Prescription Drug Abuse Growing in PA
Members of the Pennsylvania medical community are concerned over the growing number of residents abusing prescription drugs. Doctors are urging legislators to take the lead to help safeguard and optimize the health of patients throughout the state. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, more Pennsylvanians die from drug poisoning than any other type of injury. Michael R. Fraser, Executive Vice President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society states that part of the problem is that prescription drugs are getting into the wrong hands via many channels to include; family members who are misusing medications and prescribing physicians. He says that everyone including physicians need to play a role in fighting this crisis.
If you or someone you know has a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. For more information on how Seabrook House can help, please contact us at 200.761.7575.