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Addiction Help Isn’t Just Needed By Twenty-Something’s

If you think being addicted to prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax or Ritalin is limited to one age group or one location, you’ll have to look closer to your own home. Although high school seniors and college students get most of the press, and do need the majority of the addiction help in the U.S., people out of college and into their later years are gaining on the twenty-something’s with alcohol and drug abuse problems.

If you are old enough to remember the pot of the 60s and 70s then you may wonder what the drug problem is today. The biggest problem is with drugs prescribed by doctors. People think prescription drugs are more or less safe – what doctor would allow someone to get addicted to drugs? In fact, even a lot of the doctors don’t know how dangerous the drugs they prescribe actually are. Most of them probably spend little or no time studying about prescription drugs and how addictive they are.

If you have kids in college you should realize that 50% of them abuse drugs and alcohol and 20% need treatment. That’s a lot. And it’s not limited to Hollywood or California, its Wisconsin, Ohio and everywhere else you can think of. People of all ages need addiction help services.

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