According to National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control Prevention, deaths from drug overdose are second only to motor vehicle accidents. This is up from under 20,000 in 1999 to almost 40,000 in 2007. The distribution of prescription drugs has dramatically increased over the last few years. In 2000, retail pharmacies dispensed 174 million prescriptions. In 2009, 257 million prescriptions were dispensed.
Prescription drugs are legitimately and legally prescribed and so more easily accessible to prescription drug addicts who most often receive the substances they consume from friends and family.
Because prescription drugs are redly available and given by a healthcare professional, some people who abuse prescription drugs convince themselves and their families that there is not a problem. There are some ways that you can tell if you or your loved one is abusing prescriptions. They could be taking medicine that was prescribed to someone else or taking a larger dose than what was prescribed. There is a problem if the medicine is being injected or taken in a different way than was prescribed such as crushing and snorting or injecting it them into their bloodstream. If the purpose for the person taking the drug has gone beyond the purpose originally intended, such as getting high, then this person has a prescription drug abuse problem.
Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center has been helping people from all walks of life find healing and restoration from prescription drug abuse since it opened it’s doors. Many of the counselors and professionals at Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center have overcome prescription drug abuse themselves and so understand what it means to walk a new path and overcome their addiction. Prescription drug abuse, in particular, doesn’t limit itself to people of certain social status or wealth. It effects individuals from all walks of life. Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center is ready to show you a new path no matter the place you start from.
The medical staff reviews each individual case in order to assess a suitable detox protocol. Care is given to each patient to help ensure a safe, therapeutic transition from active substance abuse.