Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication intended for someone else or when someone uses a medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor - like getting high. The most frequently abused prescriptions drugs are opioids, depressants and stimulants.
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Heroin use in the United States is increasing at alarming rates. According to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use increased 63% between 2002 and 2013 and heroin-related overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled over the same time period.
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Prescription Drug Abuse & The Workplace

Primarily due to easy accessibility, prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing trends in the United States. There are many reasons people abuse prescription drugs. A common misconception is that many believe that prescription drugs are not abused or as addictive as the more familiar drugs such as cocaine or heroin.
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