The use of prescription drugs becomes a serious problem when they are used as recreational drugs. It is the second most abused category of drug behind marijuana and is widely popular with teens and young adults. The problem of abuse of prescription drugs has skyrocketed in NY. A new city Health Department analysis has reported that use of prescription drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Vatican has increased 111 percent between 2004 and 2010. Overdose of prescription drugs like anti- anxiety/sleeping pills has lead to increase of the death toll by 18 percent over five years, to reach a figure of 226. Prescription drugs account for grave 44 percent of all overdose deaths. Obtaining prescription drug is relatively easy compared to other drugs, and that has led to an addiction epidemic among people. Prescription drugs used for recreational purpose are usually falling under the categories of depressants, opioids and morphine derivatives, stimulants and antidepressants. Their ill effects of prescriptive drugs can be anything from depression, insomnia, breathing difficulties to stroke, coma, and death.
It is necessary that patients addicted to prescription drugs are given proper care and assistance to counter the problem. They should be taken to drug abuse centers and treatment programs. Our website has all the information related to prescription drug abuse and treatment.
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