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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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
Injection drug use is a growing problem in the United States as more and more Americans continue to misuse and abuse various kinds of drugs, including opioids. Drugs are abused in various forms – taking the drug orally, crushing the pill before snorting it, inhaling it or injecting it. While studying the adverse effects of […]Read Full Article
America’s stint with prescription drugs has touched a new low. A recent study revealed that people are using their pets’ medication to fuel their dependence on drugs. The scientists found this while examining the incidence of non-prescription antibiotic use during the past one year along with the intended use to consume antibiotics and their storage […]Read Full Article
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