Based on the state level estimates generated by NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health), the SAMHSA notes that the prevalence of illicit drugs and prescription drugs in Massachusetts is among the highest in the country. All age groups in MA have also been noted as having the least amount of perceptions related to the risks. Prescription drugs abuse has been seen to be rising in Massachusetts, with most of the commonly abused ones being opioids and opium derivatives. According to the NSDUH, about one third of adolescents in the age group of 12 and above using drugs for the first time started by using a prescription drug. It was also noted in the survey that nearly 70% of those abusing prescription drugs got them from friends, relatives or from dealers online.
The above statistics emphasizes our role as a directory offering a huge list of rehabilitation centers in Massachusetts. Such addictions are a chronic disease and if you or your loved ones are suffering from such abuse, we suggest you immediately contact the nearest rehab center on our directory. The treatment involves counseling as well as prescribed medication and caters to the needs of each individual independently to enable him to make a full recovery.
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