The NSDUH statistics for adolescent behavior patterns report in SAMHSA showed that prescription drug use and pain relievers were one of the common public health concerns. 7000 men and 8000 women had used pain relievers for non-medical purposes during the year prior to the interview. Additionally, the TEDS report shows that there has been a shift in the nature of problems during treatment. There is a decline in alcohol only admissions, from 44% to 16%, with an increase in drug only admissions from 12% to 27% (1992 to 2006).
Prescription drug abuse among residents of Dodge City, KS, is also a major problem. The abuse occurs when a person takes them for reasons others than those that are prescribed, or without a prescription or to obtain what is known as a ‘high’. Commonly abused prescription drugs in the state are Narcotic pain relievers, stimulants and CNS depressants. The addiction can occur accidentally after a chronic illness, but if the medication is not taken according to the prescription, it turns into an abuse and needs treatment. If you know someone in need of such or any other drug addiction treatment, our directory listings of rehab centers in and around Dodge City, KS, could help them find hope and recovery.
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