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.
After the state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman declared the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis, local communities in Colorado have stepped up to organize community responses to fight the crisis and provide aid to those affected by it. One such alliance has come up among a group of departments that include—the Colorado Attorney General’s […]Read Full Article