Navigation Links
Rural US Continues to Deal with Prescription Medication Misuse Epidemic
Date:8/12/2013

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013

In Southwest Virginia, a recent prescription drug trafficking bust, reported in the Roanoke Times on August 5th, has revealed yet another chapter of the ongoing issues that many parts of the rural United States continue to deal with. State monitoring programs have become more savvy in recent months, but so too have traffickers, who continue to import prescription pain medication from India, Pakistan, China, and Mexico.

In West Virginia, the ongoing problem with prescription pain medications like OxyContin was recently documented in the film Oxyana. The film depicts rural life in Oceana, West Virginia, tarnished by prescription medication misuse. A 2010 national survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that the total costs of pain medication abuse and addiction add up to $400 million in the US, each year.

“The opioid and prescription pain medication issue has become a major health and safety concern in for far too many Americans,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. “Some people start treating the pain associated with a traumatic injury with OxyContin, unaware of the strong possibility of addiction that the substance carries with it. At Passages we focus on healing the underlying conditions that cause people to use drugs and alcohol. Once the underlying conditions are healed, sobriety comes easily because they are no longer being driven to the drug. We continually stress the point that just because a physician prescribes a medication, does not necessarily make it safe.”

At Passages Malibu - Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:

Father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001. Its second location, Passages Ventura, first opened its doors in 2009. The two drug, alcohol, and prescription medication abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

Passages Malibu was named the #1 treatment center in the world by Healthcare Global, one of the "Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out" by Forbes magazine, and the Huffington Post recently acknowledged Passages as a center that “caters to a high-end crowd, with many CEOs, entrepreneurs and high-powered professionals among its clients.”

The co-founders are also authors of an acclaimed series of addiction treatment books, including their groundbreaking, flagship title, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753.

For media inquiries, contact:

press(at)passagesmalibu(dot)com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Passages-Rehab-Centers/rural-US-prescription-med/prweb11010987.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UC Davis Children's Hospital Study Finds Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms
2. Sarles Rural Fire Department Receives $5,000 Donation from Bayer CropScience
3. A summer in the country can inspire physicians to practice in rural areas, MU study finds
4. Rural Medicaid Diabetes Program Judged "One of the Best Population Health Interventions Ever"
5. Rural women less likely to get radiation therapy after lumpectomy for breast cancer
6. Innovative intervention program improves life for rural women in India living with HIV/AIDS
7. Rural living presents health challenges for cancer survivors
8. Best Rural Internet Service Provider in 2013 by BestSatelliteProviders.com
9. Non-communicable diseases account for half of adult female deaths in rural Bangladesh
10. CPR hands-only guidelines may not be best for rural areas
11. Rural cancer care may be closer than you think
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... For the second year, the Brain ... educate the public on the impact of concussions. Brooke Mills, student and founder ... Awareness Day. , Brooke is working diligently is to raise awareness of concussion ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Modern Consulting Insurance & ... program. Partnering once again with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, ... area’s very own American Idol. With all proceeds benefitting local worthy causes, donations ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... innovators, engineers, and scientists from around the world, is excited to announce Andrew Ly ... him in his academic pursuits, covering textbook costs. , Ly, who is in ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... , ... Melbourne’s reign as the world’s most liveable city has been extended ... Index. , The Index surveys 140 of the world’s cities and Melbourne has come ... come in the top three of the index. So what is it that keeps ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Connexion Point, a technology-enabled ... list for the fourth consecutive year. With 197% revenue growth over the ... the nation’s fastest growing companies. , Previous honors include ranking 86th on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... resolve virtually all known U.S. mesh product liability claims ... the known remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. Under ... the fourth quarter of 2017 and continuing through the ... quarter 2017 results, the Company intends to increase its ...
(Date:8/3/2017)... 3, 2017  Opioid addiction and other drugs of ... costs and threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly ... industry that support them, met this week. This according ... that drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney injury ... organization,s 69th meeting in San Diego, CA. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... Ore. , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network ... Agreement. The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for ... Springfield , Cottage Grove , ... level medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively ... available during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: