One More Reason to Get Addiction Help for Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs are turning out to be such a problem. People all over the U.S. are addicted to them or abusing them. When compared to street drug problems, more people are dying from prescription drugs, more end up in emergency rooms because of them, more people are showing up at rehab centers for addiction help, and they are motivating more criminal activity than you can shake a stick at.
And now they’re draining the Medicare and Medicaid coffers that the elderly and the poor depend on.
The government is worried that in the near future there won’t be enough money to honor the Medicare agreement with American citizens. This is something we’ve paid into all our lives and now it’s endangered – and the problem is partially the millions or billions of dollars being shelled out for prescription drug abuse.
In New York, 33 Medicaid patients were arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency who were using the health care system to pay for prescription drugs, mostly painkillers, that they then sold illegally.
Those pills are worth a lot of money on the street. So, not only are we getting ripped off for the drugs, we’re also supporting people with health coverage through Medicaid that they obviously don’t need. They would be making enough money off those drugs to pay for their own visits to get prescriptions!
If you know of someone who has a problem with prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Oxycodone, and so on, make sure they get help. You’ll not only change their lives completely, you could also be helping millions of others safeguard their future.