Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic across the country. This is particularly evident in the recent news articles and with the deaths of many well known celebrities.
According to the Center for Disease Control’s report entitled “Prescription Drug Overdose,” “since 1999, abuse misuse and overdose of prescription drugs have significantly increased.” The study goes on to say that the number of unintentional overdose deaths from 1995 to 2005 doubled due to increasing deaths from prescription drugs rather than illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine.
Unfortunately the prescription drug problem has gotten out of hand in many places in the country and as a result has destroyed lives all over the world.
Narconon, a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that has been in operation since 1964 has seen the devastation that prescription drug abuse has caused to both addicts and families. One thing that Narconon has reported that in the recent years is that they have more clients looking for help for prescriptions than ever before.
Narconon has been able to help many addicts through their successful rehabilitation methods; they’re program achieves a more than 70% success rate for permanent sobriety from addiction. Another thing the group is taking part in, are ways to help prevent prescription drug abuse in the first place. Narconon are doing this through a campaign that is being used all over the world to stop prescription addiction.
The program is a new campaign called “Lock Your Medicine Cabinet.” This is a nationwide campaign used by schools, churches, community groups and even drug rehab centers across the nation.
Many Narconon centers actively participate in the “Lock Your Medicine Cabinet” campaign because it helps raise awareness about the prescription drug epidemic and offers a safe and drug free prevention message that can help anyone.
The result is that less and less people become addicted to prescriptions in the first place. Prescription drug addiction does not have to go unhandled. Contact Narconon today for more information at www.narconon.org. For more information, please see our video: http://www.youtube.com/user/narconon#p/u/4/Ze2L6lMG7gI.