Friday, March 20, 2009

Pain Killer Misuse can be a Killer

Treatment admissions for prescription pain killer misuse has risen dramatically over the past decade – from constituting 1 percent of all admissions in 1997 to now representing 5 percent, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

That reflects what we are seeing too, increasing numbers of deaths from misuse of prescription pain meds. The numbers aren’t huge but they are there, another one today.

Drugs they can thrill ya, they can kill ya.

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