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.
Between 1999 and 2015, approximately 183,000 people succumbed to an overdose of prescription opioids. Traditionally, public ire for the ongoing opioid crisis had been largely directed at the illegal drug cartels and the government. While drugs cartels have been responsible for discreetly selling and distributing drugs, the government increased the sense of despair due to […]Read Full Article
An average middle-aged patient who is getting ready for a surgery or is seeking help for pain from a primary care physician might be oblivious to the dangers of opioid abuse. However, a study — “United States for Non-Dependence” — by researchers from The QuintilesIMS Institute and funded by Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., revealed that middle-aged […]Read Full Article