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The Dangers of Medication Maintenance: What Davenport Addicts Should Know
Posted by :Martin VelaPosted date : September 19, 2016In HealthComments Off on The Dangers of Medication Maintenance: What Davenport Addicts Should Know
One of the biggest problems with drug and alcohol abuse in the nation today is with the very drugs that we place our trust and our reliance in to help us and to keep us safe, and these are prescription drugs. Parents of patients at Drug Rehab Davenport are seeing the effects. This is a huge crisis today, and has even been labeled as a full on epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Prescription drugging is probably one of the most flawed if not the most flawed issues of the medical industry of the last several centuries. Prescription drugs are now so addictive that a sizable percentage of those who take them end up getting addicted to them. Add that to the fact that doctors grossly overprescribe medications and you have a situation wherein substance abuse is a real crisis for many people in the nation.
To make matters worse, cities like Davenport have been hit hard by what it called, “accidental addiction.” Accidental addiction occurs when a person is put on a prescription drug for a legitimate reason, such as an injury or an illness, but then the person became addicted to the substance that he or she was put on to help them recover from the incident. This is sadly a lot more common than it should be, and this issue has shown no sign of going down or getting any better any time soon.
The Grim Truth
Listed below are just some of the statistics on how severe prescription medications, supplemental medications, and medicine in general are in the nation today. For these reasons and more Davenport residential need to learn how to stay away from these drugs once and for all:
Among those persons of the age of 12 or older in 2012-2013 who used pain relievers non-medically in the past 12 months alone, 53.0 percent got the drug they used most recently from a friend or relative for free at least, and 10.6 percent bought the drug from a friend or relative. Another 21.2 percent reported that they had gotten the drug through a prescription from one doctor and one doctor alone. An annual average of 4.3 percent got pain relievers from a drug dealer or other stranger, and 0.1 percent bought them on the Internet somehow.
The total percentage of persons of the age of 12 or older who were current non-medical users of
psychotherapeutic drugs in the year of 2013, (2.5 percent), was lower than the percentages in 2006, 2007, and 2009 (ranging from 2.8 to 2.9 percent), but it was similar to the percentages in all of the other years from 2002 to 2012 (ranging from 2.4 to 2.7 percent) (Figure 2.2). The number of persons aged 12 or older who were current non-medical users of psychotherapeutic drugs in 2013 (6.5 million) was similar to the number of users in 2002 to 2012 (ranging from 6.1 million to 7.1 million). Unfortunately, these numbers jumped pretty high in 2015.
The total number and percentage of overall persons of the age of 12 or older who were current non-medical users of pain relievers in the year of 2013, (4.5 million or 1.7 percent) were similar to those in 2011 and 2012 (4.5 million and 4.9 million, respectively, or 1.7 and 1.9 percent). Basically, 2015 then brought with it a much higher level of drug use and abuse when it came to prescription drugs, boding poorly for the fate of the nation.
Now more than ever do people in Davenport and all across the nation for that matter need to be incredibly careful when it comes to staying away from prescription drugs as much as possible. Nine times out of ten, they just aren’t worth it, and should only be used in emergency situations.