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Prescription Drug Deaths Rise Among Women—Novus Detox Calls for Action
Date:8/29/2013

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013

Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core addicts”—a growing epidemic of overdoses is now rampant among women. Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida detox centers serving high-dosage prescription drug abuse patients across the U.S., is calling on healthcare professionals to educate American women and stop prescription drug abuse in its tracks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an alarming 18 women die every day from prescription drug overdose (2). Studies have shown that women are particularly at risk for prescription drug abuse, for several reasons (3):

?Women go “doctor shopping.” Females are less likely than men to settle for the first doctor they find, and may shop around until they find a doctor willing to prescribe painkillers for them.
?Women are more likely to experience chronic pain—possibly because hormones play a role in sustained periods of pain.
?Women are prescribed painkillers for longer periods of time than men, and typically receive higher doses.

Novus, which recently received accreditation from The Joint Commission, says that detox is the first step in stemming the rise of prescription drug abuse and saving women and families from ruined lives. However, per Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon, because the withdrawal process for prescription drugs is so difficult, its
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