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.
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
In 2015, overdose deaths from opioid painkillers outnumbered homicides in Colorado, according to the state’s latest health department figures. In fact, opioid deaths have topped homicides each year in Colorado since 2011. As per a Denver Post report, as compared to 205 homicide deaths in 2015, 472 people died of overdoses of prescription opioids such […]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