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.
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In recent years, opioid medications have been used as the first line of treatment for chronic pain. They are effective in providing quick relief from pain. Since chronic pains continue for a long time and do not go away easily, many patients are prescribed opioids for a longer period. However, a recent study has suggested […]Read Full Article
Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Over 115 Americans succumb to opioid overdoses on a daily basis. The misuse of opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, is a serious national crisis that affects public health and socioeconomic welfare of the common masses. In 2017, the […]Read Full Article
People encourage their children to opt for different types of games because playing any kind of sport is healthy. However, sports and injuries are inseparable. Ranging from minor bruises to major fractures, every game involves strong will, patience and strength to bear all kinds of pain. Though injuries are a part of games, they can […]Read Full Article
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
Pregnancy is that crucial stage, during which the to-be-mother has to take very good care of not just herself, but of her unborn child as well. As such, expectant mothers are advised to be extra careful and cautious about their food intake, physical fitness, and the environment they live in. All these factors play an […]Read Full Article
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
“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer, French physician, 1931 The Internal Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defined pain in 1994 as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.” Pain management, as a process, involves a bevy of […]Read Full Article
The past two decades have seen an incredible escalation in opioid epidemic in the United States, inflicting a range of complexities and repercussions on the overall health of individuals consuming such medications either prescribed to them or abused by them. The rising use of prescription opioids in the U.S. during the last two decades have […]Read Full Article
It is quite easy to develop an addiction due to peer pressure, spirit of adventure, etc. The journey holds a multitude of chills, thrills, pleasures, challenges, etc., enough to keep one enthralled for long. However, once a person reaches in the thick of it, there is no way he or she can trace back his […]Read Full Article