Girls and Women Are Greatly Impacted by the Prescription Drug Epidemic Ravaging Our State

When we think about those individuals impacted by the prescription drug epidemic we don't often think about its impact on young women as much as men, however, the alarming statistics provided by a recent report from the CDC highlight just how serious a problem this is for both men and women.

This stigma continues to stifle efforts to seek immediate professional help for those who are suffering from the disease of addition...if you know that your daughter, sister, wife, mother, or any other woman in your life needs assistance, contact the helpline at 800-238-2333 today.

 

from CDC.gov:


	If you take mental health drugs and prescription painkillers, discuss the combination with your health care provider.

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Prescription painkiller overdose deaths are a growing problem among women.

	Prescription painkiller overdose deaths are a growing problem among women.


	Every 3 minutes, a woman goes to the emergency department for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse.

SOURCE: Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010. (Suicide attempts are included for the cases (.03% of total)
where opioids were combined with illicit drugs in the attempt.)

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