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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Unrestricted access to leftover medications can trigger drug abuse among adolescents, with parents not even having the slightest idea that they are unconsciously opening a window for development of an addiction in their children. Oblivious to the fact that leftover medicines can be a potential threat to teens, parents generally leave the medications unguarded. The […]Read Full Article
Opioid addiction is a grave issue that America is battling today. The country seems to be fighting a never-ending battle with opioids with frighteningly high rates of casualties. Looking at the rising prescription drug overdose deaths, primarily caused by faulty emergency room prescribing practices, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s (VHHA) board of directors has […]Read Full Article
The virtual reality therapy (VRT) has been helping patients, ameliorate the impact of mental illnesses and psychiatric disorders. The technology used in virtual reality helps improve the association between patients and therapists, and is an effective tool used by the latter to help the former. VRT to treat addiction A recent study, conducted by the […]Read Full Article
Prescription drug abuse is a serious public health problem and ranks as the second most common class of illicit drugs abused in the United States. The problem needs a renewed attention as there has been a massive rise in prescription drug misuse in recent times. A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]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
Opioid abuse and overdose continues to shake the American soil with its gruesome presence, posing to be one of the major public health problems. Such has been its influence that President Barack Obama has proposed a mandatory funding of $1 billion over two years for treatment of prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction and $500 million […]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
Prescription drug abuse has indeed become an epidemic in the United States, and the condition is still worsening in many demographics. Yet, there is no denying the statistical fact that women are more likely to receive prescription medication than men. This could partly be due to the fact that women have also been shown to […]Read Full Article