Worrisome Trend About Prescription Drugs
Now Declared a National Epidemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that prescription drug overdoses are an epidemic in the U.S. Here are some alarming statistics, trends and facts to consider about prescription drug abuse:
- Every day, 44 people die from overdosing on prescription painkillers in the U.S., according to the CDC.
- The amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. has almost quadrupled since 1999, even though there hasn’t been a significant change in the amount of pain that Americans report.
- In 2013, 37 percent of Americans said the country is losing ground on the fight against prescription drug abuse, according to a Pew Research survey.
- Opioid overdose deaths, counting heroin and opioid pain relievers, hit a record level in 2014, with a drastic 14 percent increase year-over-year, according to the CDC.
- The CDC cites opioid pain relievers and heroin-related deaths as the biggest drivers of the current drug overdose epidemic.
- There’s been a disproportionate increase in the number of men who have developed an addiction to prescription drugs since the late-1990s, whereas there used to be a fairly even divide among genders.
- Among people who are 14 years and older, prescription drugs are the most-abused substance in the U.S. after alcohol and marijuana.
Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction at Serenity at Summit
Customized Programs that Start the Road to Recovery
Serenity at Summit is prepared to help stem the rising tide of prescription drug abuse in the Northeast. Yes, those who are prescribed drugs are at risk for addiction, but it’s often a friend or a family member who develop a dependence, since these individuals may have access to their loved one’s pill supply.
Individuals trying to break a prescription drug addiction make up a large portion of our clientele. At Serenity at Summit, we offer detox and rehabilitation services to those who are addicted to the following classes and types of prescription drugs:
- Opiates (naturally derived painkillers) – opium, morphine, codeine
- Opioids (synthetic painkillers) – oxycodone, heroin, hydrocodone, fentanyl, etc.
- Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medication) – Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, Ativan
Our Experienced Team is Here to Help
Inpatient Prescription Drug Detox and Rehab Options for the Entire Family
If you or someone you know has developed an addiction to a prescription drug, Serenity at Summit is here to help provide effective evidence-based treatment, from detox to aftercare. Serenity at Summit prescription drug rehab programs help individuals learn to live life anew while staying sober. We’re ready to step in to prevent the next dangerous overdose from happening.
At both our Union, New Jersey and Haverhill, Massachusetts locations, we start clients off with 5-7 days of customized medical detox, which is almost always necessary in the case of strong prescription drug addiction.
We then offer unparalleled, well-rounded holistic care at our Massachusetts inpatient prescription drug rehab center. When you visit Serenity at Summit for prescription drug addiction help, you’ll find a partner for life in your recovery journey.
Looking for Effective Inpatient Prescription Drug Rehab in the Northeast?
Serenity at Summit is YOUR destination.