San Angelo, TX
It is estimated by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that between 3.31 and 4.7 percent of Texans over the age of 12 used a prescription painkiller against the directions of, or without, a prescription between 2007 and 2008. This means that Texas residents of all ages and across all ethnic groups and economic classes are abusing prescription drugs.
Is someone in your family in San Angelo, Texas struggling as a result of a prescription for painkillers? Prescription drug rehab can help them get back on track. Call now to learn more about how you can help your loved one get into one of the top drug rehabs in the country.
What Is ‘Non-Medical Use’ of Prescription Drugs?
Non-medical use of any prescription drug occurs when you:
- Take any prescription drug without a prescription
- Take a prescription in a way that is not approved by a doctor
- Crush pills before swallowing them
- Crush pills and inject or snort the resulting powder
- Use alcohol or other drugs in addition to the pills
Many people believe that prescription drugs are inherently safe because they are prescribed by a physician. However, abusing prescription drugs in any way can be deadly. Many people inadvertently overdose on their prescription even when they regularly visit their doctor for checkups.
Prescription Drug Addiction Is a Problem for Texans
Marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, heroin – all these are commonly abused across Texas, but prescription drug abuse and addiction are becoming more and more problematic each year. If you would like to help someone you love in San Angelo, TX to overcome prescription drug addiction, we can help. Call now to find out how.