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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After the rising burden of drug addiction, another threat looming large on the entire population is drugged driving. Driving under the influence (DUI) of substances like alcohol, marijuana, or even opioids can lead to a range of negative outcomes. Due to increased misconception, many people believe that driving high on drugs is comparatively better than […]Read Full Article
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are categorized as class C drugs that can be purchased from pharmacies with a prescription. It is manufactured synthetically to imitate the effects of naturally occurring testosterone, which is a muscle-building hormone that boosts male sexual characteristics. Prescribed for treating diseases like cancer and AIDS that lead to muscle loss, many bodybuilders and […]Read Full Article
Opioids are generally prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include a number of drugs, such as oxycodone (or OxyContin), hydrocodone (or Vicodin), codeine, morphine and fentanyl, as well as illicit substances like heroin. These medications can produce a sense of well-being and pleasure by stimulating the regions of the brain that […]Read Full Article
The medical profession has always been regarded as a noble profession that originated from the primary desire to help the sick and alleviate their suffering. Driven by the aspiration of serving humanity, physicians and other medical professionals play a key role in the society. However, there has been considerable conflict of interest (COI) between the […]Read Full Article
With the increased penetration of opioid abuse across the United States, the need for an effective collaboration is important to exercise control over this epidemic. As a large number of people are succumbing to overdose deaths due to opioids, it has become essential to find a concrete solution. One can understand the hair-raising impact of […]Read Full Article
Drug overdose deaths are one of the leading causes of death in the United States with millions of people battling with a drug addiction every year. However, this epidemic has nearly tripled during 1999 to 2014, thereby representing a significantly growing problem in the U.S. The main reason for the rapid climb in numbers is […]Read Full Article
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
With 91 Americans dying each day from an opioid overdose, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid addiction has emerged as a potential health threat in the United States. Causing the worst drug crisis in the history of America, the opioid epidemic took more than 33,000 lives in 2015, according to […]Read Full Article
Sports in high school is often synonymous with injuries. Although most sports activities are associated with injuries, sprains and muscle tears, the frequency and severity of injuries are more in contact sports such as hockey, football, lacrosse and wrestling. A decade earlier, sports in school was considered a fun activity, but with increasing competition, students […]Read Full Article
Many children around the world encounter neglect or emotional abuse that often goes undetected. This is because emotional abuse is a silent killer with no visible signs and symptoms. A recent study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors in March 2017 revealed that children who are being emotionally abused or neglected are vulnerable to develop […]Read Full Article