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 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines for doctors issuing prescription for painkillers to improve the way opioids are prescribed to ensure safer and effective pain management programs, especially among patients in the age group 18 and above. These were also promulgated to reduce the chances of misuse, abuse […]Read Full Article
Teens generally dedicate about four years of their life to high school. Unlike other phases, this is quite a life-changing phase for the young adolescents because it is full of growth, challenges and self-discovery, where they prepare academically and mentally to take the up the mantle of adulthood. It is the time when they are […]Read Full Article
Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse are a major public health concern in the United States, one that shows an increasing trend. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 48 million people or 20 percent of the population aged 12 years or older had used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at one […]Read Full Article
Many people, who attend rehab centers for weaning off their addiction to substances, have the tendency to relapse even after undergoing rehabilitation programs. Due to the increased number of relapse cases, medical practitioners are now looking into alternative therapies that would prove to be more engaging in their approach and permanent in their impact, as […]Read Full Article
In the recent years, there has been a startling rise in prescription drug abuse. A significant increase has been reported in admissions to addiction treatment programs to combat the effects of prescription abuse. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 48 million individuals (20 percent of the American population aged 12 years […]Read Full Article
Everybody needs prescription drugs like painkillers, tranquilizers, sedatives and stimulants from time to time, including celebrities, to get a relief from various physical or mental illnesses. However, one should stop pretending that just because prescription drugs are available at stores they are comparatively safer than other drugs and can be taken even without appropriate supervision […]Read Full Article