Prescription Drug Abuse and Doctors Who Prescribe Them on the Rise

Today, people are abusing legal drugs with deadly results. One of the reasons is the growing black market for prescription drugs is on the increase. According to the US Health Department, 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. That’s more than the total number of people who abuse cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined.
Those factors have created the perfect environment for illegitimate pain-management clinics otherwise known as “pill mills, where prescription drugs are easy to attain. Authorities say that as many as eight such clinics could be operating in Scioto County alone, a county of about 74,000 people.

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