Prescription Drug Addiction & Abuse

Addiction to Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs have worked miracles in the medical field. From alleviating minor discomforts to saving lives, prescription medication has become a regular element of everyday life in the United States. However, what many fail to recognize is the underlying darkness that these drugs contain.

Approximately 52 million Americans have abused prescription drugs in their lifetime (source: National Institute on Drug Abuse)

People typically become addicted to these prescription painkillers:
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin
  • Percocet
  • Morphine

It is imperative that you understand which prescription drugs are the most abused and addictive, so you can begin to combat the devastating dependence afflicting you or a loved one.

The Great American Opioid Problem

Prescription drug abuse is a growing dilemma in the United States, especially among teens and young adults. When a person takes a prescription drug for a non-medical reason, it can become a serious problem, many times resulting in the need for prescription drug abuse rehab.
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Americans Effected by Painkillers
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Americans Effected by Tranquilizers
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Americans Effected by Stimulants

Take The First Step

Our experienced, compassionate admissions staff at Riverside Recovery of Tampa will guide you through every step of the admissions process. Many of them have gone through recovery themselves or are experienced in the mental health and substance abuse field. From your initial contact with our center, to your intake assessment, the admissions staff will bring you through our doors and on your way to recovery.