The Truth About Prescription Drugs

Partnership for a Drug-Free America conducted a study that reported teens are misusing and abusing prescription drugs at an alarmingly high rate. The study found that teens are more likely to use prescription drugs such as Ritalin, Oxycontin, and Vicodin, to get high than use street drugs like cocaine, Ecstasy, and LSD. It also reported that one in five teenagers used prescription painkillers recreationally.

According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, teens say that prescription drugs are easier to get. Many teens abuse pills that they find in their home medicine cabinets, or at their friends’. Teens are scared away by street drugs, but feel that prescription drugs are harmless since they’re prescribed by a health care provider. But prescribed medications can be dangerous if they’re not used as directed.Health care providers take into account many factors such as medical history, other medications being taken, allergies, and body weight before determining if a medication is safe for a patient.

And some prescription drugs can be highly addictive. Many prescription painkillers have the same components similar to heroin which is highly addictive.Withdrawing from heroin is painful and not fun.

Millions of people rely on prescription drugs for pain relief and other serious medical conditions and disorders.These drugs benefit the people who need and use them correctly. But taking a drug that isn’t prescribed for you may be very dangerous, and it’s also illegal. It is also illegal to give or sell your own prescription drugs to other people.

If you feel that you or a friend has a problem with prescription drug abuse, talk to a trusted adult, like a parent, teacher, or counselor.Visit our resources section or call 888.266.6129 for more information.

As largest provider of specialized behavioral health care services in the United States, CRC Health is committed to ensuring that our clients receive effective, personalized treatment from highly trained and experienced professionals in the nation’s premiere programs and facilities.

Every day, we assist more than 30,000 men, women, and children in their efforts to overcome challenges related to drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, and other behavioral concerns.

In our ongoing effort to ensure that we are prepared to offer specialized and personalized care to meet the specific needs of our clients, CRC Health offers a wide range of treatment types in a variety of rehabilitative settings.

In addition to traditional residential treatment facilities and outpatient programs, we are also proud to feature a number of therapeutic wilderness programs and boarding schools that are dedicated to helping people change their lives for the better. To provide the greatest opportunity for individuals to access the treatment that they need, our facilities, clinics, and schools are located in a variety of locations throughout the United States.

With our comprehensive network of programs and professionals‚ and with a dedication to serve the best interests of every person we treat‚ we at CRC Health are uniquely prepared to assist you and your family in your efforts to live healthier and happier lives.

The following are just a few of the many issues for which individuals across the nation have received successful treatment from CRC Health:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight-Management Problems
  • Teen Behavioral Problems
  • Teen Substance Abuse
  • Learning Disabilities

If you or someone your love is struggling with one of these problems‚ or is working to overcome a related challenge‚ contact CRC Health today. Our dedicated professionals are ready and willing to provide the supportive, effective treatment that will help you to attain the quality of life that you desire, and will once again allow you to pursue your greatest potential.