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Prescriptions for Drug Rehab Instead of Drugs Might Help Prescription Drug Addiction Problem

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Percocet, Percodan, Prescription Drugs

I read an article in The Facts about the extent of prescription drug addiction, specifically painkillers, in the U.S. When I worked in a drug rehab facility the biggest problems were heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. They’re still big problems – it hasn’t gotten any better – but, according to that article, even in 2003 there more…

Prescription Drug Rehab Still a Growing Need

Posted under Drug Rehab, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Percocet

The number of people seeking drug rehab for abuse of prescription painkillers continues to escalate. In fact, there was a 9 percent increase between 2004 and 2005, to 64,120 rehab admissions. These statistics were provided by the annual Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and includes nearly more…

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