What many people fail to realize, is that prescription medications are habit-forming, and once the body develops a tolerance than more of the drug is needed to achieve a certain feeling of well-being or euphoria.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) February 05, 2015
A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, has published a new blog post that looks at the history of prescription drug addiction.
“Since 2000, 50% more Americans are taking prescription drugs, and as one might expect the abuse and addiction rates are skyrocketing,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that prescription drug abuse is an epidemic, the likes of which we have never seen before.”
The new A Forever Recovery blog post highlights that:
- Prescription drugs were introduced with the understanding that patients would always have their symptoms monitored by a doctor.
- The rapid increase in prescription drug use is largely attributed to a mixture of efficacy, convenience and affordability.
- A market for buying and selling prescription drugs emerged when it became profitable for both patients and drug dealers.
Adds Per Wickstrom: “What many people fail to realize, is that prescription medications are habit-forming, and once the body develops a tolerance more of the drug is needed to achieve a certain feeling of well-being or euphoria. This is a downward spiral that compels many people to feed their addiction by stealing medication, doctor shopping, manipulating their friends and family members, and the list goes on -- until the addict ends up in the hospital, jail or the morgue.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s new blog post entitled “How Did Prescription Drug Addiction Begin?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/prescription-drug-addiction-begin
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/