Senior Issues – Prescription Drug Abuse


Death rates went from around 4000 people per year to over 16,000 per year in just a decade, one would think this epidemic is all over the news.  However, we are talking about prescription drug abuse and death from overdose.  It is a worrisome statistics, and the CDC wants you to know a few things about prescription drug abuse.  Drug overdoses account for more deaths each year than deaths from motor vehicle crashes.  But these numbers should not be a surprise.  One in 20 people use prescriptions painkillers like Vicodin or OxyContin for nonmedical purposes, and amount of painkillers prescribed is higher than ever.  Despite these gloomy numbers, there are ways that we can stop this epidemic.  First is by properly securing the medications, and do not sell or share these painkillers with others.  States also need to step it up by starting or improving programs to monitor drug use, prevent abuse, and restrict and enforce the policies pertaining to prescription drugs.

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