Prescription Pills Kill More than Heroin and Cocaine Combined
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa recently announced that misused prescription drugs kill more people in New Jersey than both heroin and cocaine combined. Chiesa went on to say that he “couldn’t believe” that fact when he first heard it. But it’s true, he added, saying that prescription pills have quickly become much more problematic than drugs that are straight-up illegal. “We start with the notion that they are safer drugs, they are given to you in a bottle with a label on them and the doctor said, ‘you need these to get better,’” Chiesa said.
The problem is getting to the point that some doctors are warning that legitimate patients are having trouble getting the pain prescriptions they need. Prescription painkillers like oxycontin, codeine, hydrocodone, methadone, and others are all widely sold on the black or grey market. However, prescription pills are no less dangerous than illegal ones like meth, cocaine, heroin, crack, and marijuana. As these troubling new statistics show, the Garden State has a huge problem on its hands dealing with the widespread abuse of medication. The good news is that there is a way out from pill abuse: a good program of treatment at a top-rated facility.
If you have a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.