Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse

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It’s a sad fact that the prescription drugs formulated to help people with pain, anxiety or sleeplessness are some of the most-abused drugs in the world. In North America, Asia, Europe and Africa, the number of abusers of prescription drugs is either high or increasing. The abuse of these drugs is just as addictive and deadly as any street drug and has deprived hundreds of thousands of people of the joys of sober, productive lives.

When prescription drug abuse turns into addiction, a family needs a fast, effective and safe solution. Since 1966, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program in centers located around the world have enabled the addicted to recover from the damage and heartbreak of addiction and build strong new lives.

On this page, you will find many resources that can help you understand the problem you are up against and how to find a lasting solution. You can have your loved one back, the way he (or she) was before the addiction. If you are seeking help for yourself, you can achieve a sober, enjoyable life again, free from the compulsion to abuse these destructive drugs.


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Signs and Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse

Be able to identify the signs when pills and medicine are being used improperly.


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Health Risks of Abusing Prescription Drugs

Be aware of all the different problems that can be caused by the use of today’s potent painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, muscle relaxants and more.


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Prescription drug abuse history

Learn the history of abusing pills and medicines.


What you can do about prescription drug abuse

You can prevent the abuse of and addiction to prescription drugs. Read this resource to get started.


Prescription Drug Abuse Around the World

In every corner of the world, there are people using these drugs wrongly, sometimes with deadly results.


Prescription Drug Abuse

It’s a sad fact that the prescription drugs formulated to help people with pain, anxiety or sleeplessness are some of the most-abused drugs in the world. In North America, Asia, Europe and Africa, the number of abusers of prescription drugs is either high or increasing. The abuse of these drugs is just as addictive and deadly as any street drug and has deprived hundreds of thousands of people of the joys of a sober, productive life.

In the US alone, it is estimated that 2.4 million people abuse a prescription drug each year. Eleven percent of all treatment admissions in 2011 described a prescription drug as the primary drug problem they were having. That’s more than 200,000 people.

When prescription drug abuse turns into addiction, a family needs a fast, effective and safe solution. Since 1966, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program has enabled the addicted to recover from the damage and heartbreak of addiction and build strong new lives.

On this page, you will find many resources that can help you understand the problem you are up against and how to find a lasting solution. You can have your loved one back, the way he (or she) was before the addiction. If you are seeking help for yourself, you can achieve a sober, enjoyable life again, free from the compulsion to abuse these destructive drugs.

Use the links above to learn more or call now for help.