Prescription pill abuse up by 400%: study

Rehab admissions for abuse of prescription medications like OxyContin have increased by a whopping 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration says in a new study. The non-medical use of prescription pain relievers is now the second most prevalent form of illicit drug use in the nation, the study found.

Read the full study here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *