Substance Abuse Treatment Rises among Prescription Addicts


Substance abuse treatment admissions for prescription drug addiction rose fourfold from 1998 to 2008 found a recent report released by the Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report, based upon Treatment Episode Data, found the increase in admissions reporting pain reliever abuse cut across age, gender, race and education lines. Prescription pain abuse is the second most prevalent type of illicit drug abuse after marijuana.

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