America has a growing problem with drug abuse. It crosses all lines of society and knows no color, race, religion, sex, or age. It’s not just street drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin but also prescription drugs such as Valium, Xanax, OxyContin, Vicodin, Ritalin, and Adderall.
We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the use and abuse of prescription opioids since 2000, when policymakers decreed that chronic pain was undertreated and Big Pharma began heavily promoting prescription painkillers. Doctors now write more than 200 million scripts for these highly addictive medications per year. Prescription pills also enjoy a robust black market business, generating $25 billion per year. Furthermore, pharmaceuticals are often the gateway to heroin and other street drugs, which have similar effects and cost less on the street.
As you know, drug addiction to prescription medications and/or illegal drugs has serious adverse effects on your physical and mental health, family and other relationships, and more. Overcoming drug dependence is difficult, and few people are able to do it on their own. But with the right help—which requires not only psychological support but also nutritional interventions, therapies such as neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen, and lifestyle changes—you can overcome addiction and remain drug-free.
Prescription Drug Abuse: The Main Offenders
|Class||What They’re Used For||Drugs in This Class|
|CNS Depressants||Anxiety and Sleep Disorders||Benzodiazepines – Valium, Xanax
Barbiturates – Mebaral, Nembutal
|Stimulants||ADD/ADHD, Weight Loss, Narcolepsy||Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine|
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