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Why More People Are Getting Rx Drug Abuse Help

Why more people are getting Rx drug abuse helpAccording to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), abuse of prescription painkillers now ranks second only to marijuana as the most prevalent illegal drug problem in the United States. Citing the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, ONDCP reports that approximately 52 million Americans aged 12 or older reported non-medical use of a psychotherapeutic at some point in their lifetime. This number is 20.8% of the population aged 12 and older. Furthermore, 6.2 million Americans aged 12 and older reported use in the past month. While the rise in prescription drug abuse is concerning, awareness and treatment is on the rise as well. The ONDCP cites a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that found treatment admissions for prescription painkillers increased more than 400% between 1997 and 2007.

Join the Millions Getting Rx Drug Abuse Help and Reclaiming Their Lives

If there is a silver lining in the growing prevalence of prescription drug abuse, it is the increase in awareness of the many risks and dangers that come with drug use. You can join the millions of former addicts that have gotten treatment and reclaimed their lives. More and more people are getting prescription drug abuse help because they are finding that abusive prescription drug use often comes with more than you bargain for. You may have started abusing prescription drugs to relieve physical, emotional or psychological pain. Unfortunately, while some relief may come, prescription drug abuse causes far more problems than it solves, if it even appears to solve any at all. Many people who have struggled with prescription drug abuse and addiction are finding this out and making the decision to get help. You are not alone in your struggle with prescription drugs, and you won’t be alone in treatment or recovery either.

Get Rx Drug Abuse Help

If you or someone you love is struggling with prescription drug abuse and wants to join the millions of people who have gotten and are getting treatment, we can help. Call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to speak with a trained addiction counselor about treatment options and which one might suit you or your loved one best. We would love to be a part of your recovery, but only you can make the decision to start the process. Join the movement of people who are rising up and getting help for prescription drug abuse. Call now.

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