While the drug abuse situation in our country has long since reached epidemic proportions, the good news is that treatment is available and can both save and turn lives around.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
The latest blog post from A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, is highlighting the most commonly abused drugs in the US.
“Each year, thousands upon thousands of addicts across the country – not to mention their friends and family members suffer – from the tragic, and sometimes dreadful consequences of drug addiction,” commented Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery’s CEO and someone who struggled with addiction in his youth. “We hope that by increasing awareness, we’ll help more people avoid walking down – or walking further down – a path of addiction from which it can be extremely difficult to emerge; and I’m speaking from personal experience.”
According to the blog post, the most commonly abused drugs in the US include:
- Alcohol: many people still fail to realize that alcohol can become a dangerous addiction. Plus, excessive alcohol can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can further lead to serious, long-term health issues or even death.
- Marijuana: regardless of whether marijuana is legal or illegal in a particular jurisdiction, people need to realize that it can become addictive – and adversely affect not just their health, but every aspect of their lives as well.
- Methamphetamines: each year, more than six million people experiment or abuse methamphetamine – and many become addicted. In fact, six percent of people entering drug and alcohol rehabilitation are addicted to methamphetamine.
- Prescription drugs: painkillers are among the most abused drugs in the country, and with over seven million people saying that they’ve used them for non-medical purposes, the trend is rising
“While the drug abuse situation in our country has long since reached epidemic proportions, the good news is that treatment is available and can both save and turn lives around,” added Per Wickstrom. “The key is to ensure that any treatment plan is personalized to suit the current and future needs of each individual.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s Latest blog post entitled “What are the Most Commonly Abused Drugs in the US? is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-us/.
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