Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• 54.0 percent obtained the drug from a friend or relative for free • 19.7 percent were prescribed the drug by a physician • 10.9 percent bought the drug from a friend or relative • 4.3 percent purchased from a drug dealer or other stranger • 0.2 percent bought them on the Internet.What this means is the prescription drug abuse is very different than traditionally drug abuse, in that individuals are not just going out and buying them from a dealer, which means that we have to be a lot more careful in how we monitor this issue too. • Nearly two percent of all U.S. opioid prescriptions are purchased by patients presumed to be “doctor shoppers.” That accounts for nearly 4.3 million prescriptions each year and 4 percent of all opioids by weight too. Doctor shopping gets worse and more prevalent and more common every single year. • More than 100 million Americans suffer from pain annually, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Of course, Americans’ idea of pain has changed too, as now millions more suffer with, “pain”, than they ever did before. The United States spends between $560 billion and $635 billion, (in 2010 dollars to be exact), to treat pain, which represents the combined costs of medical pain care and the economic costs related to disability days, lost wages and, productivity too.
“In the nation, 8.7 percent of the population aged 12 years old or older used illicit drugs including marijuana, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used non-medically."From the October 2006, study "Misuse of Prescription Drugs" by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
“More 18-25-year-olds were first-time prescription drug abusers than first-time marijuana users.”When one looks at facts and statistics like this, it becomes clear how important and how necessary it is to really put a lid on this problem now and before it is too late. This is an issue that has to be stopped and it has to be stopped soon. If nothing is done to correct and resolve these issues then they will very soon just become much, much worse long before they get any better. To handle this problem effectively, anyone and everyone who is addicted in Arcata needs to seek out and find inpatient rehab in California now before it is far too late.