Health Briefs TV Launches New Series on Drug Abuse

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Health Briefs TV announces launch of a three episode special series focusing on Drug Abuse.

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Through our new series, Drug Abuse, we aim to educate people not only the issue of drug abuse in our country, but on the significant need for treatment.

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The producers of Health Briefs TV are launching a 3 episode series, Road to Recovery: Improving Patient Outcomes through Effective Treatment Solutions.

People of all ages suffer the harmful consequences of drug abuse and addiction. In the U.S., abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal substances cost upwards of $600 billion dollars each year, considering the combined medical, economic, criminal, and social impacts.

According to data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), illicit drug use in America is growing. Drug use is highest among people in their late teens and twenties, and is increasing among people in their fifties. Survey respondents report whether they have used specific substances in their lifetime, over the past year, and over the past month. Survey data shows in 2011, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month.

Drug addiction is a complex illness and effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the illness. Too often, however, addiction goes untreated. Abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol contributes to the death of more than 100,000 Americans annually.

"Drug abuse is an increasing issue among Americans, especially our youth," said Nicholas Veser, Senior Vice President of Production. "Through our new series, Road to Recovery, we aim to educate people not only the issue of drug abuse in our country, but on the significant need for treatment. We'll explore effective treatment options for those suffering from drug addiction."

Health Briefs TV combs the nation and the globe to bring viewers stories and insights from entrepreneurs and leaders within the healthcare community. The television show explores the emerging technologies, progressive treatments, revolutionary people, and innovative companies that are all part of the global health industry. Health Briefs TV airs nationally and regionally on many popular television networks. For more information, please visit

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