PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
New Data Shows Use of Psychoactive Prescription Drugs Among Young People Creates a Risk for Addiction
Young people are experimenting with psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs in increasing numbers, creating serious health risks as a result.
Let’s take a minute to openly and honestly ask, “Do we really need to use addictive pharmaceuticals to be healthy? Would it be possible to address physical pain without having to turn to potent prescription drugs?“ Just a cursory glance at news headlines these days will show us…
Everyone faces risk and threats to their health when they experiment with drugs and alcohol . The nature of the beast with substance abuse is that it is a highly unhealthy activity, hence why it is so frowned upon in society.
To understand the drug problem our nation is faced with, one has to be ready and willing to face some facts that might be most unpleasant. But facing the truth about drugs and the truth about 21st-century drug addiction is something we all must do if we are going to get a handle on this problem.
The drug addiction “scene” in the United States has changed much since the turn of the century. While drug crime of the twentieth century always involved back-alley dealings, gangs, trafficking cartels, and an all-out war against all of the above, drug abuse and drug crime of today wears a different face.
It’s easy to get swept up talking about the horrendous morass of difficulty and unpleasantries that come with our country’s drug addiction epidemic. There is certainly enough bad news to go around. But as the media tends to only focus on the bad news and the hardship, let’s talk about the really good things that are being done to reduce the drug problem.