse has risen in the United States and there are many misconceptions about the use of doctor prescribed medications. Following are some myth busters regarding the use of prescription drugs: 1. Prescription drugs are less harmful than illegal drugs Many people believe that since a doctor has prescribed a drug, it cannot be […]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
In 2014, more than 1,700 young adults died from prescription drug overdose in the United States. Prescription drug abuse, which has become an epidemic in the U.S., can have benign beginnings, such as borrowing a friend’s medication for a simple backache or taking opioids to relieve pain from sports injury or taking over-the-counter pills to […]Read Full Article
Opioids, commonly used as painkillers, can be easily misused, resulting in an opioid use disorder. Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to this form of drug abuse and an increasing number of deaths occur due to prescription opioid overdose. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and […]Read Full Article
The United States is coming up with laws, guidelines and various measures to address the opioid epidemic that has claimed millions of American lives and continues to do so. Apart from the rise in opioid use among the citizens, refilling of prescriptions for opioids has contributed majorly to the disaster caused by addiction to painkillers. […]Read Full Article