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Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse In America

AMERICA WE'VE GOTA PROBLEM ADDICTION COMES IN MANY SHAPES AND SIZES Dependence on a hot cup of Joe in the morning to get you up and at'em is a far cry from the serious addictions controlling the lives of many of the people we hold dear. IN 2013, AN ESTIMATED HAD USED ILLICIT DRUGS 24.6 MILLION AMERICANS IN THE PAST MONTH. (AGE 12+) THAT'S EQUIVILANT TO THE POPULATIONS OF TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, AND MISSOURI COMBINED. THAT'S 9.4% OF THE US POPULATION. LEGAL + SAFE 16- 2.8 MILLION AMERICANS USED AN ILLICIT DRUG FOR THE FIRST TIME (AGE 12+) IN THE LAST YEAR Around THAT'S 7,800 PEOPLE EVERY DAY 20% INITIATED THEIR "NON-MEDICAL" DRUG MISUSE ILLICIT DRUG USE is the intentional or unintentional use of medication without a prescription, in a way other than prescribed. WITH NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE LAST YEAR 15.3 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AMERICA USED NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS Approximately THAT'S 5,500 PEOPLE EVERY DAY 2 MILLION PEOPLE USED NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE PAST YEAR RISK MANAGEMENT OF NON-MEDICAL USERS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SAID More than TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL RISK WHEN 50% TAKING RX DRUGS PRESCRIBED BY THEY RECEIVED THE DRUGS YOUR DOCTOR "FROM A FRIEND OR RELATIVE FOR FREE." Follow your doctor's instructions carefully Dispose of medication properly More than Inform your physician of all other medications you are taking 4 IN 5 INDICATED THAT THEIR FRIEND OR RELATIVE OBTAINED THE DRUGS FROM According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health A DOCTOR Services Administration (SAMHSA) AN ESCALATING EPIDEMIC According to the CDC IN 2012, MORE PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES THAN FROM MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES AGES 25-64 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH RATES HAVE BEEN RISING STEADILY SINCE 1992 22,114 THE 41,502 OF in the United States WERE RELATED TO PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS 16,007 involved OPIOID ANALGESICS (PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS) 6,524 involved BENZODIAZEPINES (SEDATIVES) Among those who died from drug overdose in 2012 MEN WERE 59% MORE LIKELY THAN WOMEN TO DIE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE WAS AMONG PEOPLE 45 - 49 YEARS OF AGE followed by American Indians/Alaska Natives, WHITE PEOPLE HAD THE HIGHEST DEATH PERCENTAGE and then African Americans A HUGE PROBLEM In 2011 THE U.S. HAD 5% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION THE U.S. CONSUMED 75% OF THE WORLD'S PRESCRIPTION DRUGS 2012 OXYCONTIN Treatment of moderate to severe pain for around-the-clock release $2.695 BILLION Classification: OPIOID ANALGESIC 2012, SUBOXONE Treatment of opioid dependence and moderate to severe painain for around-the-clock release $1.349 Classification: BILLION NARCOTIC ANALGESIC 2012, CONCERTA Treatment for ADHD and narcolepsy $1.073 Classification: STIMULANT BILLION ALTHOUGH MOST PILLS ARE PRESCRIBED FOR A MEDICAL PURPOSE, MANY END UP IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO MISUSE OR ABUSE THEM THE FIRST STEP IN BEATING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE IS CHOOSING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FACILITY. TO REACH OUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE HOTLINE, CALL 844.260.7222 AND SPEAK TO A TRUSTED TREATMENT PROVIDER OR VISIT 24HOURADDICTIONHELP.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. Sources: cde.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/overdose/facts.html Twenty-Four Hour DEVELOPED BY samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf 24 ADDICTION HELPLINE N NOWSOURCING drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-charts/commonly-abused-drugs-chart genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/top-17-abused-prescription-drugs-of-2013/77899961/ unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/WDR2011/World Drug_Report 2011 ebook.pdf drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/can-person-become-addicted-to-medications ЦЕ

Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse In America

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