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Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction and Painkiller Abuse has Risen Sharply Since Onset of Financial Crisis, Reflecting Uncertainty About Economy
Date:2/9/2011

s a major cause of elevated anxiety levels.
  • Leveling off of patient admissions for painkillers and other prescription drug abuse suggests the economy may be turning around  

"People recovering from substance addiction at Cliffside are apparently beginning to feel that the economy is showing signs of recovery," said Richard Taite, Chief Executive Officer of Cliffside Malibu.  "I anticipate that in 2011 we will see a reduction in the proportion of admitted patients seeking treatment for dependence on prescription drugs."

Dr. Georgina Smith, Program Director of Cliffside Malibu adds, "In recent years we have noticed a higher percentage of our patients expressing anxiety over the state of the economy, and we have treated a record high number of people addicted to prescription pills, which can be misused to mask feelings of anxiety."

About Cliffside Malibu

Cliffside Malibu is a full-service residential drug abuse, painkiller addiction and alcohol addiction treatment center in the Los Angeles area. At Cliffside, teams of highly trained experts administer individually tailored rehabilitation programs for every type of addiction to patients who place a premium on privacy, safety, and, most importantly, effectiveness.  The drug rehab facility gets its name from its striking location on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  For more information, visit www.cliffsidemalibu.com or call 800 501 1988.  


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