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.
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