While opioid prescribing has declined slightly in recent years, Americans still receive far too many of these drugs—and way too easily.
One would hope we were approaching a point where the American people and the medical industry is fully aware of the risks and dangers connected with opioid painkillers. “Opioids are a last resort for chronic pain management.”
Let’s talk about one of the most controversial subjects in pharmaceutical prescribing. This is the current proposal for reducing opioid prescribing to curb the opioid epidemic.
Our nation and our society has become one of overmedication to the supreme . We live in a country that comprises only five percent of the world’s population, yet we consume seventy-five percent of the annual, global supply of prescription drugs.
An area of drug abuse that needs to be talked about more is teen prescription drug abuse. Research shows that teens and young people, in general, are abusing prescription drugs with growing prevalence, and that is something to be worried about.
As the U.S. prescription drug addiction problem has grown progressively worse, multiple solutions have been presented in an effort to do something about the problem and to effectively reduce it.
In America, we have a pill for just about everything. But, is that pop-a-pill hyper-culture what’s stopping Americans from living a drug-free life?
Street opiates and doctor prescribed opiates are both opium based drugs and extremely addictive. However, street opiates are easier to attain as a prescription is not needed and are usually injected intravenously, producing a much deadlier effect.
People never sit down and think about how the addiction gets started. It can start with a toothache, and I would have never thought it would be a toothache that caused me to begin a horrible journey of becoming addicted to opioids.
Prescription painkillers are a growing problem in this country as the opioid epidemic only continues to become worse. The increasing number of prescriptions being written is adding to this figure and so is the occurrence of abuse and addiction to these drugs.