The drug addiction epidemic in America has a much different face than the one it wore in the 70s, 80s, and 90s when meth, cocaine, crack, and heroin destroyed many families.
These days, when someone says “drug problem”, before you picture the illicit street drugs, keep in mind the quickest rise in drug abuse and addiction is now coming from what may already be in your home: prescription drugs.
Getting the Prescription Drugs = A Full Time Job
Addicts gain access to opiate based drugs by any means necessary. Users will get them off the street from drug dealers, or even steal them from their own family member’s medicine cabinets. But one of the most popular new ways to get access to prescription drugs is often perfectly legal.
In Florida and some other states, prescription drug abuse is being fostered …