The Prescription Drug Abuse Guide

Prescription drug abuse is becoming an increasingly serious public health issue in the United States.  Prescription drugs are increasingly available and abuse has reached near epidemic levels.  More people die each year from prescription overdose than car crashes and yet where is the public outcry?  For many teenagers the medicine cabinet is the easiest place for them to get high for the first time.  This isn’t hard to believe though when we consider that nearly 50% of adults report that they have used medications for other than their directed use.

Combatting the prescription drug abuse epidemic is going to require education and a combined effort from private and public health officials, but if you or loved one are suffering from addiction to prescription drugs then KLEAN has compiled some useful information about prescrption drugs in this guide.


KLEAN Treatment Center Articles

The Prescritpion Drug Abuse EpidemicThe abuse of prescritpion drugs has reached epidemic proportions this article shares some intersting facts about prescription drug abuse

Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse – Dr. Herbert Neuman M.D. discusses some specific strategies institutions across America are using to combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs – Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs and the warning signs of addiction

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse– Some specific strategies you can use in your life to help prevent prescription drug abuse

OxyContin: A Complete Guide – OxyContin is one of the most dangerous prescription drugs available and has a high instance of abuse and addiction 

Offsite Resources

Mayo Clinic Definition Of Prescription Drug Abuse

NIDA Drugs of Abuse Chart

California Treatment Center

News Coverage

Drug Deaths Surpass Car Accidents



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