Death From Prescription Drugs Skyrocket

In an article titled “Death From Prescription Drugs Skyrocket” featured in Union Times San Diego, Dr. Sack discusses the 254 deaths in San Diego County last year that resulted from an overdose of prescription drugs. Dr. Sack lists out and explains the three types of prescription drugs that people tend to overdose, which include Opioids, Benzodiazepines and Stimulants. Dr. Sack explains that abuse often starts once someone is prescribed a drug, and that because these drugs can be habit-forming, people can quickly spiral out of control. Dr. Sack notes that prescription drugs are seen as providing an exceptional high while being both ‘safer’ than street drugs and easier to find, but in reality, these drugs aren’t safer at all. Read the entire article online.

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