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.
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
As a parent, one of the worst feelings in the world is to come face to face with the ugly realization that one’s teenager is abusing drugs especially prescription drugs. This can be as damaging as any other substance abuse. However, once the realization sets in, the next step is to address the problem. For […]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