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.
Xanax or alprazolam, a drug commonly prescribed for treating anxiety and panic disorder, is a class of benzodiazepines that works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA in the brain. Since it has the potential to calm down an excited and anxious mind, it is often heavily abused by users. Although less fatal […]Read Full Article