Painkiller abuse treatment rises sharply during poor economy

The weak U.S. economy has driven many to drug abuse and subsequent rehabilitation, according to one rehab center in Calif., reports this release. According to its records, the center noticed a sharp increase in the number of people seeking treatment at the onset of the economic downturn in 2007, followed by a leveling-off in 2010, possibly due to recent stabilization in the economy. The center noted that OxyContin and Xanax were the most commonly abused drugs during this time period.

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Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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