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.
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