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.
A gripping concern that the United States is battling is the prescription drug abuse by teens. Unaware of the consequences of misuse of such drugs, teens and young adults put themselves in danger by abusing them. Teens are at a greater risk because they are more open to experimenting with prescription drugs, alcohol and other […]Read Full Article
The problem of prescription drug abuse has almost crippled the United States. In a nation where almost 70 percent adults take at least one form of prescription medication, even strict guidelines to curtail prescription drug abuse has not done much in improving the situation. According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control […]Read Full Article
One of the most debilitating healthcare crises ever to plague the United States in recent times interestingly has an unassuming origin: medicine cabinets at home. The rate of consumption of prescription pills and deaths caused by opioid overdose has gone up in the last two decades. Nearly 15,000 deaths were reported from prescription drug abuse […]Read Full Article