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.
As the up-to-date statistics on opioid-related deaths were made public in the United States, it was shocking to find out that opioid overdose and deaths have continued to edge on, thereby taking death tolls to new uncharted heights. The opioid crisis has indeed been a rambunctious ordeal that has consistently posed problems for the American […]Read Full Article
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has found a high correlation between nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPO) among teenagers, especially males, and their previous use for medical reasons. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2017, suggests that teens who abuse prescription opioids were first given the […]Read Full Article
Naloxone is a pure opioid antagonist that was first patented in 1961 and later approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1971. It is a type of medication that has been created with the sole purpose of reversing the effects of opioid overdose in a victim. In the wake of the prescription drug […]Read Full Article