Is There A Solution As Painkiller Sales Soar Around US Fuel Addiction

The problem has been brewing for years. Sales of painkillers began to make an unusual climb in 2000 and by 2010, had reached levels far beyond anything reasonable. Certainly painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin help people after serious injuries. Surely Percocet and Percodan may be the only thing that enables people with crippling diseases or cancer to face each day. But the growth statistics for painkiller distribution across the US have not lined up with reasonable levels of use.

The only explanation that fits the situation is that many of the painkillers are being diverted to supply those who are addicted. As painkiller sales soar around the US, fueling addiction, this is the only possible explanation. After all, an analysis of the supply hitting the market showed that 69 tons of pure oxycodone and 42 tons of pure hydrocodone were distributed to the US in 2010. This is enough to provide 40 five-milligram Percocets and 24 five-milligram Vicodins to every single person in the US, whether they are in pain or not.

And the distributions are lopsided. Tennessee, Kentucky received far more than their share, as did Florida, Staten Island and the Southwest. Prescription monitoring programs implemented in state after state began to try to track down those people who were having too many prescriptions filled. But as yet, prescription monitoring systems are not linked from state to state. Therefore all a person who has been caught with too many prescriptions in one state has to do is cross state lines.


When painkiller sales soar around the US, fueling addiction, the answer must be effective ways to reduce the demand for the drugs. That’s where Narconon comes in.

Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Helps People Leave Their Addictive Patterns Behind

No one wants to be an addict. Deep down, each person knows the terrible destruction taking place. To stop and think about all that has been lost is too hard, so they continue to cover up the problems with more drugs. The cravings are also driving them to continue to abuse prescription drugs, or street drugs or alcohol, for that matter.

What is needed is Narconon drug rehabilitation. With a 70% success rate, the Narconon program provides one of the highest levels of recovery in this field. Families who have sent a loved one to multiple rehabs before find in Narconon something different, something more thorough and more sympathetic to their goals.

Most other rehabs have some major feature that falls short of ideal. Many are too short, offering just 30 day programs when the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends 90 days or longer for the best results.

Some rehabs rely on substitute medications to cover up the cravings for drugs or alcohol. But methadone, a synthetic opiate, may be used to “treat” addiction to Oxycontin, another synthetic opiate. It hardly makes any sense.

Still other rehabs utilize confrontational meetings as a method of teaching a person to face the problems they have created by being addicted. At Narconon drug rehabilitation centers, each person learns the life skills that enable him (or her) to see the problems in his life and correct them. They learn how, themselves, to live drug-free, rather than someone telling them how to do it. As part of the program, they learn how to face the obstacles and people in their lives and stay sober while doing it.

The Narconon drug rehabilitation program can help someone you care about who has become trapped in addition to pain medication or other drugs. Call to find out how. Call 1-800-775-8750 today.